(Jan. 21, 2010)--Fifteen finance undergraduates from the UTSA College of Business Investment Society recently attended the Harvard Finance Conference in Boston. The conference addressed topics including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, corporate finance, private equity and careers in finance. Keynote speakers included the president of Barclays and the founder and chairman of Evercore Partners.
"The conference allowed us to expand our knowledge in this industry, interact with graduate students from Harvard and network with other financial professionals," said Rafael Velez, chairman of the Investment Society. "Although we were the only undergraduates in attendance, the knowledge we've gained through our class work at UTSA kept us on par with the other students."
Most recently, Investment Society members have provided in-depth analysis and research on real-world companies to assist faculty sponsor Ron Sweet in portfolio management for a nonprofit organization.
The Investment Society was established in 2007. The group, which has nearly 35 members, strives to educate future business leaders about the financial markets and the economy.
For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.
Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.
Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.
All campuses will be closed for the Labor Day holiday.
Cheer on the UTSA Roadrunners at their home-opener against the Kansas State Wildcats.
Alamodome, 100 Montana St.
As part of National Recovery Month, a panel of substance abuse practitioners and members of the recovery community will discuss issues related to substance abuse treatment and recovery.
Durango Building 1.124 (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Education and Human Development will host award-winning children’s author and illustrator Yuyi Morales. Morales will share personal stories that have influenced her work as an author and illustrator.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
Love of theater, history leads Lee grad to pursue anthropology degree
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