University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler (Ph.D. ’82) recognized the leadership of Alumni Association Chapters in the Greater China Area at a reception in Shanghai on November 9, 2016. Kaler thanked Shanghai Alumni Chapter President Jacqueline Beihua Tang (M.M. ’99), her fellow chapter leaders, and alumni volunteers for organizing the gathering and spoke about recent changes to the campus landscape and the U’s many successes. One hundred fifty alumni and guests attended the reception, which also featured presentations by Tang, Eric Xiandong Jing (M.B.A. ’05), Alex Zhao Zhang (J.D. ’89), and Li Wang (Ph.D. ’92).
Joining President Kaler from the University of Minnesota were Karen Kaler; Joan Brzezinski, University of Minnesota China Center; Robert Burgett and Tim Wolf, University of Minnesota Foundation; Audra Gerlach Ferrall (B.A. ’04), Alumni Association; and Wanling Qu (M.A. ’08), University China Office.
Pictured above are Beijing Chapter leaders Snow Wang and Fran Liu holding certificates of appreciation from President Kaler and Alumni Association President and CEO Lisa Lewis that were presented to all chapter leaders in attendance.