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College Appoints New Faculty Fellows


The UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business has appointed two faculty members to serve as Faculty Fellows. Deepa Chandrasekaran, associate professor of marketing, will focus on new faculty orientation and mentoring. She joined the college in 2014 and received her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. “I have always been deeply interested in engaging… Read more »

Executive MBA Graduates Recognized at Hooding Ceremony


In celebration of their recent graduation, the UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business Center for Professional Excellence hosted a hooding ceremony for the 2021 Executive MBA (EMBA) graduates. Graduates participated both in-person and virtually to celebrate their successes as well as their perseverance due to the educational challenges faced during the pandemic. During the ceremony… Read more »

Marketing Student Jaci Finch Publishes Children’s Book


The next time you are looking for an entertaining and educational book to read to a child in your life, consider picking up one penned by business student Jaci Finch. Her latest is the second in a series promoting the importance of financial literacy to children—particularly, the finiteness of money and the importance of saving.… Read more »

Business Researcher Receives $500,000 NSF Grant to Study Ransomware


UTSA will receive new funding to support its efforts to fight cyberattacks. The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a $500,000 grant to the Cyber Center for Security and Analytics, an academic center within the Carlos Alvarez College of Business. The money will go toward developing data-driven methods and algorithms to make cyberinfrastructure more resilient against… Read more »

Victor De Oliveira Named Fellow of American Statistical Association


Victor De Oliveira, professor of management science and statistics at the UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business, was named a fellow of the American Statistical Association. He will be honored during the association’s annual meeting this August. De Oliveira was recognized for his “innovative and transformative methodological research in Bayesian spatial statistics and modeling non-Gaussian… Read more »

Ph.D. Graduate Qiang Zhou’s Research Accepted by Top-Tier Journal


Graduating with his Ph.D. in marketing, Qiang Zhou leaves UTSA with a job offer from Renmin University, a leading Chinese university, and an accepted publication in the Journal of Marketing–one of the top journals in marketing. Zhou’s path did not initially point to academia. After graduate school, he pursued an entrepreneurial venture with a friend,… Read more »

Finance and Economics Student Lauren Chung Will Graduate Debt Free


Feeling financially liberated, Lauren Chung will graduate from the UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business debt free this month. When her father passed away unexpectedly during high school, obtaining financial support was an important concern for her.  UTSA offered Chung a Presidential Scholarship, Pell grants and financial aid to help offset the cost of her… Read more »

Accounting Graduate Yaksh Patel to Join Big Four Firm EY


Yaksh Patel had a dream of obtaining a position with a Big Four accounting firm. He achieved that goal when he received a full-time offer with EY in the tax division this semester. Traveling from Kenya to attend UTSA, Patel will graduate this spring with his bachelor’s in accounting, but will continue as a graduate… Read more »

Finance Graduate Sally Sullivan Valued UTSA’s Resources


Always knowing that business was the path for her, San Antonio native Sally Sullivan began her career at UTSA after transferring from Texas A&M following her freshman year. Unsure at first about her major, she was soon drawn to the field of finance after an internship experience she had with Rackspace as a sophomore. A… Read more »

Roadrunner Spotlight: Valerie Quintana


Giving back to her peers and her community, Valerie Quintana is a senior finance major who will graduate this May.  During her tenure at UTSA she completed internships with Booz Allen Hamilton and USAA and was active on the President’s Student Advisory Council and with the Investment Society. Upon graduation she will begin her career… Read more »

Roadrunner Spotlight: Lindee Fiedler


UTSA Top Scholar Lindee Fiedler has a passion for statistics. An actuarial science major, she will intern with USAA this summer as an actuary analyst. As founder and president of the Adopt a Grandparent student organization, she had to adapt during the pandemic to continue serving seniors through letter writing and grocery deliveries. Favorite class… Read more »

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