Fall 2008

Alumni News

The Haas Network in the News

Tenny Frost Expands Professional Role at Haas

Tenny Frost, who built up the Haas Alumni Relations team as director and executive director, has been promoted to executive director of alumni relations and annual giving.

In her new role, Frost will work closely with both Leslie Kanberg, director of Alumni Relations, and a new director of the Annual Fund to develop strategies, synergies, and support for the Alumni Relations and Annual Fund units. Frost has been a dedicated member of the Haas Alumni Relations team since 1994.

"Tenny has proven to be an effective manager with a focus on teamwork, results, and customer service," says Larry Lollar, assistant dean, development and alumni relations. "Tenny's passion for the Haas School — which she has demonstrated again and again — will serve us well as she expands her duties to include the Annual Fund."


Project Michelle Recruits Bone Marrow Donors


After graduating in 2004 with a double major in business and political economies, Michelle Maykin, BS 04, began working for KPMG in San Francisco. "Surrounded by amazing friends and my loving husband, Van Le, BS 02, things were looking great until I was unexpectedly diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in February 2007.

"Eight rounds of chemotherapy have kept me alive for the past year and half, but now my only chance for survival is a bone marrow transplant. Unfortunately, I am one of over 6,000 cancer patients who need a life-saving transplant but do not have a donor. In an effort to find myself and others a match, my family and friends created Project Michelle (, a campaign to recruit more potential donors. Although we have added over 13,000 new individuals to the registry, none of them match me, and so our desperate search continues.

"One of our most successful and fun drives was at Cal Football's annual Fan Appreciation Day, where Coach Tedford, football players, and many fellow Bears fans registered.

"To register, you just need to complete a form and a cheek swab test, which only takes ten minutes. If you're notified as a match, the donation process is often similar to giving blood and not harmful at all.

"Please register and tell your family and friends to register. You can learn more about how you can save me and others at"


Michelle Maykin, BS 04

Haas Memorabilia Needed for History Project


Sandra Epstein, an author who began writing a book on the history of the Haas School under the sponsorship of former Dean Tom Campbell, is looking for collectors to share items of historical interest to the school and its predecessors, the School of Business Administration and the College of Commerce.

Epstein is seeking publications, newspaper articles, catalogs and announcements of the schools, photos, correspondence, and any other materials that will provide information and insight into the many programs, activities, problems, and accomplishments of the school. If you have any items or information to share, please contact Epstein at



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Tenny Frost, Executive Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving