It was an exciting day on the green at Langdon Farms Golf Club on September 18 as alumni from all school of business programs participated in the Fifth Annual SBA Alumni Golf Tournament. Each year this event invites alumni to enjoy 18-holes, contests and more for the benefit of the SBA scholarship fund. The event is coordinated by the Graduate Business Program Office every year and staffed by both student and employee volunteers from the SBA.
This year at Langdon Farms, alumni were encouraged to participate in a putting contest, a contest for the longest drive, and five additional activity holes. Some of the activities included Ding the Dean, the Marshmallow Drive and Beat the Pro (a wager to beat a pro golfer). There were also two hole-in-one tournaments sponsored by Liberty Mutual Insurance and Beaverton Toyota with incredible prizes; a $10,000 cash prize and a brand new Toyota Prius.
I thoroughly enjoyed managing the Marshmallow Drive with new MIM student Ana Lia Barragan. We cheered on as SBA alumni drove marshmallows across the lawn, sometimes resulting in multiple pieces flying about. Many were quite creative in their choice of tactics, from the type of club used to how to best reform the marshmallow, and of course many marshmallows never made it to the green, instead residing in happy alumni (and volunteer) bellies.
At the conclusion of the event the Dean of the School of Business Administration, Scott Dawson gave a thank you speech to all participants, sponsors, and volunteers (next to his cardboard cutout). The Fifth Annual SBA Golf Tournament was a record-breaking year in terms of alumni turnout and many look forward to the tournament next year.
Juli Tejadilla is a full-time student in the Masters of International Management program. She previously graduated with two Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and Studio Art from Linfield College. While her interest in international business began as an undergraduate student, she has been traveling around the world since she was nine months old. Her travels have taken her all across Western Europe, the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, and most recently to Japan, China, and Vietnam. She hopes through the MIM program to learn key insights to conduct business internationally and to establish herself as a global citizen.