Fall 2009

Becker College Alumni, Colleen Barrett, President of Southwest AirlinesSouthwest Airlines- The Greatest LUV Story in Aviation History

Colleen Barrett ’64

 President Emeritus, Southwest Airlines Ms. Barrett explored the core beliefs that have helped Southwest Airlines become the greatest and most successful corporate airline in aviation history. In doing so provided an entertaining and insightful look into the strategies and people who make Southwest Airlines so successful.

Thursday, September 24, 2009- 7:00 p.m.

America and The National Pastime: Baseball in the Classroom

Sol Gittleman, Ph.D., Alice and Nathan Gantcher University Professor, Tufts University

Prof. Gittleman examined baseball both inside and outside the lines: how it was
played, the men—and occasionally the women—who played it, and the place of the
game in the American psyche.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009- 7:00 p.m.

Use Case and You: Practical Applications of a Use Case for All Game Disciplines

Bill Mrochek, Executive Producer, 38 Studios

Mr. Mrochek talked about the composition of all the systems included in the
deployment of an online game, and the role of each discipline in taking the
customer oriented approach and building high client retention.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009- 7:00 p.m.

Wildlife Management and Conservation in Africa

Dr. Wouter van Hoven, Director of EcoLife, Director of the Centre for Wildlife Management and Professor, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Dr. van Hoven spoke about best practices in wildlife management and conservation
and the greatest threats to wildlife welfare in Africa today.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009- 7:00 p.m.

Are We Seeing More Crime or Do We Have Better Reporting?

Judge Martha P. Grace, Retired Chief Justice, Massachusetts Juvenile Court Department

Judge Grace discussed the impact of today’s media environment on the criminal
justice system.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009- 7:00 p.m.