Najim Strategist participants
December 17, 2021

UTSA Students Participate in Najim Strategist Program

Alvarez College of Business
Recognizing the value of experiential learning, four UTSA students were selected as inaugural participants in the Najim Strategist program sponsored by the Harvey E. Najim Center for Innovation and Career Advancement.

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December 13, 2021

Business Students Participate in Inaugural UTIMCO Scholars Program

Alvarez College of Business
Five students in the UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business were chosen to participate in the inaugural UTIMCO Scholars program.

December 13, 2021

Undergraduate Real Estate Program Ranked Among Most Affordable Programs

Alvarez College of Business
The B.B.A. in Real Estate Finance and Development at the UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business was named one of the top 10 undergraduate real estate programs in the country for affordability according to the editors at Bachelor’s Degree Center.

Rozina Dhanani
December 8, 2021

Graduating Senior Rozina Dhanani Begins a New Journey

Alvarez College of Business
Completing a milestone journey, Rozina Dhanani will graduate this month with her B.B.A. in accounting and a 4.0 grade point average from the UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business. An international student from India, Dhanani transferred to UTSA from San Antonio College.

December 6, 2021

Graduating Senior Mackenzie Hogan Working for the Happiest Place on Earth

Alvarez College of Business
Fulfilling a lifelong dream, Mackenzie Hogan will begin working for the “happiest place on Earth” when she graduates with her B.B.A. in marketing from the UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business.

Jade Russell
December 5, 2021

Graduating Senior Jade Russell Pursuing Career with AIG

Alvarez College of Business
Solving puzzles is a passion for Jade Russell. So when it was time for her to select a major for college she was looking for options that would allow her to follow this pursuit. Researching careers online, she stumbled onto the field of actuarial science. Not sure where this path would take her, she enrolled in the UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business. Now, four years later, she’ll graduate this month with a B.B.A. in Actuarial Science.

Juan Pablo Flores
December 5, 2021

Graduating Senior Juan Pablo Flores Is Achieving His Dreams

Alvarez College of Business
When Juan Pablo Flores first moved to the United States in 2018 to begin classes at UTSA, he took a side trip to Austin. Falling in love with the city, he dreamed that one day he’d be able to live there. Now, just three years later his dreams have come true. After graduating with his B.B.A. in management from the Carlos Alvarez College of Business, he’ll move to Austin to begin his career at Dell as part of their financial development program.

December 3, 2021

Graduate Chris Parafinczuk Strives to Protect Nation's Infrastructure

Alvarez College of Business
Cyberattacks are a frequent threat to individuals and corporations. Almost everything that takes place connects to the Internet in some way. To ensure that people are able to safely connect and do business online, UTSA is preparing the next generation of cyber security professionals.

Kayla Sulpizio
November 24, 2021

Roadrunner Spotlight: Kayla Sulpizio

Alvarez College of Business
Kayla Sulpizio knew as a Harlan high school student that she wanted to pursue a degree in cyber security. As a junior, she met with faculty member Max Kilger to learn more about the college’s cyber security degree program and the industry. Now with almost one semester under her belt as a freshman, she has jumped headfirst into the pursuit of her passions.

Robert Ranara with food truck
November 7, 2021

Robert Ranara is What-A-Graduate

Alvarez College of Business
Robert Ranara , ’21 landed a dream job for most new college graduates—he gets to road trip for a living in the Whataburger food truck.

Cyber security classroom
November 7, 2021

College Launches Innovative Degree in Applied Cyber Analytics

Alvarez College of Business
Continuing to excel in all things cyber, the UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business will offer a new B.S. in Applied Cyber Analytics degree in fall 2022.

UTSA Cyber Range
October 30, 2021

UTSA Cyber Range Hosting Open House Nov. 9-10

Alvarez College of Business
The Cyber Range at the UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business is hosting an open house from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 9-10 to showcase their world class, interactive cybersecurity training facility. Simulating real world cyber-attack scenarios, the range provides individuals and companies with hands-on training in a safe and secure environment.

Harrison Louis
October 24, 2021

Roadrunner Spotlight: Harrison Louis

Alvarez College of Business
Cyber security major Harrison Louis values the practical experience that he has gained from lab work in his classes as well as his professional experience with Advanced Micro Devices. Taking classroom concepts and implementing those skills in real-life projects is instrumental in his learning. Harrison encourages students to follow their passions by committing fully to their studies.

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October 17, 2021

Roadrunner Spotlight: Tu Thai

Alvarez College of Business
Undergraduate business student Tu Thai is majoring in one of the college’s newest degree fields–business analytics. A member of the college’s Business Honors program, he encourages other Roadrunners to not be afraid to ask for help from their advisors or college faculty and staff members.

Victor Feagins
October 7, 2021

College Launches Alvarez Fellows Undergraduate Research Program

Alvarez College of Business
Promoting undergraduate research initiatives, the UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business has named three senior business students as inaugural fellows in the Alvarez Fellows Undergraduate Research Program. This opportunity was created due to the generous contributions of Carlos Alvarez, founder of The Gambrinus Company.

October 3, 2021

Nicole Beebe Selected for IAspire Leadership Academy

Alvarez College of Business
Cyber security expert Nicole Beebe has been named a fellow in the third cohort of the IAspire Leadership Academy, a national leadership program for academics in the STEM fields. The program aims to help STEM faculty from underrepresented backgrounds ascend to leadership roles at institutions of higher learning.

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October 3, 2021

Researcher Hamid Beladi Explores Link Between COVID-19 and Obesity

Alvarez College of Business
Links between obesity and mortality have become increasingly evident, since the earliest stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Leading researchers from The University of Texas at San Antonio Carlos Alvarez College of Business and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee investigated if excess body weight may have been associated with high rates of COVID-19 mortalities around the globe.

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September 24, 2021

Kai Xu Named Lutcher Brown Fellow

Alvarez College of Business
Kai Xu, associate professor of management at the UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business, was selected to receive a Lutcher Brown Fellowship.

Juan Manuel Sanchez
September 15, 2021

Juan Manuel Sanchez Named Fellow of HACU Leadership Academy

Alvarez College of Business
Juan Manuel Sanchez, associate dean of graduate studies and research in the UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business, was one of 25 academics nationwide named a fellow in the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Leadership Academy/La Academia de Liderazgo.

M.S. Business program graduates
September 9, 2021

M.S. Business Program Named Finalist for 2021 Examples of Excelencia

Alvarez College of Business

Tom C. Frost
September 2, 2021

Carlos Alvarez Honors Tom C. Frost with Creation of $2 Million Chair to Support Business School Dean

Alvarez College of Business
Malú and Carlos Alvarez

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September 1, 2021

College Launches New Operations and Supply Chain Management Degree

Alvarez College of Business
Beginning this fall the UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business will offer a B.B.A. in Operations and Supply Chain Management. The degree program is a rebranding of the college’s previous B.B.A. in Management Science.

Michael Johnston
August 31, 2021

Michael Johnston Named Accounting Alumnus of the Year

Alvarez College of Business
Michael Johnston, MS ’99 has been named the 2021 Accounting Alumnus of the Year in the UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business Department of Accounting. Johnston is an assurance partner in capital markets at EY in Munich, Germany.

Naveen Ratnayeke
August 27, 2021

Roadrunner Spotlight: Naveen Ratnayeke

Alvarez College of Business
Graduating senior Naveen Ratnayeke is a management major with a concentration in human resources. Active with the Society for Human Resource Management, during the past year he has participated in three online internships. Most recently he interned with UTSA’s Talent Acquisition team.

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August 17, 2021

College Welcomes Four New Faculty for Fall 2021

Alvarez College of Business
The UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business welcomes four new full-time faculty members this fall 2021 semester.

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August 16, 2021

Albert Huang Named Faculty Director of EMBA Program

Alvarez College of Business
Albert Huang has been named the faculty director of the Executive MBA (EMBA) program in the UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business.

Deepa Chandrasekaran
June 25, 2021

College Appoints New Faculty Fellows

Alvarez College of Business
Deepa Chandrasekaran

Executive MBA 2021 Graduates
June 24, 2021

Executive MBA Graduates Recognized at Hooding Ceremony

Alvarez College of Business
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.

Jaci Finch Holding Book
June 18, 2021

Marketing Student Jaci Finch Publishes Children's Book

Alvarez College of Business
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.

June 14, 2021

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

Alvarez College of Business
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 cyber infrastructure more resilient against ransomware attacks.

Victor De Oliveira
May 25, 2021

Victor De Oliveira Named Fellow of American Statistical Association

Alvarez College of Business
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.

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May 12, 2021

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

Alvarez College of Business
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.

Saba Banihashemi
May 10, 2021

Statistics and Data Science Graduate Saba Banihashemi Finds Beauty in Math

Alvarez College of Business
Finding beauty in math and statistics, Saba Banihashemi will graduate this summer with a master’s of science degree in statistics and data science from the UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business.

May 8, 2021

Finance and Economics Student Lauren Chung Will Graduate Debt Free

Alvarez College of Business
Feeling financially liberated, Lauren Chung will graduate from the UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business debt free this month.

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May 8, 2021

Accounting Graduate Yaksh Patel to Join Big Four Firm EY

Alvarez College of Business
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.

Sally Sullivan
May 8, 2021

Finance Graduate Sally Sullivan Valued UTSA's Resources

Alvarez College of Business
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.

Valerie Quintana
May 1, 2021

Roadrunner Spotlight: Valerie Quintana

Alvarez College of Business
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 as a digital product manager at USAA.

Lindee Fiedler
April 23, 2021

Roadrunner Spotlight: Lindee Fiedler

Alvarez College of Business
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.

Glenn Remoreras
April 22, 2021

EMBA Alumnus Glenn Remoreras Finds Path to C-Suite

Alvarez College of Business
While he had accomplished a great deal in his 20-year technology career, Glenn Remoreras, EMBA ’19, had one professional goal that he still wanted to attain—earning a spot in the C-Suite.

Ranking Badge Top 30 Dual Degree
April 21, 2021

Two Business Programs Receive National Recognition

Alvarez College of Business
Two business programs have received national praise and recognition from and MPH Online, both online resources dedicated to helping students find their perfect program match.

Anastacia Lange
April 21, 2021

Anastacia Lange Values Quality of College's Online Cyber Security Program

Alvarez College of Business
Ranking as one of our most remote Roadrunners, Anastacia Lange is a student in the Carlos Alvarez College of Business online undergraduate cyber security program.

Shelby Rowland
April 15, 2021

Roadrunner Spotlight: Shelby Rowland

Alvarez College of Business
Looking to make a name for herself in the world of commercial real estate development, Shelby Rowland is poised for success in that endeavor. Majoring in real estate finance and development, she credits her mentors as well as organizations such as the Commercial Real Estate Women with helping her pursue that goal. She is currently interning with Embrey Partners, the namesake for the college’s real estate program.

Raneen Aljamal
April 9, 2021

Roadrunner Spotlight: Raneen Aljamal

Alvarez College of Business
Building a sense of community at UTSA, accounting major Raneen Aljamal is a member of the Muslim Student Association and the Debate Team. Adjusting to the online environment was a struggle for her at first due to her learning disability, but she has learned how to succeed in her studies. Raneen is currently interning as a tax associate at Kruppa Nelson & Kovner.

Sophia Irizarry
April 2, 2021

Roadrunner Spotlight: Sophia Irizarry

Alvarez College of Business
As someone who was previously homeschooled, Sophia Irizarry is looking forward to being able to experience campus life next fall. A cadet in UTSA’s Air Force ROTC, she is a cyber security major who hopes to work for the Air Force’s Office of Special Investigations when she graduates.

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April 1, 2021

Kefeng Xu Receives Best Paper Award from Decision Sciences Institute

Alvarez College of Business
Kefeng Xu, professor of management science and statistics at the UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business, received the best problem-driven analytical research paper award from the Decision Sciences Institute.

Isabel Hinojosa
March 28, 2021

Roadrunner Spotlight: Isabella Hinojosa

Alvarez College of Business
For someone whose career path leads to pediatric oncology, Isabella Hinojosa is an unlikely business major. But, Hinojosa has found that the college’s bachelor’s degree in statistics and data science is the right fit for her along with her pre-med major. She is the founder and president of the Rowdy Chess Club.

Carlos Alvarez
March 24, 2021

Carlos and Malú Alvarez Commit $20 Million to UTSA College of Business

Alvarez College of Business
Carlos and Malú Alvarez have committed a $20 million gift to The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Business. The gift from the Alvarez family is the first of its kind in the university’s history and will be used to advance research-enhancing activities, including establishing endowed faculty positions, graduate research fellowships and undergraduate research programs.

March 17, 2021

Business Students Participate in Virtual Spring Break Global Experience

Alvarez College of Business
Twenty-one business students participated in a virtual Spring Break experience that explored the coffee industry in Columbia and Costa Rica.

March 17, 2021

Roadrunner Spotlight: Megan Siegel

Alvarez College of Business
Accounting student Megan Siegel is a member of the college’s Business Honors Program and president of Beta Alpha Psi, an accounting honor society. Always working to pursue her dream of becoming a CPA, she will intern this summer in Israel for an international tax firm.

Sergio Terrazas
March 12, 2021

Roadrunner Spotlight: Sergio Terrazas

Alvarez College of Business

Ashwin Malshe on Short Selling
March 3, 2021

Marketing Researcher Finds Connection Between Customer Dissatisfaction and Short Selling

Alvarez College of Business
Always looking to gain an edge in the stock market, financial investors conduct extensive research before making any investment decision. According to research by Ashwin Malshe, assistant professor of marketing in the UTSA College of Business, he has found a new resource for short sellers — customer satisfaction data.

Roxana Hinojosa
February 26, 2021

Roadrunner Spotlight: MBA Student Roxana Hinojosa

Alvarez College of Business
Networking is a critical component when it comes to career development, and MBA student Roxana Hinojosa can attest to that. Through participation in the student organization APICS, a leading supply chain professional organization, she connected with an executive from Dell and was offered a full-time position with their Global Supply Chain Operations Group. In addition to her degree, she is also pursuing a graduate certificate in operations and supply chain management.

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February 26, 2021

Roadrunner Spotlight: Farah Hamed

Alvarez College of Business
Farah Hamed has grown to understand the need for adaptability not only from her management courses but also as a result of living life during a pandemic.

Ann Janson
February 24, 2021

Human Resources Alumnus Ann Janson Gives Back to Her Alma Mater

Alvarez College of Business
Recognizing that she wouldn’t be where she is today without the UTSA College of Business, Ann Janson, ’97 is giving back to the institution that helped her launch her career in human resources.

Huy Le Headshot
February 23, 2021

Business Faculty Member Researches Key Predictors for College Retention

Alvarez College of Business
Can test scores and grade-point averages (GPA) predict success in college?

Micela Biggs
February 12, 2021

Roadrunner Spotlight: Micaela Biggs

Alvarez College of Business
Micaela Biggs is a senior majoring in cyber security. A native of Anson, Texas she is currently interning with Digital Defense. Biggs has learned the value of obtaining certifications as well as the need to continue to learn new technological skills in order to be successful post-graduation. She is the co-president of the Hunger and Homelessness Movement at UTSA and a member of the Computer Security Association and the CompTIA student chapter.

Elias Bou-Harb
February 11, 2021

Elias Bou-Harb Named Director of the UTSA Cyber Center for Security and Analytics

Alvarez College of Business
Elias Bou-Harb, associate professor of information systems and cyber security in the UTSA College of Business, has been named the new director of The Cyber Center for Security and Analytics at UTSA.

Christian Menefee
February 9, 2021

Business Alum is First Black American Elected Harris County Attorney

Alvarez College of Business
Christian Menefee, ’10 is breaking barriers in the Texas public service sector. An alumnus of the Carlos Alvarez College of Business, Menefee has taken the reins as the newest Harris County attorney, making him the youngest at 32 years old and the first Black American in the seat.

February 7, 2021

Roadrunner Spotlight: MBA Student Brianna Molinar

Alvarez College of Business
As a new student in UTSA’s MBA program this fall, Brianna Molinar is excited about how the MBA coursework will help her pursue her dreams as a marketer within the entertainment industry. She currently works in the college’s Center for Student Professional Development helping communicate programming opportunities to business students.

February 5, 2021

Roadrunner Spotlight: Management Major Amanda Nelson

Alvarez College of Business
Amanda Nelson is grateful for the knowledge and support that she receives from the UTSA College of Business. Concentrating on the field of human resources, she is currently the president of the Society for Human Resource Management chapter at UTSA. When she graduates this May she will begin her career as a sourcing specialist/recruiter.

Corey DeAngelis
February 2, 2021

Economics Alumnus Named to Forbes 30 Under 30

Alvarez College of Business
Forbes has recognized UTSA alumnus Corey DeAngelis ’12, M.A. ’15 among its list of 30 Under 30 —the magazine’s annual nod to young trailblazing entrepreneurs, activists, scientists and entertainers who are making the most significant impact.

Marisa Llano
January 29, 2021

Roadrunner Spotlight: MBA Student Marisa Llano

Alvarez College of Business
A Roadrunner at heart, Marisa Llano returned to her alma mater after completing her undergraduate degree in biology to study in the MBA program. The flexibility of the program as well as the rankings from Hispanic Business and the Princeton Review solidified her choice. “I hope to gain business and management skills and create lasting relationships with my peers where we can support and encourage one another,” she said.

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January 29, 2021

Roadrunner Spotlight: Rashid Omer

Alvarez College of Business
Rashid Omer is a senior majoring in economics and management. Graduating this May, he has taken our new virtual existence and turned it into a benefit by enrolling in online courses with Harvard Business School.

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January 22, 2021

Roadrunner Spotlight: MS Business Major Gigi Kamali

Alvarez College of Business
As a member of the college’s Master of Science (M.S.) Business cohort, Gigi Kamali has learned a lot during the one-year program.

Brandon Taylor Bonnell
January 21, 2021

Roadrunner Spotlight: Cyber Security Major Brandon Taylor Bonnell

Alvarez College of Business
Making the 3,600-mile trip from his hometown in Honolulu, Brandon Taylor Bonnell chose to study at the UTSA College of Business because of its top-ranked cyber security program.

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January 13, 2021

Roadrunner Spotlight: MA Economics Student Rafae Ahmed

Alvarez College of Business
Rafae Ahmed is a graduate student in the college’s Master of Economics program.

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January 12, 2021

Roadrunner Spotlight: Actuarial Science Student Jade Russell

Alvarez College of Business
Senior Jade Russell is a first-generation student from Houston majoring in actuarial science. A member of the College of Business Business Honors Program, Russell has participated in a study abroad to Costa Rica, made lifelong friends and great strides academically and professionally as part of her Roadrunner journey.

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January 12, 2021

Advance Your Career with these Professional Development Tips

Alvarez College of Business
The UTSA College of Business wants you to “Get it Done in 2021” by setting a New Year’s resolution to work on professional and career development this year.

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January 1, 2021

Top 10 College of Business Stories of 2020

Alvarez College of Business
Looking back through the past year in the UTSA College of Business, we’ve compiled below the Top 10 stories of 2020.