A beautiful late summer day, BBQ, games and more set the stage for the Annual MEM/PriSim Tailgate on Saturday, September 12th. PriSim Business War Games sponsored the pre-game party before the Northwestern Wildcats took on the Eastern Illinois Panthers.
The tailgate offered fun for the whole family, with about 120 people in attendance this year. Children played games of bags while current and incoming students mixed and mingled with alumni, faculty and staff. As new student Yash Kaushik said, “The tailgate was a perfect ice breaker for us new students to get to know each other and interact with the faculty, alum and current students prior to the orientation. Nothing could have been better to bring the MEM group together.”
While students enjoyed the festivities, alum were able to reconnect with old friends and faculty. Jeff Luckett, an MEM 2007 alum, said “I look forward to the annual tradition as a way to catch up with the incredible faculty, staff and fellow alum that make the MEM program invaluable. I am inspired by the excitement and energy of the new students. What a great way to spend a fall afternoon!” Luckett even brought his family along to indulge in some football fun.
All of this excitement was followed by a Wildcat victory over the Panthers. After rushing 344 yards, the Wildcats put up 41 points while the Panthers went scoreless. This was the first shut out Northwestern’s football team has seen since September 1, 2007.
The tailgate has now a long history within the MEM community. To this, Jeff Lefebvre, Partner at PriSim and Adjunct Professor of our program said that “PriSim looks forward to sponsoring the annual tailgate each Fall. We think it’s essential for the MEM community to socialize away from the classroom. Personally, I really enjoy catching up with past graduates and discussing how their careers are progressing post-graduation. And it’s also fun to tease the new students about the “fierce” competition they’ll engage in during their MEM 402 course.”
Thank you again for the sponsorship of PriSim Business War Games – and we will see everyone next year!