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Cass alumni celebrate reunion after nearly 40 years

Students from 1970s reflect on their time at the School

Cass alumni who graduated in the 1970s returned for a celebratory reunion after almost 40 years. For many it was their first time in Cass's Bunhill Row building.

The event was the brainchild of Cass MBA (1973-75) alumnus Robert Legget. Mr Legget sits on Cass's Strategy and Development, and Alumni boards and is a committed member of the Cass community.

24 alumni attended the event - an evening of speeches and school updates. Opening procedures, Mr. Legget welcomed and the attendees and discussed his ongoing relationship with Cass.

Having explained recent changes to higher education funding, he urged his classmates to help raise funds to establish a Class Gift Scholarship for an MBA student.

Cass Deputy Dean Steve Haberman summarised Cass's history from its beginnings as the Graduate Business Centre in the 1970s to its 2002 renaming followed a generous donation from the Sir John Cass's Foundation.

Robert Legget said: "It was a marvellous evening organised by Development and Alumni Relations. I was delighted to meet many of my old classmates and other alumni. It reminded me of my MBA days and I look forward to keeping in touch with all of them."

Cass MBA Programme Director, Erica Hensens gave the alumni a tour of Cass's building at Bunhill Row. The attendees were impressed with the state of the art facilities and the School's development. Those who graduated with an MSc in Administrative Sciences (the predecessor to the MBA) also learned they were to receive an MBA.

The evening was attended by Professors Sid Kessler, Allan Williams and Ann Brown who taught at the Cass in the 1970s.

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