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December 9, 2020

Ramsey Ochoa is the First Graduate of Business Honors Program

Alvarez College of Business
Walking by the colorful, scrolling stock ticker in the college’s Financial Studies Center, Ramsey Ochoa was enthralled by the display showing companies and stock prices.

December 8, 2020

College Recognizes Faculty for Teaching, Research and Service Accomplishments

Alvarez College of Business
The UTSA College of Business recognized the outstanding contributions and accomplishments of faculty members during the annual Carlos Alvarez College of Business Awards Ceremony. Ten faculty members were honored for excellence in the areas of teaching, research and service.

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December 8, 2020

Economics Graduate Jacob Reyes Begins Career at Dell

Alvarez College of Business
Understanding the relationship between the human and technical elements of a problem has been a unifying element of Jacob “Jay” Reyes’ studies in the UTSA College of Business.

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December 7, 2020

Graduate Turquoise Richardson Excels in Digital Forensics

Alvarez College of Business
Leaving home for the first time at 27, UTSA business student Turquoise Richardson traveled to Washington, D.C. this fall in the midst of the pandemic to intern with NASA’s Office of Inspector General as a technical investigator.

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December 2, 2020

Roadrunner Spotlight: MS Finance Student Hector Emiliano Morales

Alvarez College of Business
When Hector Emiliano Morales, ’19 graduates this December with his Master of Science in Finance degree he will leave San Antonio for his dream job at Dimensional Fund Advisors, headquartered in Austin. As a full-time analyst, he will work with notable finance professionals including Nobel laureates.

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November 30, 2020

Nancy Scott Jones Named Associate Director of Employer Relations

Alvarez College of Business
Nancy Scott Jones has been named associate director of employer relations for the UTSA College of Business.

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November 25, 2020

Roadrunner Spotlight: MBA Student Stephanie Thornton

Alvarez College of Business
After transitioning from a technical to a business role at work, Stephanie Thornton enrolled in the UTSA College of Business MBA program to expand her career potential. In her new marketing role at Finlays, an independent business to business coffee and tea manufacturer and supplier, she has launched national coffee programs with established brands and has seen double digit sales growth.

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November 24, 2020

Pamela Smith Named Interim Dean of College of Business

Alvarez College of Business
UTSA Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Kimberly Andrews Espy announced the appointment of Pamela Smith as interim dean of the College of Business, effective January 1, 2021, while a national search is conducted.

November 20, 2020

Musician and Veteran Joey Berrios Finds Value in M.S. Business Program

Alvarez College of Business
Artist and musician Joey Berrios, BA ’20 has found a home in the college’s M.S. in Business program.

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November 16, 2020

College Hosts Intelligence Studies Boot Camp

Alvarez College of Business
The UTSA College of Business Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence hosted a data analytics boot camp this fall for 10 undergraduate students.

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November 12, 2020

Business Honors Students Participate in Entrepreneurship Startup Weekend

Alvarez College of Business
Hoping to expand their entrepreneurial mindset, two UTSA business honors students participated in and placed at two Techstars Startup Weekend events held virtually last month.

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November 10, 2020

Roadrunner Spotlight: Tyler Mathews

Alvarez College of Business
Tyler Mathews is a graduate student pursuing a master’s in economics with a concentration in business data analytics and forecasting. Recommended by faculty member Ron Sweet, MBA ’91, he is a member of the college’s Investment Society. Mathews shares personal insights with us as part of this week’s Roadrunner Spotlight.

Shannon Marlow
November 6, 2020

Business Researcher Studies Team Communication in Virtual Environments

Alvarez College of Business
Workplaces looked very different nine months ago. For those who became telecommuters in the era of COVID-19, office door knocks and team meetings ’round the conference table have been replaced by pinging chat bubbles and cascading Zoom windows. During this nine-month transformation, researchers have learned many lessons about team communication and performance in the virtual environment.

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November 4, 2020

Dean Gerry Sanders Stepping Down for Role at UNLV

Alvarez College of Business
William Gerard “Gerry” Sanders, dean and Bodenstedt chair of the UTSA College of Business, has been named dean of Lee Business School at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, effective January 1, 2021.

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November 4, 2020

Kesley Smith a Rising Star in the Publishing Industry

Alvarez College of Business
Imagine hearing that you’ve been promoted and named a rising star in your industry on the same day. That is exactly what happened to Kesley Smith, ’16, MS ’18 this fall.

Tomas Alvarado
October 28, 2020

Finance Student Discovers Passion for Oil and Gas at Valero Energy

Alvarez College of Business
Growing up in Houston Tomas Alvarado’s passion for the oil and gas industry came naturally. Alvarado originally thought he wanted to pursue a career in petroleum engineering, but instead found his true calling in business.

October 27, 2020

Dr. Rajeev Suri, EMBA '20 (Health Professionals Track)

Alvarez College of Business
Dr. Rajeev Suri from UT Health San Antonio reflects on his recent experience as part of the first graduating cohort of the EMBA for Health Professionals at UTSA.

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October 26, 2020

College of Business Receives $400,000 Grant from Raytheon Technologies

Alvarez College of Business
Researchers at The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Business Cyber Center for Security and Analytics have partnered with Raytheon Intelligence & Space to study the use of artificial intelligence to detect malicious attacks.

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October 23, 2020

Graduate Students Gain Networking Experience

Alvarez College of Business
The UTSA College of Business Office of Graduate Studies sponsored 18 graduate students who attended two virtual professional development and career conferences this fall.

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October 22, 2020

Business Students Place Second in Cyber Security SOCathon Competition

Alvarez College of Business
A team of students from the UTSA College of Business placed second in the 2020 UTSA Cyber Range SOCathon competition.

October 19, 2020

UTSA Cyber Range Partners with the State of North Dakota

Alvarez College of Business
The UTSA College of Business Cyber Range recently made a partnership with the state of North Dakota to provide training and workshops for their cybersecurity team.

October 15, 2020

Professor Raymond Choo Named Leadership Fellow

Alvarez College of Business
Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo is named an Advancing Next-Gen Faculty Leadership fellow for 2020-2021 at UTSA.

October 14, 2020

Phil Green Presents Frost Distinguished Lecture Oct. 13 Virtually

Alvarez College of Business
Phillip Green, chairman and chief executive officer of Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc., presented the UTSA College of Business Frost Distinguished Lecture Series on Oct. 13.

October 1, 2020

College's Provides Professional Development Training to Business Students

Alvarez College of Business
Working to transform our business students into business professionals, the UTSA Center for Student Professional Development hosted more than 115 professional development events during the academic year 2019-2020.

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September 30, 2020

UTSA Place-kicker Hunter Duplessis Taking Things One Kick at a Time

Alvarez College of Business
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Phillip Green
September 28, 2020

Phillip Green to Present Keynote Address at the Frost Distinguished Lecture Series Oct. 13

Alvarez College of Business
Phillip Green, chairman and chief executive officer of Cullen/Frost Bankers Inc., will present the keynote address during the UTSA College of Business Frost Distinguished Lecture Series. The virtual lecture begins at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 13.

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September 25, 2020

Clinton Langford Named UTSA Accounting Alumnus of the Year

Alvarez College of Business
Clinton Langford, MBA ’05, has been named the 2020 Accounting Alumnus of the Year in the UTSA College of Business Department of Accounting. Langford is a partner at BKD LLP, CPAs and Advisors in San Antonio.

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September 21, 2020

UTSA Finance Department Receives $50,000 Gift to Support Research

Alvarez College of Business
The UTSA College of Business Department of Finance received a $50,000 gift from Vittal Kadapakkam in support of faculty research with Ph.D. students. The gift will establish the Kadapakkam Chenthamarai Finance Research Excellence Fund.

September 17, 2020

UTSA Student Chapter Receives Superior Merit Award from SHRM

Alvarez College of Business
The UTSA student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) earned the Superior Merit Award for 2019-2020 from the national chapter of SHRM.

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September 8, 2020

Alumna E'Mon Carson Gains Insights from National Black MBA Association Conference

Alvarez College of Business
It is hard not to feel energized and excited after listening to E’Mon Carson ‘19, MSB ’20 share her experience from the 2019 National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) Conference. Carson was selected as one of five students from the MBA and Master of Science in Business (MSB) programs at the College of Business to attend the annual conference last year.

August 28, 2020

Business Faculty Receive Tenure and Promotion

Alvarez College of Business
Three College of Business faculty members earned tenure; two faculty were promoted to full professor; and one retiree was granted emeritus status in Fall 2020.

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August 28, 2020

Twelve New Faculty Join College of Business

Alvarez College of Business
The UTSA College of Business welcomed 12 new faculty members for Fall 2020.

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August 19, 2020

CPE Delivers Professional Development Programs in Virtual Environment

Alvarez College of Business
As part of the mission to create a collaborative learning community for local professionals, the Center for Professional Excellence (CPE) at UTSA’s College of Business is responding to the new reality of remote work by adapting their professional development programs for fall to a virtual format.

August 14, 2020

Business Researcher Finds Bias in Disease-Tracking Algorithms on Social Media

Alvarez College of Business
Social media has become the latest method to monitor the spread of diseases such as influenza or coronavirus. However, machine learning algorithms used to train and classify tweets have an inherent bias because they do not account for how minority groups potentially communicate health information.

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August 14, 2020

Pre-Ph.D. Pathway Established in College of Business

Alvarez College of Business
The UTSA College of Business has launched a Pre-Ph.D. Pathway to increase students’ awareness of career paths to academe and to provide them with education and real-world training in the area of business research.

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July 21, 2020

College Launches New B.B.A. in Business Analytics Degree

Alvarez College of Business
The UTSA College of Business is launching a new Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Analytics degree this fall.

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July 21, 2020

Kelly O'Connor, EMBA '20

Alvarez College of Business
Kelly O’Connor who is a museum professional, artist, mother and recent Executive MBA graduate, shares her experience as part of the UTSA EMBA Class of 2020.

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July 1, 2020

College Offers New Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security

Alvarez College of Business
The UTSA College of Business is offering a new graduate certificate in cyber security. This 12-hour certificate program is designed to give non-cyber professionals the knowledge and technical skills needed to deal with cyber security issues that impact a wide variety of fields.

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June 25, 2020

Cyber Security Student Victor Alejandro Researches Toxicity in Social Media

Alvarez College of Business
It might not come as a surprise to anyone that while social media is typically a harmless pastime for some, it is also a breeding ground for negativity.

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June 24, 2020

Andrea Fernandez Recognizes Value of MBA

Alvarez College of Business
Realizing the value of an MBA degree, Andrea Fernandez, MBA ’20 enrolled in UTSA’s program to be a part of the growth and energy occurring at UTSA.

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June 23, 2020

COB Researcher Finds that Competition Lowers Quality of Care in Hospitals

Alvarez College of Business
Competition is typically good for consumers. But according to research by UTSA College of Business faculty member Deepa Wani, competition actually lowers the quality of care in hospitals.

UTSA Executive MBA shares what surprised him most about the EMBA
June 19, 2020

Eric Hansen, EMBA '20

Alvarez College of Business
Listen to recent Executive MBA graduate, Eric Hansen, share his experience as part of the Class of 2020 and find out what surprised him most about the program.

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June 8, 2020

Crystal Sepulveda, EMBA '20

Alvarez College of Business
Listen to recent Executive MBA graduate, Crystal Sepulveda, share her experience as part of EMBA Class of 2020.

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June 2, 2020

UTSA College of Business Liu Family Foundation Program Alumni Donate Medical Masks

Alvarez College of Business
Don Lien, the Richard S. Liu Distinguished Chair in Business at UTSA, (right) presents Brandon Hartman, senior director of ACO and business development at UT Health San Antonio (left) with the medical masks donated by Liu Program alumni.

May 20, 2020

UTSA Soccer Player Sarah Bayhi Scores Dream Job

Alvarez College of Business
Balancing her time as a UTSA soccer player and a star business student, Sarah Bayhi graduates this May with a bachelor’s degree in finance and a minor in marketing.

May 18, 2020

UTSA College of Business Receives SimSpace Software Donation

Alvarez College of Business
The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) College of Business has partnered with SimSpace Corporation to provide a cloud-based cyber range for the college’s cyber security program.

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May 15, 2020

EMBA Alumnus Kelsey Waters Named the 2020 Drymala Scholar

Alvarez College of Business
Kelsey Waters, ’20, senior director of operations at Packet, was chosen by her UTSA College of Business Executive MBA (EMBA) classmates as the 2020 Wayne J. Drymala Scholar.

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May 5, 2020

UTSA Cyber Range Provides Training for San Antonio CyberPatriot Teams

Alvarez College of Business
The UTSA College of Business partnered with the CyberTexas Foundation to provide free training to San Antonio high school students who were competing in the CyberPatriot National Finals in the college’s newly-launched Cyber Range.

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April 27, 2020

College's Information Systems Program Ranked No. 11 by GradReports

Alvarez College of Business

April 16, 2020

Are Stock Markets Susceptible to COVID-19?

Alvarez College of Business

April 15, 2020

UTSA Opens Cyber Range to Provide Simulated Cyber Security Training

Alvarez College of Business
The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) College of Business has opened the UTSA Cyber Range to provide businesses, governmental organizations, military units and individuals with a hyper-realistic environment to hone their cyber security skills against real-world attack scenarios and to test incident response plans in both a virtual and in-person environment.

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April 9, 2020

Professor Reveals the Risks of a Global Economy

Alvarez College of Business
Ever since the novel coronavirus was discovered in China and subsequently found its way into the U.S. and other countries, we are learning to live in a “new normal.”

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March 11, 2020

College's EMBA Program Highly Ranked by CEO Magazine

Alvarez College of Business
The UTSA College of Business Executive MBA (EMBA) program was ranked No. 8 globally by CEO Magazine in their 2020 Global MBA Rankings. The UTSA MBA was ranked as a Tier One Global MBA program.

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March 5, 2020

College of Business Celebrates International Women's Day

Alvarez College of Business
The UTSA College of Business celebrated International Women’s Day by hosting two events featuring women business leaders.

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February 19, 2020

UTSA College of Business Inducts New Class of Business Honors Students

Alvarez College of Business
The UTSA College of Business inducted 82 new members into the Business Honors Program this semester. The Business Honors Program equips high-achieving students with the academic and interpersonal skills they need to become leaders in the business world.

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February 14, 2020

Undergraduate Real Estate Program Ranked Among Most Affordable Programs

Alvarez College of Business
The ranked Real Estate Finance and Development program at The University of Texas at San Antonio Carlos Alvarez College of Business has been ranked No. 25 among the 40 most affordable undergraduate real estate programs in the nation according to Affordable Schools.