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Welcome to the Newest T-Birds!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jake Strickler
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It's Foundations Time!

As happens in the blistering heat of every mid-August in Phoenix, a brand new group of students have started "T-bird boot camp," learning about the hidden nooks and legends of our quirky campus, and preparing eagerly for their first days of classes.
Festivities of course kicked off with the traditional flag ceremony, which maylook a bit different in the image captured by new TIAA Scholar Tyler Stringham than it did in 1957 (you can view the whole yearbook here!), but the Mystique is still alive and well!
Five New Scholars JoinRanks of T-Bird Students
 
After a full day of orientation activities and adjustment to the wild world of Thunderbird, our new Scholars were just getting started. After further introduction and orientation from TIAA Board Chairman Doug Deardorf '84, they were whisked off to dinner with CareerManagement Center Director Guy Groff, TIAA Volunteer Jenn Demoney, and Operations Manager JakeStickler '17.

Following that was a return to campus for a TIAA Pub Night with a fantastic turnout of local alums, Scholars old and new, and some other familiar faces gave them a warm welcome. See below for pictures of the fun!
Top: New Scholars (L to R) Tyler Stringham, Kiko Pavanelo, Li Zeng, and Park Andrus (Not pictured: Nathan Christiansen);Bottom Left: TIAA Ops Manager Jake Strickler '17 with Scholar den mother Jenn Demoney;Bottom right: A flock of T-birds!!
Thanks for a Great TIAA Connect Lunch in Seattle
 
TIAA members in Glendale weren't the only ones having fun last week. TIAA Volunteer, Chair of the Career Advantage Program, and founder ofVisibility BrandingBernadette Martin '84took several lucky T-birds our for a delicious-looking meal at the city's Wild Ginger.

Check out some pics below, and remember to follow our calendar to see when we may be holding an event in your city.If you have any suggestions, be sure to let usknow!
Panama: The Clock is Ticking
 
Fascinating speakers. A behind-the-scenes tour of the canal. Beautiful and historic venues. And have we mentioned the world-class dining and late-night after-party at the club of Grammy-winningPanamanian jazz musician Danilo Perez?

There's just over a month left to claim your spot, and this is going to be one you simply can't miss. Click on the picture of Old Town Panama City to register and be there before you know it.
 

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