Business Administration Class of 1970 Celebrates 45th Reunion

The Business Administration Class of October, 1970 held a 45-year reunion at Webers Inn in Ann Arbor on September 18th. There were sixteen graduates in that class, from what was then known as the Division of Business Administration. Fourteen of the fifteen surviving graduates attended the get-together: Mick and Terri Anderson (Bloomfield Hills); Tom Genovese and Katy Schmoll (Lafayette, Colorado); Paul Grey (Bellingham, Washington); Valerie Guibord (Milford); Doug and Judy Hicks (Canton); Brian Hoefle and Barbara Tweedy (Prescott, Arizona); Tom and Phillipa Monteleon (Riverview); Bob and Carol Rosiek (Ann Arbor); Mike and Helen Roznowski (Alpena); Mike and Sharon Soranno (Livonia); Bob and Theresa Stommel (Naples, Florida); Paul and Yinger Swan (Miramar Beach, Florida); Ron and Kathy Watson (Minneapolis, Minnesota), and Jon Wickens (Bloomfield Hills).

The only class member who was unable to attend was Mike Szabo (Las Vegas, Nevada). Guests at the reunion included three former professors: Prof. Ross Cowan (Pinckney); Prof. Cedric Fricke (Pinckney); and Prof. Victor Streeter and wife Kazuko (Ann Arbor). Only two surviving faculty members were unable to attend: Yu-Min Chou (San Francisco, California) and Dick Czarnecki (Dearborn). Also attending the reunion were College of Business Dean Raju Balakrishnan and wife Meena, and Laura Gabriel (College of Business Development Director) and husband David. The evening consisted of refreshments and dinner in the Ballroom at Weber’s, and talks by graduates and guests alike.

There was a display of pictures featuring several functions that took place from 1968-1970 including dinner dances, Alpha Kappa Psi fraternity meetings, campus activities, the 1970 Rose Bowl trip and graduation ceremonies, which took place at Ford Motor Company World Headquarters. Alumnus Mike Soranno entertained the group with several stirring piano renditions. “A good time was had by all who attended the 45-year reunion as friendships were renewed and fond memories of college days were shared well into the evening,” according to alumnus Bob Rosiek. “The Business Administration Class of October 1970 has remained close over the years, having celebrated reunions every five years since graduation.” 

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