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Homecoming 2019: Business Badgers Celebrate Together

By Alumni Relations | Photography by Paul L. Newby II

October 30, 2019

Homecoming 2019 was a rousing success—and it was even before the Badgers football team notched a big victory over Michigan State at Camp Randall Stadium.

More than 400 alumni, family, and friends got together for the annual Homecoming Bash at Grainger Hall on October 12. It was a festive gathering that included music and kids’ activities, as well as the chance for many alumni to meet Vallabh “Samba” Sambamurthy, the Albert O. Nicholas Dean of the Wisconsin School of Business.

Bucky Badger mingling with alumni
Bucky Badger is the hit of the party at Grainger Hall’s Capital Cafe.
Two alumni posing for a photo
Mollie Monaghan (MBA ’18), left, and Meredith Rolen (MBA ’18) stop for a photo opp during WSB’s Homecoming Bash.
An alumnus posing for a selfie with Bucky Badger
No UW-Madison event would be complete without a selfie with Bucky Badger.
The Sundogs band playing in Grainger Hall
New to the Homecoming Bash this year was live music. The Sundogs rocked Grainger Hall with many favorite and familiar tunes.
Dean Samba greeting alumni
Dean Samba enjoyed meeting alumni at his first Homecoming Bash.
Bucky Badger coloring with a child
Kids’ activities such as coloring and face-painting are always popular at the Homecoming Bash.
Dean Samba with Bucky
Dean Samba and his new BFF, Bucky Badger, declare Homecoming 2019 a success.