Business Update
April 1, 2011

Accounting students in faculty member Linda Vaello's ethics class were recognized by the Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health for their participation in the annual Ethics in Business awards.

Scholarship recipients were Hope Alvarado, Rachel Delucia, Amanda Frerich, Ashley Holloway, Benjamin Knowles and Juan Roque.


Lanham Napier with BSP students

Members of the college's Business Scholars Program met with Lanham Napier, CEO and president of Rackspace, last month to hear his advice on achieving business success.


Briefcase Brigade

Look for the College's Briefcase Brigade on Friday, April 15 during the Battle of Flowers parade. This is the brigade's 4th consecutive appearance.

Calendar of Events

April 5
COB Graduate Programs Information Session
5:45 p.m.
BB 4.01.18
Call 458-4641

April 8-10
International Seminar Series Globalization & Strategies for Firms
Dr. Luostarinen, Finland
Call 458-6447

April 18
Frost Lecture Series
Bill Morrow, chairman of CSIdentity
11 a.m.
BB 2.01.02
Call 458-4313

April 20
COB Graduate Programs Information Session
5:45 p.m.
BB 4.01.18
Call 458-4641

April 23
$100K Student Technology Venture Competition
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Buena Vista Theater 1.326
UTSA Downtown Campus

April 28
UTSA New York City Alumni Reception
6-8 p.m.
Call 458-7311

May 17
REFD Luncheon
Blake Hastings, Vice President of San Antonio Branch of the Federal Reserve
University Center Ballroom
Call 458-7333

May 7
College Commencement
9 a.m.
Convocation Center


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  Alumnus Bill Morrow to Present Frost Distinguished Lecture

Bill MorrowBill Morrow, chairman of CSIdentity Corporation, will present the keynote address during the UTSA College of Business Frost Distinguished Lecture.  The lecture begins at 11 a.m. Monday, April 18 in the Richard S. Liu Auditorium (2.01.02) in the Business Building on the UTSA Main Campus.  The event is free and open to the public.

A native of Brownsville, Morrow has over 20 years experience in leading and building businesses. An entrepreneur, Morrow co-founded CSIdentity Corporation, an Austin-based business, in 2006.

CSIdentity is the industry leader in identity theft protection, voice biometrics, ID verification and data breach management.

Morrow received his bachelor’s degree in marketing from UTSA. He is a member of the UTSA Development Board and the College of Business Advisory Council. He received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2010 for Central Texas. He has also been named the UTSA Alumnus of the Year in 2002.

The Frost Distinguished Lecture Series, which began in 1988, brings prominent business and community leaders to UTSA to share their knowledge and experiences with students and others in the university and business community.


Accounting to Host 19th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament May 20

Accounting Golf TournamentThe Department of Accounting will host their 19th annual Scholarship Golf Tournament benefiting the Kathleen Reymann Keil Memorial Scholarship on May 20 at the SilverHorn Golf Course.

Registration and breakfast will begin at 7 a.m. and a shotgun start will follow at 8 a.m.

Individual participants are $300.

Signature Sponsors

Lunch Sponsor KFC, Taco Bell, Long John Silver's, Pizza Hut, A&W, WingStreet
Shirt Sponsor PwC
Prize Sponsor Stephanie A. Davis, '94 MT'98
Breakfast Sponsor Tesoro
Longest Drive Sponsor Rush Enterprises
Closest to the Pin Sponsor C.H. Guenther & Son, Inc.
Driving Range Sponsor Akin, Doherty, Klein & Feuge, P.C.
Putting Green Sponsor EyeMasters
Scoreboard Sponsor Ryan, LLC

For more information and for additional sponsorship opportunities, call 458-5689. Register online.

Alumni Association Offering Matching Gift Opportunity for New Scholarship Pledges

For the first time, the UTSA Alumni Association will match all new commitments to the UTSA Alumni Association Scholarship fund that are pledged by April 15, 2011, with payment before July 1, 2011.

Gifts of $1,000 will be matched 100 percent, creating a scholarship of $2,000.  Naming opportunities are available as well.  A preference for a major or college may be designated, although not guaranteed, depending on the applicant pool. 

Up to $32,000 in matching funds will be available for scholarships on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information about creating a scholarship for College of Business students contact Kim West, executive director of advancement, at (210) 458-7307.

Business Student Leads Roadrunners to First NCAA Tournament Victory

Devin GibsonDevin Gibson, a point guard on the Roadrunners men’s basketball team and a senior majoring in information systems in the College of Business, helped lead UTSA to its first NCAA tournament versus Alabama State.

A star both on the court as well as in the classroom, Gibson has earned numerous honors this season.  He was named the 2010 Southland Student-Athlete of the Year, first team Southland Conference selection, Most Valuable Player in the Southland Conference tournament, and first team All-District 23 by the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

“Devin masterfully balances the rigorous requirement of the classroom with the pressures of his athletic endeavors,” said Darrell Carpenter, a faculty member in the Department of Information Systems and Technology Management. “The communication, leadership and drive that he exhibits on the court are also present in the classroom.”


Dean Presents State of the College Address

Lynda de la VinaDean Lynda de la Viña presented the State of the College address to students, faculty and staff on March 31.

The annual event, which is organized by the Business Student Council, provides an overview of accomplishments of college faculty members and students as well as an update on academic initiatives and priorities for the year ahead.

Click here to view the presentation.


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