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    • 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.
    • E Award Procession

    • E Award Procession
    • Unknown
    • American Institute for Foreign Trade; Awards;
    • Frank C. Brophy, former AIFT Board Member (left) along with Arizona Senator Carl Hayden (right) lead the procession for the November 8, 1965 presentation of the E Award granted by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Behind Hayden is Governor Paul...
    • AIFT Rodeo Parade Float

    • AIFT Rodeo Parade Float
    • Unknown
    • American Institute for Foreign Trade; Parades & processions 1930 - 1990; Parade floats; Rodeo;
    • American Insitute for Foreign Trade students display their Latin American influence on a float in the annual Rodeo Parade in Phoenix.
    • Entrance, The American Institute for Foreign Trade

    • Entrance, The American Institute for Foreign Trade
    • Unknown
    • 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...
    • Faculty Building at AIFT

    • Faculty Building at AIFT
    • Unknown
    • American Institute for Foreign Trade; Thunderbird Field I;
    • When the former airbase was converted into a school of management, its aircraft control tower became the faculty building for the school.
    • East Apartments Groundbreaking

    • East Apartments Groundbreaking
    • Unknown
    • 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...
    • AIFT Coffee Shop

    • AIFT Coffee Shop
    • Unknown
    • American Institute for Foreign Trade
    • The Thunderbird Coffee Shop in the 1960s reflected the international culture of the school with posters from many countries lining the walls.
    • AIFT Nursery

    • AIFT Nursery
    • Unknown
    • American Institute for Foreign Trade
    • About 50 percent of the students at Thunderbird in 1958 were married men, some of whom were accompanied by their wives and children. The School provided a nursery for the children while the parents were in class, and some of those children,...
    • American Management Association

    • American Management Association
    • Unknown
    • American Management Association; Appley, Lawrence; Sauer, Carl; American Institute for Foreign Trade
    • Thunderbird President Carl Sauer poses by the pool with Larry Appley, President of the American Management Association, following the formal affiliation of AIFT with the American Management Association. In November, 1963 "News of Thunderbirds,"...
    • 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.
    • Addition to the Tower Building

    • Addition to the Tower Building
    • Unknown
    • Buildings; American Institute for Foreign Trade;
    • The new rear wing of the Tower Building, shown at the bottom of the photo, was completed early in 1960, thanks to an alumni fund-raising effort. The building contained two faculty offices, eight listening rooms, and for the first time in AIFT...
    • American Business Enlightenment Award

    • American Business Enlightenment Award
    • Unknown
    • Business; Airlines; Awards;
    • 1961. James O. B. Phillips, President of Braniff Airlines in Brazil, received the American Buisness Enlightenment Award in 1961. Dr. Jonas H. Mayer, Vice President of American Linen Supply Company established the American Business Enlightenment...
    • Berger Erickson

    • Berger Erickson
    • Unknown
    • Erickson, Berger
    • Berger Erickson had been an officer of AIFT since its founding in 1946, first as business manager and later as Vice President for Business Affairs. He was named to the position of Executive Vice President in 1961. Known as "Mr. Thunderbird," he...
    • Bob and Kax Herberger

    • Bob and Kax Herberger
    • Unknown
    • Herberger, G. Robert; Herberger,Katherine
    • G. Robert "Bob" and Katherine "Kax" Herberger pose during the American Management Association World Conference on the occasion of the new alliance between the AMA and AIFT. Bob Herberger was a member of the Thunderbird Board of Directors. Both he...
    • Carmen "Tica" Madrigal

    • Carmen "Tica" Madrigal
    • Unknown
    • Languages; Boller, Carmen Madrigal
    • Alumnus Charles White , class of 1953, sends this photo and writes: "My Spanish teacher in 1953 was Carmen Madrigal (de Bohler). But she was knownn as "Tica" because she was from Costa Rica. She taught "from the heart." She was thrilled when her...
    • Professor Christian Larsen

    • Professor Christian Larsen
    • Unknown
    • Larsen, Christian
    • Professor Christian Larsen chats with Mr. Alfred Johnson, executive vice president of S. C. Johnson & Son Inc., and newly appointed member of the AIFT Board of Directors. Professor Larsen occupies the S. C. Johnson sponsored professorial chair of...
    • Dancers at AIFT

    • Dancers at AIFT
    • Rockwell, Charles
    • Latin America; South America commerce; Dancing; American Insitute for Foreign Trade; Thunderbird Field I
    • Students at American Institute for Foreign Trade not only learned how to do business in a foreign country, but they also learned the culture of Latin American countries. Friday night folk dances were part of the cultural aspect of a Thunderbird...

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