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Septembr 1st TUESDAY - Tortoise Supper Club

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350 North State Street

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SEPTEMBER FIRST TUESDAY

Tuesday, September 26th at 6:00 PM

@Tortoise Supper Club 350 North State Street Chicago, IL 60654


A special First (last) Tuesday this month with guests from the Thunderbird Mothership!


Patrick McDermott, Chief Engagement Officer

Prior to joining Thunderbirds Executive Team as Chief Engagement Officer, Patrick worked on a number of special projects for the Presidents Office at Arizona State University based in ASUs Washington Center, including the Transatlantic Higher Education Partnership and the Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology. Patrick returned to the US in 2014, after 13 years living and working in Ireland as Chief Executive Officer of the Dublin City University Educational Trust. In this role, Patrick developed the universitys philanthropic foundation and alumni office. During his tenure, he led the implementation of an alumni engagement program, as well as a donor recognition society and legacy initiative, a comprehensive endowment strategy, and the launch of the universitys first capital campaign.

Paetra Yates, Executive Director of Alumni Engagement

Paetra’s appointment marks a milestone as we continue to grow the Thunderbird Alumni progam. Paetra has spent her career connecting people from around the world through international education and cultural exchange opportunities. For the past 15 years Paetra worked for the Institute of International Education (IIE) where she held various positions dedicated to working with alumni and professionals from more than 120 countries. Through her work Paetra has built lasting relationships with alumni of IIE’s programs such as the Fulbright Program, the Gilman International Scholarships, and the Iraq Scholars and Leaders Program. Paetra has a love of exploring new cultures and has lived and worked in a number of countries including Angola, China, Egypt, Indonesia, Korea, Libya, Mexico, Romania, and the UAE. Paetra holds an MPA in International Development from The George Washington University and a BA in Political Science from the University of Southern Mississippi.


Expect the same drinks and alumni fun, along with appetizers compliments of Thunderbird.


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