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Roadrunner Spotlight: Graduate Student Joshua Speshock


Playing an active role in student organizations and having the passion to invariably learn has helped Joshua Speshock succeed in his graduate student journey. With an impressive Technical Marketing Engineer internship with XSOAR under his belt, Joshua shares his knowledge as a leader of several study groups within the university while pursuing a M.S. in… Read more »

College Launches New Applied Cyber Analytics Program


Leading the way in cyber security education once again, the Carlos Alvarez College of Business at UTSA has launched a new B.S. in Applied Cyber Analytics program that is the first degree program of its kind and scale in the country. “This is a next generation degree program,” said Nicole Beebe, chair of the Department… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Business Researcher Protecting EV Charging Stations from Cyberattacks


As the number of electric cars on the road grows, so does the need for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and the Internet-based managing systems within those stations. However, these managing systems face their own issues: cybersecurity attacks. Elias Bou-Harb, director of the UTSA Cyber Center for Security and Analytics, and his colleagues—Claud Fachkha of the… Read more »

Alumni Frank and Nancy Kudla Double Their Gift to Kudla Fellowship


Nancy Kudla, MBA ’87 and her husband, Frank, ’85 generously committed $700,000 to their existing fellowship, the Nancy and Frank Kudla Endowed Fellowship in Cybersecurity.  Longtime supporters of UTSA and U.S. Air Force veterans, their gift doubles the size of their endowment. They established their endowed fellowship in 2011 to support graduate student research and… Read more »

Top 10 Stories of 2021


Looking back through the past year in the UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business, we’ve compiled below the Top 10 stories of 2021. #10–Online Cyber Security and MBA/MPH Receive National Recognition #9—College Appoints New Faculty Fellows  #8—College Launches New Operations and Supply Chain Management Degree #7—Victor De Oliveira Named Fellow of American Statistical Association #6—M.S.… Read more »

UTSA Students Participate in Najim Strategist Program


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. The six-week program exposed students to a real world project from the business community.  Team members were Catherine Hittson, a junior marketing major; Alex… Read more »

Graduate Chris Parafinczuk Strives to Protect Nation’s Infrastructure


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. Chris Parafinczuk enrolled at UTSA to learn how to develop secure… Read more »

College Launches Innovative Degree in Applied Cyber Analytics


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. One of only a few cyber analytics degrees in the nation and the only program of its kind in Texas, this innovative degree will allow students to receive… Read more »

UTSA Cyber Range Hosting Open House Nov. 9-10


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. “Given the nationwide shortage… Read more »

Roadrunner Spotlight: Harrison Louis


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… Read more »

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