Colleagues from GIM and the Welch Center gather
in the Whelton Room to surprise Dr. Brancati.
The refreshments were the classic cake and ice cream.
It's hard to wait silently! Dr. Larry Appel is ready to greet
Dr. Brancati with a trombone accompaniment to
a chorus of "Happy Birthday to You!"
Dr. Brancati's assistant, Leslie Gregg (center, in black)
tries to tie Dr. Brancati down to an on-time arrival.
The guest of honor arrives! And Dean Mike Klag
captures the moment on his cell phone camera.
Dr. Brancati is genuinely surprised, and looks
around to identify the perpetrators as
he is given a round of applause.
I believe that is a blush on Dr. Brancati's face!
Dr. Appel, who engineered the event, reads fond birthday wishes from colleagues who were unable to attend.
Much merriment prevailed.
Long-time colleagues-- Dean Mike Klag,
Dr. Fred Brancati, and Dr. Larry Appel.
Dr. Sherita Golden and Dr. Geetanjali Chander chat and
partake of the refreshments, while Becky Hanst looks
like she has her eye on a slice of birthday cake!
Leslie Gregg serves up the cake as GIM
Fellow Dr. Tanjala Purnell looks on.
Dr. Brancati and Welch Center faculty
member Dr. Eliseo Guallar.
GIM faculty members Dr. Mariana Lazo and Dr. Felicia
Hill-Briggs socialize in front, while Bloomberg School
Dean Mike Klag chats with Welch Center Director
--and party planner!--Dr. Larry Appel.
GIM's Dr. Lenny Feldman enjoys the party, while
Welch Center trainee Dr. Julia Bower wonders
what he's planning for that cake.
Dr. Brancati visits with GIM Fellow Dr. Tanyka Sam.
From left, Drs. Jessica Yeh, Richard Moore,
Dean Mike Klag, Jeanne Clark, (Welch Center
colleague Lucy Meoni behind Dr. Clark),
Felicia Hill-Briggs, and Larry Appel.
Joy Mays and Erika Vaitekunas.
GIM Associate Director Dr. Jeanne Clark and Dr. Brancati.
Dr. Appel added the gift of music to the party.
Dr. Brancati and part of the GIM contingent from the 1830
Building--financial wizards Stacey Lohoski, Erinn
Johnson, and Lorraine Smith. GIM Assistant
Administrator Becky Hanst is seen behind.
Dr. Brancati and GIM Fellow Dr. Sunil Agarwal.
Welch Center faculty member Lucy Meoni and GIM Fellow
Dr. Matt DeCamp wish Dr. Brancati a happy birthday.
Dr. Brancati and his trusty assistant, Leslie Gregg.
From left, Dr. Joe Coresh, Dean Klag, Dr. Brancati,
Dr. Lenny Feldman, Lucy Meoni and Kit Carson.
Erika Vaitekunas chats with Dr. Brancati.
Here's a dangerous duo -- Dr. Brancati and Dr. Feldman!
Members of the "Big-wigs Club"? Dr. Joe Coresh,
Dean Mike Klag and Dr. Brancati.
Dr. Brancati with party host, Dr. Larry Appel.