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Thunderbird Stories Project - A Reprint from Tales of Global Adventure: My Father's Hands

Thunderbird Stories Project - A Reprint from Tales of Global Adventure: My Father's Hands

March 28, 2017

A fishing tale without rod or reel By Loan Ma ’11 / Vietnam My father is not a large man, but he has strong, quick hands weathered by decades of farm work. Many times I have watched him wade barefoot into the rice paddies near my childhood home outside Ho Chi Minh City, crouch with his fingers... read more

Alumni Chapter Connections March 2017

March 27, 2017

Broward – Alumni had fun evening in Ft Lauderdale where 11 T-birds and 2 guests enjoyed great drinks, food and conversation at Rendezvous Bar and Grill at a marina in Ft Lauderdale. It was their first event in Broward in a few years' time, and they look forward to more in the future. Dallas/Fort... read more

Thunderbird Stories Project - A Reprint from Tales of Global Adventure: Famine Then Feast

March 15, 2017

After the fast comes dinner, dinner and more dinners By Jessi Bellama ’11 / Bangladesh Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, started on October 15 in 2004. From then until November 15, I didn’t eat lunch. I wasn’t technically fasting like the rest of Bangladesh. I didn’t even really do it on... read more

Thunderbird Stories Project - A Reprint from Tales of Global Adventure: My Afghanistan

February 28, 2017

Feelings of familiarity By Ilaha Eli Omar ’12 / Afghanistan Video of From Afghanistan to Thunderbird My journey home began in a quiet, whitewashed office. It was early 2002 and I was an IT assistant at Cal-Trans, when an e-mail from a friend popped into my in-box. It would have been easy to dismiss... read more

Paetra Yates Executive Director for Alumni Engagement

The Thunderbird Alumni Team is Growing.

February 22, 2017

Dear Thunderbird Alumni, I am very pleased to welcome Paetra Yates to the Thunderbird Community. Paetra is our new Executive Director for Alumni Engagement and formally arrived in Founders Hall last month. Paetra joins Robyn McLaughlin who took over responsibility for the Alumni Mentoring Program... read more

Thunderbird Stories Project - A Reprint from Tales of Global Adventure: The Mysterious Bedouin

February 21, 2017

An oasis of knowledge in the desert By Bryan D’Souza ’11 / United Arab Emirates It has always amazed me how people from outside Dubai are eager to travel to that city, while those who live there rarely travel out. Dubai is a hot spot in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), rapidly industrializing and... read more

Alumni Chapter Connections February 2017

February 21, 2017

Hong Kong - The Hong Kong chapter organized a Chinese New Year dinner on Jan 21 We had two tables and 20 T-birds that night. Here are the people for the front table, from the most front one and counter clock: Tyler McElhaney ‘12, Peter Huynh ‘02, Marty Jetton ‘87, Angkana Jetton, Pauline Tang ‘90,... read more

Catalina Cisneros

Thunderbird Stories Project - A Reprint from Tales of Global Adventure: The World Is Our Playground

February 13, 2017

By Catalina Cisneros ’97 / El Salvador Like most Thunderbirds, I have a story to share that involves seeing myself living, working, or traveling to a place outside my birthplace. When you come from a little country like El Salvador, the rest of the world becomes your playground. It was 7:00 a.m., a... read more

Alumni Reunion Mallorca 2016

42nd Thunderbird European Alumni Reunion

January 24, 2017

September 15-18, 2016 On Sept 15-18, 222 alumni from 22 countries gathered in Mallorca, Spain for the 42nd Thunderbird European Alumni Reunion , offering a great chance for new and old friends to meet up and catch up. The event took two years of planning and included a Thursday night outdoor... read more

Chapter Connections Jakarta

Alumni Chapter Connections January 2017

January 24, 2017

Jakarta - CEO & Director General Allen Morrison and Chief Engagement Officer Patrick McDermott met with the Jakarta alumni on Monday, January 9. Milwaukee - Holiday Tuesday gathering. From left to right: Amina Ahmed ‘12, Arnold Wang, Paul Villavicencio ‘82, David Reed ‘89, Jodi Schneider ‘15,... read more