The Asa Packer Society
of Lehigh University hosted a reception for LehighSiliconValley participants and Lehigh alumni from Northern California at the Four Seasons Silicon Valley conference and event facility on Wednesday, January 9. Students, program participants, alumni (many from the venture community), parents, and Lehigh leaders socialized and networked in an informative and relaxed evening.“Alum
inaries” in attendance included Bill Kirsch ’76
, co-founder/managing director of Costella Kirsch
; Kathleen Weslock ‘15P
, chief human resources officer at Cisco
; Bob Kiss ‘79 ‘08P
, managing director, J.P. Morgan Investment Management
; Larry Bowman ’80
, founder/CEO of Bowman Capital Management
; and many more.
Lehigh University Provost Patrick V. Farrell and P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science Dean David Wu also attended, along with Carol Baker, daughter of Dexter F. Baker ’50, ‘57G
, founder of Lehigh’s Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation
, which coordinates LehighSiliconValley.
LehighSiliconValley brings Lehigh undergraduate and graduate students together with alumni in Silicon Valley, the hub of entrepreneurship, for a week-long immersion into new-venture creation. Hosted by Lehigh’s Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation, the students are focusing on real companies, real players, and real situations in real time.
Photos by Phil Schermeister