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The "beet" goes on at Carey

Inaugural “Beet Week” celebrates the business school’s philanthropic roots
Posted May 8, 2018
  • During Beet Week, several alumni, including Katherine Pinkard, MBA (Bus '14), president of Pinkard Properties, shared wisdom with Carey students and fellow graduates during panel discussions.

  • A Beet Week Carnival offered Carey students a chance to play games, network, and if they felt up to it, participate in a pie-eating contest.

  • The week of events concluded with a gathering at The Sandlot, an outdoor bar and restaurant not far from Carey's downtown Baltimore campus.

What the heck do beets have to do with business education at Hopkins?

Students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends learned about that connection — and much more — during a weeklong series of events at the Carey Business School in late April. In addition to social, networking, and panel discussion events, Carey's Class of 2018 learned about the importance of philanthropy and the legacy of the late William P. Carey, whose generosity helped found their soon-to-be alma mater.

Oh, and what about the beets? Read this article to find out more about Bill Carey's history with the root vegetable.