UTSA College of Business Newsletter
December 11, 2012
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100 Best Business Students
College Recognizes 100 Best Business Students

The College of Business recognized the 100 Best Business Students during a reception attended by university administrators, alumni and business and community leaders. The 100 Best Business Students epitomize the top two percent of all students in the college. Honorees were chosen based on their record of outstanding academic achievement, leadership and professional development. As a group, the 100 Best have an average grade point average of 3.7. One third of the students are members of the Honors College, and 55 percent had international experiences.

Entrepreneurship students visit with Judith Lachman
Entrepreneurship Professorship Established in Memory of Melvin Lachman

A $500,000 distinguished professorship has been established in entrepreneurship in the UTSA College of Business in memory of Melvin Lachman, a San Antonio businessman and entrepreneur. Lachman, who passed away in 2005, was known not only as a successful businessman, but also as someone who helped others build businesses. William Flannery, chair of the Department of Entrepreneurship and Technology Management, has been named the inaugural holder of the Melvin Lachman Distinguished Professorship in Entrepreneurship.

CITE Tech Competition
UTSA Student Entrepreneurs Compete in $100K Technology Competition

Lapara Medical Inc., a team comprised of four engineering students and three business students who developed a prototype laparoscopic cooling device for kidney surgery and wrote a business plan to market the technology, triumphed this weekend at the $100,000 Student Technology Venture Competition, presented by the UTSA Center for Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship.

UTSA Capital Campaign
College Seeks Support to Achieve $15.3 Million Capital Campaign Goal

UTSA officially launched its inaugural capital campaign, We Are UTSA--A Top Tier Campaign, in April. With a goal of raising $120 million by 2015, campaign funds will be used to fund student scholarships, aid faculty research, support new institutes and centers and enrich the student experience. The College of Business goal is to raise $15.3 million, with $9.3 million raised to date.

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