UTSA College of Business Newsletter
September 11, 2014
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Bruce Rudy
Management Faculty Member Receives Regents' Teaching Award

Bruce Rudy fell in love with teaching during his first teaching assignment as a doctoral student at the McCombs School of Business at UT-Austin. Ironically, he hadn’t even considered teaching before walking through that classroom door. Now, four years later he has been named the recipient of the 2014 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award. Calling upon his experience in the corporate world, Rudy challenges students in his management strategy class to become critical thinkers. “When you are managing a company, there is no script to follow,” said Rudy, who previously worked at Enron and in the renewable energy sector in Austin. “Companies today are all about innovation, new ideas and finding efficiencies. Inductive problem solving skills are highly valued.”

Michele Maasberg
Kudla Fellowship Program Supports Cyber Security Doctoral Student

Michele Maasberg had two passions growing up--computers and flying. She satisfied her love of aviation by serving as a helicopter pilot for the U.S. Navy. And, she is realizing her dreams in cyber security through the Nancy and Frank Kudla Endowed Fellowship in Information Assurance and Security in the UTSA College of Business. The Kudla Fellows program is a prestigious and competitive graduate fellowship program established through the generosity of UTSA alumni Frank, ’85 and Nancy Kudla, MBA ’87. Their $500,000 gift supports graduate student research and education in cyber security. Maasberg, the inaugural recipient of this fellowship, is a doctoral student majoring in information technology.

Robert Flores
College Partners with Chase to Offer On-site Executive Education

The UTSA College of Business has partnered with Chase to offer customized business training to its employees. The first executive education programming provided project management instruction to 67 Chase employees. The program will continue this fall with a business writing and communication course. “We chose UTSA because we want our employees to benefit from a very high caliber of teaching, and because UTSA is already one of our community partners,” said Steven R. Yates, manager of the Chase work centers at Westover Hills and Stone Oak. Companies interested in partnering with the UTSA College of Business to create customized executive education for its employees should contact Cheryl Linthicum at Cheryl.Linthicum@utsa.edu.

Trent Berryman
Trent Berryman Is a Passionate Entrepreneurship Student

Trent Berryman’s dream is to start his own company. His enthusiasm and dedication to entrepreneurship has been a hallmark of his studies at the UTSA College of Business. “It’s my life goal. It’s my passion,” said Berryman, a senior from Midlothian, TX. “I’ll only be truly satisfied if I can create something from scratch and make an impact.” A double major in entrepreneurship and finance, Berryman was recently recognized as one of the 100 Best Business Students, an honor achieved by only the top two percent of students in the College of Business. Berryman’s love for entrepreneurship was tested when he was asked to participate in the college’s $100K Student Technology Venture Competition three days before the competition.

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