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                                               UTSA BUSINESS 2007

                                               THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

                                                  FOR A NEW WORLD ™
UTSA BUSINESS                                                                                                                                       TABLE OF CONTENTS



                Dr. Lynda de la Viña    Dr. James E. Groff                                                           Center Provides
                                                                                                                     Students with
                Dr. Daniel Hollas       Dr. Kenneth Weiher                                                           a Career Seal
                                                                                                                     of Approval
                ASSOCIATE DEAN,         FINANCE
                DOWNTOWN                Dr. Lalatendu Misra
                Dr. Juan Gonzalez
                                        INFORMATION SYSTEMS
                ASSOCIATE DEAN,         AND TECHNOLOGY
                EXECUTIVE EDUCATION     MANAGEMENT                                                                                        MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN    2
                Dr. Robert Lengel       Dr. Glenn Dietrich

                ASSOCIATE DEAN,
                Dr. Don Lien

                ASSOCIATE DEAN,
                GRADUATE STUDIES
                AND RESEARCH
                                        Dr. Robert Cardy

                                        MANAGEMENT SCIENCE
                                        AND STATISTICS
                                        Dr. Nandini Kannan
                                                                                                                     Creating Financial
                                                                                                                                          BUSINESS BRIEFS

                                                                                                                                          FACULTY FORUM


                Dr. Diane Walz          MARKETING
                                                                                                                                          STUDENT SPOTLIGHT       25
                                        Dr. Joel Saegert
                ASSISTANT DEAN,
                UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES                                                                                                     PARTNERSHIPS            28
                Dr. Lisa Montoya

                ASSISTANT DEAN,
                Patrick Valdez
                                                                                                                     Shines Spotlight
                                                                                                                     on Research
                                                                                                                                          ALUMNI NOTES

                                                                                                                                          ADVISORY COUNCIL


                UTSA BUSINESS STAFF
                Wendy Frost

                COPY EDITORS

                Rebecca Luther
                Lorna Stafford                                                                                       Preparing for
                                                              UTSA Business is an annual publication                 the Global
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                Patrick Dunn                                                                                         Marketplace
                                                              the UTSA College of Business.
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    MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    BUSINESS BRIEFS

                                                                                                                                                           COLLEGE NAMED ONE OF THE                               in the classroom and improves the quality of edu-       schools as Howard University, San Francisco State
                    UTSA COLLEGE OF BUSINESS                                                                                                               TOP TEN SCHOOLS NATIONWIDE
                                                                                                                                                           IN THE FIELD OF BUSINESS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  cation that we provide to all of our students.”         University and Thunderbird.

                           A MODEL OF                                                                                                                      ADMINISTRATION
                                                                                                                                                           The UTSA College of Business was named one
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Department of Marketing was ranked 40th
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  nationally and 43rd internationally. Top-tier jour-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          “Nationwide, MBA programs average only 10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          percent minorities. UTSA is leading the nation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  nals included in the rankings were the Journal of       with more than 30 percent of our graduate student
                   ACADEMIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP                                                                                                               of the top 10 research institutions nationwide for
                                                                                                                                                           doctoral faculty scholarly productivity in business    Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing, Journal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  of Marketing Research and Marketing Science.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          body being minorities,” said Dr. Diane Walz,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          associate dean for graduate studies and research.
                                                                                                                                                           administration according to a study by Academic
                                                          by Dr. Lynda de la Viña                                                                          Analytics.                                             The Department of Finance was ranked 55th
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          “Our students are valuable assets to national
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          companies looking to boost their minority repre-
                                                                                                                                                           “I commend our faculty for their outstanding           nationally and 61st internationally. Journals
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          sentation in response to this need.”
                                                                                                                                                           scholarship and research productivity,” said Dr.       included in the findings were the Journal of
                                                                                                                                                           Lynda de la Viña, dean of the UTSA College of          Finance, Journal of Financial Economics and the         The Princeton Review
                                                                                                                                                           Business. “We are proud to be the only Texas           Review of Financial Studies.                            conducted surveys with
                                                                                                                                                           school included in this ranking. The national rank-                                                            18,000 students attending
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  In the Department of Management, they are
                                                                                                                                                           ing attests to the quality of our faculty and, ulti-                                                           business schools and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ranked 80th nationally. Elite journals included
                                                                                                                                                           mately, to the quality of education that we provide                                                            received institutional
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  were the Academy of Management Journal,
                                                                                                                                                           to our students.”                                                                                              data from universities to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Academy of Management Review, Administrative
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          round out its rankings.
                                                            Facing new challenges, business                                                                Other schools included in this ranking were            Science Quarterly, Organization Science and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Business schools were
                                                                                                                                                           Indiana University, the University of Chicago,         Strategic Management Journal. ■
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          judged by those offer-
                                                  schools must utilize innovations and                                                                     University of Illinois at Chicago, University of
                                                                                                                                                           Michigan, University of Minnesota and University       MBA PROGRAM RANKED IN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ing the greatest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          opportunity for minor-
                                                                                                                                                           of Rochester.                                          TOP 10 FOR MINORITIES
                                                  become academic entrepreneurs to                                                                                                                                The college’s MBA program was ranked as one
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ity students based on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          percentage of minority
                                                                                                                                                           “The College of Business has broken through the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  of the top 10 minority programs for MBA students
                                                                                                                                                           national rankings this year,” added de la Viña.                                                                students, percentage of minority faculty
                                                  lead in this “New World of Business.”                                                                    “The rankings increase the prestige of the school
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  nationally, according to the 2007 edition of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and resources for minority students. ■
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Princeton Review.
                                                                                                                                                           and in turn increase the value of a UTSA business
                                                                                                                                                           degree for our students and alumni.”                   As the only UT System school ranked, the UTSA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  College of Business shared the spotlight with such
    America’s colleges and universities today find themselves in a chal-       school fabric so that we can bind faculty and administrators together       Academic Analytics is based in Pennsylvania and
    lenging new environment—one that demands expanded academic                 with one vision while also becoming an innovator, entrepreneur, and         is partially owned by the State University of New
    programming, redefines our traditional academic mission, increases         leader in this “New World of Business”? After significant strategic         York at Stony Brook. Their Faculty Scholarly
    accountability and decreases support from traditional sources of           planning in the college, threads of distinction were established in glob-   Productivity Index is a method for evaluating                                                                  ents have included Bentley, Cornell University,
    government funding. This environment has necessitated the rise of          alization/cultural pluralism, security, capital markets, transformational   doctoral programs at research universities. The                                                                Rice, University of Michigan and the University of
    the dean as an academic entrepreneur!                                      leadership/entrepreneurship, and health/technology.                         index analyzed research productivity from 2001 to                                                              Texas at Austin.
                                                                                                                                                           2005 using objective measures such as the num-
    As Clark Kerr, the first chancellor and president of the University of     Based on a concurrence of vision, we have developed centers, academic                                                                                                                      More than 30 percent of UTSA MBA students are
                                                                                                                                                           ber of books and journal articles published, jour-
    California, noted: “Great universities will be those which have adjusted   programs and alliances that act as profit centers while also combining                                                                                                                     Hispanic, greatly outpacing the national average
                                                                                                                                                           nal citations, awards, honors and grants received.
    rapidly and effectively to important new possibilities”—and so too         academic excellence and thematic integration. Examples include the                                                                                                                         of 4.5 percent. The college’s faculty are diverse
                                                                                                                                                           The ranking examined more than 7,200 programs
    must colleges of business.                                                 joint business/engineering Center for Innovation and Technology                                                                                                                            as well, with minority faculty representing 20 per-
                                                                                                                                                           at 354 institutions. ■
                                                                               Entrepreneurship, the Center for Global Entrepreneurship, the Business                                                                                                                     cent compared to a 3.5 percent national average.
    As a dean, former government official at the U.S. Department of
                                                                               Studies for the Americas program, the Center for Professional                                                                      GUESTS AT THE NSHMBA AWARDS GALA CONGRATULATE DEAN      Enrolling more than 725 graduate students, the
    Treasury and a business entrepreneur, I’ve had the privilege of                                                                                        MARKETING AND FINANCE                                  LYNDA DE LA VIÑA (SECOND FROM LEFT) AND UTSA ALUMNUS
                                                                               Excellence, the Statistical Consulting Center and many other programs                                                                                                                      College of Business offers an innovative Flex
    combining my academic credentials with my entrepreneurial skills.                                                                                      FACULTY RECEIVE                                        SAM BERRIOS (FAR RIGHT) ON THEIR BRILLANTE AWARDS.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          MBA program, an International MBA program,
                                                                               and enterprises. Each is an asset to the business community—a place
    In addition to my academic and government service, I’ve also co-                                                                                       WORLDWIDE ACCLAIM
                                                                               where faculty can apply and integrate their disciplines’ knowledge, stu-
                                                                                                                                                           The Department of Marketing, the Department of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NSHMBA HONORS COLLEGE                                   Executive MBA program, as well as a new Noon
    founded three companies.
                                                                               dents can hew their expertise, and a dean can develop new sources of                                                               WITH BRILLANTE AWARD                                    MBA program.
                                                                                                                                                           Finance and the Department of Management were
    My career is a reflection of this “New World of Business” that             external funding for the college.                                                                                                  The spotlight shined on the College of Business
                                                                                                                                                           recently ranked as top 100 disciplines nationwide                                                              “We are honored to receive this award from
    embraces the development of academic entrepreneurs, but still                                                                                                                                                 during the National Society of Hispanic MBAs
                                                                               In light of the new economic realities and a societal demand for more       according to the Business School Research                                                                      NSHMBA,” said Dean Lynda de la Viña. “As a
    addresses the exigencies of society, government and the multi-                                                                                                                                                national conference this year. The college
                                                                               effective use of knowledge-based resources, the greatest danger facing      Rankings compiled by the University of Texas at                                                                Hispanic-serving institution, we are proud of our
    culturalism of global/domestic markets.                                                                                                                                                                       received the Brillante Award for Educational
                                                                               public universities is failing to secure external resources through inno-   Dallas School of Management. The ranking is                                                                    accomplishments in making higher education
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Excellence—NSHMBA’s most prestigious award.
    This premise provides the center of gravity for academic innovation        vative entrepreneurial and economic development programs. The UTSA          based on the research publications of business                                                                 attainable for all students. In addition to our first-
    and entrepreneurship at the UTSA College of Business. Our strategic        College of Business will therefore continue on our path of national         faculty members from 2006 to 2007.                     The Brillante Award for Educational Excellence          class academic programs, we provide an overall
    planning assumes that all disciplines must be excellent; but the real      recognition with the support of the State of Texas, UTSA, external                                                                 recognizes educational institutions that strive for a   experience for our MBA students that not only
                                                                                                                                                           “These rankings place us in the upper echelon of
    question is how do we weave distinctive threads into the business          partners and our own academic entrepreneurs. ■                                                                                     diverse student population and have a successful        leads to a completed degree, but sets them on the
                                                                                                                                                           national business schools,” said Dean Lynda de
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and proven track record in programs targeted at         path for a successful and fulfilling career.” ■
                                                                                                                                                           la Viña. “Our faculty research has a direct impact
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hispanic outreach. Past educational award recipi-

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                                                                                                                                                                               FROST LECTURE SERIES                                     and a master’s in public administration from the       involved in your communities and make a differ-
                                                                                                                                                                               EXPOSES UNDERGRADUATES                                   University of Southern California. He graduated        ence. That is the beauty of living in a democratic
    COLLEGE’S SECOND ANNUAL                                   Busch’s corporate culture, financial measurement                                                                 TO TOP BUSINESS LEADERS                                  from the Harvard Graduate School of Business, the      society.”
    SIGNATURE SPEAKER SERIES                                  tools and his principles of business success. He                                                                 Two distinguished businessmen highlighted the            Inter-American Defense College and the National
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The Frost Bank Distinguished Lecture Series,
    FEATURED AUGUST A. BUSCH III                              encouraged students to have fun in what they do,                                                                 2006–2007 Frost Bank Distinguished Lecture               War College.
    The College of Business hosted its second annual                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           which began in 1988, brings prominent business
                                                              but also to accomplish something every day.                                                                      Series. Lionel Sosa, chief executive officer of
    Signature Speaker Series, sponsored by                                                                                                                                                                                              “There are a lot of key issues that today’s youth      and community leaders to UTSA to share their
                                                              Those in attendance were treated to samples of                                                                   the grassroots online think tank Mexicans and
    Wachovia, on Feb. 21 featuring August A Busch III,                                                                                                                                                                                  must grapple with, such as social security, educa-     knowledge and experiences with students and
                                                              Anheuser-Busch’s latest beverage innovations                                                                     Americans Thinking Together, presented the
    former chairman of Anheuser-Busch Companies,                                                                                                                                                                                        tion and global warming,” Zapanta said. “Get           others in the university and business community. ■
                                                              along with popular commercials from the 2007                                                                     fall address.
    Inc. The series is a forum where students, faculty
    and alumni can come together and hear from                Super Bowl.                                                                                                                                   Sosa is the author of
    some of the brightest business leaders of our time.       Under the direction of Dr. Karan Bhanot, associ-        DEAN LYNDA DE LA VIÑA AND SENIOR ASSOCIATE DEAN DAN                                   Think and Grow Rich, a
                                                              ate professor of finance and U.S. Global Investors
                                                                                                                      HOLLAS (MIDDLE) ARE CONGRATULATED ON THE COLLEGE’S                                    Latino Choice, pub-
                                                                                                                      REACCREDITATION BY AACSB EXECUTIVES JERRY TRAPNELL,
                                                              Inc. Fellow, a group of select undergraduate            EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF ACCREDITATION OFFI-                                lished last year, and
                                                              and graduate business students analyzed the
                                                                                                                      CER; ART KRAFT, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD; AND JOHN                                       The Americano Dream:
                                                                                                                      FERNANDES, PRESIDENT AND CEO.
                                                              Anheuser-Busch company. The students met Busch                                                                                                How Latinos Can
                                                              prior to the dinner and questioned him on topics        Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of                                          Achieve Success in
                                                              ranging from acquisitions, CEO compensation and         Business. With only 549 accredited business                                           Business and in Life.
                                                              the value of stock buyback for shareholders.            schools worldwide, AACSB International is the            “Whatever your mind can conceive and believe,
                                                                                                                      premier global accrediting body for business             you can achieve,” noted Sosa, who was named
                                                              Busch began his career at Anheuser-Busch in
                                                                                                                      schools.                                                 one of the 25 Most Influential Hispanics in America
                                                              1957. He built his knowledge of the beer business
                                                              by working in virtually every department through-       “Our AACSB accreditation places us among the             by Time magazine. “What would you like to
                                                              out the brewery before succeeding his father as its     world’s elite business schools,” said Dr. Daniel         achieve, if you were guaranteed that you could not
    FORMER ADVISORY COUNCIL CHAIR JIM KAHAN, UTSA PRESIDENT   president in 1974 and CEO in 1975. He was elect-        Hollas, senior associate dean in the college.            fail? Write down that goal, read it to yourself
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ISSIS VELA-FOX                                         PETER C. MORALES
                                                              ed chairman of the board of directors in 1977.          “Less than 10 percent of business schools                six times a day for six months and it becomes a
                                                              Busch retired from his position as president and                                                                 truth for you.”                                                                                                 Peter C. Morales was named the assistant direc-
    ANTONIO MARKET OF WACHOVIA, MEET WITH AUGUST BUSCH III                                                            worldwide achieve AACSB accreditation. This                                                                       NEW ADMINISTRATORS
                                                              CEO in July 2002 and continued to serve as chair-       reaccreditation affirms the quality of our academic      An expert in Hispanic consumer and voter behav-          JOIN COLLEGE                                           tor of graduate business career services in the
    “The Signature Speaker Series allows us to bring          man until December 2006.                                programs, faculty members, and student services          ior, Sosa served as a media consultant for               Two new administrators have joined the college to      College of Business.
    together the San Antonio business community and                                                                   and programs.”                                           President George W. Bush in the 2004 campaign            increase services offered to College of Business
                                                              “It is an honor for Wachovia to continue our spon-                                                                                                                                                                               In this role, Morales will provide career counseling
    our business alumni to showcase the impact of the                                                                                                                          as well as in 2000.                                      students. Issis Vela-Fox was named the director
                                                              sorship of this great series,” said Wachovia San        During the review process, the review team                                                                                                                               and training to graduate business students; assist
    UTSA College of Business in South Texas,” said                                                                                                                                                                                      of the college’s Business Scholars Program. Vela-
                                                              Antonio Market President Mark Metcalfe. “We are         recognized the college “for having a dedicated                                        Gen. Al Zapanta,                                                                   graduate business students and alumni with intern-
    College of Business Dean Lynda de la Viña. “We                                                                                                                                                                                      Fox previously served as a student success spe-
                                                              also proud to extend our relationship with the          administration team with a strong and visionary                                       president and chief                                                                ship and job placement; foster and maintain rela-
    are delighted that Wachovia shares our vision and                                                                                                                                                                                   cialist for Northampton Community College in
                                                              UTSA College of Business. The university’s contri-      dean; aggressively hiring new research-oriented                                       executive officer of                                                               tionships with business and community leaders;
    has continued to serve as the presenting sponsor                                                                                                                                                                                    Pennsylvania, where she was responsible for
                                                              butions to academia, and to this city, are growing      faculty; developing innovative programs to support                                    the United States–                                                                 and assist in recruiting and hosting employers
    of this event.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                     increasing retention rates for targeted at-risk
                                                              tremendously, thanks in large measure to the ener-      undergraduate students; commitment to globaliza-                                      Mexico Chamber of                                                                  on campus.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        student populations.
    Before a crowd of more than 400 alumni, business          gy and creativity of Dean de la Viña and her faculty    tion efforts; innovative executive education                                          Commerce, shared                                                                   Morales returns to UTSA after working as an
    leaders and students, Busch discussed Anheuser-           and staff.” ■                                           programs including an executive MBA program                                           his insights with stu-      The college’s Business Scholars Program is an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               international affairs specialist with the City of
                                                                                                                      and international education seminars; increased                                       dents during his            award-winning academic and professional devel-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               San Antonio. Prior to his employment with the city,
                                                                                                                      research support; and excellent information tech-                                     address in April.           opment program for first-generation college stu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Morales spent seven years with the UTSA Institute
                                                                                                                      nology support.”                                                                                                  dents. Headquartered at the Downtown Campus,
    MARKETING CONCENTRATION                                   ness schools throughout the United States and the                                                                “I’ve been very fortunate to be part of politics, gov-                                                          for Economic Development.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the program focuses on academics, career skills
    ADDED TO PH.D. PROGRAM                                    world,” said Dr. Joel Saegert, chair of the             Accounting accreditation evaluates the quality of        ernment and the private sector,” said Zapanta,           and leadership development. The program is sup-        “Peter’s wealth of knowledge will strengthen the
    The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board             Department of Marketing.                                accounting programs delivered within business            who retired as a two-star general and served in the      ported through the generous contributions of Citi      career development potential for our graduate
    approved a new marketing concentration in the                                                                     programs of overall high quality. Key factors in the     White House for President Ford.
                                                              The college began offering a Ph.D. in business                                                                                                                            and Wachovia.                                          business students,” said Dr. Diane Walz, associ-
    college’s Ph.D. in business administration degree                                                                 assessment of quality include faculty involvement
                                                              administration in 2001 with four concentrations in                                                               Most recently he was appointed by President                                                                     ate dean for graduate studies and research.
    program. Classes began this fall.                                                                                 and qualifications, program curriculum, quality of                                                                “Issis brings a wealth of experience in student
                                                              accounting, finance, information technology and                                                                  George W. Bush as a private sector delegate to the                                                              Morales received his master’s and bachelor’s
                                                                                                                      entering students, and assessment processes.                                                                      affairs to this position, along with a commitment to
    The program emphasizes both teaching and con-             organization and management studies. A Ph.D. in                                                                  U.S. Mexico Partnership for Prosperity. From 2002                                                               degrees in business administration from the UTSA
                                                                                                                      Only 168 accounting programs nationwide have                                                                      innovation,” said Dr. Lisa Montoya, assistant dean
    sumer behavior research, with a focus on prepar-          applied statistics with a concentration in biostatis-                                                            to 2004, he served as chairman of the Reserve                                                                   College of Business. He recently completed the
                                                                                                                      received a separate accounting accreditation.                                                                     for undergraduate studies.
    ing graduates for academia. Students will be              tics was added in the fall of 2006. ■                                                                            Forces Policy Board.                                                                                            Alexander E. Briseño Leadership Development
    exposed to a broad range of theory and methodol-                                                                  Accredited business schools are required to go                                                                    A native Texan, Vela-Fox received her master’s
                                                                                                                                                                               “You are the future generation,” said Zapanta, who                                                              Program through the San Antonio Hispanic
    ogy via rigorous coursework as well as one-on-one                                                                 through a peer review process every five years to                                                                 degree in educational administration from Texas
                                                                                                                                                                               was the first Chicano confirmed by the Senate as                                                                Chamber of Commerce. Morales is a supervisory
    interaction and collaboration with the depart-            COLLEGE REACCREDITED                                    maintain accreditation. While earning accredita-                                                                  A&M University and a bachelor’s degree in psy-
                                                              BY AACSB                                                                                                         assistant secretary of the interior. “You are going                                                             committee member for the San Antonio Federal
    ment’s highly active research faculty.                                                                            tion, a business school undergoes meticulous                                                                      chology from Our Lady of the Lake University. She
                                                              Following a year of intensive preparation, the                                                                   to have to make it work. Financial profit is not what                                                           Credit Union and has been an active member of
                                                                                                                      internal review, evaluation and adjustment. ■                                                                     is a member of the National Association of Student
    “The goal of the doctoral program is to produce           College of Business earned reaccreditation in                                                                    makes a human being.”                                                                                           the San Antonio Chapter of the National Society
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Personnel Administrators.
    marketing scholars who are prepared to teach and          business and separate reaccreditation in                                                                                                                                                                                         of Hispanic MBAs. ■
                                                                                                                                                                               Born and raised in Los Angeles, Gen. Zapanta
    conduct research successfully at the best busi-           accounting from AACSB International—the
                                                                                                                                                                               received a bachelor’s in industrial psychology

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                                                                                                                                                                                                         we’re engaging students early on in their
                                                                                                                                                                                                         academic careers to develop customized
                                                                                                                                                                                                         programs based on their career interests.”       CSPD TASK FORCE
                                                                                                                                                                                                         The UTSA College of Business has the
                                                                                                                                                                                                         largest undergraduate business program in
                                                                                                                                                                                                         The University of Texas System with more         CO-CHAIRS
                                                                                                                                                                                                         than 5,000 students. The majority of these
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Carlos Barbosa, ’94, Wells Fargo
                                                                                                                                                                                                         students are minorities, and one third are
                                                                                                                                                                                                         first-generation college students. Recognizing   Chuck Bridgman, JPMorgan Chase
                                                                                                                                                                                                         the unique challenges these students face
                                                                                                                                                                                                         and knowing that all students need instruc-
                                                                                                                                                                                                         tion in career strategies, the center offers
                                                                                                                                                                                                         training in networking, interviewing and         MEMBERS
                                                                                                                                                                                                         career planning.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Caren Albarian, SeaWorld
                                                                                                                                                                                                         “The center has two key missions,” said
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Patrick Valdez, assistant dean for undergrad-    Deborah Becht, Broadway National Bank

                                                                                                                                                                                                         uate professional development. “First, we are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Steve Benson, KCI
                                                                                                                                                                                                         transforming students into business profes-
                                                                                                                                                                                                         sionals. Secondly, we are serving the recruit-   Cathy Bourbois, AllianceBernstein
                                                                                                                                                                                                         ment needs of the business community.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bill Crumlett, MBA ’77,
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Employers now have a centralized resource        Southwest Research Institute
                                                                                                                                                                                                         when it comes to employing business
                                                                                                                                                                                                         students and graduates. With one phone           Ann Bohl Deacon, ’84,
                                                                                                                                                                                                         call, an employer can post a job opening or      Deacon Recruiting
                                                                                                                                                                                                         discuss internship opportunities. In return,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Amy Flores, Valero
                                                                                                                                                                                                         the center will market the employer’s posi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                         tion and network with the business student       Arlen Glenewinkel Jr., ’77, ’80, Tesoro
                                                                                                                                                                                                         body to help them find the most qualified
                                                                                                                                                                                                         candidate.                                       Herb Hill, Clear Channel Communications

                                                                                                                                                                                                         Recognizing the value of engaging the busi-      Tina James, H-E-B
                                                                                                                                                                                                         ness community in this endeavor, a task force
                                                                                                                                                                                                         was formed this spring with representatives      Kelly Madla, ’98, MS ’00, Ernst & Young
                                                                                                                                                     THE COLLEGE’S NEW CENTER FOR STUDENT PROFESSIONAL
                                                                                                                                                                                                         from most of the major corporations and

       CENTER PROVIDES STUDENTS WITH                                                                                                                 DEVELOPMENT WILL PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
                                                                                                                                                     AND CAREER SERVICES TO BUSINESS STUDENTS.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         industries throughout San Antonio. Alumnus
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Carlos Barbosa, vice president at Wells Fargo,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Staci Marshall, MA ’05, Rackspace

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Nancy Ozuna, ’93, MPA ’95,
                                                                                                                                                                                                         and Chuck Bridgman, senior vice president
         A CAREER SEAL OF APPROVAL                                                                                                                                                                       of governmental banking at JPMorgan Chase,
                                                                                                                                                                                                         co-chaired the task force.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Hanke Group

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mary Stephanie Peavy, Frost
                Offering first-class services for students and employers, the new Center                                                                                                                 “The CSPD will provide the Good                  Elizabeth Powell, USAA
                for Student Professional Development is dedicated to student success.                                                                                                                    Housekeeping Seal of Approval for job candi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                         dates,” said Barbosa, who received his bache-    Cynda Reznicek, Zachry
                                                                  by Wendy Frost                                                                                                                         lor’s in business administration from UTSA
                                                                                                                                                                                                         in 1994. “It will help employers find the        Juan Salazar, Westin La Cantera
                                                                                                                                                                                                         best and brightest students to meet their
           he Center for Student Professional      The center is the vision of Dean Lynda de la     “The center encompasses a continuum of           the Latino Financial Issues Program, as well                                                         Wayne Terry, ’85, H-E-B

    T      Development (CSPD) in the College
           of Business is literally opening new
    doors for students in terms of professional
                                                   Viña, who began formulating strategies to
                                                   make this dream a reality once she was
                                                   named dean in 2005. Since then, two new
                                                                                                    academic, career readiness and leadership
                                                                                                    activities for our students,” said de la Viña.
                                                                                                    “It was designed to give our business
                                                                                                                                                     as international study abroad and business
                                                                                                                                                     student organizations, are now centrally
                                                                                                                                                     housed in the center. They are joined by
                                                                                                                                                                                                         hiring needs.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                         Task force members have been charged with
                                                                                                                                                                                                         partnering with the center to develop pro-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Don Walker, Presidio Title

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          John Worthington, Security Service
    development opportunities. Housed on the       assistant deans were hired to help lead center   students a competitive advantage in the          an expanded array of professional develop-          gramming, participating in center activities,    Federal Credit Union
    college’s “Main Street” on the second floor,   programming, a physical space was remod-         marketplace as well as a well-rounded            ment services.                                      leading industry lecture panels, providing
    walls were knocked down and sliding glass      eled to accommodate the center, and a task       academic portfolio.”                                                                                 internship and employment opportunities
                                                                                                                                                     “The center represents a culture shift for
    doors were added to beckon people into the     force of community business leaders was con-                                                                                                          and contributing financially.
                                                                                                    Existing academic and leadership components      our students,” said Dr. Lisa Montoya, assis-
    center when it opened for students in 2007.    vened to help formulate center programming.
                                                                                                    such as the Business Scholars Program and        tant dean for undergraduate studies. “We’re         “I hope the task force can provide the direc-
                                                                                                                                                     a one-stop shop for student activity, and           tion and guidance necessary for the CSPD
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    FEATURE                                                                                                                                                   Cantu worked on a project to help improve
                                                                                                                                                              communications in the stores. She piloted the
                                                                                                                                                              system in several stores then presented her
    and COB to develop a world-class student          said Valdez. “Their feedback has been               program with a strong quantitative focus. I         results to top executives. Rios worked on a
    career development center, serving the best       invaluable as we developed programming              hope others can have the success that I had         project involving out-of-date products.
    interests of both the UTSA student body and       for our students.”                                  in utilizing the CSPD.”                             Housed in H-E-B’s regional office, he visited
    the business world, not just in San Antonio,                                                                                                              more than 25 stores to audit processes.
                                                                                                          In addition to full-time employment, the cen-
    but well beyond the borders of Texas,” said       PLACEMENT SUCCESS                                   ter also places students in quality internship      “This is what an internship really should be,”
    Barbosa. “Of course, for selfish reasons, it’s    In just a short time, the center already has        programs. UTSA students have interned with          said Rios, who is new to the grocery industry.
    my real desire to keep the best students right    several success stories in support of its mis-      H-E-B, JPMorgan Chase and Merrill Lynch, to         “It is a good opportunity to learn about
    here in San Antonio.”                             sion. Aaron Castro, a recent graduate from          name a few.                                         the company, the industry and see if it’s a
    In collaboration with UTSA’s Career Services      the master’s in finance program, was hired as
                                                                                                                                                              good fit.”
                                                      a financial analyst with Goldman Sachs in           “The CSPD was a huge asset for me during
    Office, the center is already making an impact
                                                      New York City.                                      the interview process. I gained valuable inter-
    on business students after operating only one
                                                                                                          view advice that probably made the differ-          PARTNERSHIP
    semester. More than 700 students received
                                                                                                          ence in being selected for the internship,”         OPPORTUNITIES
    counseling in career development, resumé                                                                                                                  While much has been accomplished in the
                                                                                                          said Brian Dorber, a senior finance major
    design and interviewing skills. Two industry                                                                                                              center, the reality is that services will need to
                                                                                                          interning with Morgan Stanley this summer.
    expos, which exposed students to the variety                                                                                                              be scaled up rapidly to accommodate the col-
    of career choices within a specific major,                                                            Candyce Cantu, who graduated in May with
                                                                                                                                                              lege’s growing student body. In order to meet
    were held in the areas of real estate finance                                                         an undergraduate degree in marketing, and           these goals, the support of the local alumni
    and development and tourism. The center has                                                           Johnny Rios, a senior majoring in manage-           and business community is critical. Renowned
    also hosted both local and national recruiters                                                        ment, utilized the services of the center and       real estate investor Kyle Seale and his wife,
    to conduct information sessions and employ-                                                           received positions in H-E-B’s corporate             Billie, stepped up to meet this challenge and
    ment interviews.                                                                                      internship program working directly with            donated $100,000 to the college to establish
                                                                                                          Suzanne Wade, president of the San Antonio          the H. Kyle Seale Student Professional              BILLIE AND KYLE SEALE VISIT WITH DEAN LYNDA DE LA VIÑA DURING THE DEDICATION CEREMONY FOR THE H. KYLE SEALE
    This fall, the center will provide a continuum                                                                                                                                                                CONFERENCE ROOM IN THE CENTER FOR STUDENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.
                                                                                                          Food/Drug Retail Division. This 10-week             Development Endowment (see story at right).
    of offerings for students from their freshman
                                                                                                          internship involved more than just making
    through senior years that will motivate,                                                                                                                  Corporate sponsors have recognized the value
    inspire and prepare all students. The Career
                                                                                                          coffee. Both have ridden on H-E-B’s corporate                                                            KYLE AND BILLIE SEALE DONATE $100,000 TO
                                                                                                          jet and have had the chance to meet top             of the center as well and established multi-
    Action Plan (CAP) is the signature program                                                                                                                year commitments totaling almost $100,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ESTABLISH THE CSPD ENDOWMENT
                                                                                                          executives such as Charles Butt, chairman
    of the center. Targeted at juniors and seniors,                                                                                                           to fund the center’s start-up operations.
                                                                                                          and CEO of H-E-B.                                                                                        Creating a lasting impact for all current and future students in the College of Business, Kyle and Billie
    the CAP provides a broad approach to profes-                                                                                                              Corporate partners for the center include
                                                                                                          “The H-E-B internship program is a structured                                                            Seale donated $100,000 to the College of Business to establish the H. Kyle Seale Student Professional
    sional career development that includes                                                                                                                   AllianceBernstein, Deacon Recruiting,
    resumé review, mock interview sessions,                                                               work/learning experience designed to let stu-                                                            Development Endowment. The endowment will be used to fund student development programming in
                                                                                                                                                              JPMorgan Chase, Rackspace Managed
    company site visits, industry panels and                                                              dents get a realistic look at the retail industry   Hosting, Security Service Federal Credit             the new Center for Student Professional Development.
    business etiquette.                                                                                   and more specifically, H-E-B,” said Wade, who       Union, Wachovia and Wells Fargo Bank.
                                                                                                          serves on the executive committee of the col-                                                            “UTSA is in our front yard; we’re neighbors,” said Billie Seale. “We felt this gift would impact a large
    The first class of 250 CAP students                                                                                                                       “Our goal is for someone to fully endow the
                                                                                                          lege’s Advisory Council.                                                                                 number of business students. We hope others will want to donate as well to this endeavor.”
    entered the program in the fall, through                                                                                                                  center so that our programming can continue
    participation in Dr. Bennie Wilson’s Business                                                         Cantu hails from Harlingen as the eldest child      in perpetuity,” said de la Viña. “A substantial      Kyle, a graduate of UT Austin’s law school, is a noted businessman in the real estate industry. He is a
    Communications and Professional                                                                       in her family and the first to attend college.      investment, in the range of $3–5 million, will       member of President Ricardo Romo’s Development Board.
    Development course. Upon completion of the                                                            “Opportunities like this don’t come along           allow the college to scale up rapidly the cen-
    program, students will receive a certificate of                                                       that often,” said Cantu, whose dad worked for       ter’s programs and provide a permanent base          “We are grateful for the Seales’ impact gift to the College of Business,” said Dean Lynda de la Viña.
                                                      H-E-B EXECUTIVE SUZANNE WADE MENTORS RECENT BUSI-
    professional development and be “career           NESS GRADUATE CANDYCE CANTU AS PART OF THE H-E-B
                                                                                                          H-E-B for 15 years. “Working with the center,       of funds that will support the college’s ongo-       “They’ve made a lead gift to the center’s endowment that will benefit our business students in perpetuity.”
    certified” for employers.                         CORPORATE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM.                       I did mock interviews and helped practice for       ing services.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   In honor of their gift, President Romo hosted a luncheon for the Seales’ extended family. All six of Kyle’s
                                                      Castro, a native of McAllen, met with Valdez        my first serious interview.”
    Education and awareness will be the focus                                                                                                                 “There is still so much for us to accomplish,”       children and eight grandchildren were in attendance, including two who are students in the College
    of programming offered to freshmen and            in fall 2006. They worked on resumé develop-        Rios, a member of the Business Student              added Valdez. “In five years we’ll look back
                                                      ment and interviewing skills. When Goldman                                                                                                                   of Business.
    sophomores. Through the pre-internship                                                                Council, transferred to UTSA from Del Mar           and fully realize the impact we are making in
    program, undergraduates will receive expo-        Sachs called looking for strong finance             College in Corpus Christi. Through his busi-        the lives of our business students.”                 Following the luncheon, the Seales visited the newly remodeled center. In honor of the Seales’ gift, the
    sure to the center’s wide range of services       candidates, Castro was a natural choice. He         ness fraternity, he received valuable training
                                                                                                                                                              Barbosa added, “This is one small way I feel         college named the center’s conference room the H. Kyle Seale Conference Room in recognition of the
    and information about internship and employ-      participated in a recruiting event in San           in professional development.
                                                      Antonio and was then flown to New York City                                                             I can give back to UTSA. There’s too much at         Seales’ generosity.
    ment opportunities. Future plans include
                                                      for a final interview. He began working for         “Both Candyce and Johnny had the qualities          stake to leave one’s career path to chance!”
    the development of an alumni mentoring                                                                                                                                                                         “I’m honored to have the CSPD conference room named after me,” said Kyle Seale. “It means so much
                                                      them this summer.                                   we look for in management potential,” added
    program as well as roundtable sessions with                                                                                                               For more information about the Center for            to be able to share this day with all of my children and grandchildren.” ■
                                                                                                          Wade. “Candyce is very organized and has
    local executives.                                 “New York is the financial capital of the                                                               Student Professional Development or to dis-
                                                                                                          great follow-up. Johnny had demonstrated
                                                      world,” said Castro, who also ran cross coun-                                                           cuss internship or employment opportunities
    “The center would not have achieved this                                                              leadership ability with his business fraternity
                                                      try at UTSA. “It is the perfect place to apply                                                          in your organization, call (210) 458-4327
    level of success without the support of our                                                           and a genuine concern for others well-being.”
                                                      my financial knowledge. UTSA has a quality                                                              or e-mail Lisa.Montoya@utsa.edu or
    alumni and business community members,”
                                                                                                                                                              Patrick.Valdez@utsa.edu. ■
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     FEATURE                                                                                                                                                                                                 ENTERING THE FINANCIAL MAINSTREAM
                                                                                                                                                           their academic knowledge. The lab introduces
                                                                                                                                                           students to the atmosphere and environment
                                                                                                                                                           of trading.”                                      Promoting wealth and asset building among             “The program was designed for students in busi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Latinos is the goal of the Latino Financial Issues    ness and social sciences to have a multidiscipli-
                                                                                                                                                           Financial training and analysis using tools       Program in the UTSA College of Business. The          nary conversation,” said Montoya, who serves as
                                                                                                                                                           such as Bloomberg are quickly becoming a          yearlong integrated academic and service learning     both assistant dean for undergraduate studies in
                                                                                                                                                           requirement for students pursuing careers         program exposes students in multidisciplinary         the college and director of the program.
                                                                                                                                                           in financial institutions. “A Bloomberg           fields to community economic development, finan-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   As part of the service learning component last year,
                                                                                                                                                           certificate proves competency in accessing        cial literacy and entrepreneurship.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   LFI Scholars mentored high school students from
                                                                                                                                                           market and financial information through
                                                                                                                                                                                                             “The program explores what it means to be out of      Navarro Academy in the San Antonio Independent
                                                                                                                                                           the Bloomberg system,” Wyatt added.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             the financial mainstream and how that affects our     School District. They engaged the students in an
                                                                                                                                                           “When we research candidates for employ-
                                                                                                                                                                                                             economy,” said Dr. Lisa Montoya, who designed         eight-week seminar on financial literacy and col-
                                                                                                                                                           ment in our firm, prior knowledge and experi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                             the program with several colleagues three years       lege readiness.
                                                                                                                                                           ence with Bloomberg gives candidates a
                                                                                                                                                                                                             ago. “Participants learn the business practices,
                                                                                                                                                           real advantage.”                                                                                        “Going to college is one of the most important finan-
                                                                                                                                                                                                             government policies and individual behaviors that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   cial decisions a student can make,” said Montoya.
                                                                                                                                                           “Students will learn how to integrate theoreti-   impact wealth creation in the United States.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   “The mentorship program is successful because
                                                                                                                                                           cal knowledge with this practical application,”   The need for programs such as this is evident.        students learn better in a peer-to-peer setting.”

         CREATING FINANCIAL SYNERGIES                                                                                                                      said Bhanot, whose students use Bloomberg
                                                                                                                                                           data for his speculative markets and invest-
                                                                                                                                                           ments courses. “Everyone in the industry uses
                                                                                                                                                                                                             According to recent studies, 50 percent of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Latino community operates outside the financial
                                                                                                                                                                                                             mainstream. They do not use banks or have a credit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   In their second project, the scholars learned best
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   practices in community economic development
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   along the border from Proyecto Azteca in San
                                       New York, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo.                                                                              Bloomberg. This will give students a head         history—leaving them without a means to apply for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Juan, Texas. Students viewed firsthand the impact
                                                                                                                                                           start as they enter the workplace.”               mortgages or other secured loan products.
                               Each are viewed as leading financial capitals of the world,                                                                                                                                                                         that community economic development projects
                                                                                                                                                           Besides serving UTSA students, the lab can        The program, which completed its first year in        make. As a thank you, the students hosted a party
                                            but what about San Antonio?                                                                                                                                      the College of Business, partners with San            for 50 local children in the colonias.
                                                                                                                                                           also be utilized by students in the local com-
                                                                                                                                                           munity to receive instruction in areas such       Antonio–based microlender Acción Texas, Arizona
                                                                  by Wendy Frost                                                                                                                                                                                   The program culminates with a paid summer
                                                                                                                                                           as financial literacy and investor education      State University and the University of Notre Dame.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   internship in a community economic development
                                                                                                                                                           through programs such as the college’s Latino     Start-up funding came from the Annie E. Casey
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   organization. This summer, students worked with
                                                                                                                                                           Financial Issues Program (see story at right).    Foundation. The program is also receiving support
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Acción Texas, the Adelante Hispanic Fund, the City
                                                                                                                                                                                                             this year from GMAC in the form of student

             ased on research commissioned by          TRADING LAB                                                            Dr. Yiuman Tse, profes-
                                                                                                                                                           To fully realize the dream of a trading lab,                                                            of San Antonio Department of Community
             Finance San Antonio in 2005, San                                                                                 sor of finance, who has                                                        scholarships as well as financial literacy curricu-
                                                       One innovative initiative that the college is                                                       the college is conducting a fundraising cam-                                                            Initiatives and Proyecto Azteca.
             Antonio is poised to be a leader in the                                                                          taught in the college                                                          lum materials.
                                                       pursuing, based on feedback from the local                                                          paign to fully fund or endow the lab. So far,                                                           “Currently, a handful of alumni from last year’s pro-
     financial services industry for the Southwest.                                                                           since 2002.                                                                    The first-semester course, the Economy of Low
                                                       business community, is the creation of a                                                            $50,000 has been raised in support of this                                                              gram are still involved in financial literacy pro-
     A resulting economic impact study found that                                                                                                                                                            Income Communities, is open to students through-
                                                       financial trading lab. The lab will serve as a                         In the interim, a tempo-     endeavor from the Volney E. Dibrell Trust.                                                              grams throughout the community,” said Montoya.
     the financial services industry represents an                                                                                                                                                           out the university. Students examine the role of
                                                       teaching and research center that allows                               rary trading lab             Also, two Bloomberg terminals have been                                                                 “My hope is that students leave with a sense of
     annual impact of $20.5 billion to our local                                                                                                                                                             financial institutions in the economy, learn why
                                                       students and faculty to participate in the                             equipped with three          donated by Wyatt and Frank Holmes, CEO                                                                  optimism and hope for our society in the future.
     economy, pays the highest average wage of                                                                                                                                                               financial literacy is important to low-income com-
                                                       gathering and analysis of live, real-time                              Bloomberg terminals          and chief investment officer of U.S. Global                                                             They’ve learned how they can make a difference in
     any industry in San Antonio and has steadily                                                                                                                                                            munities and develop personal financial plans. At
                                                       financial data.                                   has been created in the college’s Advanced        Investors Inc. A fundraising target of $2.3                                                             the community, and they are poised to act.” ■
     grown in recent years with the influx of new                                                                                                                                                            the end of the first semester, 25 students are then
                                                       Staged to look and operate like a trading         Projects Lab. Wyatt, who received her MBA         million has been set, with the hope of
     companies and operations.                                                                                                                                                                               chosen to become LFI Scholars and put their aca-
                                                       room commonly found on Wall Street, the col-      from UTSA in 1986, generously donated one         opening the doors to the center in fall 2008.     demic studies to practice.
     Recognizing the synergies developing in           lege’s lab would be equipped with Bloomberg       of the Bloomberg terminals to the college.                                                                                                                STUDENTS IN THE LATINO FINANCIAL ISSUES PROGRAM STUDIED
     the financial industry, the College of Business   terminals providing electronic sources of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   BEST PRACTICES IN COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
                                                                                                         Using these resources, the college will offer                                                                                                             ALONG THE U.S.-MEXICO BORDER.
     designated capital markets as one of five         financial news and investment data. The
                                                                                                                                                           FINANCIAL RESEARCH
                                                                                                         a new special topics course in Bloomberg
     threads of distinction in which the college has   hands-on laboratory would be used by stu-                                                           In addition to providing innovative program-
                                                                                                         certification this spring. Taught by both Tse
     developed a competitive strategic advantage.      dents in the college’s undergraduate, gradu-                                                        ming for our students, the college is also
                                                                                                         and Dr. Karan Bhanot, associate professor of
     “We believe we need to be in the forefront        ate and Ph.D. finance programs.                                         finance, a small, select    home to a small cadre of nationally respected
     as San Antonio moves to be a financial                                                                                    group of students will      financial researchers. Most recently, the
                                                       “Bloomberg is the gold standard in terms of
     center in Texas,” said Dr. Lynda de la Viña,                                                                              be trained in using         department was ranked 55th in the nation and
                                                       research tools,” said Jeanie Wyatt, CEO and
     dean of the UTSA College of Business.                                                                                     Bloomberg to analyze        61st in the world for their scholarly research
                                                       chief investment officer of South Texas Money
                                                                                                                               stocks and bonds in         according to the Business School Research
     As part of this strategy, the college has         Management. “Bloomberg provides a window
                                                                                                                               order to become certi-      Rankings compiled by the University of Texas
     focused on two primary areas. First, the          into the world of finance. Students will have
                                                                                                                               fied Bloomberg profes-      at Dallas School of Management.
     college is developing innovative academic         access to market moving news, real-time data
                                                       and quantitative analysis.”                                             sionals.                    Modesty is a trait seldom seen in the fast-
     programs to educate the human capital that
     is needed to support this industry. Secondly,                                                       “We are developing our own curriculum for         paced and frenzied world of investing, but
                                                       The proposed trading lab will occupy approxi-
     the college is home to a cadre of financial                                                         this course,” said Tse. “We’ll introduce many     it is a hallmark of the college’s finance
                                                       mately 1,800 square feet and be equipped
     researchers who are leading the forefront                                                           practical issues and case studies. Bloomberg      department faculty members. Each of the
                                                       with 25 dual-panel workstations. The lab’s ini-
     of research in capital markets.                                                                     is a tool that students can use in concert with   eight tenured faculty members conducts
                                                       tial design and setup have been overseen by
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     research in a variety of areas. These include      ment banking for five years at Bear Stearns.       “Using decimalization data, the results
                                                                                                                                                                      MARKETING DEPARTMENT SHINES
     stock buybacks, option backdating, market
     microstructure, mergers, international finan-
                                                        “If the company can be bought easily, then
                                                        the insurance rates on their bonds should
                                                                                                           supported the broker promotion hypothesis,”
                                                                                                           Kadapakkam noted. “The increase of stock
                                                                                                                                                                         SPOTLIGHT ON RESEARCH
     cial markets and capital structure.                be higher.”                                        prices on the ex-date was now smaller and
                                                                                                           the frequency of small transactions                                  From the moment the alarm clock wakes us until our sleepy heads
                            “By design we have peo-                           Dr. Palani-Rajan
                            ple working in the inter-                         Kadapakkam, professor
                                                                                                           increased.”                                                         hit the pillow, we’re bombarded with messages designed to influence
                            section of capital mar-                           of finance, has teamed       While most of the research conducted by                                          what (and how, where and when) we consume.
                            kets and corporate                                with Misra to study the      faculty members is highly theoretical, the
                            finance,” said Dr.                                impact of stock symbol       finance industry still understands the value                                                                    by Lynn Gosnell
                            Lalatendu Misra, profes-                          changes. Their paper,        of keeping abreast of academic research.
                            sor of finance and chair                          “What’s in a Nickname?
                                                                                                           “There is a direct correlation between aca-

                            of the department. “But                           —Price and Volume                                                                          hy do we trust one brand over
                                                                                                           demic work and the realities of trading on                    another? What’s behind our deci-
     how we approach capital markets is unique          Impacts of a Pure Ticker Symbol Change,”
                                                                                                           Wall Street,” said Kadapakkam. “I and others                  sions to purchase something online
     for each individual.                               appeared this spring in the Journal of
                                                                                                           on the faculty have been contacted by Wall         or go to a store? How does the media influ-
                                                        Financial Research.
     “Our faculty have distinguished themselves                                                            Street investors and financers looking to          ence what we buy—and what we desire? Is
     by their hard work, collaborative spirit and       They examined the effects of a voluntary           better understand our academic research to         there a cultural basis for our consuming
     quality research,” Misra added. “We have           change in a ticker symbol without other con-       maximize their trading opportunities.”             decisions? Are we even aware of all that goes
     earned the respect of our colleagues in the        temporaneous corporate events such as a                                                               into our choices?
                                                                                                           Elevating the level of financial and academic
     profession.”                                       name change. “We were trying to figure out
                                                                                                           partnership in San Antonio, U.S. Global            These are some of the questions being stud-
                                                        what happens when companies change their
     Finance faculty members are collaborating                                                             Investors Inc. pledged $200,000 to form a          ied by consumer behavior researchers in the
                                                        ticker symbols,” Misra said. “We found signifi-
     in innovative ways to develop programs and                                                            long-term strategic partnership with the           UTSA College of Business.
                                                        cant declines in trading volume and prices on
     research that give the College of Business its                                                        college to develop quantitative investment
                                                        the effective date of the ticker change. Our                                                          The Department of Marketing has excelled in
     mark of distinction.                                                                                  research.
                                                        finding suggests that lack of ticker informa-                                                         its consumer behavior research, recently
     “Most financial research attempts to explain       tion impedes the trading activity of some          “U.S. Global Investors uses quant modeling         receiving impressive rankings (40th national-
     why financial assets behave in a certain           investors, and makes a case that changes in        and fundamental analysis to evaluate invest-                                                        MARKETING FACULTY MEMBERS DR. JOEL SAEGERT, DR. ASHOK LALWANI, DR. SONIA MONGA, DR. L. J. SHRUM, DR. ASHWANI MONGA
                                                                                                                                                              ly; 43rd internationally) based upon a study     AND DR. TINA LOWREY CELEBRATE THEIR RECENT WORLDWIDE RANKING IN CONSUMER BEHAVIOR FACULTY RESEARCH.
     way and is based on observations from the          the information necessary for trading should       ments for our investors,” said Frank Holmes,       done by the University of Texas at Dallas
     market,” said Bhanot, who has taught at            be more widely publicized.”                        CEO and chief investment officer of U.S.           School of Management. The rankings reflect       researcher himself, makes the ninth faculty                sion making under uncertainty, what he
     UTSA for 10 years. “It makes your research                                                            Global Investors. “Further research in this        the number of articles published in top jour-    member in this concentration.                              deemed “prospect theory,” found that
                                                        Kadapakkam also collaborated with Tse to
     more relevant.”                                                                                       area will be useful to companies like ours, and    nals, such as the Journal of Consumer                                                                       humans are often not completely rational
                                                        analyze stock splits following decimaliza-                                                                                                             “What has happened, first by fortuitous cir-
                                                                                                           San Antonio stands to gain from the develop-       Research, Journal of Marketing, Journal of                                                                  when making economic decisions.
                            Bhanot and Dr. John         tion—the changing of securities trading                                                                                                                cumstance and then by careful design, was
                                                                                                           ment of more intellectual capital in the finan-    Marketing Research and Marketing Science by
                            Wald, associate profes-     prices from fractions to decimals. Their paper,                                                                                                        the development of a cadre of consumer                     “What Kahneman and his colleague Tversky
                                                                                                           cial services sector.”                             business college faculty members in
                            sor of finance, are work-   “Stock Splits, Broker Promotion, and                                                                                                                   behavior researchers who are competing with                [who died in 1996] found is that people have
                            ing together on a forth-    Decimalization,” appeared in the Journal of        This summer, U.S. Global donated $50,000 to        2006–2007.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               the best universities in the country. These                very predictable biases that violate the
                            coming article,             Financial and Quantitative Analysis.               establish a finance faculty fellowship program     Department chair Dr. Joel Saegert dates the      researchers also bring the latest findings to              ‘rational man’ idea of economics under cer-
                            “Takeover Risk and the                                                         in the college. Four faculty members (Bhanot,      beginning of this achievement with the hiring    the classroom to instruct our students at the              tain conditions,” said Shrum. “In addition,
                                                        “We found that on stock split ex-dates [the
                            Correlation Between                                                            Kadapakkam, Misra and Tse) were named U.S.         of a faculty couple who were already well-       highest level,” said Saegert.                              these biased processes may be relatively
                                                        day a stock starts trading reflecting the split]
                            Stocks and Bonds.”                                                             Global Investors Inc. Fellows this year, and the   established as teachers and researchers in                                                                  unconscious and thus people are often
                                                        stock returns are positive,” said Kadapakkam,                                                                                                          The momentum continues this fall when
     Bhanot specializes in corporate bonds and                                                             money will be used to support faculty and          the field of consumer behavior.                                                                             unaware of them.”
                                                        who recently had a paper on the synergies of                                                                                                           the department welcomes its first three
     credit risk, while Wald specializes in corporate                                                      doctoral student research.
                                                        mergers accepted in the Review of Financial                                                           Professors Dr. Tina M. Lowrey and Dr. L. J.      doctoral students. The Ph.D. in business                   Other recent books such as Blink: The Power
                                                        Studies. “One of the reasons previously            “We value the academic research that we            Shrum came to UTSA in 2002 from Rider            administration with a concentration in                     of Thinking without Thinking (2005) by
     “Nowadays a lot of companies like AT&T go          studied is that brokers promote the stock          do, but, more importantly, we value our work       University and Rutgers University, respective-   marketing will focus on teaching and on                    Malcolm Gladwell and How Doctors Think
     about buying companies,” explained Bhanot.         to retail investors. Commission costs are          in the classroom,” said Misra, who advises         ly. Saegert promised them the chance to build    consumer behavior research.                                (2007) by Jerome Groopman, M.D., have
     “Stock and bond holders gain in different          higher when stocks trade at a lower price,         the student chapter of the Financial               a doctoral-level program that focused on con-                                                               also mined the psychological underpinnings
     ways during these acquisitions.”                   so brokers have positive incentive to sell         Management Association. “The ultimate                                                               The new degree program comes at a time
                                                                                                                                                              sumer research. “They’re entrepreneurial,                                                                   of decision making—and garnered
                                                        stocks once they split.”                           reward is seeing our students succeed in the                                                        when interest and awareness of consumer
     Their research, which has a direct application                                                                                                           energetic and connected,” Saegert said.                                                                     bestseller status.
                                                                                                           financial marketplace.” ■                                                                           behavior research is growing, noted Shrum.
     to trading, shows how takeover risk can influ-     The other hypothesis was that trading in                                                              More faculty recruitment success followed.                                                                  “The consumer behavior research in our
     ence the correlation between stock returns         odd lots of shares was an inconvenience for                                                                                                            For example, the 2002 Nobel Prize for eco-
                                                                                                                                                              “In the last five years, we’ve hired eight                                                                  department draws heavily from social psy-
     and bond spread changes. “The results have         stock holders, so they sold their stock prior                                                                                                          nomics was awarded to psychologist Daniel
                                                                                                                                                              tenured or tenure-track faculty in the con-                                                                 chology,” Lowrey pointed out. “Social psy-
     wide implications for the pricing and hedging      to the ex-date, pushing the stock price down                                                                                                           Kahneman for his work in behavioral econom-
                                                                                                                                                              sumer behavior area. For a small academic                                                                   chologists have long looked at topics such
     of bonds and default risk–based financial          and allowing the stock to recover once it                                                                                                              ics. Kahneman’s breakthrough research chal-
                                                                                                                                                              department, that’s just unprecedented,” said                                                                as information processing; researchers who
     products,” said Wald, who worked in invest-        was split.                                                                                                                                             lenged traditional economic theory about
                                                                                                                                                              Saegert, who, as a consumer behavior                                                                        study consumer behavior are taking these
                                                                                                                                                                                                               rational decision making. His theory of deci-

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     theories and applying them to marketing               different cultures or even regions of the world      Saegert and others in the department’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                agement and will lead to new partnerships and         Performance, Change. He also co-founded the
     situations,” she said. Though some of the             respond to branding activities.                      consumer behavior area predict that UTSA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                research in the San Antonio health care community.”   Journal of Quality Management.
     consumer behavior research involves well-                                                                  will one day become competitive with top
                                                           Monga’s published research has focused on
     known brand names, Lowrey and other faculty                                                                programs in the country.                                                                                        Forgione is the founder and director of the           He is a member of the Academy of Management,
                                                           two areas: brand extensions and co-branding.
     are quick to point out that their research is                                                                                                                                                                              International Society for Research in Healthcare      the American Psychological Society, the Society
                                                           When established brands introduce a new              A key asset for the department, and one
     much more theoretical than, say, a corporate                                                                                                                                                                               Financial Management and the managing editor          for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the
                                                           and entirely different product, they are             that has helped recruit both faculty and
     research arm that is only interested in their                                                                                                                                                                              of the journal Research in Healthcare Financial       Southern Management Association and the
                                                           extending their brand (for example, a salad          graduate students, is the behavioral research
     own brand.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Management. He is a consultant to health care         Western Academy of Management. He has con-
                                                           dressing introduced by Coke). Co-branding            lab located on the fourth floor of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                organizations and has analyzed the financial and      sulted with a variety of organizations, particularly
     One of Lowrey’s research areas applies psy-           occurs when two established brands collabo-          Business Building.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                operating performance of more than 5,500 hospi-       in the areas of performance appraisal and compe-
     cholinguistic theories to the study of market-        rate to develop a new product (for example,
                                                                                                                Said Shrum, “It’s critical for those of us who                                                                  tals throughout the United States.                    tency model development and implementation.
     ing communications. She has focused down to           a Cole-Haan shoe with a Nike sole). Monga’s
                                                                                                                do research to have a controlled facility like        JANEY BRISCOE MARMION, FORMER GOV. DOLPH BRISCOE,
     the phonetic level of sounds to tease out             research on the above topics recently                                                                      DR. DANA FORGIONE, DEAN LYNDA DE LA VIÑA AND PRESIDENT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                “During the last 18 years I have pioneered and        Cardy previously served as professor of manage-
                                                                                                                that.” Consisting of 18 cubicles with privacy
     symbolism and meaning in words. She recent-           appeared in the Journal of Marketing                                                                       RICARDO ROMO CELEBRATE FORGIONE’S APPOINTMENT AS          developed the field of research in health care        ment at Arizona State University where he
                                                                                                                screens, computers and workstations, the lab          THE JANEY S. BRISCOE ENDOWED CHAIR IN THE BUSINESS
     ly published an edited volume titled                  Research and The Journal of Consumer                                                                       OF HEALTH.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                accounting and financial management—founding          received a University Mentor Award for his work
                                                                                                                facilitates all kinds of studies and data analysis.
     Psycholinguistic Phenomena in Marketing               Research.                                                                                                                                                            both an international research society and a peer-    with doctoral students and served as a faculty
     Communications (see sidebar below) and has                                                                 “This is a tool that allows us to do the kind of                                                                reviewed research journal,” said Forgione. “My        mentor to teams of honors students working on
                                                           Drawing on theories from social psychology,                                                                 FORGIONE NAMED BRISCOE
     a paper with Shrum that is forthcoming in the                                                              research that needs to be done to publish in           CHAIR IN THE BUSINESS                                    consulting work has been used twice by the United     community development projects. He holds bach-
                                                           Monga found that people from different cul-
     Journal of Consumer Research.                                                                              top-tier journals,” Saegert said.                      OF HEALTH                                                States Congress in major national health care poli-   elor’s and master’s degrees from Central
                                                           tures, in general, react differently (favorably
                                                                                                                                                                       Dr. Dana Forgione has been named the Janey S.            cy deliberations, as well as by the State of Texas    Michigan University and a doctorate from Virginia
     Shrum’s research focuses on the effects of            or unfavorably) to brand extensions and co-          Saegert, who is beginning his 31st year at
                                                                                                                                                                       Briscoe Endowed Chair in the Business of Health.         in landmark charity care legislation.”                Polytechnic Institute and State University. ■
     media on consumer judgment and decision               branding. Her findings reveal some intriguing        UTSA, is justly proud of the department’s
                                                                                                                                                                       Forgione, professor of accounting, leads the col-
     making. “I’m looking at how TV programs               cultural differences in the way people evalu-        recent accomplishments and future promise.                                                                      Forgione previously served as director of the
                                                                                                                                                                       lege’s initiatives in the area of the business of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                School of Accounting at Florida International
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      TWELVE NEW FACULTY
     themselves influence consumer thoughts and            ate brands and have implications on how to
                                                                                                                “What this does for the college is provide an          health. A distinguished academic and pioneer in                                                                JOIN COLLEGE
     perceptions,” he said. “The more you watch            market these types of products in different                                                                                                                          University. He is a certified public accountant,
                                                                                                                indication that we are serious about compet-           health care accounting and financial management,                                                               Twelve new tenured or tenure-track faculty mem-
     television, the more you buy into the mes-            regions and even to different ethnicities.                                                                                                                           certified fraud examiner and a certified manage-
                                                                                                                ing for recognition and influence as a high-           he founded both an international research society                                                              bers joined the College of Business in fall 2006.
     sages, especially messages about affluence                                                                                                                                                                                 ment accountant. He holds a doctorate, master’s,
                                                           “What fascinates me is how cultural back-            quality educational opportunity. We hope to            and a peer-reviewed research journal. His research                                                             New faculty members include Dr. Dana Forgione,
     and materialism as markers of success.”                                                                                                                                                                                    M.B.A. and bachelor’s in accounting from the
                                                           ground and the way in which someone was              be able to continue to grow both in size and           interests are in external audits and governance in                                                             a new chaired professor, and Dr. Robert Cardy,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
     New marketing department faculty members              raised, their family or country background,          stature to become one of the top depart-               health care entities, comparative international health                                                         chair of the Department of Management (see
     have also brought a cross-cultural and interna-       applies to marketing,” said Monga. A native          ments in the consumer behavior discipline.” ■          care accounting, financing systems, and quality of       Gov. Dolph Briscoe Jr. and his family established     stories on this page).
     tional focus to consumer behavior research.           of India who attended grade school in Nigeria,                                                              care. He has more than 90 publications, most of          the endowed chair in memory of his late wife,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Three new faculty members joined the
                                                           Monga also brings experience from the inter-                                                                which are in the area of health care business.           Janey Slaughter Briscoe. Janey, who passed
     Dr. Alokparna (Sonia) Basu Monga, assistant                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Department of Accounting. Dr. Sharad Asthana,
                                                           national corporate world to her position.                                                                                                                            away in 2000, served on the University of Texas
     professor, researches how consumers in                                                                                                                            “Dr. Forgione will anchor our business of health                                                               associate professor, Dr. Emeka Nwaeze, associ-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                System Board of Regents from 1981 to 1987. A
                                                                                                                                                                       program in the College of Business,” said Lynda de                                                             ate professor, and Dr. Dennis Lopez, assistant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Uvalde native, Dolph served as the governor of
                                                                                                                                                                       la Viña, dean of the UTSA College of Business. “His                                                            professor. Asthana previously taught at Temple
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Texas from 1973 to 1979 and has enjoyed a
                                                                                                                                                                       presence will strengthen our current MBA                                                                       University and has a doctorate from UT Austin.
                                                                                     semantic content.          The implications of phonetic symbolism in brand-                                                                distinguished career as a politician, rancher and
     FACULTY MEMBER EDITS NEW                                                                                                                                          program with a concentration in health care man-                                                               His research interests include empirical financial
     BOOK IN PSYCHOLINGUISTICS                                                       Drawing from classic       ing and product preference are the subject of                                                                   community leader. ■
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      accounting and accounting information systems.
                                                                                     linguistic theory by       emerging research. “We applied this psycholin-                                                                                                                        Nwaeze holds a doctorate from the University of
     How does linguistic research help make a brand
                                                                                     renowned linguists         guistic phenomenon to made-up brand names,”                                                                                                                           Connecticut and previously taught at Rutgers
     name successful? How important is a single sound                                                                                                                  CARDY NAMED CHAIR OF THE
                                                                                     Ferdinand de Saussure,     Lowrey says. The researchers found that a brand                                                                                                                       University. His research interests include institu-
     in marketing communications? What roles do                                                                                                                        DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT
                                                                                     Otto Jespersen and         name will be preferred if a product and the sym-                                                                                                                      tions of regulation and corporate performance.
     metaphor, plot and narrative play in advertising?                                                                                                                 Dr. Robert Cardy, professor of management, has
                                                                                     Edward Sapir and their     bolism evoked by its sound was a match.                                                                                                                               Lopez received his doctorate from the University
     These questions, and many related topics, are                                                                                                                     been named the new chair of the Department of
                                                                                     own research, they exam-                                                                                                                                                                         of Arkansas. His areas of research include audit-
     examined in a new volume titled Psycholinguistic                                                           Lowrey cites the brand name Smucker’s as one           Management. His research focuses on human
                                                                                     ine the phenomenon of                                                                                                                                                                            ing, earnings management and audit quality.
     Phenomena in Marketing Communications                                                                      that successfully turned this phenomenon upside        resource management, particularly in the areas
                                                                                     phonetic symbolism,
     (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2007), edited by                                                             down, to great effect, with their tagline, “With a     of performance appraisal and the effective man-                                                                The Department of Management welcomed two
                                                           such as how the smallest unit of sound may carry
     Dr. Tina M. Lowrey, professor of marketing.                                                                name like Smucker’s, it has to be good.”               agement of people. His work in management                                                                      new full professors, Dr. Dianna Stone and Dr.
                                                           symbolic meaning.
                                                                                                                                                                       focuses on merging human resource management                                                                   Eugene Stone-Romero. Stone received her doc-
     The volume aims to showcase the diversity of cur-                                                          “If you’re naming your new brand, it might be wise
                                                           Studies have shown that vowels voiced with the                                                              practices with the contemporary organizational                                                                 torate from Purdue University. She specializes in
     rent research in the field of psycholinguistics and                                                        to take into account some of these ideas and have
                                                           tongue in the back of the mouth carry a connota-                                                            environment.                                                                                                   diversity in organizations and cross-cultural issues
     marketing communications, focusing on units of                                                             your name be linked to the right associations,”                                                                            Dr. ROBERT CARDY
                                                           tion of large size and space. One example would                                                                                                                                                                            in human resource management. Stone-Romero
     language: words, sentences and bodies of text.                                                             Lowrey says. ■                                         A respected researcher, Cardy has published in
                                                           be the u sound in blunder. The converse has been                                                                                                                     Performance Management: Concepts, Skills, and         received his doctorate from the University of
                                                                                                                                                                       the Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational
     Lowrey’s chapter, co-authored with Dr. L. J.          shown for vowels pronounced toward the front of
                                                                                                                                                                       Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and the           Exercises and co-author of the texts Performance      California, Irvine. His areas of research include
     Shrum, professor of marketing, examines the           the mouth, such as i in million.
                                                                                                                                                                       Journal of Management, among others. In addition         Appraisal: Alternative Perspectives, Managing         privacy in organizations and job satisfaction.
     many ways sound conveys meaning apart from
                                                                                                                                                                       to his journal publications, he is the author of         Human Resources, and Management: People,              They both previously taught at the University of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Central Florida.
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                                                                                                                                                                              FACULTY AND STAFF HONORED                                  college. Shrum also received the President’s
                                                                                                                                                                              AT AWARDS RECEPTION                                        Distinguished Achievement Award in this area.
     Dr. Ashok Lalwani and Dr. Hyejeung Cho join             Faculty from the Department of Management               cles dealing with contemporary economics and             Faculty and staff in the College of Business were
     the Department of Marketing as assistant profes-        Science and Statistics will also participate in this    financial issues faced by national, regional and                                                                    Dean Lynda de la Viña also awarded two special
                                                                                                                                                                              recognized for their outstanding accomplishments
     sors. Lalwani received his doctorate from the           project as mentors.                                     global economies. Frontiers is aimed at econo-                                                                      service awards to non-tenure track faculty mem-
                                                                                                                                                                              during the annual faculty and staff awards banquet
     University of Illinois–Urbana. He specializes in                                                                mists and financial economists worldwide and                                                                        bers Dr. Bennie Wilson and Dr. Lisa Montoya.
                                                             Recognizing the need for advanced studies in this                                                                in May.
     consumer behavior and marketing management.                                                                     provides an in-depth look at current global topics.                                                                 Wilson led the college’s learning assessment
                                                             field, the college established last year a Ph.D. in                                                              Dr. Rick Utecht, associate professor of marketing,         program as part of AACSB reaccreditation. He
     Cho received her doctorate from the University
                                                             applied statistics with a concentration in biostatis-   Dr. Dana Forgione, the Janey S. Briscoe                  received the college’s premier teaching recogni-           worked diligently with faculty and department
     of Michigan and is researching in the areas of
                                                             tics. Partnering with the UT Health Science             Endowed Chair in the Business of Health, is the          tion, the E. Lou Curry Teaching Award. Utecht his-         chairs to tackle this project, which was recognized     DEAN LYNDA DE LA VIÑA RECEIVED THE FORD SALUTE TO
     consumer psychology and the meta-cognitive                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARD IN JULY.
                                                             Center–San Antonio, students take courses in sta-       managing editor of the journal Research in               torically receives some of the highest teaching            as a model program by the accreditation team.
                                                             tistics, biology, epidemiology and clinical trials. ■   Healthcare Financial Management. The journal,            evaluations in the college and throughout the              Montoya, assistant dean of undergraduate studies,
     Dr. John Wald, associate professor, joined the                                                                  which is published by the International Society
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 DEAN RECEIVES FORD SALUTE
                                                                                                                                                                              university. He also received the President’s               received the award for her focus on community           TO EDUCATION AWARD
     Department of Finance. He previously taught at          COLLEGE HOME TO THREE                                   for Research in Healthcare Financial Management,         Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching               outreach and service. Montoya has worked                Dr. Lynda de la Viña, dean of the College of
     Penn State and has a doctorate from the University      ACADEMIC JOURNALS                                       is a forum for the dissemination and interchange         Excellence. This year he developed an innovative           tirelessly to develop the Latino Financial Issues       Business, received the Ford Salute to Education
     of California–Berkeley. Wald’s research focuses         The College of Business is home to three presti-        of ideas and experiences in the field of health care     doctoral teaching seminar for the college’s Ph.D.          Program in the college, which exposes students          award during Ford Motor Company’s annual ban-
     on capital structure and executive compensation.        gious academic journals. Dr. Hamid Beladi, pro-         financial management. Forgione has served as             students. He was also presented with the National          to community economic development, financial            quet in July. The event honored outstanding com-
     Dr. Victor De Oliveira, associate professor, joined     fessor of economics, is the editor of two journals:     managing editor since 2000.                              2006 Hormel Meritorious Teaching Award by the              services and entrepreneurship.                          munity leaders for their major contributions to edu-
     the Department of Management Science and                the International Review of Economics and Finance                                                                Marketing Management Association.
                                                                                                                     In addition to these journals, members of the                                                                       The Endowed 1969 Commemorative Faculty                  cation and raised money for student scholarships.
     Statistics. He previously taught at the University of   and Frontiers of Economics and Globalization.
                                                                                                                     college faculty also serve in a variety of editorial                                                                Award for Faculty Excellence was presented to
     Arkansas and has a doctorate from the University        Beladi has served as editor of IREF since 1992.                                                                                                        DEAN LYNDA DE LA                                                             De la Viña is the only female Hispanic business
                                                                                                                     capacities for leading academic publications                                                                        Dr. Tom Thomson, professor of finance, who was
     of Maryland. His areas of interest include Bayesian                                                                                                                                                            VIÑA CONGRATU-                                                               dean in the University of Texas System. She was
                                                             IREF is a quarterly journal devoted to the publica-     across all disciplines. ■                                                                      LATES DR. L. J.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         instrumental in creating the finance section labs for
     methods and environmental statistics. In the                                                                                                                                                                   SHRUM, DR. BENNIE                                                            the first Mexican American woman to receive a
                                                             tion of high-quality theoretical and empirical arti-                                                                                                                        undergraduate students. Thomson posts innovative
     Department of Economics, Dr. Melody Lo joined                                                                                                                                                                  WILSON, WARNER                                                               Ph.D. in economics in the United States and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    FASSNIDGE, DR. TOM
     the faculty as an assistant professor after previous-                                                                                                                                                                               course content online to make his subject matter        first Mexican American woman at the secretarial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    THOMSON, DR. LISA
     ly serving at the University of Southern Mississippi.   COLLEGE ESTABLISHES NEW                                                                                                                                MONTOYA AND DR.      more understandable for students. His research          level of the U.S. Treasury. She was named one of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    RICK UTECHT AT THE
     She received her doctorate from Purdue                  CENTER FOR INNOVATION                                                                                                                                  FACULTY AWARDS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         interests focus on real estate, particularly in the     the 100 Most Influential Hispanics by Hispanic
     University. Her research interests include financial
                                                             AND TECHNOLOGY                                                                                                                                         RECEPTION.           areas of mortgage default and foreclosures. He          Business magazine.
                                                             ENTREPRENEURSHIP                                                                                                                                                            has chaired the college’s undergraduate programs
     economics and macroeconomics. ■
                                                             The Center for Innovation and Technology                                                                         Daniel Tablada, lecturer in marketing, received the        committee since 2002.                                   De la Viña was named dean and Peter Flawn
                                                             Entrepreneurship (CITE), a new interdisciplinary                                                                 Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award for non-tenure                                                                    Professor of Economics at the UTSA College of
     FACULTY MEMBER RECEIVES                                 center in the College of Business and the College                                                                                                                                                                                   Business on July 1, 2005. She is also the executive
     NATIONAL SCIENCE                                                                                                                                                         track faculty. Tablada routinely teaches four cours-
                                                             of Engineering, has been established at UTSA.                                                                    es each semester in a variety of subjects. He initiat-                                                             director of the Center for Global Entrepreneurship,
                                                                                                                                                                              ed the Principles of Marketing class in Spanish,                                                                   which she founded to improve the prospect for
     Dr. Nandini Kannan, chairman of the Department          CITE creates a pipeline for UTSA faculty, students
                                                                                                                                                                              which is a model for the college’s new bilingual                                                                   growth-oriented, globally competitive entrepre-
     of Management Science and Statistics, is a co-          and the surrounding business community to devel-
                                                                                                                                                                              business certificate. He also led the college’s                                                                    neurship in emerging and transitional markets.
     principal investigator for a $900,000 grant award-      op new technology ventures. “One of our goals for       DR. CORY HALLAM LEADS AN INNOVATIVE NEW CENTER TO
     ed to UTSA from the National Science Foundation.        the center is to help unlock the entrepreneur in        ENCOURAGE TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEURSHIP.                   NAFTA entrepreneurship exchange program.                                                                           De la Viña chairs the board of Pronucleotein
                                                             both faculty and students through education and                                                                  The Col. Jean Piccione and Lt. Col. Philip Piccione                                                                Biotechnologies in San Antonio. She is also a mem-
     The Undergraduate Math Biology Scholars pro-
                                                             experiential activities,” said Dr. Cory Hallam,         licensing and lend prestige to the university’s                                                                              SENIOR ASSOCIATE DEAN DAN HOLLAS               ber of the board of the Center for International
     gram provides stipend and research support for                                                                                                                           Endowed Research Award was presented to Dr.
                                                                                                                     efforts in entrepreneurism,” said Hallam.                                                                                    CONGRATULATES STAFF AWARD RECIPI-
                                                             director of the center. Hallam holds a doctorate                                                                 Katsuhiko Shimizu, associate professor of man-                      ENTS DERYL MARTIN AND KIMBERLY WEST.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Private Enterprise, an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber
     students to work collaboratively on advanced
                                                             and master’s degree from the Massachusetts              In addition to work with students and faculty mem-       agement. He helped lead the Department of                                                                          of Commerce in Washington, D.C.; Operational
     problems in computational neuroscience and
                                                             Institute of Technology in engineering and              bers, the center is also poised to provide education     Management to its recent national ranking with top-        Three professional and classified staff members         Technologies Corporation; the Texas Business Hall
     bioinformatics with academic mentors. The five-
                                                             technology management and policy.                       and training activities for the entrepreneurship         tier publications in the Academy of Management             also were recipients of the Staff Excellence            of Fame; the Alamo Public Telecommunications
     year grant was awarded to promote undergradu-
                                                                                                                     community. Their first external event was a technol-     Journal and the Strategic Management Journal. His          Awards, established to recognize the accomplish-        Council; and the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of
     ate education in mathematics, statistics and biolo-     During its initial start-up period, the center has
                                                                                                                     ogy boot camp that featured a distinguished group        research focuses on organizational change under            ments of college staff members. Kimberly West,          Commerce. ■
     gy. The program began with a class of 10 students.      conducted innovative student projects that partner
                                                             undergraduate engineering students with business        of speakers and panelists.                               uncertainty, learning from and response to failures        director of advancement, received the Dean’s
     Brenna Robertson, a junior majoring in statistics,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          STATISTICAL CONSULTING
                                                             graduate students in the Management of                                                                           and the importance of human and social capital.            Community Outreach and Service Award. West has
     is the first business student participating in the                                                              The daylong event featured presentations on fun-                                                                                                                            CENTER ESTABLISHED
                                                             Technology program.                                                                                                                                                         been instrumental in developing relationships with
     program. Scholars are awarded $8,000 annually                                                                   damental entrepreneurship topics including oppor-        Dr. L. J. Shrum, professor of marketing, received                                                                  The Department of Management Science and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the college’s advisory council, alumni and donors.
     over a three-year period to support their research.     In one project, engineering students designed a         tunity identification, business plan basics, intellec-   the Patrick J. Clynes Service Award. Shrum chairs                                                                  Statistics has established a Statistical Consulting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Deryl Martin, senior administrative associate, and
                                                             mechanically augmented and ergonomic laryngo-           tual property and the UT System, introduction to         the MBA committee, the university faculty review                                                                   Center in the College of Business to provide statis-
     “The program opens doors for students interested                                                                                                                                                                                    Steve Stewart, systems analyst II, received the
                                                             scope, a medical instrument used for intubations.       business law and funding a technology start-up.          committee and is coordinating the college’s new                                                                    tical services to UTSA faculty, staff and students, as
     in entering the biomedical industry,” said Kannan.                                                                                                                                                                                  Dean’s Excellence Award. Martin was noted for her
                                                             Partnering with a business graduate student, they                                                                marketing Ph.D. program. Shortly after arriving                                                                    well as researchers in the community. The center is
     “They have the opportunity to participate in                                                                    Most recently, the center received a $40,000 grant                                                                  strong work ethic and her unprecedented knowl-
                                                             developed a prototype for their device, created a                                                                at UTSA, he established the Marketing Behavioral                                                                   staffed by doctoral students in the college’s new
     cutting-edge research and work with prestigious                                                                 from the National Collegiate Inventors and                                                                          edge of faculty and academic procedures. Stewart
                                                             working business plan and applied for a patent.                                                                  Research Laboratory and organized and imple-                                                                       Ph.D. in applied statistics program. Faculty in the
     researchers at UTSA and the UT Health Science                                                                   Innovators Alliance to support programming in this                                                                  excels in his customer service skills and his knowl-
                                                                                                                                                                              mented the first research subject pool in the                                                                      department will provide additional expertise
     Center.”                                                “These projects give students hands-on experience       area. “CITE is committed to growing and nurturing                                                                   edge in the field of information technology. ■
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 as needed.
                                                             as early stage entrepreneurs, bring in additional       a new generation of technology entrepreneurs,”
                                                             revenue for the UT System through technology            said Hallam. ■

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                                                                                                                                                                        Stone-Romero received his Ph.D. with an empha-          core competencies with leadership development
                                                                                                                                                                        sis in organizational behavior, industrial and orga-    in the context of real work projects.
                                                                                                                                                                        nizational psychology and research methods from
     Dr. Stephanie Cano, senior lecturer, will direct       and chair of the department, received $146,000                                                                                                                      “If you have an issue in your company that you
                                                                                                                                                                        the University of California, Irvine. He joined the
     the new center. Cano previously managed a simi-        for his project titled “Extending Data Mining                                                                                                                       cannot move beyond, we take that as the organi-
                                                                                                                                                                        faculty at UTSA in fall 2006. ■
     lar consulting center at the University of North       Algorithms to Intrusion Detection Systems.” Dr.                                                                                                                     zational challenge for the lab,” said Dr. Bob
     Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she received her        Mukul Gupta, assistant professor of information                                                                                                                     Lengel, associate dean for executive education.
     Ph.D. in biostatistics.                                systems, received $66,000 for his project,                                                                                                                          “We explore what a leader must see, do, know
                                                                                                                                                                        BUSINESS SCHOOL PARTNERS
                                                            “Intrusion Detection Using Evolutionary Learning                                                            WITH LOCAL HIGH SCHOOLS                                 and be. Then we apply these leadership compe-
     The Statistical Consulting Center provides assis-
                                                            with Multiple Agents.” Intrusion detection in                                                                                                                       tencies with the integration of real work chal-
     tance with experimental study design, sample size                                                                                                                  The College of Business partnered this year
                                                            information security is the act of detecting actions                                                                                                                lenges.”
     selection, data analysis, and statistical computing.                                                                                                               with several local high schools. As part of the
                                                            that attempt to compromise the confidentiality,
     In addition to statistical services, the center will                                                                                                               university’s Early College High School Initiative       The center draws on the talented faculty within
                                                            integrity or availability of a resource.
     also offer noncredit short courses on data analysis.                                                                                                               Program, the Department of Information Systems          the College of Business and the university, as
                                                            In addition the department received over                                                                    and Technology Management offered an informa-           well as partnering with educational leaders such
     “As UTSA moves forward in its mission to achieve
                                                            $200,000 from the National Security Agency for                 Dr. EUGENE STONE-ROMERO
                                                                                                                                                                        tion systems computer applications course to            as the University of Maryland James MacGregor          LONGTIME ACCOUNTING FACULTY
     tier-one research status, the center will provide
                                                            continued funding of student scholarships and                                                               students at East Central, Southside and Southwest       Burns Academy of Leadership and Vanderbilt             MEMBER DR. RUSSELL BRINER
     much-needed statistical support for student and                                                               The award is given to a professor with more than
                                                            for equipping state-of-the-art computer labs. ■                                                             high schools.                                           University, to give leaders a new perspective for      PASSES AWAY
     faculty researchers as well as a training ground                                                              25 years experience who works extensively with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                viewing leadership.                                    Dr. Russell Briner, professor of accounting,
     for our students,” said Dr. Nandini Kannan,                                                                   Ph.D. students to shape their education with theo-
                                                                                                                                                                        The Early College High School Initiative targets
     chair of the Department of Management Science          SUN RECEIVES BEST                                      retical and practical advice. The recipient must                                                                                                                    passed away suddenly Sunday, Aug. 19, during
                                                                                                                                                                        students who are at risk of not attending college
     and Statistics. ■
                                                            PAPER AWARD                                            have a long record of service in postgraduate work                                                                                                                  his weekly tennis game. Briner served as chair of
                                                                                                                                                                        and who are traditionally underserved and under-
                                                            Dr. Minghe Sun, professor of management sci-           and must chair Ph.D. student dissertations.                                                                                                                         the Department of Accounting for 11 years from
                                                                                                                                                                        represented in education. Students receive col-
                                                            ence, received the best theoretical-empirical                                                                                                                                                                              1988 until 1999.
     FACULTY LAUNCH INAUGURAL                                                                                                                                           lege credit for completing their coursework with-
     SPEAKER SERIES IN ECONOMICS                            research paper award from Decision Sciences
                                                                                                                                                                        out paying college tuition or fees. The program                                                                During his 19-year tenure at UTSA, Briner also
     AND FINANCE                                            Institute in 2006. This is the second time that he     UTSA COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
                                                                                                                                                                        makes higher education more accessible and                                                                     served as an adviser to accounting interns and
     Dr. Hamid Beladi, professor of economics, and          has received the award.                                FACULTY CHAIRS AND FELLOWS
                                                                                                                                                                        affordable for these students. In addition to the                                                              as interim associate dean for the College of
     Dr. Karan Bhanot, associate professor of finance,
                                                                                                                   CHAIRS                                               information systems course taught in the College                                                               Business at the Downtown Campus.
     helped launch a new Distinguished Speaker
                                                                                                                                                                        of Business, students can take courses in English,
     Series in Economics and Finance in the college                                                                Dr. Don Lien                                                                                                                                                        “Russell contributed greatly to the development
                                                                                                                   Richard S. Liu Distinguished Chair in Business       history, math and science.
     last fall.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        of the College of Business and to the development
                                                                                                                   Dr. Dana Forgione, Janey S. Briscoe Endowed          Dr. Karen Williams, senior lecturer in information                                                             of the Department of Accounting,” said Dean
     “The speaker series provides a forum where facul-                                                             Chair in the Business of Health                      systems and technology management, piloted the                                                                 Lynda de la Viña. “He will be greatly missed as
     ty and graduate students at UTSA and surrounding                                                              Dr. Ron Rutherford, Elmo J. Burke Jr. Chair in       college’s business course. The class teaches stu-                                                              a leader and friend in the college.”
     universities can interact with leading scholars,”                                                             Management of Building/Development                                                                           The center offers creative approaches to execu-
                                                                                                                                                                        dents the basics of the Microsoft Office Suite in an
     said Beladi. “We are bringing in scholars who can                                                                                                                                                                          tive education in all business disciplines, but spe-   Briner excelled not only in the classroom, but
                                                                                                                                                                        online, self-paced environment. “I visited the
     present cutting-edge research.”                                                                               PROFESSORS                                                                                                   cializes in the fundamental issues of organization-    also in his service to the university community.
                                                                                                                                                                        schools and helped to get the technology up and
                                                                                                                   Dr. Lynda de la Viña                                                                                         al change and transformational leadership. “We         He served on most of the major university and
     Last year the college hosted two distinguished                                                                                                                     running,” said Williams. “The course provided
                                                                                                                   Peter Flawn Professor of Economics                                                                           want leaders to develop new eyes necessary to          college committees. Most recently, Briner
     speakers. The first speaker was Dr. Clifford                                                                                                                       hands-on learning for students. Hopefully, through
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                navigate the global landscape,” said Lengel.           chaired the college’s Executive Committee.
     Smith, the Louise and Henry Epstein Professor of                Dr. MINGHE SUN                                                                                     this exposure, more students will become interest-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                “Previously, the leadership model was from a top       Nationally, he also completed a term on the
     Business Administration and professor of finance
                                                                                                                   FELLOWS                                              ed in business and information systems.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                down perspective. Now the new model is to use          Institute of Management Accountants Committee
     at the University of Rochester. He presented on                                                               Dr. Karan Bhanot
                                                            His paper, “A Multiple-Class Support Vector            U.S. Global Investors Inc. Fellow in Finance         In other activities, students in the college’s Latino   the collective intelligence of the organization to     on Students.
     “Debt and Taxes: Evidence from REITS.” The sec-                                                                                                                                                                            address problems.”
                                                            Machine, Theory and Model,” develops a support                                                              Financial Issues Program mentored students at
     ond speaker was Dr. E. Han Kim, the Fred Taylor                                                               Dr. Palani-Rajan Kadapakkam                                                                                                                                         Briner received his Ph.D. in accounting from
                                                            vector machine for multiple-class classification       U.S. Global Investors Inc. Fellow in Finance         Navarro High School in the San Antonio
     Professor of Business Administration at the                                                                                                                                                                                Companies participating in center programming          Oklahoma State University, his master’s in
                                                            and tests its performance.                             Dr. Cheryl Linthicum                                 Independent School District on financial literacy.
     University of Michigan. He presented “Labor Laws                                                                                                                                                                           have included China First Aviation, Christus Santa     accounting from Texas A&M and his bachelor’s
                                                                                                                   Clear Channel Fellow in Accounting                   And, members of the college’s Leadership
     and Corporate Governance: Evidence from                “Compared to other models published in the litera-                                                                                                                  Rosa, Goodwill Industries, Harcourt, KCI, the          in accounting from Texas Tech University. He
                                                                                                                   Dr. Lalatendu Misra                                  Challenge program partnered with students at
     Restructuring Decisions Around the World.”             ture, this support vector machine is much simpler                                                                                                                   Tianjin Real Estate Development Management             was a certified CPA and CMA.
                                                                                                                   U.S. Global Investors Inc. Fellow in Finance         Business Careers High School to explore personal
                                                            and is equally or more effective,” said Sun. “Very                                                                                                                  Group and Zachry.
                                                                                                                   Dr. Yiuman Tse                                       leadership development issues. ■                                                                               Honoring his legacy at UTSA, the Dr. Russell
     IS FACULTY RECEIVE GRANT                               good results were obtained using benchmark test
                                                                                                                   U.S. Global Investors Inc. Fellow in Finance                                                                 Other programs offered by the center include an        F. Briner Endowed Scholarship fund was estab-
     FUNDING FROM FEDERAL                                   problems from the literature.” ■
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                innovative Executive MBA program, international        lished by alumni and friends in his honor in 2001.
                                                                                                                   SCHOLARS                                             CENTER FOR PROFESSIONAL                                 executive leadership programs and an entrepre-         Proceeds benefit student accounting scholarships
     Faculty members in the Department of Information       ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT                                                                                       EXCELLENCE PIONEERING                                   neurship program jointly sponsored with the San        in the College of Business. For more information
     Systems and Technology Management have                 AWARD RECOGNIZES                                       Dr. Jeff Boone                                       CORPORATE LEADERSHIP LAB
                                                                                                                   Albert Steg Scholar in Accounting                                                                            Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. For              about scholarship contributions, contact Kim
     received numerous grants from the federal              STONE-ROMERO                                                                                                The college’s Center for Professional Excellence
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                more information, call (210) 458-4778. ■               West at (210) 458-7307. ■
     government this past year.                             Dr. Eugene Stone-Romero, professor of manage-          Dr. Elaine Sanders                                   launched a new corporate leadership program this
                                                            ment, received the Thomas A. Mahoney Mentoring         Dan Hanke Scholar in Accounting
                                                                                                                                                                        fall. The customized, two- to four-day leadership
     Two faculty members have received over                                                                        Dr. Jennifer Yin
                                                            Award from the Academy of Management Human                                                                  program creatively blends traditional business
     $200,000 from the U.S. Air Force to conduct                                                                   Dayton Schrader Scholar in Accounting
                                                            Resources Division at its annual convention
     research. Dr. Glenn Dietrich, associate professor
                                                            this August.
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     FACULTY FORUM                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        FACULTY PUBLICATIONS

     SUMMER RESEARCH GRANTS                                                                                                                              ACCOUNTING                                            ECONOMICS                                             Dr. Don Lien (Da-hsiang Lien)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Co-author. “An Empirical Analysis of the
                                                                                                                                                         Dr. Sharad Asthana                                    Dr. Hamid Beladi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Relationship Between the Hedge Ratio and
     ACCOUNTING                                                                  Dr. John Warren—Self-Imposed Violations of Privacy in                   Co-author. “Determinants of the Relation Between      Co-author. “Trade and Real Wages: A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Hedging Horizon Using Wavelet Analysis.” Journal
                                                                                 Virtual Communities                                                     Transitory Earnings and CEO Cash Compensation         Macroeconomic Model.” Review of International
     Dr. Pamela Smith—The Role of Certificate of Need Legislation                                                                                                                                                                                                    of Futures Markets. Vol. 27, (2007): 127–150.
                                                                                 MANAGEMENT                                                              in USA.” International Journal of Accounting,         Economics. Vol. 15, No. 2, (May 2007): 243–251.
     Dr. Jennifer Yin—Earnings Management and its Effect on Executive                                                                                    Auditing and Performance Evaluation. Vol. 4, No. 1,                                                         Co-author. “Cash Flow Effects of the
     Compensation Payout                                                         Dr. Bongjin Kim—Deregulation, Board Structure and Firm Performance:                                                           Co-author. “Trade Reform and Informal Wage.”
                                                                                                                                                         (2007): 111–126.                                                                                            Saskatchewan Short-Term Hog Loan Program.”
                                                                                 An Empirical Examination of the U.S. Banking Industry from Agency and                                                         Review of Development Economics. Vol. 11, No. 2,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics. Vol.
                                                                                 Stewardship Theoretical Perspectives                                    Co-author. “Early Adoption Motives for the            (2007): 313–320.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     55, (2007): 83–96.
     ECONOMICS                                                                                                                                           Expanded Auditor Fee Disclosure Requirements
                                                                                 Dr. Cynthia Lengnick-Hall—A Research Agenda for Designing Effective                                                           Co-author. “Brand Name Collaboration and
                                                                                                                                                         Under Sarbanes-Oxley Act.” Auditing: A Journal of                                                           Co-author. “Designing Natural Gas Utility Hedge
     Dr. Fathali Firoozi—A Comparison of the LR, Wald and LM                     Knowledge Management Systems                                                                                                  Optimal Tariff.” Economic Modelling. Vol. 24,
                                                                                                                                                         Practice and Theory. Vol. 25, No. 2, (November                                                              Programs with Call Options.” Managerial Finance.
     Procedures in Specification Tests for VAR Models                                                                                                                                                          (2007): 636–647.
                                                                                 Dr. Katsuhiko Shimizu—Strategy Implementation and Consensus:            2006): 41–51.                                                                                               Vol. 33, (2007): 253–269.
     Dr. Saeid Mahdavi—On the Casual Relationship Between State Tax              Evidence from Japanese Companies                                                                                              Co-author. “Arranged or Love Marriage? That is the
     and Spending: Evidence from Panel Data                                                                                                              Dr. Jeff Boone                                                                                              Co-author. “Dynamic Correlation: A Tool for
                                                                                 Dr. Mark Suazo—Bandwidth Versus Fidelity in Performance Management:                                                           Question,” in Stochastic Models of Decision
                                                                                                                                                         Co-author. “Does Implementation Guidance Affect                                                             Hedging House-Price Risk?” Journal of Real Estate
     Dr. John Merrifield—The Property Value Effects of Universal                 A Contingency Approach                                                                                                        Making in Arranged Marriages. University Press of
                                                                                                                                                         Opportunistic Reporting and Value Relevance of                                                              Portfolio Management. Vol. 13, (2007): 17–28.
     Tuition Vouchers                                                                                                                                                                                          America, (2006).
                                                                                                                                                         Earnings?” Journal of Accounting and Public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     “The Role of Scholarships in Study Abroad
     Dr. Su Zhou—Black and Official Market Exchange Rates and                                                                                            Policy. Vol. 26, (2007): 160–192.                     Co-author. “Factor Accumulation and the Terms of
                                                                                 MANAGEMENT SCIENCE                                                                                                                                                                  Programs.” Education Economics. Vol. 15, (2007):
     Purchasing Power Parity                                                                                                                                                                                   Trade: Applications to the Asian Financial Crisis.”
                                                                                 Dr. Mark Leung—Is Trading Imbalance a Better Explanatory Factor         Co-author. “The Impact of Auditor-Client                                                                    203–213.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Pacific Economic Review. Vol. 11, No. 3, (2006):
                                                                                 in the Volatility Process                                               Relationships on the Reversal of First Time Audit
                                                                                                                                                                                                               383–394.                                              “Statistical Properties of Post-Sample Hedging
     FINANCE                                                                                                                                             Qualifications.” Managerial Auditing Journal. Vol.
                                                                                 Dr. Anuradha Roy—Classification Rules for Multivariate Repeated                                                                                                                     Effectiveness.” International Review of Financial
                                                                                                                                                         22, (2007): 53–79.                                    Co-author. “Spouse Selection in Arranged
     Dr. Karan Bhanot—Will Pulling Out the Rug Help? Uncertainty About           Measures Data with Structured Correlations on Both Time and Spatial                                                                                                                 Analysis. Vol. 20, (2007): 293–300.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Marriages: An Analysis of Time Invariant and Time
     Fannie and Freddie’s Federal Guaranty and the Cost of the Subsidy           Repeated Measurements                                                   Co-author. “The Effects of Accounting Program
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Variant Decision Rules,” in Stochastic Models of      Co-author. “Covered Calls and Protective Puts:
     Dr. Palani-Rajan Kadapakkam—Trading Profits in Closed-End Fund              Dr. Minghe Sun—A Tabu Search Procedure for the Capacitated Facility     Attributes and the 150-Hour Status on CPA Exam
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Decision Making in Arranged Marriages. University     Creating Value Across Economic Cycles?” Review
     Tender Offers                                                               Location Problem                                                        Pass Rates.” Journal of Accounting Education. Vol.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Press of America, (2006).                             of Futures Markets. Vol. 15, (Winter 2006-2007):
                                                                                                                                                         24, (2006): 202–215.
     Dr. Lalatendu Misra—Open-Ending of Closed-End Funds: An Analysis            Dr. Ram Tripathi—On Power of Precedence Type Nonparametric Tests                                                                                                                    295–311.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Co-author. “Environmental Policy, Comparative
     of Discount Reduction                                                       for Reliability Based on Two Progressively Censored Samples             Dr. Dana Forgione
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Advantage and Welfare for a Developing Country.”      “Borderless Education and Domestic Programs.”
                                                                                                                                                         Co-author. “The Composition of Non-Profit Audit
     Dr. Thomas Thomson—Home Mortgage Foreclosure Auctions in                    Dr. Kefeng Xu—Supply Chain Backorders and Customer Retentions:                                                                Environment and Development Economics. Vol.           Education Economics. Vol. 14, (2006): 297–308.
                                                                                 Retailer-Managed Inventory or Vendor-Managed Inventory Approach?        Committees.” Accounting Horizons. Vol. 20, No. 1,
     San Antonio                                                                                                                                                                                               11, No. 5, (October 2006): 559–568.
                                                                                                                                                         (2006): 75–90.                                                                                              “Estimation Bias of Futures Hedging Performance:
     Dr. Yiuman Tse—Order Imbalance in Futures Markets: Electronic                                                                                                                                             Co-author. “Mixed Ownership, Unemployment and         A Note.” Journal of Futures Markets. Vol. 26,
     Versus Open Outcry Trading                                                                                                                          Dr. James Groff
                                                                                 MARKETING                                                                                                                     Welfare for a Developing Economy.” Review of          (2006): 835–841.
                                                                                                                                                         Co-author. “The Balance Scorecard and Capital
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Development Economics. Vol. 10, No. 4, (2006):
                                                                                 Dr. Tina Lowrey—Further Evidence for a Complexity Continuum             Budgeting.” Oil, Gas & Energy Quarterly. (March                                                             Co-author. “Spot-futures Spread, Time-varying
     INFORMATION SYSTEMS                                                                                                                                 2007): 633–647.                                                                                             Correlation and Hedging with Currency Futures.”
     AND TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT                                                   Dr. L. J. Shrum—The Effect of Self-Construal on Impulsive Consumption
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Co-author. “Trade, Technology and Real Wages in       Journal of Futures Markets. Vol. 26, (2006):
                                                                                                                                                         Dr. Marshall Pitman
     Dr. Yoris Au—A Multi-Country Assessment of Mobile Payments                  Dr. Allen Zhang—Does Precipitation Level Matter to Consumers’                                                                 the United States: A Modern and Historical            1019–1037.
                                                                                 Smoking Consumption?                                                    Co-author. “The Balance Scorecard and Capital
     Technology Adoption                                                                                                                                                                                       Perspective.” Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting
                                                                                                                                                         Budgeting.” Oil, Gas & Energy Quarterly. (March                                                             Co-author. “International Tender and Futures
                                                                                                                                                                                                               and Economics. Vol. 13, No. 1, (2006): 11–25.
     Dr. Myung Ko—Investigating Financial Performance of Pure                                                                                            2007): 633–647.                                                                                             Hedging.” Managerial and Decision Economics.
     Internet Firms: An Empirical Study                                                                                                                                                                        Co-author. “On Information Value and Mean-            Vol. 26, (2006): 587–594.
                                                                                                                                                         Dr. Pamela Smith
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Preserving Transformation.” Applied Mathematics
     Dr. Chino Rao—Information Security Governance Arrangements:                                                                                         Co-author. “Calls for Greater Accountability Within                                                         Dr. Melody Lo
     The Devil is in the Details                                                                                                                                                                               Letters. Vol. 19, No. 9, (2006): 843–848.
                                                                                                                                                         the U.S. Nonprofit Sector.” Academy of                                                                      Co-author. “The Link Between Economic
                                                                                                                                                         Accounting and Financial Studies Journal. (2007).     Co-author. “Does Privatization Improve the            Development and the Income Elasticity of Import
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Environment?” Economics Letters. Vol. 93, (2006):     Demand.” Journal of Policy Modeling. Vol. 29, No.
                                                                                                                                                         “An Evaluation of Charity Care for Tax-Exempt
                                                                                                                                                                                                               343–347.                                              1, (March 2007): 133–140.
                                                                                                                                                         Nonprofit Hospitals Engaging in Joint Ventures.”
                                                                TENURE AND PROMOTION                                                                     Journal of Health Care Finance. Vol. 33, No. 1,       Dr. Lynda de la Viña                                  Co-author. “A Note on Romer’s Openness-Inflation
                                                                                                                                                         (2006): 40–53.                                        Co-author. “On Information Value and Mean-            Relation: The Responsiveness of AS and AD to
                                                                      Dr. Pamela Smith                                                                                                                         Preserving Transformation.” Applied Mathematics       Economic Openness and Monetary Policy.”
                                                                                                                                                         Co-author. “The Evolution of Charity Care Within
                                                   promoted to associate professor with tenure in accounting                                                                                                   Letters. Vol. 19, No. 9, (2006): 843–848.             Applied Economics. Vol. 39, No. 2, (February
                                                                                                                                                         the Healthcare Industry.” The ATA Journal of Legal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     2007): 191–197.
                                                                       Dr. Jennifer Yin                                                                  Tax Research. Vol. 4, (2006): 101–116.                Dr. Fathali Firoozi
                                                   promoted to associate professor with tenure in accounting                                                                                                   Co-author. “On Information Value and Mean-
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Preserving Transformation.” Applied Mathematics
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Letters. Vol. 19, No. 9, (2006): 843–848.
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                                                                                                                                                                  Oaks, CA: Sage Publishing, Vol. 1, (2006):            Dr. Eugene Stone-Romero                             Dr. Mark Suazo
                                                                                                                                                                  362–366.                                              “A Model of Transfer of Knowledge in Human          Co-author. “Shared Mental Models and Conflict in
     Co-author. “One Minute in the Life of the DM/$:     Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics.        Dr. Kevin Grant                                                                                           Resource Management,” in The Handbook of            Boards of Directors: Implications for Board
                                                                                                                                                                  Dr. Katsuhiko Shimizu
     Public Information in an Electronic Market.”        Vol. 35, No. 1, (August 2007).                       Co-author. “Delivering Projects on Time.”                                                                 Human Resource Management Education.                Effectiveness,” in Current Topics in Management.
                                                                                                                                                                  Co-author. “Effects of Resources in the
     Journal of International Money and Finance. Vol.                                                         Research-Technology Management. Vol. 49, No. 6,                                                           Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishing, (2007).         New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers,
                                                         Co-author. “Who You Going to Call? Performance                                                           Internationalization of Professional Service Firms:
     25, No. 7, (November 2006): 1090–1102.                                                                   (November–December 2006): 52–58.                                                                                                                              (2007): 103–127.
                                                         of Realtors and Non-realtors in a MLS Setting.”                                                          The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.” Academy of           Co-author. “Current Perspectives on Privacy in
     Co-author. “A Reexamination of Market Efficiency    Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics.        Dr. Myung Ko                                        Management Journal. Vol. 49, (2006):                  Organizations,” in Managing Social and Ethical      Co-author. “An American Dream: From Humble
     Hypothesis: Evidences from an Electronic Intra-     Vol. 35, No. 1, (August 2007).                       Co-author. “The Impact of Information Security      1137–1157.                                            Issues in Organizations. Greenwich, CT:             Beginnings to the Pinnacle of Success.” Business
     day, Inter-dealer FX Market.” Quarterly Review of                                                        Breaches on Financial Performance of the                                                                  Information Age Publishing, (2007): 325–362.        Journal of Hispanic Research. Vol. 1, (2007):
                                                         Dr. Thomas Thomson                                                                                       Dr. Dianna Stone
     Economics and Finance. Vol. 46, No. 4,                                                                   Breached Firms: An Empirical Investigation.”                                                                                                                  42–59.
                                                         Co-author. “Subprime Transitions: Lingering or                                                           “The Status of Theory and Research in Human           Co-author. “A Comparative Study of Hispanic-
     (September 2006): 565–585.                                                                               Journal of Information Technology Management.
                                                         Malingering in Default.”Journal of Real Estate                                                           Resource Management: Where Have We Been               American and Anglo-American Cultural Values and     Dr. Steve Werling
                                                                                                              Vol. 17, No. 2, (2006): 13–22.
     Dr. John Merrifield                                 Finance and Economics. Vol. 33, No. 3, (2006):                                                           and Where Are We Going.” Human Resource               Job Choice Preferences.” Business Journal of        Co-author. “Compensation Research: Past,
     “Discipline is the Key to Milton Friedman’s         240–258.                                             Dr. John Warren                                     Management Review. Vol. 17, (2007): 93–95.            Hispanic Research. Vol. 1, (2007): 2–5.             Present and Future.” Human Resource
     Education Reform Gold Standard,” in Choice in                                                            Co-author. “Carnegie Classifications and                                                                                                                      Management Review. Vol. 17, (2007): 191–207.
                                                         Dr. Yiuman Tse                                                                                           Co-author. “The Impact of Cultural Values on the      Co-author. “The Impact of Cultural Values on the
     Education: A Symposium on the Progress and                                                               Institution Productivity in Information Systems
                                                         Co-author. “Multi-Trading of Gold Futures.” Review                                                       Acceptance and Effectiveness of Human                 Acceptance and Effectiveness of Human
     Prospects of Milton Friedman’s Voucher Idea.                                                             Research: A Scientometric Study.”
                                                         of Futures Markets. Vol. 15, (Winter 2006-07):                                                           Resource Management Policies and Practices.”          Resource Management Policies and Practices.”        MANAGEMENT SCIENCE
     Indianapolis: Friedman Foundation, (2006).                                                               Communications of the Association for Information                                                                                                             AND STATISTICS
                                                         239–263.                                                                                                 Human Resource Management Review. Vol. 17,            Human Resource Management Review. Vol. 17,
                                                                                                              Systems. Vol. 19, No. 21, (April 2007): 478–512.
     Dr. Dale Truett                                                                                                                                              (2007): 152–165.                                      (2007): 152–165.                                    Dr. Victor De Oliveira
                                                         Co-author. “Intraday Dynamics in the DJIA Index
     Co-author. “NAFTA and the Maquiladoras: Boon                                                             Co-author. “Culture, Organizational Dynamics and                                                                                                              “Objective Bayesian Analysis of Spatial Data with
                                                         Markets.” Journal of Business Finance and                                                                Co-author. “A Comparative Study of Hispanic-          Co-author. “Cognitive, Affective, and Cultural
     or Bane?” Contemporary Economic Policy. (July                                                            Workflow Implementation: A Failed                                                                                                                             Measurement Error.” The Canadian Journal of
                                                         Accounting. Vol. 33, (December 2006):                                                                    American and Anglo-American Cultural Values and       Influences on Stigmatization and its Impact on
     2007).                                                                                                   Implementation.” The Journal of Information                                                                                                                   Statistics. Vol. 35, (June 2007).
                                                         1572–1585.                                                                                               Job Choice Preferences.” Business Journal of          Human Resource Management Processes and
                                                                                                              Technology Case and Application Research. Vol. 9,
     Co-author. “Production and Cost Characteristics                                                                                                              Hispanic Research. Vol. 1, (2007): 2–5.               Practices.” Research in Personnel and Human         Co-author. “Bayesian Reference Analysis for
                                                         Co-author. “Price Discovery in the Foreign           No. 1, (2007).
     of the South African Motor Vehicle Industry.”                                                                                                                                                                      Resource Management. Vol. 26, (2007): 117–167.      Gaussian Markov Random Fields.” Journal of
                                                         Exchange Futures Markets.” Journal of Futures                                                            Co-author. “The Transfer of Knowledge in Human
     Applied Economics. Vol. 38, No. 20, (November                                                            Co-author. “In Search of the Primary Suppliers of                                                                                                             Multivariate Analysis. Vol. 98, (2007): 789–812.
                                                         Markets. Vol. 26, (November 2006): 1131–1143.                                                            Resource Management,” in A Collection of              Co-author. “Listeners’ Cognitive and Affective
     2006): 2381–2392.                                                                                        IS Research: Who Are They and Where Did They
                                                                                                                                                                  Thought on Human Resource Management                  Reactions to English Speakers with Standard         “On Optimal Point and Block Prediction in Log-
                                                         Dr. John Wald                                        Come From?” Communications of the Association
     Dr. Lila Truett                                                                                                                                              Education in the United States. Thousand Oaks,        American English and Asian Accents.” Perceptual     Gaussian Random Fields.” Scandinavian Journal
                                                         Co-author. “The Effect of State Laws on Capital      for Information Systems. Vol. 18, No. 15,
     Co-author. “NAFTA and the Maquiladoras: Boon                                                                                                                 CA: Sage Publishing, (2007).                          and Motor Skills. Vol. 104, (2007): 307–326.        of Statistics. Vol. 33, (2006): 523–540.
                                                         Structure.” Journal of Financial Economics. Vol.     (September 2006): 296–328.
     or Bane?” Contemporary Economic Policy. (July
                                                         83, No. 2, (2007): 297–320.                                                                              Co-author. “Cognitive, Affective, and Cultural        Co-author. “Tests of Mediating Effects,” in         Dr. Juan Gonzalez
                                                                                                                                                                  Influences on Stigmatization and its Impact on        Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics.         Co-author. “Learning Objectives for Quality
                                                         Co-author. “Distributors and Film Critics: Does It   MANAGEMENT
     Co-author. “Production and Cost Characteristics                                                                                                              Human Resource Management Processes and               Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publishing, (2007):         Education.” Review of Business Research. Vol. 6,
                                                         Take Two to Tango?” Journal of Cultural
     of the South African Motor Vehicle Industry.”                                                            Dr. Robert Cardy                                    Practices.” Research in Personnel and Human           995–999.                                            No. 4, (2006): 188–195.
                                                         Economics. Vol. 30, No. 3, (2006): 201–218.
     Applied Economics. Vol. 38, No. 20, (November                                                            Co-author. “Employee Equity: Toward a Person-       Resource Management. Vol. 26, (2007): 117–167.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        “Moderator Variables,” in Encyclopedia of           Dr. Nandini Kannan
     2006): 2381–2392.                                                                                        based Approach to HRM.” Human Resource
                                                         INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND                                                                                  Co-author. “Current Perspectives on Privacy in        Measurement and Statistics. Beverly Hills, CA:      Co-author. “On the Joint Distribution of Placement
                                                                                                              Management Review. Vol. 17, (2007): 140–151.
     Dr. Su Zhou                                         TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT                                                                                    Organizations,” in Managing Social and Ethical        Sage Publishing, Vol. 2, (2007): 624–626.           Statistics Under Progressive Censoring and
     Co-author. “Testing PPP in the Non-linear STAR                                                           Co-author. “Competencies: Alternative               Issues in Organizations. Greenwich, CT:                                                                   Applications to Precedence Test.” Journal of
                                                         Dr. Yoris Au                                                                                                                                                   “Standard Error of Measurement,” in Encyclopedia
     Framework.” Economics Letters. Vol. 94, (2007):                                                          Frameworks for Competitive Advantage.”              Information Age Publishing, (2007): 325–362.                                                              Statistical Planning and Inference. (June 2007).
                                                         Co-author. “Carnegie Classifications and                                                                                                                       of Measurement and Statistics. Beverly Hills, CA:
     104–110.                                                                                                 Business Horizons. Vol. 49, (2006): 235–245.
                                                         Institution Productivity in Information Systems                                                          Co-author. “Factors Affecting the Acceptance and      Sage Publishing, Vol. 3, (2007): 944–945.           Co-author. “High Resolution Estimation for sub-
                                                         Research: A Scientometric Study.”                    Co-author. “Impact of Outcomes on Judgment          Effectiveness of Electronic Human Resource                                                                Gaussian Stable Signals in a Linear Array Model.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        “Non-experimental Designs,” in Encyclopedia of
     FINANCE                                             Communications of the Association for Information    Bias.” Journal of Managerial Psychology. Vol. 21,   Systems.” Human Resource Management Review.                                                               IET Signal Processing. Vol. 1, No. 1, (March 2007):
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Beverly
                                                         Systems. Vol. 19, No. 21, (April 2007): 478–512.     (2006): 52–57.                                      Vol. 16, (2006): 229–244.                                                                                 35–42.
     Dr. Palani-Rajan Kadapakkam                                                                                                                                                                                        Hills, CA: Sage Publishing, (2006): 519–521.
     Co-author. “What’s in a Nickname?—Price and         Dr. Jan Clark                                        Dr. Bongjin Kim                                     “Electronic Human Resource Management,”                                                                   Co-author. “A Comparison of Classical and Inverse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        “Quasi-experimental Designs,” in Encyclopedia of
     Volume Impacts of a Pure Ticker Symbol Change.”     Co-author. “Carnegie Classifications and             Co-author. “Shared Mental Models and Conflict       in Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational                                                          Estimators in the Calibration Problem.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Beverly
     Journal of Financial Research. Vol. 30, No. 1,      Institution Productivity in Information Systems      in Boards of Directors: Implications for Board      Psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishing,                                                           Communications in Statistics: Theory and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hills, CA: Sage Publishing, (2006): 655–657.
     (Spring 2007): 59–71.                               Research: A Scientometric Study.”                    Effectiveness,” in Current Topics in Management.    (2006): 171–173.                                                                                          Methods. Vol. 36, No. 1, (2007): 83–95.
                                                         Communications of the Association for Information    New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers,                                                                “Experimental Designs,” in Encyclopedia of
     Dr. Lalatendu Misra                                                                                                                                          “Human Resource Strategy,” in Encyclopedia                                                                Dr. Jerome Keating
                                                         Systems. Vol. 19, No. 21, (April 2007): 478–512.     (2007): 103–127.                                                                                          Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Beverly
     Co-author. “What’s in a Nickname?—Price and                                                                                                                  of Industrial and Organizational Psychology.                                                              Co-author. “A Comparison of Classical and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hills, CA: Sage Publishing, (2006): 239-241.
     Volume Impacts of a Pure Ticker Symbol Change.”     Co-author. “In Search of the Primary Suppliers of    Dr. Mark Lengnick-Hall                              Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishing, (2006):                                                               Inverse Estimators in the Calibration Problem.”
     Journal of Financial Research. Vol. 30, No. 1,      IS Research: Who Are They and Where Did They         Editor. Hidden Talent: How Leading Companies        331–332.                                              Co-author. “Unbiased Hiring Practices,” in          Communications in Statistics: Theory and
     (Spring 2007): 59–71.                               Come From?” Communications of the Association        Hire, Retain, and Benefit from People with                                                                Encyclopedia of Career Development. Beverly         Methods. Vol. 36, No. 1, (2007): 83–95.
                                                                                                                                                                  Co-author. “Unbiased Hiring Practices,” in
                                                         for Information Systems. Vol. 18, No. 15,            Disabilities. Westport, CT: Praeger, (2007).                                                              Hills, CA: Sage Publishing, Vol. 2, (2006):
     Dr. Ron Rutherford                                                                                                                                           Encyclopedia of Career Development. Beverly
                                                         (September 2006): 296–328.                                                                                                                                     833–834.
     Co-author. “Evidence of Information Asymmetries                                                          “Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS),”        Hills, CA: Sage Publishing, Vol. 2, (2006):
     in the Market for Residential Condominiums.”                                                             in Encyclopedia of Career Development. Thousand     833–834.

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     FACULTY PUBLICATIONS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

     Dr. Daijin Ko                                          Co-author. “Sequential Designs for a Poisson         Dr. Sonia Monga
     Co-author. “The Origin and Importance of               Regression Model in Toxicological and Medical        Co-author. “Cultural Differences in Brand
     Chromosomal Imbalances in Neuroblastoma.”              Studies.” Journal of Statistical Planning and        Extension Evaluation: The Influence of Analytic
     Cancer Genetics and Cytogenetics. (2007).              Inference. Vol. 136, (2006): 3187–3202.              Versus Holistic Thinking.” Journal of Consumer
                                                                                                                 Research. Vol. 33, (March 2007): 529–536.
     Dr. Rolando Quintana
     Co-author. “Adaptive Exponential Smoothing             MARKETING                                            Co-author. “Brand Concept Maps: A Methodology
     Versus Conventional Approaches for Lumpy                                                                    for Identifying Brand Association Networks.”
                                                            Dr. Victor Heller
     Demand Forecasting: Case of Production Planning                                                             Journal of Marketing Research. Vol. 43,
                                                            “Ethical Dilemmas: How Do You Measure Up?”
     for a Manufacturing Line.” International Journal of                                                         (November 2006): 549–563.
                                                            Dubuque: Kendall-Hunt Publishers, (2007).
     Production Research. (2006).
                                                                                                                 Dr. L. J. Shrum
                                                            Dr. Ashok Lalwani
     Dr. Anuradha Roy                                                                                            “The Implications of Survey Method for Measuring
                                                            Co-author. “The Horizontal/Vertical Distinction in
     Co-author. “Classification of Multivariate Repeated                                                         Cultivation Effects.” Human Communication
                                                            Cross-Cultural Consumer Research.” Journal of
     Measures Data with Temporal Autocorrelation.”                                                               Research. Vol. 31, No. 1, (2007): 64–80.
                                                            Consumer Psychology. Vol. 16, No. 4, (2006):
     Journal of Applied Statistical Science. Vol. 15, No.
                                                            325–342.                                             Co-author. “Subjective Impressions of Minority
     3, (2007): 283–294.
                                                                                                                 Model Frequencies in the Media: A Comparison of
                                                            Co-author. “Reflections on the Meaning and
     Co-author. “Retrospective Study of Factors                                                                  Majority and Minority Viewers Judgments and
                                                            Structure of Horizontal and Vertical Individualism
     Affecting Non-Healing of Wounds During                                                                      Underlying Processes.” Journal of Consumer
                                                            and Collectivism.” Journal of Consumer
     Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.” Journal of Wound                                                                Psychology. Vol. 17, No. 1, (2007): 36–48.
                                                            Psychology. Vol. 16, No. 4, (2006): 358–363.
     Care. Vol. 16, No. 6, (2007): 245–250.
                                                                                                                 “Cultivation and Social Cognition,” in
                                                            Dr. Tina Lowrey
     Co-author. “Age-Related Factors Affecting the                                                               Communication and Social Cognition: Theories
                                                            Editor. “Psycholinguistic Phenomena in Marketing
     Postyield Energy Dissipation of Human Cortical                                                              and Methods. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum,
                                                            Communications.” Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence
     Bone.” Journal of Orthopaedic Research. Vol. 25,                                                            (2007).
                                                            Erlbaum Associates, (2007).
     No. 5, (2006): 646–655.

     Co-author. “Age-Related Effect of Bone
     Remodeling on the Concentration of Collagen
                                                            “Preface,” in Psycholinguistic Phenomena in
                                                            Marketing Communications. Mahwah, NJ:
                                                                                                                 Co-author. “Sounds Convey Meaning: The
                                                                                                                 Implications of Phonetic Symbolism for Brand
                                                                                                                 Name Construction,” in Psycholinguistic
                                                                                                                                                                                       PREPARING FOR
                                                            Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, (2007): 9–12.
     Cross-Links in Human Cortical Bone.” Bone. Vol.
     39, No. 6, (2006): 1210–1217.                          Co-author. “Sounds Convey Meaning: The
                                                            Implications of Phonetic Symbolism for Brand
                                                                                                                 Phenomena in Marketing Communications.
                                                                                                                 Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates,
                                                                                                                 (2007): 39–58.
                                                                                                                                                                                  THE GLOBAL MARKETPLACE
     Dr. Minghe Sun
     “A Primogenitary Linked Quad Tree Data Structure
                                                            Name Construction,” in Psycholinguistic
                                                            Phenomena in Marketing Communications.
                                                                                                                 “Advertising and Materialism,” in Encyclopedia                                                 Senior George Cahlik sets
     and Its Application to Discrete Multiple Criteria                                                           of Children, Adolescents, and the Media.
     Optimization.” Annals of Operations Research. Vol.
                                                            Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates,
                                                            (2007): 39–58.
                                                                                                                 Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishing, (2006).                                                   his sights on a global future
     147, No. 1, (2006): 87–107.
                                                                                                                 Co-author. “Phonetic Symbolism and Brand
                                                            “The Relation Between Script Complexity and                                                                                                                          by Lynn Gosnell
     Dr. Ram Tripathi                                                                                            Name Preference,” in Latin American Advances
                                                            Commercial Memorability.” Journal of Advertising.
     Co-author. “On the Joint Distribution of Placement                                                          in Consumer Research. Vol. 1, (2006): 23.
                                                            Vol. 35, No. 3, (2006): 7–15.
     Statistics Under Progressive Censoring and

                                                                                                                                                                         n March 2003, amidst the dust, heat and       “We’d talk history. Most of the soldiers were     Cahlik was drawn to this discipline after taking
                                                                                                                 Co-author. “Subjective Impressions of Minority
     Applications to Precedence Test.” Journal of           Co-author. “Capturing Time,” in Handbook of                                                                  wind of the Kuwaiti desert, 23-year-old       well-educated and worldly. It was interesting.”   several introductory and advanced classes with
                                                                                                                 Model Frequencies in Advertisements,” in
     Statistical Planning and Inference. (June 2007).       Qualitative Research Methods in Marketing.                                                                   Army reservist George Cahlik began to                                                           Dr. Kenneth Weiher, department chair in eco-
                                                                                                                 Advances in Consumer Research. (2006).                                                                Back home after his 12-month tour, Cahlik was
                                                            Edward Elgar, (2006): 387–399.                                                                          see a clear direction for his future.                                                                nomics. He particularly enjoys classes that
     Dr. Raydel Tullous                                                                                                                                                                                                determined to further his knowledge of the
                                                                                                                 Dr. Rick Utecht                                                                                                                                         focus on the history and philosophy of eco-
     Co-author. “Learning Objectives for Quality            Co-author. “Phonetic Symbolism and Brand Name                                                           As part of the Coalition Forces Land               world through formal education. He applied to
                                                                                                                 Co-author. “Learning Objectives for Quality                                                                                                             nomic thinking, he said.
     Education.” Review of Business Research. Vol. 6,       Preference,” in Latin American Advances in                                                              Component Command during Operation Iraqi           UTSA and now is a double major in economics
                                                                                                                 Education.” Review of Business Research.
     No. 4, (2006): 188–195.                                Consumer Research. Vol. 1, (2006): 23.                                                                  Freedom, Cahlik’s unit, the 467th Quarter-         and political science with a minor in Russian.    “My favorite class was Evolution of Economic
                                                                                                                 Vol. 6, No. 4, (2006): 188–195.
                                                            Co-author. “Giving and Receiving Humanity: Gifts                                                        master Battalion, met and escorted arriving                                                          Thought. I like to hear how ideas evolve and
     Dr. Kefeng Xu                                                                                                                                                                                                     This fall, Cahlik headed to Moscow University
                                                                                                                 Dr. Yinlong (Allen) Zhang                          Coalition partners to their staging areas. The                                                       grow, and seeing how people apply these
     Co-author. “Environmental Determinants of VMI          Among Prisoners in Nazi Concentration Camps,”                                                                                                              for the Humanities, his second trip to the
                                                                                                                 Co-author. “The Attractiveness of Enriched and     troops were an international lot—Japanese,                                                           economic thoughts to what’s going on in
     Adoption: An Exploratory Analysis.” Transportation     in Advances in Consumer Research. Vol. 33,                                                                                                                 Russian Federation in as many years. The
                                                                                                                 Impoverished Options: Culture, Self-Construal,     Korean, Spanish, Italian, Czech, Polish,                                                             their day.”
     Research E. Vol. 43, No. 4, (July 2007): 355–369.      (2006): 659.                                                                                                                                               study-abroad semester is made possible by a
                                                                                                                 and Regulatory Focus.” Personality and Social      Honduran, Thai and Georgian, for example.
                                                            Dr. Ashwani Monga                                                                                                                                          College of Business international scholarship     Cahlik also credits Dr. John Merrifield for
     Dr. Keying Ye                                                                                               Psychology Bulletin. (April 2007): 588–598.
                                                            Co-author. “Fading Optimism in Products:                                                                Although there wasn’t a lot of downtime, as        and a $3,500 Gilman International Scholarship.    challenging him to look at market structure in
     Co-author. “Valproic Acid Induced Fetal
                                                            Temporal Changes in Expectations About                                                                  Cahlik explains it, he did find himself partici-   He is one of three UTSA students who were         new ways through his Theory of Price class. An
     Malformations Are Reduced by Maternal Immune
                                                            Performance.” Journal of Marketing Research.                                                            pating in a kind of cultural exchange through-     awarded this prestigious international scholar-   international economics class with Dr. Hamid
     Stimulation with Granulocyte Macrophage Colony-
                                                            Vol. 43, No. 4, (November 2006): 654–663.                                                               out those long days.                               ship, and the only one who will use the award     Beladi encouraged Cahlik’s desire to become
     stimulating Factor or Interferon G.” The Anatomical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       to study economics.                               a global citizen.
     Record Part A. Vol. 288A, (2006): 1303–1309.
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                                                                                                                                                                        Roman finished first, followed closely by Jennifer
                                                                                                                                                                        Harris, Michelle Stampley and Sandra
     So, in May 2006, Cahlik enrolled in a faculty-     MBA STUDENTS ASSIST ALUMNUS                              The students conducted an analysis of the company
                                                                                                                                                                        Summerville. At the Southwest Central regional
     led Russian language program taking place at       WITH BUSINESS STRATEGY                                   and made strategic recommendations for future
                                                                                                                                                                        conference in Arizona, the team of Garcia,
     Moscow State University.                                                                                    growth. They presented their findings to Tomita,
                                                        Twenty-eight MBA students in Dr. Katsuhiko                                                                      Hernandez and Roman finished second.
                                                                                                                 who then evaluated their work.
     When back in Moscow this fall, Cahlik expects      Shimizu’s graduate management strategy and poli-
                                                                                                                                                                        Faculty member Dr. Steve Werling advises the
     to live with a family during the semester,         cy class completed a final project that involved         “I’d love to continue this model in my future class-
                                                                                                                                                                        SHRM student chapter and helped coach the stu-
     which, he said, will be beneficial for his         developing a five-year strategic plan for Al Tomita,     es,” said Shimizu. “I encourage other local entre-
                                                                                                                                                                        dents to compete in the games.
     Russian language skills and understanding          MBA ’01, owner of the San Antonio–based Sushi            preneurs to open up their businesses to students at
     of Russian culture.                                Zushi restaurant chain.                                  UTSA and receive ‘free’ consulting.” ■                 The college’s human resource program is known
                                                                                                                                                                        for its strong academic programs and successful
     “Academically I want to gain a greater under-      “The course is designed to help students review
                                                                                                                                                                        student programs. In the past several years, UTSA
     standing of the Russian political and economic     basic management theories and principles and
                                                                                                                 HR STUDENTS PLACE FIRST IN                             has led the nation in the number of students who
     system in relation to ours,” said Cahlik. “I       apply these theories to real world cases,” said          TEXAS AND SECOND IN REGION
                                                                                                                                                                        pass the PHR certification exam, and the SHRM
     would also like to develop my Russian language     Shimizu, whose research focuses on strategic man-
                                                                                                                 A team of senior human resource majors from the        student organization regularly receives national
     skills to a level that I would be comfortable      agement. Before his academic career, Shimizu
                                                                                                                 UTSA College of Business placed second regionally      honors for its student chapter. ■
     conversing in a professional setting.”             engaged in strategy consulting for start-up and
                                                                                                                 and first in Texas during the annual HR Games
                                                        large multinational corporations located in Japan
     Cahlik is soft-spoken about his own experi-                                                                 competition sponsored by the Society for Human
                                                        and other countries.
     ences and the challenges he’s faced in pursu-                                                               Resource Management (SHRM).                            DOCTORAL STUDENT RECEIVES
     ing a college education. Raised in Corpus          Tomita offered his restaurant as a case study                                                                   H-E-B FELLOWSHIP
                                                                                                                 The competition allows students to demonstrate
     Christi by a Czech father (who left the family     because of his close relationship with Shimizu, who                                                             Dr. Nicole Beebe, a recent doctoral graduate in
                                                                                                                 their knowledge of human resources in a Jeopardy-
     when George was 13) and a Filipina mother,         reviewed Tomita’s business plan that resulted in his                                                            information technology in the College of Business,
                                                                                                                 style game show format and, ultimately, helps pre-
     Cahlik says his earliest ambition was to be        first Sushi Zushi restaurant in 2001. “This was a                                                               was awarded an H-E-B dissertation fellowship this       BUSINESS STUDENTS EMANUEL RODRIGUEZ, MELISSA NAVARRO, GINA FRANKS, STEPHANIE MCFARLAND, HALHE GHADERIFARD,
                                                                                                                 pare them for the Professional Human Resource
     an engineer.                                       great experience for me to work and learn from                                                                  spring. Beebe’s dissertation work will lead to          AURORA MORALES AND CHRISTOPHER JACKSON LEARNED ABOUT BRAZILIAN BUSINESS CULTURE DURING A 10-DAY IMMERSION
                                                                                                                 (PHR) certification exam. The questions cover top-                                                             EXPERIENCE IN BRAZIL.
                                                        UTSA students,” said Tomita, whose business has                                                                 advances in the area of digital forensics. Digital
     After high school, Cahlik was admitted to a                                                                 ics from the PHR exam in areas such as strategic
                                                        now grown to include 150 employees and more                                                                     forensics is the recovery and analysis of evidence      Ghaderifard, Christopher Jackson and                     Participants were alumna Laurenn Calvo, MSA ’07;
     private college with a strong engineering                                                                   management, selection and recruitment, compen-
                                                        than $6 million in sales.                                                                                       from digital devices.                                   Stephanie Jo McFarland. Their majors included            graduate students Robert Garcia, Ruby Lopez and
     tradition, but a lack of financial resources led                                                            sation and benefits, and employee and labor rela-
     him to forego that dream. After a short stint      “Working in cross-disciplinary teams, we learned                                                                                                                        international business, management and marketing.        Yuvia Maldonado; and undergraduates Jennifer
                                                                                                                 tions. The games began in 2000 as a vehicle to         “Nicole’s dissertation is postured to be the seminal
     working in Los Angeles, he entered the Army        how each element of business fits together,” said                                                                                                                                                                                Flores, Adrienne Moreno and Nola Winter.
                                                                                                                 showcase the best HR students in the country           academic work on improving digital forensic text        During the experience, the students were trained in
     Reserves, which helped him finance a college       Reni Geevarghese, ’05, MBA ’06. “I enjoyed my            through a series of state and regional competitions.   string searching,” said Dr. Jan Clark, professor of     Brazilian business practices and introduced to top-      “The selection of seven of our students to attend
     education through the G.I. Bill.                   entire MBA experience. Utilizing case-based learn-                                                              information systems. “More effective, efficient         level corporate executives. The course, Brazilian        this prestigious conference speaks highly of the
                                                                                                                 Two teams of UTSA students placed first and sec-
                                                        ing throughout the program allowed me to apply the                                                              retrieval of digital forensic data has been a problem   Business Dynamics, was taught by Dr. Victoria            quality of our students and our program,” said Dr.
     Now, he thinks his delayed college entry was                                                                ond at the Texas HR Games in Denton. The team of
                                                        academic knowledge with real-world execution.”                                                                  since the inception of digital forensics, and this      Jones, associate professor of marketing and direc-       James E. Groff, chair of the Department of
     to his advantage. “I don’t think I would have                                                               Marissa Garcia, Samantha Hernandez and Sara
     enjoyed being an engineer.”                                                                                                                                        problem keeps escalating with the increased             tor of the Business Studies for the Americas pro-        Accounting. “The conference gave them the oppor-
                                                                                                                                                                        volume of digital data created and stored.”             gram. Dr. Dennis Lopez, assistant professor of           tunity to further explore the CPA profession and to
     What Cahlik believes he would enjoy doing is                                                                                                                                                                               accounting, also participated in the trip.               network with national accounting firms.”
     putting his academic training in international                                                                                                                     Current search processes do not prioritize or organ-

     relations and enthusiasm for travel to work for                                                                                                                    ize the search results in a helpful manner. “This       Prior to the immersion experience, students              The two-and-a-half day conference included
     the U.S. Department of State in the Foreign                                                                                                                        research will greatly reduce the analytical burden      were presented with a two-day introduction to the        workshops on team building, presentation and
     Service. Toward this end, he’s visited with the                                                                                                                    on the digital forensic investigator by developing a    history, culture and socioeconomic conditions of         communication skills, and the accounting profes-
     Diplomat in Residence at the University of                                                                                                                         means to conceptually group and logically order         the region. The students then participated in the        sion. The students heard from featured speakers
     Texas at Austin, who advised him to pursue a                                                                                                                       search hit results,” said Beebe, who has more than      immersion program in Brazil, which consisted of          from public accounting firms as well as private
     graduate education before taking the famously                                                                                                                      10 years of experience as a federal and private sec-    corporate visits, academic presentations by              industry companies.
     difficult foreign service exam.                                                                                                                                    tor forensics investigator. ■                           Brazilian scholars and cultural activities. Upon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The College of Business offers undergraduate,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                returning to San Antonio, the students received
     As he prepares for a life as an international                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       master’s and doctoral degrees in the field of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                additional coursework that culminated in a
     citizen, Cahlik kept busy this summer with                                                                                                                         STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN                                                                                          accounting. The accounting program was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                business adaptation group project and an
     school classes and a campus job. These days,                                                                                                                       BRAZIL IMMERSION PROGRAM                                                                                         recently reaccredited by AACSB International,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                individual reflective essay. ■
     he also has time to pursue his hobbies, which                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools
                                                                                                                                                                        This summer seven undergraduate students and
     include cooking, collecting vintage turntables                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      of Business. ■
                                                                                                                                                                        two faculty members participated in a Brazilian
     and listening to music—everything from 1960s
                                                                                                                                                                        business immersion course that included a 10-day        ACCOUNTING STUDENTS ATTEND
     soul to British invasion to Brazilian jazz.                                                                                                                                                                                NATIONAL CONFERENCE
                                                                                                                                                                        field experience in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
     “I want to work in an international setting,”                                                                                                                                                                              Seven accounting students from the College of
                                                                                                                                                                        Student participants in the class were seniors Gina
     says Cahlik, who is well on his way to his goal.                                                                                                                                                                           Business were selected to attend the American
                                                                                                                                                                        Franks, Aurora Morales, Melissa Y. Navarro,
     ■                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
                                                                                                                                                                        Emanuel Rodriguez, and juniors Halhe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                leadership conference in Georgia.
                                                        HIS COMPANY.
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                                                                                                                                                                             COLLEGE ESTABLISHES
                                                                                                                                                                             FACULTY FELLOWS PROGRAM
                                                                                                                                                                             TO RECOGNIZE FACULTY
     NEW $500,000 ENDOWED CHAIR                                 KAHAN RECOGNIZED FOR                                                                                         EXCELLENCE
     ESTABLISHED IN ACCOUNTING                                  SERVICE TO ADVISORY COUNCIL                                                                                  The College of Business has partnered with pri-
                                                                                                                                                                             vate donors to establish a faculty fellows program
     A $500,000 endowed chair in accounting was                 Jim Kahan, former senior executive vice president
                                                                                                                                                                             that recognizes the outstanding accomplishments
     established in the College of Business through a           for corporate development at AT&T Inc., has
                                                                                                                                                                             of business faculty members. This year, six new
     bequest from the estate of Jacqueline Eugenia              stepped down as chairman of the college’s
                                                                                                                                                                             fellowships were established in addition to previ-
     Ramsdell. The Glenn L. and Sally P. Ramsdell               Advisory Council following five years of service.
                                                                                                                                                                             ous fellowships sponsored by Clear Channel
     Memorial Chair for Accounting was created to               Kahan was named chairman emeritus of the
                                                                                                                                                                             Communications and Dan Hanke in accounting.
     honor her parents and to help prepare accountants          advisory council.
     to guide the future growth of business in                                                                                                                               The Department of Accounting received external
                                                                “Chairing the Advisory Council has been an
     San Antonio.                                                                                                                                                            support for two faculty fellow awards this year.
                                                                extremely rewarding activity,” said Kahan.
                                                                                                                                                                             Benefactors Dayton Schrader, ’93, and Elsie
     Her father, Glenn, was an accountant who first             “UTSA and the College of Business in particular                   JIM KAHAN
                                                                                                                                                                             Steg have each committed to sponsor a $2,500
     came to San Antonio as a war-time pilot. Her moth-         are important assets for San Antonio and its future.
                                                                                                                                                                             faculty fellow award for two years.
     er, Sally, grew up in a ranching family from Kinney        Communicating that importance is critical for
                                                                                                                        Jeanie Wyatt, CEO and chief investment officer
     County.                                                    UTSA and the College of Business to achieve their                                                            Dr. Jeffrey Boone, associate professor of
                                                                                                                        of South Texas Money Management, LTD., was                                                                   ACCOUNTING FACULTY MEMBERS DR. JENNIFER YIN AND DR. JEFF BOONE WERE NAMED NEW ACCOUNTING FELLOWS.
                                                                long-term goals. I hope that I played a small part in                                                        accounting, was named the Albert Steg Scholar
     A San Antonio native, Jacqueline had a 30-year                                                                     named vice chair of development for the Advisory
                                                                helping this wonderful institution.”                                                                         in Accounting. Boone’s specialty is in financial
     career as a realtor with Jones-King Realty. She                                                                    Council. She previously served as vice chair
                                                                                                                                                                             accounting, and he coordinates the department’s         Investors Inc. The recipients are Dr. Karan               Faculty fellowships recognize faculty for their out-
     graduated from St. Mary’s Hall, Pine Manor College         During his tenure, Kahan led the fundraising            of partnerships.
                                                                                                                                                                             Ph.D. program in accounting. Dr. Jennifer Yin,          Bhanot, associate professor of finance; Dr.               standing scholarship, teaching and research and
     and the University of Texas at Austin. She lived an        charge that helped establish the AT&T Chair in
                                                                                                                        New members joining the college’s advisory           associate professor of accounting, was named            Palani-Rajan Kadapakkam, professor of finance;            pair them with private donors who want to take an
     independent life active in her church, her commu-          Infrastructure Assurance and Security, which is
                                                                                                                        council in 2007 are Barbara B. Gentry, senior        the Dayton Schrader Scholar in Accounting. Yin          Dr. Lalatendu Misra, professor of finance; and            active role in encouraging and rewarding excel-
     nity and with a network of close friends. She              crucial to the college’s thematic in the field of
                                                                                                                        vice president of community affairs at USAA;         is a high-quality researcher and a respected            Dr. Yiuman Tse, professor of finance. They each           lence in the university. Fellowships support
     passed away in April 2006.                                 security.
                                                                                                                        Brent Given, ’85, president and CEO of The Bank      teacher in the MBA program. Both fellowships            are U.S. Global Investors Inc. Fellows.                   research, professional development, scholarly
     “We are grateful for this tribute gift to establish this   Pat Frost, president of Frost Bank, was named the       of San Antonio; Frank Holmes, CEO and chief          run for one year.                                                                                                 activities, curriculum development and travel for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The Department of Finance was recently ranked
     memorial chair in accounting,” said Dr. James E.           new chairman. “I am honored to lead the college’s       investment officer of U.S. Global Investors Inc.;                                                                                                                      the recipient. Fellowships can be established at
                                                                                                                                                                             Four fellowships were awarded in the Department         55th nationally and 61st internationally for their
     Groff, chair of the Department of Accounting. “We          Advisory Council for the coming year,” said Frost,      Rick L. Moore, senior vice president of corporate                                                                                                                      $2,500, $5,000 and $10,000. ■
                                                                                                                                                                             of Finance through the support of U.S. Global           research publications. (See related article p. 10)
     will be able to recruit top accounting faculty mem-        who has served as vice chair of development for         development at AT&T Inc.; Anthony “Ted”
     bers to the College of Business to lead efforts in         the past two years. “The impact of the UTSA             Terrazas, chairman and CEO of TerraHealth, Inc.;
     the classroom and in academic research.”                   College of Business on the San Antonio business         and Don Walker, president of Presidio Title. ■
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Governors Club, a San Antonio business network-           chief financial officer of the company. He received
                                                                community is incalculable, with the university and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ing group with a philanthropic flair. The organiza-       his Executive MBA from the college in 2001.
                                                                local businesses both benefiting from the success
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     tion supports two endowed scholarships in the
                                                                of one another.”                                                                                                                                                                                                               “We will deeply miss him as a professional col-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     College of Business—the Governors Club Endowed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Scholarship and the Neil Denton Memorial                  league, teacher, mentor and most of all, friend,”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Endowed Scholarship, in honor of Denton, a past           said Lisa Trefger, controller at AGE Refining. “He
                                                                MAXIMIZE YOUR                                           matching gift programs include but are not limited                                                           president of the Governors Club and member of             had the gift of teaching and the ability to explain
                                                                CONTRIBUTION THROUGH                                    to the following:                                                                                            the college’s Advisory Council.                           material in a manner for all to understand.”
                                                                MATCHING GIFT PROGRAMS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     “We feel so lucky to be part of something growing         Warner Fassnidge, a finance faculty member in
                                                                Thousands of corporations encourage philanthropy           Argonaut                  JPMorgan Chase
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     and dynamic,” said Logan Huntress, past presi-            the college since 1976, established his scholar-
                                                                by matching employee gifts to nonprofit organiza-          AT&T Inc.                 KPMG                    GOVERNORS CLUB MEMBERS SCOTT HOLLINGSHEAD, BILL LANE,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     dent of the Governors Club. “You are doing a fan-         ship to commemorate his retirement from the
                                                                tions such as UTSA. Last year UTSA received over                                                             MOTE BAIRD AND LOGAN HUNTRESS PRESENT DEAN LYNDA DE
                                                                                                                           Bank of America           Merrill Lynch                                                                   tastic job here at UTSA. We feel that the [Denton]        College of Business. He taught business law and
                                                                $90,000 from corporate matching gift programs.                                                               LA VIÑA WITH A CHECK FROM THEIR LATEST FUNDRAISING
                                                                                                                           BP                        Morgan Stanley          ENDEAVOR FOR THE NEIL DENTON MEMORIAL ENDOWED
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     scholarship is not only a tribute to Neil, but is a way   real estate courses for the college. “I wanted to
               JACQUELINE E. RAMSDELL                                                                                                                                        SCHOLARSHIP.
                                                                “I encourage individuals to explore matching gift                                                                                                                    to help young business students achieve                   leave a legacy in the College of Business,” said
                                                                                                                           Chevron Texaco            Tesoro
     A bequest is one of the simplest and most powerful         programs at their organizations,” said Kim West,                                                             SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORT                                     their dreams.”                                            Fassnidge, who also served as the assistant city
                                                                director of advancement. “Your contributions can           Citi                      USAA
     ways to have a lasting impact at UTSA. Planned                                                                                                                          ADDRESSES NEEDS OF STUDENTS                                                                                       attorney in real estate for the City of San Antonio.
     gifts, or deferred gifts, are special gifts that offer     be maximized by leveraging corporate giving initia-        Deloitte & Touche         Valero                                                                          The Wayne J. Drymala Memorial Endowed
                                                                                                                                                                             With more than 70 percent of UTSA students
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Scholarship and the Warner Fassnidge Annual               Named annual scholarships can be established for
     you the potential to make a substantial contribution       tives that are used to encourage employees to be           Ernst & Young             Wachovia                receiving financial aid to finance their education,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Scholarship in Real Estate Finance and                    $1,500. Endowed scholarships, which can be cre-
     from your estate to the university while allowing          active citizens in their communities.”                                                                       the gift of a student scholarship is a meaningful
                                                                                                                           ExxonMobil                Wells Fargo.                                                                    Development were two new scholarships created             ated with a minimum gift of $10,000, are enduring
     you to retain access to funds or other assets during                                                                                                                    way to reward academically deserving students
                                                                Contact your company’s human resources or per-                                                                                                                       this year.                                                gifts that exist in perpetuity. For more information,
     your lifetime. Alumni and friends who include UTSA                                                                                                                      and help them reach their educational goals.
                                                                sonnel office to learn about matching gift opportu-                                                                                                                                                                            contact Kim West at (210) 458-7307. ■
     in their estate plans become members of the                                                                                                                                                                                     AGE Refining Inc. established the Drymala scholar-
                                                                nities within your organization. Companies with                                                              In 2006, more than $150,000 in academic scholar-
     Sombrilla Society. ■                                                                                                                                                                                                            ship in memory of their colleague, Wayne J.
                                                                                                                                                                             ships was awarded to College of Business stu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Drymala. At the time of his death, Drymala was the
                                                                                                                                                                             dents. One longtime supporter of the college is the
                                                                                        FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT GIVING OPPORTUNITIES,
                                                                                CONTACT KIM WEST AT (210) 458-7307 OR KIMBERLY.WEST@UTSA.EDU.
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     PARTNERSHIPS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ALUMNI NOTES

                                                              DONOR HONORS HUSBAND
                                                              WITH LEGACY GIFT
                                                                                                                       COMMUNITY AND BUSINESS
                                                                                                                       LEADERS SUPPORT COLLEGE’S
                                                                                                                       KNOWLEDGE FOR A NEW
                                                                                                                                                                                                       SIBLINGS BUILD SUCCESSFUL
     With the support of community and business part-
     ners, the College of Business is able to offer inno-
                                                              To honor her late husband, Albert, Elsie Steg
                                                              made a bequest in her will to establish a profes-
                                                                                                                       WORLD FUND
                                                                                                                       Over $100,000 was raised last year in support of
                                                                                                                                                                                                       CAREERS ON THE EAST COAST
     vative programs and services for students, faculty       sorship and endowed scholarship in accounting
     and the greater community at large. One long-            at the UTSA College of Business.
                                                                                                                       the college’s Knowledge for a New World Fund—                                                 Utilizing lessons learned from the classroom,
                                                                                                                       providing support where no state funds were avail-
     standing partner of the College of Business is Citi.                                                                                                                                                                 alums move up the corporate ladder.
                                                                                                                       able—to strengthen curriculum, aid faculty and stu-
     Since 2005, Citi has supported the college’s                                                                      dent development and enable the recruitment of                                                                      by Wendy Frost
     Business Scholars Program (BSP), most recently                                                                    high caliber educators and students.
     with a $30,000 gift. The Business Scholars

                                                                                                                       In this new era, the college is striving to build its              hat is the secret to a successful
     Program is a mentoring program that provides
                                                                                                                       reputation on recognized strengths and to capital-                 business career? For siblings
     academic and professional development services
                                                                                                                       ize on unique comparative advantages in the areas                  Lorenzo Garza, ’99, and Belinda
     for first-generation college students at the
                                                                                                                       of globalization/cultural pluralism, capital markets,   Garza, ’01, the key ingredients are initiative,
     Downtown Campus.
                                                                                                                       security, transformational leadership/entrepre-         motivation and a lot of hard work. Lorenzo is
     “With the support of community partners like Citi,                                                                neurship and health/technology.                         an associate with Goldman Sachs on Wall
     we’ve been able to expand services and programs                                                                                                                           Street in New York City, and Belinda is the
                                                                                                                       The College of Business appreciates the participa-
     that we offer to our BSP students,” said Issis                                                                                                                            manager of federal governmental relations for
                                                                                                                       tion and contributions of these community leaders
     Vela-Fox, director of the program. “They have                                                                                                                             Wal-Mart on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
                                                                      ELSIE STEG                                       who have given over the past year to the
     embraced this program and have made it their mis-
                                                                                                                       Knowledge for a New World Fund.                         Growing up in a military family, the Garzas
     sion to ensure that all of our students succeed.”
                                                              “UTSA has grown tremendously, and we thought                                                                     learned early on how to adapt to new situa-
     In addition to their financial contributions, Citi       we could make an impact here through our                                                                         tions and environments, and they’ve utilized
     professionals have participated in BSP events,           giving,” said Steg. In addition to this planned gift,                                                            those skills to work their way up the career
                                                                                                                       ($20,000 AND ABOVE)
     lectured to BSP and business students, and host-         she has also funded an annual faculty fellowship         H-E-B                                                   ladder in leading national companies on the
     ed students at their San Antonio headquarters.           in accounting in his memory.                                                                                     East Coast.
     Through the site visits at Citi’s Service Center in                                                               INNOVATOR
                                                              “Both Albert and I felt it was important to make         ($10,000 AND ABOVE)                                     As undergraduates at UTSA, they mapped out        LORENZO GARZA                                    BELINDA GARZA

                                                              charitable contributions through our estate,” said       AT&T Inc.                                               the strategies that have helped them attain
                                                              Steg, who was married for 38 years. “My husband                                                                  their current success. Lorenzo was a trail-       In addition to their academic preparation,       attacks,” said Lorenzo, who is currently
                                                              had a fine career in business. He lived his life                                                                 blazer in college. He took advantage of every     the Garzas also formulated their strategies      pursuing an MBA at New York University.
                                                                                                                       The USAA Foundation
                                                              based on a high sense of honor and integrity and                                                                 academic and leadership opportunity present-      for professional success. They both partici-     “My portfolio had tremendous visibility at
                                                                                                                       CHAMPION                                                ed to him. He was a member of the UTSA            pated in multiple internships with the           this time, and I was able to present my find-
                                                              with respect for all people.”
                                                                                                                       ($5,000 AND ABOVE)                                                                                        Hispanic Association of Colleges and             ings to [Alan] Greenspan and the Board
                                                                                                                                                                               ambassadors and the college’s Leadership
                                                              Albert Steg, a CPA, began his career in public           Amdocs                                                                                                    Universities National Internship Program.        of Governors.”
                                                                                                                                                                               Challenge program. Also, he participated in
                                                              accounting in 1925. He worked for many different         dNovus RDI                                                                                                Lorenzo went to D.C., first working for the
                                                                                                                                                                               the college’s Doing Business in Mexico class,                                                      Lorenzo’s work at Goldman centers around
                                                              companies until he retired from Borg-Warner after        International Bank of Commerce
                                                                                                                                                                               which culminated with a visit to Universidad      U.S. Congress and later at the Federal
                                                              serving as controller, treasurer, director, vice pres-   Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.                                                                                                                                  risk management. He helps develop risk man-
                                                                                                                                                                               Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in             Reserve. Belinda interned with the
                                                              ident and ultimately senior vice president.              Security Service Federal Credit Union                                                                                                                      agement processes, models and tools that
                                                                                                                                                                               Mexico City.                                      Department of the Census and with the
                                                                                                                       South Texas Money Management                                                                                                                               abide by Federal Reserve and international
                                                                                                                       Southwest Business Corporation                                                                            Department of Health and Human Services.
                                                              A bequest is one of the simplest and most powerful                                                                                                                                                                  rules. Recently, he worked with Goldman
     MEMBERS OF THE LATINO FINANCIAL ISSUES PROGRAM                                                                                                                            “I gained a lot of valuable insights from my
     ATTENDED A FINANCIAL SEMINAR PRESENTED BY CITI.          ways to have a lasting impact at UTSA. For informa-      Southwest Research Institute                                                                              “My internship experiences opened my eyes        recruiters to host a recruitment event in
                                                                                                                                                                               Leadership Challenge experience,” said
                                                                                                                       Wachovia Corporation
     San Antonio, students have had the opportunity to        tion about creating your own legacy gift at the UTSA                                                             Lorenzo, who majored in finance and interna-      to a new world,” said Belinda, who majored in    San Antonio and mentored another UTSA
     interact with local Citi executives from all facets of   College of Business, please contact Kim West at          PARTNER                                                 tional business. “We learned how to lead          international business. “It was an opportunity   student who ultimately received a job offer
     the business, including UTSA alumni Iñigo Arzac,         (210) 458-4307 or kimberly.west@utsa.edu. ■              ($2,500 AND ABOVE)                                      projects, organize activities and how to keep     to interact with students from across the        with Goldman.
     ’05, Denise Forestier, ’94, and Michael White,                                                                    San Antonio Federal Credit Union                        a team motivated and cohesive. I’ve been          country. It was my bridge to D.C.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  “When I first moved to the East Coast, I
     MBA’ 93.                                                                                                          Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas, Inc.                  able to apply those strategies in both my         After graduating from UTSA, Lorenzo              thought I’d only be here for a few years,” said
                                                                                                                                                                               workplace as well as my community                 received a master’s in public policy from        Lorenzo, who recently became engaged to a
     “Citi is a friend to the College of Business as well                                                              SUPPORTER
                                                                                                                       ($500 AND ABOVE)
                                                                                                                                                                               outreach activities.”                             Syracuse University and was awarded a            fellow Texan whom he met while in D.C. “But
     as a champion for community initiatives in San
     Antonio,” said Dean Lynda de la Viña.                                                                             Sheree L. Bodary, ’84                                   Following in her brother’s footsteps, Belinda     Fulbright fellowship in Mexico City. He          through the projects and opportunities pre-
                                                                                                                       James M. Cavender III                                                                                     returned to D.C. and began his career with       sented to me at both the Federal Reserve and
                                                                                                                                                                               actively participated in student activities at
     Most recently Citi has sponsored the college’s                                                                    Abigail Erwin, EMBA ’99                                                                                   the Federal Reserve in their credit risk and     Goldman Sachs, I can’t imagine leaving.”
                                                                                                                                                                               UTSA. She honed her leadership skills as
     Knowledge Forum breakfast series for                                                                              Mandelbrot Ventures                                                                                       research section.
                                                                                                                                                                               president of her sorority, Alpha Omicron Pi,                                                       Belinda’s career path originally began with
     2007–2008, which exposes the local business                                                                       Mass Mutual Insurance–The South Texas Agency
                                                                                                                       McCombs Foundation                                      and the UTSA Ambassadors. She also was a          “I analyzed credit risk in large banks and the   much uncertainty. Graduating in December
     community and alumni to faculty research and
                                                                                                                       Theresa Oviedo, ’79                                     member of the university orientation team,        financial markets during the time of Enron,      2001, just two months following the Sept. 11
     cutting-edge topics in business. ■
                                                                                                                                                                               Leadership Challenge class and the UNAM           Worldcom, as well as following the Sept. 11      attacks, she entered into a frozen job market.
                                                                                                                                                                               exchange program.
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                                                                                                                                                                           CLASS NOTES                                           Kathryn Klepak, MBA ’93, was named director of         Patrick Navin, ’03, is a project manager in land
     During lunch breaks as an intern with the U.S.                                                                                                                                                                              human resources at the University of Wyoming.          development for Pulte Homes in San Antonio.
     Health and Human Services office in D.C., she                                                                                                                                                                               She previously served as director of human
                                                                                                                                                                           Pete Gonzales Jr., ’77, was named the city audi-                                                             Aeonard Borel, MSMOT ’04, is a contract
     interviewed for full-time positions.                                                                                                                                                                                        resources for the Cooper Institute. She is a certi-
                                                                                                                                                                           tor of San Antonio. He is responsible for conduct-                                                           specialist with the Department of the Air Force
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 fied senior human resources professional.
     But, her persistence paid off. On the final                                                                                                                           ing financial, fiscal compliance and financial pro-                                                          in Centennial, Colo.
     day of her internship she received an offer                                                                                                                           cedure audits of all city departments, offices,       Marcio Soza, ’94, works in government sales for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jonathan Delgado, ’04, is completing a master’s
     to work for Rep. Ciro Rodriguez from Texas.                                                                                                                           agencies and programs.                                Mancon in Virginia Beach, Va.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        degree in recreation, park and tourism sciences at
     “At that time I didn’t know anything about                                                                                                                                                                                  Elva (Pai) Adams, ’95, was named the Financial         Texas A&M University.
                                                                                                                                                                           Jean (Smith) Kanter, ’77, San Antonio, works at
     politics,” said Belinda, who now serves on the                                                                                                                                                                              Services Champion of the Year by the U.S. Small
                                                                                                                                                                           Finser Corporation in training and support in their
     board of the Hispanic Lobbyists Association.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Kyle Dysart, ’04, is an assistant superintendent for
                                                                                                                                                                           software development department. She also is an       Business Administration. Adams is a business rela-
     “It was a fast-paced and exciting environment.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lyda Swinerton Builders in Austin.
                                                                                                                                                                           adjunct faculty member at the University of the       tionship manager with Wells Fargo in San Antonio.
     Following a year of hard work on Capitol Hill,                                                                                                                        Incarnate Word.                                       She also serves on the board of directors of the       Andy Morales, ’04, is an analyst with Chevron in
     Belinda received a call from Wal-Mart to                                                                                                                                                                                    UTSA Alumni Association.                               Spring, Texas.
     interview for a position in their D.C. office.                                                                                                                                                                              Brad Beard, ’95, Fort Worth, is a CPA and share-       Todd Schneider, MBA ’04, is a mortgage banker
                                                                                                                                                                           Ernest Bromley, MBA ’81, chairman of the board
     Since she joined the team in 2003, she has                                                                                                                                                                                  holder at Brad Thomas Beard, P.C. He is currently      with Republic State Mortgage in San Antonio.
                                                                                                                                                                           and CEO of Bromley Communications, was named
     quickly risen through the ranks. “Ironically, as                                                                                                                                                                            enrolled in a financial planning certificate program
                                                                                                                                                                           to the Board of Directors for ADS Media Group.                                                               Jason Davis, MBA ’05, is a business review
     part of my final management strategy course,                                                                                                                                                                                at UT Austin. He has one daughter, Abigail Grace.
                                                                                                                                                                           Bromley serves on the executive committee of the                                                             manager with Watson Sysco in Lubbock, Texas.
     we were asked to pick a Fortune 500 compa-
                                                                                                                                                                           UTSA College of Business Advisory Council.
     ny to research. I chose Wal-Mart. During my                                                                                                                                                                                 Michael Brandt, MBA ’95, is working with
                                                        DEAN LYNDA DE LA VIÑA (CENTER) CONGRATULATES A.J. RODRIGUEZ AND JEANIE WYATT ON THEIR COLLEGE OF BUSINESS                                                                                                                       Lenessa Guerra, ’05, is an account manager
     first interview I shared with them my insights     ALUMNI AWARDS.                                                                                                     Noah Garcia, ’83, was named executive vice pres-      Radiance Technologies in Kettering, Ohio.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        with Computerlinks.
     on the company based on research I did as an                                                                                                                          ident of The Bank of San Antonio.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Carlos Islas, ’98, is an officer and licensed per-
     undergraduate,” Belinda noted.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Ronald Seifert, MSMOT ’05, is a program manag-
                                                        ALUMNI HONORED AT                                            about how to put business structure to one’s          Clay Killinger, ’83, was promoted to senior vice      sonal banker at JPMorgan Chase in San Antonio.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        er with Tegron LP, an industrial systems integrator
     Belinda lobbies on health care and pharmacy        COLLEGE’S SECOND ANNUAL                                      passion,” Rodriguez said. “This is a tremendous       president and controller at Valero in San Antonio.    He welcomed the birth of his son, Carlos Andres,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        company headquartered in Longview, Texas.
                                                        SIGNATURE SPEAKER SERIES                                     honor. I’m so thankful to UTSA.”                                                                            in December to his wife, Dulce Maria. He also has
     issues for Wal-Mart. “No two days are alike.
                                                                                                                                                                           Brent Given, ’85, was named president and chief                                                              Edward Fransen, MSMOT ’06, is an engineer
     I do everything from policy to politics,” she      Two distinguished alumni were honored at the col-                                                                                                                        a daughter, Maria Paula, who is 3.
                                                                                                                     “The College of Business is proud to host this        executive officer of The Bank of San Antonio. He
     said. “I visit with staff and share our perspec-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   with CPS Energy in San Antonio. He is a certified
                                                        lege’s second annual Signature Speaker Series                event that celebrates the accomplishments of                                                                2000
                                                                                                                                                                           formerly was the chief operating officer at                                                                  professional engineer and project management
     tive on how an issue or an industry affects us.    Feb. 21 at the Marriott Rivercenter, which fea-              our alumni,” said Dean Lynda de la Viña. “We                                                                Erica (Carlson) Martinez, ’00, is a recruiter for
                                                                                                                                                                           Compass Bank in San Antonio.                                                                                 professional.
     Also members of Congress will call and             tured more than 400 alumni, business and com-                value the support of our alumni in raising the aca-                                                         the Management Recruiters of Chicago. She
     inquire about issues.”                             munity leaders. The series, sponsored by                                                                           Donna (Deckert) Harrigan, ’85, is the vice                                                                   Teresa Gabbard, ’06, is a corporate administrator
                                                                                                                     demic profile of the college.”                                                                              resides in Aurora, Ill.
                                                        Wachovia, features a keynote address by top busi-                                                                  president of compensation and benefits at BMC                                                                with Conceptual Mindworks Inc.
     During her tenure, she is most proud of the                                                                     Nominations are currently being accepted for the                                                            Kyle Burns, MBA ’02, was named executive direc-
                                                        ness leaders as well as the alumni awards pro-                                                                     Software in Tomball, Texas.
     $4 generic drug plan initiated at Wal-Mart. In                                                                  college’s 2008 awards. Visit the college’s alumni                                                           tor of the Free Trade Alliance in San Antonio. He      Tony Jaso, MBA ’06, San Antonio, is the South
                                                        gram. August A. Busch III, former chairman of                                                                      Donald Phillips,’86, Newport Beach, Calif., is
     the first six months of operation, millions of                                                                  Web site at www.business.utsa.edu/alumni for                                                                was formerly a vice president of international sales   Texas regional director for U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey
                                                        Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc., keynoted the                                                                        the chief financial officer of the Direct Freight
     dollars have been saved for consumers and                                                                       more information. ■                                                                                         for Columbia Industries.                               Hutchison. His region covers 30 counties in South
                                                        address this year.                                                                                                 Corporation.
     the federal government. “It is an exciting                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Texas, and he serves as a liaison to elected
     time for us to see how we can improve the          Jeanie Wyatt, MBA ’86, CEO and chief invest-                                                                                                                             Joseph Raetzer, MBA ’02, New York, is an associ-
                                                                                                                                                                           Thomas Day, MBA ’88, was named senior vice                                                                   officials and community leaders.
                                                                                                                     COLLEGE HOSTS D.C.                                                                                          ate with Clifford Chance U.S. LLP, one of the
     health care industry,” said Belinda who            ment officer of South Texas Money Management
                                                                                                                     ALUMNI RECEPTION                                      president of food service at Hormel Foods in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 largest law firms in the world. He received his law    Margaret Jorgensen, EMBA ’06, was named
     recently returned from a 10-day Young              LTD., received the Distinguished Alumni                                                                            Minneapolis. He will be responsible for all food                                                             vice president of MetaMetrics in Durham, N.C.
     Hispanic Leaders program in Spain. “What           Achievement Award. Wyatt established South                   The College of Business and the UTSA Alumni                                                                 degree from the University of Iowa. He lives in
                                                                                                                                                                           service sales and marketing functions.                                                                       She will lead their new technologies team.
     can we accomplish next?”                           Texas Money Management in 2000, and it has                   Association hosted a reception for D.C. area alum-                                                          Manhattan with his wife, Andrea, and his children

                                                        since become one of the fastest-growing invest-              ni in November at the University Club in              Lorrie (Darr) Ortega, ’89, is an operations per-      Michaela and Joseph.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Anne Mace, MBA ’06, is a programs manager
     “I saw from my parents that a hard work
                                                        ment advisory firms focused on high-net-worth                Washington, D.C.                                      formance analyst with USAA in San Antonio.                                                                   with the Bexar County Family Justice Center.
     ethic allows you to create opportunities for                                                                                                                                                                                Jesse Cortinas, ’03, MBA ’06, is a coordinator
                                                        clients in the country.                                      Dean Lynda de la Viña shared with alumni her vision   1990                                                  for business applications with the Judson
     yourself,” said Lorenzo. “My parents are very                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Leon Mayfield, MBA ’06, is the manager of
     supportive of me and my sister. They under-        “If you are a supporter of San Antonio and the               for the College of Business and her plan to bring     Inge Matthey, ’91, MBA ’94, is a vice president at    Independent School System.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        internal audit with Komatsu America Corp. in
     stand we’re doing this for our careers.”           South Texas community, you have to support                   national recognition and ranking to the college.      Frost & Sullivan in San Antonio.                                                                             Palatine, Ill.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Victor Gonzalez, MBA ’03, Amherst, N.Y., is an
                                                        UTSA,” said Wyatt. “UTSA has a very challenging              More than 30 individuals participated in the recep-   Matt Stone, ’92, was named president of               international trade consultant for Victor Gonzalez,
     “Lorenzo and I have a competitive and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Brandon Moore, ’06, was promoted to general
                                                        business program. I feel that I learned a great deal         tion. College of Business alumni in attendance        Northeast Baptist Hospital. A certified public        LLC.
     encouraging relationship,” said Belinda.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           store manager for the Home Depot store in
                                                        from the curriculum, but also from my classmates             were Sam Berrios Jr., ’00, ’01, MBA ’04; Richard      accountant, Stone joined the Baptist System in
     “This would not have been possible without                                                                                                                                                                                  Tamika Jones, ’03, is the owner of Attention 2         Selma, Texas.
                                                        as well.”                                                                                                          2001 as a financial analyst.
     the support of my parents and my brother.” ■                                                                    Buck, ’75; Aracelie Castro, ’05; Belinda Garza,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Detail Accounting Services. She lives in Converse,
                                                                                                                     ’01; Angelica Mendoza, ’00; Robert Mendoza,                                                                                                                        Rosanna Nieto, ’06, is a customer service
                                                        A.J. Rodriguez, ’98, MBA ’00, president and                                                                        Tracy Jackson, ’93, joined Tesoro in San Antonio      Texas.
                                                                                                                     ’80; Michael Panfeld, ’91; Sam Price, ’89; Ruth                                                                                                                    specialist with the City of San Antonio. ■
                                                        CEO of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of                                                                         as vice president of internal audit.
                                                                                                                     Samardick, ’89; and Timothy Sotirhos, ’06. ■                                                                Jaime Martinez, ’03, is a financial specialist with
                                                        Commerce, received the college’s first Young
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Wachovia in San Antonio.
                                                        Alumnus of the Year award. “When I got my MBA,
                                                        I learned from the best and brightest at UTSA

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     ANNUAL FUND                                                                                                                                                         Daniel Hinojosa            Carolyn Finertie     Paola Garza            Michael Horne
                                                                                                                                                                         Jacqueline Osborne         Julian Isaac         Kenneth Haertling      Michelle Hoyt
     College of Business alumni are given the opportunity to contribute to their alma mater each year through the UTSA Annual Fund phonathon and direct mail cam-        Benjamin Salinas           Juanita Lopez        Stuart Jaksik          Scott Jackson
     paigns. These unrestricted gifts support activities in the College of Business. We are pleased to salute the College of Business alumni who contributed more than   Cathy Starnes              J. M. Malone         David Legere           Megan Kromer
     $50 this past year to collectively raise over $61,000.                                                                                                              Ralph Valera               David Pancratz       Taraz’u’llah Nasseri   Anne Le
                                                                                                                                                                         Ellen Weissmann            Dina Riley           Thang Pung             Jaime Llamas
     CLASS OF ’75                              CLASS OF ’81                              CLASS OF ’85                               Sandra Welch                                                    Diana Scharff        Marie Reitzer          Sandra Lowak
     Gerald Deitchle                           Louis Alanis                              Kathleen Burney                            Bruce Wills                          CLASS OF ’93               Nancy Tribby         Judith Surratt         Brigitte Burlingame Monroe
     Leslie Klemcke                            Carmen Garcia                             Michael Dupont                             Janice Ziegenhorn                    Kenneth Anderson           Lynn Urban           Ruth Thomson           Richard Neal
                                               Cynthia Garcia                            Marilyn Gladson                                                                 Larry Baillon                                   Andria Tovar           Jonathan Richards
     CLASS OF ’76                              David Gross                               Lewis Goodwin                              CLASS OF ’89                         David Esquivel             CLASS OF ’97         Jeremiah Williams      Raymundo Rivera
     Robert Horn                               Elgin Keller                              Donna Killough                             Kay Cittadine                        Belisario Garza            Gustavo Anguiano                            Christine Williams
     George Muller                             William McEntire                          Sharon Layman                              Diana DeWall                         Greg Hall                  Cynthia Buesgens     CLASS OF ’01           Yanxia Yang
                                               Paul Sheetz                               Margaret Norstebon                         Deborah Henderson                    Lisa Harthan               Karen Campbell       Aeonard Borel
     CLASS OF ’77                              Dolores Williams                          Laura Pett                                 Steven Hurley                        William Houghton           Cheryl Clark         Joe Herrera            CLASS OF ’05
     Joseph Braswell                                                                     Mark Retzloff                              Melinda Llanos                       Joseph Humphress           Roland Cutting       Richard Mella          Matthew Alvarado
     Hector Cavazos                            CLASS OF ’82                              Donald Schmidt                             Marianne Ryan                        Catherine Jaskiewicz       Robert Dieckow       Matthew Osten          Brian Blackwell
     Fernando Duran                            Theodoro Arcos                            Teresa Walters                             Jesse Saldivar                       Robert Masten              Daniel French        Matthew Palmer         Jason Davis
     Linda Hom                                 Belinda Barrera-McDaniel                  Sylvia Willis                              Karla Sarran                         Kevin Mattson              David Gonzales       Brette Parrish         Aurelio De La Fuente
     John Justice                              Suzanne Carpenter                                                                                                         Genie Muniz-Dunn           Lisa Gonzalez        Michael Sepulveda      Claudia De Luna
     Inderjeet Mangat                          Gino Chincarini                           CLASS OF ’86                               CLASS OF ’90                         Angela Overley             Dora Guardia         Dominic Vazquez        Jordan Fults
     Nancy Mask                                Theresa Funari                            Crystal Blue                               Antonio Cerna                        Kathleen Plate             Gloria Hill          John Wolters           Cynthia Garza
                                               Byron Glunz                               Gregory Espenhover                         Laurie Dralle                        Alonzo Ramos               Ann Janson                                  Steven Gorrell
     CLASS OF ’78                              Gary Hickey                               Michael Gallegos                           Fernando Flores                      Domingo Ramos              Blaire Johnson       CLASS OF ’02           Krystyn Huffstutler-Reyes
     Jose Filio                                Lois Hunt                                 Vickie Hamby                               Fred Flores                          Dan Schlapkohl             Karen Lawhead        David Ballew           Michelle Janowski
     John Holshouser                           Nancy Hurst                               Cindy Harris                               Jacqueline Hues                                                 Debra Moczygemba     Linda Bookout          Janet Lane
     Paul Noland                               Evelyn Mortola                            Jane Hill                                  John Moore                           CLASS OF ’94               Michael Portis       Kevin Burke            Daniel Martinez
     Kathryn Schwencke                         Lynette Pofahl                            Michael Monaco                             Mary Posch                           Gary Ball                  Stephanie Torres     Micheraie Canales      Silvia Martinez
     Kathryn Trudeau                           John Schafer                              Donald Phillips                            Robert Rudeloff                      Carlos Barbosa                                  Le’Keisha Devine       Michelle Ocampo
                                                                                         Dianne Russell                             Paul Sureddin                        Deborah Cope               CLASS OF ’98         William Holland        Joaquin Perez
     CLASS OF ’79                              CLASS OF ’83                              Rhonda Schleicher                          Tamara Tapp                          Adolfo Garcia              Howard Carley        Paul Martinez          Liborio Perez
     Francisco Alfaro                          John Allen                                Mary Wagner-Thomas                         Stephen Tezel                        Jeremiah Hakala            Juan Cisneros        Sarah Placek           Michael Poirier
     Bertha Archie                             Albert Estrada                                                                       Lydia Washington                     Joseph James               Kristina Coleman     Catherine Sid          Jo Anne Rayborn
     Jack Charles                              Helena Gentry                             CLASS OF ’87                                                                    Thomas Johnson             Jesus Garza          Ronald Swaim           Henry Schorsch
     Gaston Gutierrez                          Clifton Karnei                            Jeffrey Collignon                          CLASS OF ’91                         Eric Kronenthal            Jeremiah Jackson     James Waterbury        Thomas Schulze
     Steven McGlothlin                         Linda Lane                                Barbara Covarrubias                        Phillip Canter                       Michael Nelson             Lisa Kienlen                                Wendy Williams
     Michael Ramirez                           Michele Moore                             Edgar Fischel                              Mike Carter                          Agnes Roca                 Kristin Koenig       CLASS OF ’03           Ernest Zernial
     Phyllis Rusk                              Deborah Pool                              James Hardee                               Renee Chapman                        Martin Salinas             Christine Polonsky   April Ancira
     William Talafuse                          Betty Hudson Smalls                       Kevin Jacks                                John Fritz                           Brenda Shelton             Howard Snarr         Emma Broadbent         CLASS OF ’06
                                               Melissa Thorne                            William Kaiser                             Myron Granberry                      Pamela Verschoyle          Michael Stallings    Edward Buys            Jose Bird
     CLASS OF ’80                              Christina Weiss-Trefethen                 Stacie Mackenzie                           Cecilia Jenkins                                                 Juan Ybarra          Judge Chen             Jesse Cortinas
     Rosa Baker                                Frances Zuercher                          Daniel Musselman                           Raymond Kembel                       CLASS OF ’95                                    California Courtney    Brian Daugherty
     Adonis Castillo                                                                     Joseph Perez                               Susan Kopplin                        Scott Bailey               CLASS OF ’99         Don Craig              Laura Dice
     Mary Chapman                              CLASS OF ’84                              Gaye Preston                               Nolan Pike                           Robert Benavides           Easton Crafts        Eduardo Guimbarda      Irma Duran
     Don Cornell                               Edgar Aranda                              Ronald Schenk                              Jill Ricketts                        William Brandt             William Friend       Geoffrey Hirschheim    James Ferrell
     Sandra Dworaczyk                          Judith Black                              William Strain                             Dorothy Samas                        B. D. Clark                Rosario Martinez     William Joiner         Kyle Gorzell
     Judith Hartmann                           Sheree Bodary                                                                        Monica Valadez                       Mark Connell               Melahat Morgan       Hobson LeBlanc         Mariluz Lugo-Gonzalez
     Lynda Henley                              Barbara Castilleja                        CLASS OF ’88                               Paula Vernick                        Rochelle Green             Keith Peace          Guy McElhaney          Thomas Macdonald
     Paul Jacob                                Lawrence Dawson                           Mary Bowman                                John Wengler                         Jeffrey Hall               Royl Roberts         Patrick Navin          Jennifer Smith
     Elaine Lockwood                           Timothy Fredrickson                       James Campbell                             Rhonda Young                         Bill Jurczyn               Katherine Smith      Vera Sawyer            Takae Turner
     John Lucas                                Dora Garza                                Julie Farish                                                                    Charles Nelms              Timothy Turner       Linda Whitesell        Charles Villafranca
     Steven Lundgren                           Charlotte Krimmel                         Faynetta Fort                              CLASS OF ’92                         Kristina Nelson
     Elizabeth Mai                             Kimberly Scheffler                        James Jordan                               Abel Aranda                          Francisco Sanchez          CLASS OF ’00         CLASS OF ’04
     Edward Montez                             Charlene Smoot                            Richard Larzelere                          Gabriella Castro                     Penelope Smith-Singleton   Maureen Bolton       Alyssa Alexander
     Thomas Vaello                             Helene Williams                           Michael Motley                             Deborah Chapa-Azar                                              Kimberly Bouldin     Matthew Berry
     Scott Wiederkehr                                                                    Elwin Rozyskie                             Dwight Dare                          CLASS OF ’96               Mark Curtis          Sarah Gonzales
     Antonio Wilkinson                                                                   Kenneth Sauer                              Steven Drawert                       Jose Castillo              Jennifer Decock      Valerie Gonzalez
                                                                                         Deborah Tavarez                            Ray Euresti                          David Clayton              Carole J. Frieden    Patricia Hawryluk
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     EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE                        MEMBERS                                      Cindy L. Jorgensen, EMBA ’00
                                                                                             Chief Financial Officer,
     Patrick B. Frost, Chair                    Ernesto Ancira                               Southwest Business Corporation
     President, Frost                           President and CEO, Ancira Enterprises
                                                                                             Joe Earl Linson
     Jeanie Wyatt, MBA ’86,                     James F. Clingman, MBA ’01                   Chelsea’s Sandwiches of Texas, Inc.
     Vice Chair for Development                 Chairman, San Antonio Region, JPMorgan
     CEO and Chief Investment Officer,          Chase & Co.                                  Mark H. Metcalfe
     South Texas Money Management, LTD.                                                      President, San Antonio Market, Wachovia
                                                Luis A. de la Garza
     James S. Kahan, Chairman Emeritus          Vice President of Administration,            Rick L. Moore
     Retired, AT&T Inc.                         Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas             Senior Vice President, Corporate
                                                                                             Development, AT&T Inc.
     Ernest Bromley, MBA ’80                    Walter D. Downing, MBA ’86
     Chairman and CEO, Bromley Communications   Executive Vice President of Operations,      William E. Morrow, ’86
                                                Southwest Research Institute                 Chairman, CSIdentity
     Joe C. McKinney
     Vice Chairman of the Board, Broadway       James R. Dublin                              A. Lanham Napier
     National Bank                              Chairman and CEO, Dublin & Associates        President and CEO, Rackspace Managed
     Suzanne A. Wade                            Steve E. Edlund
     President, San Antonio Food/Drug Retail    President, International Bank of Commerce    David E. Reynolds
     Division, H-E-B                                                                         President and CEO, Security Service Federal
                                                Jeffrey H. Farver                            Credit Union
                                                President and CEO, San Antonio Federal
                                                Credit Union                                 David A. Spencer
                                                                                                                                           Jeanie Wyatt founded South Texas Money Management in 2000. The San Antonio–
                                                                                             President, Mandelbrot Ventures, Inc.
                                                Barbara B. Gentry                                                                          based company, with offices in Austin and Houston, is committed to producing compet-
                                                Senior Vice President, Community Affairs,    Brant Taylor
                                                                                             Managing Director, Merrill Lynch & Co.        itive investment returns and providing highly individualized client services. With over
                                                                                                                                           $1.5 billion in assets under management, it is among the fastest-growing investment
                                                Brent Given, ’85                             Anthony “Ted” Terrazas
                                                                                             Chairman and CEO, TerraHealth, Inc.           advisory firms in the country, servicing high-net-worth clients, trusts, endowments
                                                President and CEO, The Bank of San Antonio
                                                                                             Don Walker                                    and retirement plans.
                                                Frank Holmes
                                                                                             President, Presidio Title
                                                CEO and Chief Investment Officer,
                                                U.S. Global Investors Inc.
                                                                                             Charles Martin Wender
                                                                                             Co-founder and CEO, Wender & Hall LLP

                                                                                                                                           For 30 years, Southwest Business Corporation (SWBC) has been providing a wide range
                                                                                                                                           of insurance, mortgage and investment services to financial institutions, businesses
                                                                                                                                           and individuals. With offices across the country, SWBC is committed to providing
                                                                                                                                           quality products, outstanding service and customized solutions.


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