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Thunderbird Aerial View - Campus

Thunderbird on the Move: Part 2

February 28, 2018

This is not the first time Thunderbird has contemplated moving the campus. In 1959 the U.S. Government was exploring options for the disposal of Ellis Island. There were strong feelings that the island should keep some of its “international” flavor since it was the main gateway for immigrants for this country for so many years. Ultimately it was hoped that the site would evolve into an educational institute that focused on educating Americans in the language and cultures of other countries. Someone proposed the relocation of the American Institute for Foreign Trade, and we were contacted in regards to acquiring the property. For two years the School’s administration contemplated the move. Board members flew to the East Coast for discussion and planning, eventually deciding against it. Through the process, AIFT solidified its original mission and remained true to its founding. The ultimate decision not to move brought relief to the city of Glendale, the greater-Phoenix area and the state of Arizona as a whole. In a letter from Senator Barry Goldwater to President Carl Sauer regarding the idea of moving the school, dated April 18, 1960, he wrote “…proceed with great caution. If they feel there is a need for this type of school, we have the best one in the world right here. Let them come to Glendale.”read more

Reflections on My First International Assignment- Das Island

Alumnus Reflects on First International Assignment - Das Island

February 26, 2018

As a young HR professional fresh out of graduate school and an 18-month company orientation, Das was to be my first international posting. --Thunderbird alumnus Thomas Fuegner '74read more

Chapter Connections February 2018

February 26, 2018

Local chapters of Thunderbird School of Global Management alumni monthly get-togethers for January more

Alumni Lab in Bogota

Alumni TEM Lab: Best "Vacation" Ever

February 16, 2018

Dr. Tom Hunsaker, Clinical Associate Professor of Management & Academic Director of Thunderbird's Applied Learning programs, joins with alumnus Aaron Bare '09 to discuss the value, benefit and excitement of the Alumni Thunderbird Emerging Markets more

Thunderbird on the move - History of the school

Thunderbird on the Move: Part 1

January 30, 2018

You should know, the Thunderbird campus was not meant to be a permanent home for the School. The original buildings were built by Del Webb in 1941 to house an airfield used to train pilots for World War II. At most, the buildings were expected to last seven years, the anticipated duration of the... read more

Chapter Connections January 2018

January 30, 2018

Local chapters of Thunderbird School of Global Management alumni monthly get-togethers for January more

Chapter Connections November 2017

November 28, 2017

Local chapters of Thunderbird School of Global Management alumni monthly get-togethers for November more

Chapter Connections October 2017

October 24, 2017

Munich – September First Tuesday was held at the Alter Hof. L-R:: Wally Schoch '76, Axel Mees '76, Birte Lesoigne, Matt Duys '82, Mr. Kirsch Sr., Tom Lipton, Craig Kirsch, Frank Lieber '96, Larry Schulz '73 and Chapter Leader Athan Kostopoulos '85. South Florida – September 27th six decades of... read more

Chapter Connections September 2017

Chapter Connections September 2017

September 26, 2017

Fnew Berlin - Enjoyed their second BBQ those attending Chapter Leader Dominik Hess '01, Cynthia & Alexander Gloger '92, Tracy Prentiss ‘98, Roland Quast '02, Gregory Linker '78, Mario Segvic '06, Ben Wilhem '03 , Charles Julien '86 & spouses. Ft. Lauderdale – August 29th gathering those... read more

D-backs Exec Says Global Mindset Is the Difference Maker

September 22, 2017

In the early days of baseball, there was a dispute over if “America’s Pastime” was born in the US or if it was based on games from overseas. We may never know the exact global DNA of the game, but we do know that the popularity of baseball has expanded across borders. With 29.8% of 2017 players being born outside of the United States, Major League Baseball is now more global than it has ever been. Dominican Republic native, and Thunderbird alumnus, Hatuey “Chuy” Mendoza '16 knows this more than more