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Institute for Economic Development manager Michael McLane dies March 9

Michael McLane

Michael S. McLane

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(March 12, 2010)--Michael S. McLane, M.B.A. '97, a project manager with the UTSA Institute for Economic Development, suffered a brain injury and died March 9.

McLane was employed by the Southwest Trade Adjustment Assistance Center, a component of the economic development institute. He also taught classes in the UTSA College of Business and was an alumnus of the graduate school, where he earned an M.B.A. in international business. Born Nov. 23, 1955, he was a resident of Spring Branch, Texas.

McLane is survived by his wife, Brenda; his daughter, Stephanie M. McLane and her fiance, Alan Hill; and his son, William T. McLane, as well as numerous other relatives.

"Michael was a valued member of the Southwest TAAC team," said Director Robert Velasquez. "His advocacy on behalf of his clients and the contributions to their economic success can be measured not only financially but in their respect for his expertise. We will miss his positive attitude and dedication to our program."

At UTSA, McLane helped manufacturing firms adversely affected by import competition to regain profitable growth. . He was an expert in the management and development of small businesses, marketing and sales.

He taught business classes in export marketing, business ethics, and organizational behavior and management.

McLane was a graduate of Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) with a major in Spanish. Previously, he worked at the International Trade Center, another component of the institute, as a senior international business specialist.

Services for McLane will be at 1 p.m., Friday, March 12 at Porter Loring North Chapel, 2102 N. Loop 1604 E at Gold Canyon Drive.



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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