UTSA College of Business Newsletter
January 10, 2013
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President Ricardo Romo
Supporting Public Higher Education Pays Big Dividends for San Antonio

This month state leaders assembled in Austin for the 83rd session of the Texas Legislature. Among the myriad issues lawmakers will consider is how to keep college education accessible and affordable while accommodating enrollment growth. Without a doubt, it will be a challenge to balance the needs of the state with the available revenues. Yet, the decisions legislators make about higher education will have a lasting impact on Texas and our economy. Just 14 percent of public university budgets are funded through state legislature appropriations. As recently as 2006, that number was 36 percent.

Patricia Martinez
New Business Alumna Patricia Martinez Given the Tools to Succeed

Some might call it a coincidence, but Patricia Martinez knows better. One day this fall, she approached a recruiting table for DHI Mortgage in the halls of the College of Business. Later that day she attended an information session about the company. The next day she had a job interview. Two more interviews – and she was hired. "When I first came to college, I had no idea what it meant to be a 'professional,'" said Martinez. "Getting involved with the Center for Student Professional Development has made the biggest difference in my life."

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Graduate Students Put Theory to Practice to
Assist Local Business and Nonprofit

Translating theory to practice is a cornerstone of the College of Business mission of providing transformational experiences for our business students. Two graduate classes took that mission to heart last semester as they completed classroom projects that directly benefited two San Antonio organizations: Boysville and Rackspace. Students in Tina Lowrey’s graduate Marketing Management class and Larry Ball's Strategic Management of Technology class put the theories to the test in live business cases.

Gilman Scholars
Two Business Students Receive Prestigious
Gilman International Scholarship

Guillermo Hernandez, a junior majoring in management, received the email while he was coming back to UTSA from his home in Houston. He learned that paying for his planned study abroad this spring to Brazil was going to be a little easier. He and Maria Munoz, a senior majoring in management, were the only College of Business students selected to receive grants from the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program.

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