Alumni News

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Stewart honored at dedication of new business school facility

February 19, 2019
Named in honor of Frank B. Stewart Jr. (BBA '57), Stewart Center CBD will house the executive MBA program, non-degree executive education offerings, international programs, and courses related to the school’s new entrepreneurial hospitality initiative.

Freeman classmates reunite through business venture

February 16, 2019

Ten years after their fortuitous meeting in Sharp Hall, Matthew Berman (BSM '09) and Warren H. Cohn (BSM '09) have brought their partnership under one roof in a joint venture called Emerald Digital, a full-service digital-marketing agency.

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Freeman, SLA receive $3.5 million gift for finance, writing programs

December 12, 2018
Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business and the School of Liberal Arts are the beneficiaries of a new $3.5 million gift from Carole B. and Kenneth J. Boudreaux.
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Tulane's Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation launches Innovators-in-Residence program

October 24, 2018
The Lepage Center has launched a new program that connects student startup founders with a team of successful executives, investors and entrepreneurs for one-on-one coaching and mentoring.
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A Lucid approach to corporate culture

July 31, 2018
In July, a panel of employees from one of the most innovative companies around -- technology firm Lucid -- shared their thoughts on the company’s one-of-a-kind culture in a special presentation for business students.
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Alumna fuses fashion and function in swimwear line

July 19, 2018
As the founder and CEO of stylish swimwear brand Cabana Life, Melissa Papock (BSM '96) knows that clothing acts as a vital line of defense against summertime sun exposure.
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Tulane alums lead Silicon Bayou 100

February 15, 2017
The 2016 Silicon Bayou 100, Silicon Bayou News' annual list of Louisiana's most influential and active people in tech and entrepreneurship, includes at least 29 honorees with connections to the A. B. Freeman School of Business or Tulane University.
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Alumnus shares nuts and bolts of family business

January 31, 2017
You might think you’d have to be nuts to try to compete with Frito-Lay, but in a presentation hosted by the Tulane Family Business Center on Friday, Jan. 27, the co-owner of Germack Pistachio Co. said the snack food business is actually a very good business to be in.
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Alumnus opens Brooklyn restaurant with celebrity chef

November 22, 2016
Tulane University alumnus Evan Darnell and celebrity chef Carla Hall are the founders of Carla Hall's Southern Kitchen in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo provided by Evan Darnell)

Bringing flavorful, Nashville-inspired fare to Brooklyn, New York, A. B. Freeman School of Business alumnus Evan Darnell (BSM '98) teamed up with chef Carla Hall, a fan favorite on Bravo’s reality cooking competition show Top Chef and co-host of ABC’s The Chew, to open Carla Hall's Southern Kitchen earlier this year.

“I first learned about the hospitality industry while living in New Orleans...

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Alum Bill Donius to discuss unlocking your 'inner genius'

October 24, 2016
William Donius (BSM '81)

Business executive and author William A. Donius (BSM ’81) visits Tulane this week for a special lecture and workshop sponsored by the Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Donius is the author of Thought Revolution, How to Unlock Your Inner Genius, a New York Times best-seller that describes the process he developed to access wisdom and insights hidden in the right side of the brain. Donius, the former CEO of Pulaski Financial Corp., credits the methodology with helping him to grow his company by eightfold and lead a happier, more intentional...

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Alum hopes to make U.S. Senate his next remarkable accomplishment

June 27, 2016
U.S. Senate candidate Derrick Edwards, with "Today" show co-host Hoda Kotb, left, and his mother, Madeline Edwards, at Tulane University's 2016 Unified Commencement Ceremony.

Winning a seat in Congress is a steep challenge for any candidate, much less a political newcomer, but Derrick Edwards (BSM ’97, MACCT ’98), who recently announced his candidacy for Louisiana’s U.S. Senate seat, has been defying the odds his entire life.

In 1989, Edwards was paralyzed from the neck down after suffering a spinal cord injury during a high school football game. Despite spending six months in the...

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Fork in the Road: Brian Burns

June 07, 2016
Brian Burns is chef de cuisine at Pêche Seafood Grill, which in 2014 was named Best New Restaurant in American. (Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano)

After growing up in Darien, Illinois, and his first year of college at DePaul University in Chicago, Brian Burns transferred to Tulane, where his brother Daniel Burns (B ’02, ’03) attended, for a change of pace. Heading for a career in information technology, he worked in restaurants in New Orleans during the summers, and the culinary arts got under his skin.

During his junior year, Burns decided to enter culinary school after graduation...