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Thunderbird School of Global Management - Historical Collections
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    • World Business Advisory Council

    • World Business Advisory Council
    • Unknown
    • American Graduate School of International Management
    • 1983, March The World Business Advisory Council was formed in March, 1983 with James Parkel (far right) of IBM Corporation as its first president. Others in the photo are Don Metcalf (left), manager of international marketing for Procter &...
    • World Business Administration Building

    • World Business Administration Building
    • Bill Timmerman
    • American Graduate School of International Management;
    • This is another view of the World Business Administration Building, which opened in March, 1992, allowing all administration functions to operate in a single building. The Joan and David Lincoln Wing of the Building housed the administration...
    • Winterim, Frederick B.-Rentschler, CEO, Hunt-Wesson

    • Winterim, Frederick B.-Rentschler, CEO, Hunt-Wesson
    • Unknown
    • American Graduate School of International Management; Rentschler, Frederick B.; Hunt Wesson Foods
    • 1983 Executives like Frederick B. Rentschler often addressed students on the Thunderbird Campus, particularly during Winterim. Rentschler was President and CEO of Hunt-Wesson Foods, Inc. and spoke to the students during the 1983 Winterim program...
    • William Lytle Schurz

    • William Lytle Schurz
    • unknown
    • Schurz, William Lytle
    • Dr. William Lytle Schurz was one of the most brilliant scholars as well as one of the most popular lecturers at Thunderbird. He was also a world traveler and author.
    • West Apartments

    • West Apartments
    • Unknown
    • American Graduate School of International Management; Dormitories
    • 1971 The West Apartments, started under President Art Peterson, were completed in 1971. The north wing of the quadrangle is a lounge and recreation room, later named for Norton Sobo, who taught the Interad class from 1967 to 1975.
    • Welcome Wall

    • Welcome Wall
    • Bill Timmerman
    • Wall; American Graduate School of International Management; Languages
    • The Welcome Wall at the Thunderbird west entrance is etched with the word "Welcome" in 11 languages. Originally designed to illustrate the 10 languages taught at Thunderbird at that time. A Korean "Welcome" was added later at the request of the...
    • Walter Bimson

    • Walter Bimson
    • Unknown
    • Bimson, Walter;
    • Walter Bimson was the speaker at the first AIFT graduation in June, 1947. Bimson, head of the local Valley National Bank, was influential in finding funding and local support for the new school and served on its Board of Directors.
    • Tower Silhouette

    • Tower Silhouette
    • Markow, Robert
    • World War II; Thunderbird Field I; Markow, Robert
    • In an outstanding example of Markow photography, the aircraft control tower at Thunderbird Field I stands silent under ominous gathering storm clouds.
    • Tower Dedicated as Student Center

    • Tower Dedicated as Student Center
    • Unknown
    • Aircraft tower; Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management
    • The Tower Building was rededicated on June 15, 1992 as a Student Center following the construction of a new building for the World Business Department faculty and the Academic Affairs office. The remodeled Tower Building contained a student...
    • Tower Cafe

    • Tower Cafe
    • Unknown
    • American Graduate School of International Management;
    • 1993 A European style cafe opened in the Thunderbird Tower Building (formerly the Thunderbird Field air control tower) on January 11, 1993.
    • Tower Building at AIFT

    • Tower Building at AIFT
    • Fred Koppl
    • Aircraft control tower; American Graduate School of International Management; Thunderbird; Thunderbird Field;
    • The Tower Building remains the most prominent landmark at the American Institute for Foreign Trade. This 1952 photo by a Thunderbird alumnus Fred Koppl clearly shows the runway in front of the former air control tower.
    • Thunderbirds Around the World

    • Thunderbirds Around the World
    • Unknown
    • Erickson, Mabel;Jensen, Robert
    • Thunderbird alumni have always found themselves employed in positions abroad. This map, approximately the year 1950, shows the countries in which alumni around the world lived and worked. Seated are Mabel Erickson with Bob Jensen of Goodyear...
    • Thunderbird Oath of Honor

    • Thunderbird Oath of Honor
    • Unknown
    • Oath
    • The Thunderbird Oath of Honor, signed by all Thunderbird graduates, is believed to be the first of its kind at a business school. Rooted in the School’s strong commitment to global citizenship, the Oath derives from the School’s belief that...
    • Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management

    • Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management
    • Unknown
    • Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management
    • On November 26, 1968, the name was changed to Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management in celebration of the School's 20th anniversary. That name would last only until Dec. 1, 1973, when it became American Graduate School of...
    • Thunderbird Foreign Language Classroom

    • Thunderbird Foreign Language Classroom
    • Don Herndon, 5342 N. 19th Dr., Phoenix, Arizona, AM 6-9083.
    • Spanish language study and teaching; American Institute for Foreign Trade; Thunderbird Field I;Finney, Lawrence;
    • Professor Larry Finney was not only a faculty member in the Language Department, but he was also an alumnus of the class of 1952 and Alumni Director, appointed in 1960. He is still remembered as one of Thunderbird's best-loved faculty members. ...
    • Thunderbird Foreign Language Class

    • Thunderbird Foreign Language Class
    • Unknown
    • Spanish language study and teaching; American Institute for Foreign Trade; Thunderbird Field I.
    • In 1946 Arizona's mild climate attracted students from 45 of the 48 U.S. States who enjoyed occasional foreign language classes held outdoors. Here Carmen Madrigal helps students with their Spanish pronunciation in the shade of a pepper tree.
    • Thunderbird Field Hangar with planes

    • Thunderbird Field Hangar with planes
    • Swope, John
    • Thunderbird Field I; World War II; Hangars 1930-1950; Aircraft 1940-1950; Stearman aircraft; Arizona--Glendale; American Institute for Foreign Trade; Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management
    • This photo shows one of the four World War II hangars at Thunderbird Field I. The airbase was developed by Leland Hayward and John Connolly under their private company, Southwest Airways. The arrangement was promulgated by General "Hap" Arnold,...
    • Thunderbird Field Aircraft Hangar

    • Thunderbird Field Aircraft Hangar
    • Swope, John
    • Hangars 1930-1950; Thunderbird Field I; American Institute for Foreign Trade; American Graduate School of International Management; Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International Management; U. S. Army Air Forces
    • One of the aircraft hangars at Thunderbird Field is shown here reflected in a pool of water, another stellar John Swope photo. The biwing aircraft are Stearman trainers. At the top center of the hangar is the logo of the four airbases of the Army...

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