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Anthony Rios Awarded NSF Grant to Conduct AI Research


Anthony Rios, assistant professor of information systems and cyber security in the Carlos Alvarez College of Business at UTSA, received a $550,000 National Science Foundation CAREER award to study natural language processing (NLP) within artificial intelligence. The five-year award is part of their Faculty Early Career Development Program. CAREER is the NSF’s most prestigious award… Read more »

Two Students Selected to Join Alvarez Fellows Research Program


The Carlos Alvarez College of Business at UTSA has selected two business students to join the Alvarez Fellows Undergraduate Research Program for spring 2022. The new fellows are Shawn Marchand, a junior information systems major, and Luis Nino, a junior economics and finance major. Established in fall 2021, the Alvarez Fellows Program is a two-and-a-half… Read more »

Soledad Bautista Competes in HSI Battle of the Brains


When Soledad Bautista, a senior marketing major in the UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business, applied to participate in the Hispanic Serving Institute (HSI) Battle of the Brains competition, she didn’t realize how much she would gain from the experience. Bautista was motivated to apply for the competition for a chance to meet like-minded students… Read more »

Graduate Hannah Hardee Finds Her Fit in Cyber Security


Feeling like she never really belonged in the world of cyber security, Hannah Hardee’s impostor syndrome finally lifted when she was offered a position as an associate technical analyst in cyber security with Southwest Airlines. On this path since middle school, Hardee will complete her journey when she receives her B.B.A. in cyber security this… Read more »

Statistics Student Victor Feagins Transformed by UTSA Experience


If there was a blueprint for how to have the ideal college experience, Victor Feagins executed the plan perfectly. Graduating with a B.S. in Statistics and Data Science from the UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business, he boldly leveraged every opportunity to pursue his passions. While a student at Brandeis High School in San Antonio… Read more »

Lisa Cortinas Lands Her Dream Job with the U.S. Census Bureau


As Lisa Cortinas prepares to receive her second degree from the UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business this May—a Master’s in Science in Information Technology with a Cyber Security concentration—she can’t remember why she originally doubted her abilities. Growing up on the south side of San Antonio, she noted that most people from her community… Read more »

Business Graduate Makes an Impact Through Campus Involvement


Mufaro Chitakure seeks out solutions. It’s why the UTSA Honors College and Top Scholar student chose to major in actuarial science, a degree offered in the UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business that uses mathematical and statistical models to solve problems in insurance and finance. His will to influence change also inspired him to join several student organizations… Read more »

Obtaining His Ph.D. Was a Lifetime Dream for Kerron Joseph


Following his lifelong dream of obtaining a Ph.D., Kerron Joseph will achieve that goal this month when he receives his Ph.D. in Finance from the UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business. Growing up in the Caribbean, he came to the United States to attend college. After receiving his undergraduate and graduate degrees in mathematics from… Read more »

Graduating B.B.A. Student Tonnie Okhiria Boldly Following His Dreams


Combining his passion for business and technology, Tonnie Okhiria will graduate this May with dual B.B.A. degrees in Information Systems and Cyber Security from the UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business. A San Antonio native, Okhiria chose to attend UTSA because it was close to home, and he was attracted to the college’s No. 1… Read more »

UTSA Students Place Third in Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition


A team of UTSA students placed third in the Southwest Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) held in Tulsa, Oklahoma. CCDC is one of the most prominent cyber security defense competitions in the nation.  Requiring students to display both technical and business skills, the competition provides a controlled, competitive environment to assess the students’ depth… Read more »

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