UTSA College of Business Newsletter
December 11, 2014
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Ford Students
Driven to Success: Business Students Intern at Ford

This summer UTSA College of Business students Alicia Cordes and Lynsey Curran traded the hot, sunny weather of San Antonio for the chance to intern with Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan. Securing internships with a Fortune 500 company can enhance a student's résumé no matter what future plans they may have. Both Cordes and Curran were afforded the opportunity through the college's partnership with the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA). "We are looking for the best of the best," said Samuel Warnock, human resources manager at Ford and chairman of NSHMBA's corporate advisory board. "We provide our interns with the best-in-class experience within the auto industry."

Alex Rich
Dedication, Focus and Passion Drive Finance Alumnus Alex Rich

Alex Rich, '06, strategy and operations consultant at Deloitte, has always been driven. As an undergraduate, he completed his UTSA degree in finance in less than three years. Now, as a professional in oil and gas consulting in Houston, his dedication, passion and focus has led to a successful consulting career. Rich began his career in an oil and gas rotational program at BP. There he gained exposure to several commercial functions of their upstream business unit. When an opportunity arose to help Deloitte build their oil and gas practice, he jumped on it. "I have spent the last few years focused on tailoring professional service offerings to the needs of the ever-shifting energy industry," said Rich. "My new role as of this summer is focused on delivering strategy and finance solutions directly to clients."

The Litzinger Family
Family Endows Scholarship in Tribute to Father

Siblings Jill Grimes, John Litzinger and Linda Litzinger established the Dr. William D. Litzinger Endowed Memorial Scholarship in memory of their father, William D. Litzinger, who was the first director of the college's Division of Management and Marketing. He served in that role from 1974-1988 and continued to teach in the college until his retirement in 1992. "We have known UTSA since its start-up days in the early 1970s. UTSA has always been dedicated to advancing the growth and education of those who are willing to be an active participant in developing themselves," said his children. "We give to continue the memory of our dad and assist deserving students in their quest to earn an education at UTSA."

David Whyte
Renowned Poet David Whyte to Present Program at UTSA Jan. 17

Internationally renowned poet and author David Whyte will present "The Harvest of Winter" at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 17 in the Business Building Liu Auditorium (2.01.02) on UTSA's Main Campus. A dynamic speaker and author, Whyte's presentation will explore how we work toward, and then bring in the difficult harvests of human life. In addition to Whyte's public presentation, he will co-host a leadership seminar for UTSA Executive MBA students and work with students in the undergraduate Leadership Challenge program. All proceeds from the event will benefit the college's Leadership Challenge program.

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