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    • Oral  History Kellie Kreiser 02-05-09

    • Thunderbird School of Global Management
    • Thunderbird for Good
    • Thunderbird for Good. An interview with Kellie Kreiser, Executive Director: Thunderbird for Good was established in 2005 to fulfill the Thunderbird School of Global Management's commitment to global citizenship, drawing upon its strengths and...
    • Stearman Trainer Aircraft

    • Swope, John
    • Stearman aircraft; World War II; Thunderbird Field I; Boeing;
    • The Boeing Model 75 military trainer, which was designed for the U.S. Army and Navy, was the aircraft of choice at Thunderbird Field. The plane became known as the "Stearman" trainer, after aircraft engineer and designer Lloyd Carlton Stearman, a...
    • Thunderbird Campus, 1946

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    • American Institute for Foreign Trade
    • Aerial view of the Thunderbird Campus in 1946 after it became American Institute for Foreign Trade. The dormitories formed the border of the diamond-shaped quadrangle, which held the two swimming pools. the Dining Hall was at the top of the...
    • Hot Air Balloons

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    • American Graduate School of International Management; Ballooning
    • 1983 Hot air balloons at the 1983 Thunderbird Balloon Classic celebrate 200 years of flight. Left is a hot air balloon celebrating the air and space bicentennial in honor of the first manned ascent in a hot air balloon named after its...
    • The Start of the China Program

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    • American Graduate School of International Management
    • 1980 Dr. William Voris shakes hands with the Chinese representative of the Beijing Institute for Foreign Trade upon the occasion of the Thunderbird's agreement for a cooperative program with the Chinese university October 3, 1980. The Chinese...
    • George Getz and William Voris

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    • American Graduate School of International Management; Getz, George
    • 1987 George Getz and Dr. William Voris are pictured during dedication of the William Voris Hall of Modern Languages building named after Voris. Bill Turner, chairman of the Board of Trustees said of Voris, "No single person has made a greater...
    • Barry Goldwater, 1968

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    • American Graduate School of International Management; Goldwater, Barry
    • 1968 Barry Goldwater is the center of attention at a reception with Thunderbird students after speaking on campus in 1968. Goldwater also spoke at commencement ceremonies in 1955, 1962, and 1984 when he received an honorary doctorate from...
    • Honorary Degrees

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    • Snell, Richard; Herberger; Katherine; Herberger, Roy
    • Dick Snell (left) and Katherine ("Kax") Herberger pose with President Herberger after receiving honorary doctorates from Thunderbird during Commencement Ceremonies in May, 1996. G. Robert Herberger was also granted an honorary doctorate at the...
    • AIFT Students

    • Rockwell, Charles
    • Students 1940-1950; South America commerce; American Institute for Foreign Trade; Thunderbird Field I;
    • Because of its proximity to Mexico and Latin America, the early years of Thunderbird (American Institute for Foreign Trade) focused on doing business in that region of the world. Portuguese and Spanish were the only languages taught, and most...
    • Thunderbird Oath of Honor

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    • 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...
    • Dr. William Lytle Schurz

    • Rockwell, Charles
    • Schurz, William Lytle; Galleons history; National Geographic magazine; Latin America; American Institute for Foreign Trade; Thunderbird Field I
    • Dr. William Lytle Schurz, noted Latin American scholar and Director of the Department of Area Studies at the American Institute for Foreign Trade, visits with student Charles Rockwell. Schurz was one of the most highly respected faculty in the...
    • Entrance, The American Institute for Foreign Trade

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    • American Institute for Foreign Trade; Thunderbird Field I; World War II;
    • Founder's Hall, at the entrance to the AIFT Campus, was the original administration building during World War II when Thunderbird Field I was an Army Air Forces training base. After the base was converted to a school, the building housed the...
    • Thunderbird Air Control Tower, Modern Version

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    • Aircraft control tower; American Graduate School of International Management; Thunderbird; Thunderbird Field;
    • The Thunderbird Tower Building remains the centerpiece of the Thunderbird Campus long after the airbase had been converted to a school. This photo is taken from the garden in front of the Tower Building and features a wrought iron Thunderbird art...
    • Founders of Thunderbird Field

    • Markow, Robert
    • Connelly, John; Hayward, Leland; Southwest Airways; Thunderbird Field I;
    • The two men most responsible for developing Thunderbird Field were John Connelly, left, and Leland Hayward. John Connelly had been a test pilot; Hayward was a Hollywood producer as well as a pilot. Together they formed Southwest Airways and built...
    • Cadet George Byrne

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    • Pilots and pilotage; World War II; Thunderbird Field I; Luke Field; airbases; Byrne, George;
    • George Byrne,a cadet from Iowa, trained first at Thunderbird Field and then received his wings at Luke Field in May 1942. Byrne married a local girl, Ruth Sparks, and after a career in the air force, retired in Glendale.
    • Lt. General Barton Kyle Yount

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    • Yount, Barton Kyle
    • Under the direction of the School's first president, retired Lt. General Barton Kyle Yount, the School opened its doors on Oct. 6, 1946 as American Institute for Foreign Trade. Yount, former head of the Army Air Training Command, had been...
    • Entrance Sign to American Institute for Foreign Trade Campus

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    • American Institute for Foreign Trade; Schools--Arizona--Glendale; Thunderbird Field I
    • The American Institute for Foreign Trade opened its doors on Oct. 1, 1946, just six months after its founders acquired Thunderbird Field I, the deactivated Army Air Forces Training Base. Because the school received the property from the War Assets...
    • Barton Kyle Yount Award

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    • Strohecker, George; Yount, Mildred; Dunne, Finley Peter Jr.; Yount, Barton Kyle Yount
    • George Strohecker is shown receiving the Barton Kyle Yount Award from Mildred Yount, widow of the late General Barton Kyle Yount, founder and first President of the School. Finley Peter Dunne, also one of the founders, is on the right. The first...
    • East Apartments Groundbreaking

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    • American Institute for Foreign Trade
    • Frank Snell, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of AIFT, turns the first shovel of earth to break ground for the new East Apartments and lounge on June 28, 1966. Thunderbird President Art Peterson (right) looks on. The units marked the first major...
    • 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,...

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