May 2014 - David Mao '97

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For his continued involvement in multiple spheres of the Macalester community, our Macbassador of the Month for May 2014 is David Mao '97.

David, a music major at Macalester, currently works at Dell and soon will begin an executive MBA program at Columbia University, London Business School, and the University of Hong Kong.

"Macalester had a big part in helping me mature and grow, both as a student and later as an alum," he says. "A lot of my best friends to this day are my Macalester friends, and I want to do my part to ensure that today's Mac students can get access to the high-quality experiences and resources that they need to thrive."

David volunteers as a Class Agent for the Annual Fund, helped organize the Traditions Reunion in 2009, spoke on an Alumni of Color panel at Reunion 2013, and spoke to a Macalester class and a student organization this spring. He does what he can as a volunteer and also provides reliable financial support of the overall student experience as an Annual Fund Sustainer.

"When it comes down to it, Mac is part of my identity. It's like family," he says. "What would it say about me if I didn't volunteer my time to help my family?"

Please join us in congratulating David Mao '97 for being our May Macbassador of the Month.
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