UTSA College of Business Newsletter
August 19, 2015
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Jerry Keating
Keating Receives Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award

You might never guess that a faculty member whose philosophy is that statistics is learned by solving problems—lots of problems—would be a student favorite. But, Jerome Keating is famous for keeping his class enraptured while he shares statistical problems from his days at Bell Helicopter or consulting with NASA. Recognizing this skill in the classroom, Keating, the Peter T. Flawn Professor of Statistics in the UTSA College of Business, was named a recipient of the prestigious Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award. Bridging the gap between abstract statistics and practical meaning, Keating is passionate about his students learning. Wanting to set his students up for success he drafted a comprehensive set of statistics notes complete with homework problems into a book for the students. He donates the royalties from the book to UTSA to fund an endowed scholarship for statistics students.

Ernest Bromley
Alumnus Ernest Bromley Is Taking On The World

Ernest Bromley, ’78, MBA ’80 was one of UTSA's first students. Now, at the age of 64 he is retiring from Bromley, the advertising agency he founded, to pursue a Ph.D.—but not before he completes a 375-mile bicycle race around Puerto Rico. “I’ve always been this way,” he said. “I’ve been basically hard-charged for a really long time. I never really had a childhood, that’s why I play hard and sleep fast. My battle cry is work hard, play hard, sleep fast and I haven’t ever really slowed down.” Bromley was born in Schenectady, New York with Puerto Rican and Canadian Anglo heritage but grew up partly in Mexico City, prior to moving to San Antonio as a teenager. “That transition really sparked my curiosity about language and culture,” he said. “A lot of my Mexican-American friends spoke beautiful Spanish, some didn’t speak a lick of it and others were speaking a dialect I couldn’t even recognize.”

Data Analytics
College Offering New Master's Degree in Data Analytics

Highlighting the college's vision of championing innovative programs that provide students with applied skills, the UTSA College of Business will offer a new master's degree in data analytics beginning Fall 2016.* Transforming Big Data into intelligent results, the Master of Science in Data Analytics program will produce highly skilled and educated data analysts who can convert the growing amount of data confronting all organizations into usable information for decision makers. "We're looking for students who have good quantitative skills and a passion for analyzing data," said Max Kilger, director of the Data Analytics Program. "It is critical to train new generations to look at these large data sets in new and innovative ways." Applications are currently being accepted for the inaugural class. For more information call (210) 458-4641.

Matthew Chavana
Business Student Interns at JetBlue's Headquarters this Summer

Business student Matthew Chavana left San Antonio this summer to pursue an internship opportunity with JetBlue, a Fortune 500 company. Chavana, a junior majoring in finance, was one of only 28 interns selected to work at JetBlue's New York headquarters this summer from 3,000 applicants. "I've always been interested in aviation," said Chavana, a college crew intern in strategic sourcing. Using the power of Google, Chavana applied for the JetBlue position online and received the offer after numerous phone and Skype interviews. Chavana worked on two major projects during his internship. First, he developed a comprehensive system for managing high-value contracts at JetBlue. Then, following personal ambition he researched cost saving measures for the airline.

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