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Tailgates bring CoB community together

October 18, 2010, Whitney Schaefer

${image-alt} Alumnus Lynn McPheeters (center) speaks with Accounting Professor Allan Karnes at the College's tent on Saluki Row during Homecoming Weekend.

The Homecoming and Family Weekend tailgates were a great success for the College of Business, bringing together many alumni, students, faculty, staff, and their guests.  In addition to enjoying free food and drinks, attendants supported Beta Alpha Psi by dunking College of Business faculty and staff in a dunk tank located next to the tent.

During the Homecoming weekend, College of Business alumnus Lynn McPheeters received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the SIU Alumni Association.  He graduated in 1964 with a degree in Accounting.  After spending 40 years at Caterpillar Inc., McPheeters retired in 2005 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.  He is currently the President of the SIU Foundation Board.

To view pictures from the tailgates, visit our Flickr account here.