Kore Breault, 25 years

Program Director, Goizueta IMPACT 

Goizueta Business School 

Kore Breault

Tell us a little about the work you’ve done at Emory throughout your career.

I started at Emory in the Full-Time MBA Program Office at the Goizueta Business School (GBS) working on student services--things like orientation, graduation, and all the stuff in between. I then worked in Development and Alumni Relations, initially on class gift campaigns, and then as a major gift officer traveling up and down the east coast. I am now part of Goizueta IMPACT and source student projects. 

What are some of your favorite memories of your time at Emory?

I have so many wonderful memories -- meeting Dooley for the first time, seeing the Dalai Lama, leading the GALA capstone sailing trip to the British Virgin Islands, seeing an Ebola patient being transferred to the hospital, meeting new students at orientation and families at graduation.  And the shelves in my office are full of the many treasures I have collected over the past 25 years! 

What are some of the most significant changes you have witnessed over the course of your career?

The landscape of campus has changed significantly, for example the relocation of Fishburne Road to create Patterson Green. There are so many new buildings and the creation of more green and pedestrian friendly spaces. I love that Emory is always improving its facilities and the landscaping is so beautiful! 

Is there anything you miss from “back in the day”?

GBS used to have coffee (served in "real" cups) and bagels/donuts for the entire community (faculty, staff and students). This happened weekly, and I really enjoyed the opportunity to connect with my colleagues. For my first two years at Emory I parked in the Peavine parking deck, and I miss walking across campus at the end of the day, especially in the fall when the leaves were changing. And I miss my morning Peavine Shuttle "friends", even though I did not know their names, they were part of my morning commute community. 

Anything else you’d like to share?

I grew up in Atlanta, very close to Emory, and spent many years driving up and down Clifton Road. I remember watching as the business school was being built, not realizing that someday I would celebrate 25 years working in that very building! Emory has provided me with so many wonderful opportunities and I am grateful for the many people I have worked with over the past 25 years! Thank you!