February Weekend



This year’s February Board of Trustees and Volunteer Leadership Weekend will include the grand opening of the newly renovated 41 Wyllys Avenue on Friday and a day-long Career Forum for students and alumni on Saturday.  Volunteers are urged to stay on Saturday to participate in the 4:15 p.m. Career Networking Reception as advisors to students.

Overnight rooms are being held at the Inn at Middletown.  To make a reservation, call (860) 854-6300 by January 31 and mention the "Wesleyan Volunteer Weekend and Career Forum" block for a discounted rate of $130.  Shuttles will be provided regularly between the Inn at Middletown and Wesleyan’s campus on Friday and Saturday.  Rides are also available to and from Bradley Airport and the New Haven Train Station upon request.  To make a shuttle reservation, contact Makaela Kingsley ’98 at
mjkingsley@wesleyan.edu or (860) 685-3836 by February 13.

Subject to change.   All meetings are open unless otherwise stated below.  Board of Trustee meetings will also be taking place throughout the weekend but are not included in the schedule below.

Thursday, February 23

11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching Committee Meeting
By invitation only.
Location: B2/B3

Friday, February 24

3:30-5:30 p.m.
WESeminar Committee Meeting
Location: Woodhead Lounge, Exley Science Center

4-6:30 p.m.
Wesleyan Career Center Open House
Location: 41 Wyllys Avenue (formerly the Squash Court Building)

5:30-6:30 p.m.
Individual Room Dedications
*Olson Commons through the generosity of David D. Olson '78
*Klingher Classroom in memory of Roberta Klingher P’78, GP’12, ’15
*Braitmayer Family Classroom through the generosity of John ’57 and Nancy Braitmayer P’83
*Putnam Classroom through the generosity of Thea and Philip Putnam ’62
*College of Letters Library dedicated in honor of all College of Letters faculty 2012
*Art History Wing in honor of John Paoletti
*Career Center Director’s Office in memory of Andrall Pearson, through the generosity of
Alan Rappaport P’13 and Jill Pearson Rappaport ’78, P’13
*Heffernan Family Lounge through the generosity of Ed Heffernan ’84
Location: 41 Wyllys Avenue (formerly the Squash Court Building)

6:30-7:30 p.m.
41 Wyllys Avenue Grand Opening, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, and Reception
Please join the Wesleyan community as we celebrate the grand opening of newly renovated 41 Wyllys Avenue - the new home of the Home of the College of Letters, Art History Department and the Wesleyan Career Center. Several spaces throughout the building will be dedicated at this time.  All are invited to greet donors and commemorate this milestone.
Location: Olson Commons, The Wesleyan Career Center, 41 Wyllys Avenue (formerly the Squash Court Building)

7:30 p.m.
Dinner with the Board of Trustees
Location: Beckham Hall, Fayerweather

Saturday, February 25

8-10 a.m.
Wesleyan Fund Executive Committee Meeting
Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m.  
Location: B2/B3, South College

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Regional Representatives Meeting
Lunch will be served.
Location: Taylor Meeting Room (108), Usdan University Center

11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Brunch Buffet
Vouchers will be provided for all weekend attendees.
Location: Marketplace, Usdan University Center

12:15 p.m.
Career Forum: Welcome Remarks by Jim Citrin P’12, P’14, Wesleyan Trustee, Senior Director, Spencer Stuart
Location: Memorial Chapel

12:30 p.m.
Career Forum: Keynote by Stephen Friedman ’91, President, MTV Networks
Location: Memorial Chapel

1:30-2:45 p.m.
Career Forum: Concurrent Session I
* Business & Management
Darryl Hazel ’70, P’03, Wesleyan Trustee,Retired Sr. Vice President, Ford Motor Co. (Moderator) 
Susan Sutherland ’82, VP, Human Resources, Fed Reserve Bank, SF 
Daniel Rodriguez ’04, Sales Manager, Frito-Lay/Pepsi Co
        Michael Streeter Lewis ’03, Senior Manager, Customer Research, Kraft Foods
        Ed Heffernan ’84, CEO and President of Alliance Data

* Not For Profit & Social Service
Daphne Kwok ’84, Wesleyan Trustee, Executive Director, Asians & Pacific Islanders with Disabilities of California (Moderator)
        Laurel Dumont ’00, Founder and Executive Director, Center for Collaborative Change 
        Rumman Hossain ’08, Financial Counselor, East River Development Alliance 
Alexis Hyder ’00, Manager, Urban Business, Initiative for a Competitive Inner City 
        Bonnie Oliva ’04, Director, InVenture Foundation

* Science & Technology
Geoffrey Duyk ’80, Wesleyan Trustee, Partner, TPG Biotech (Moderator)
        Josh Ostrow ’00, Computer Engineer, Google 
        Shubhada Kambli ’99, Associate, The Cadmus Group, Inc.
        Dan Lynch ’80, P'11, President, CEO, Ivrea Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
        John Filhaber ’87, Director, Instruments Business Unit, Zygo Corp

* Entrepreneurship
Doug Levin ’84, Founder, Fresh Samantha, Inc. (Moderator) 
Kai Bond ’01, General Manager, Hatch Labs 
Nakia Booth ’96, Co-founder and President, Media Scheme, Inc.
        Nicholas Kurian ’00, Owner, Kurian Consulting
        Jordan Goldman ’04, Founder President, UNIGO.com

Location: Wesleyan Career Center, 41 Wyllys Avenue (formerly the Squash Court Building)

2-4 p.m.
Alumni Association Executive Committee and Wesleyan Fund Executive Committee Joint Meeting
Location: Taylor Meeting Room (108), Usdan University Center

3-4:15 p.m.
Career Forum: Concurrent Session II
* Health & Medicine
Dr. Michelle Lyn ’84, P’12, P’15, Wesleyan Trustee, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine (Moderator)
        Dr. Scott Wetstone MD ’75, Director of Health Affairs Policy Planning, Dept. of Community Medicine & Healthcare, UCONN 
Sherry-Ann Brown ’03, MD/PhD Candidate in Biomedical Science, UCONN Health Center
        Dr. Margo Deborah Simon ’99, Assistant Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Department of Family and Social Medicine

* Law & Public Service
Linda Rappaport ’74, Wesleyan Trustee, Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP (Moderator)
        Paul Chill ’79, Clinical Professor of Law, Univ. of CT School of Law 
Leander Dolphin ’99, Associate, Shipman & Goodwin LLP 
Andrew Huynh ’11, Litigation Legal Assistant, Cravath, Swaine & Moore 
Kara Maguire ’06, Associate, Ropes & Gray

* Education
Bobby Donaldson ’93, Wesleyan Trustee, Associate Professor of History, University Of South Carolina (Moderator)
        Allie Benson ’11, Teacher, Match Corps
        Zach Potter-Vose ’06, Elm City College Prep Elementary School 
        Ken Mathews ’87, K-12 Supervisor of Mathematics, New Haven Public Schools
Andrew Frishman ’97, Doctoral Student in Education Leadership, Harvard Graduate School of Education

* Communication & Media
Dan Haar ’81, Columnist & Business Editor, The Hartford Courant (Moderator) 
Rob King ’84, Senior Vice President, Editorial, Print & Digital Media, ESPN.com 
        Kimberley Martin ’03, Sports Reporter, Newsday
        Alex Leo ’04, Director of News Product, Reuters Digital
        Kassie Bracken ’97, Video Journalist, New York Times

* Finance & Consulting
John Frank ’78, P’12, Wesleyan Trustee, Managing Principal, Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. (Moderator)
        Nicole Melwood ’05, Associate at JP Morgan 
        David Rosenblum ’75, P’09, Wesleyan Trustee, Principal, Deloitte Consulting
Benjamin Mahnke ’94, Chief Financial Officer, Facing History and Ourselves 
        Megan Lesko ’06, Associate at McKinsey & Company

Location: Wesleyan Career Center, 41 Wyllys Avenue (formerly the Squash Court Building)

4:30-6 p.m.
Career Forum Reception
Christine Bolzan ’92, Founder, Graduate Career Coaching, Career Consultant to MIT Sloan's Business School
Location: Olson Commons, The Wesleyan Career Center, 41 Wyllys Avenue (formerly the Squash Court Building)