(May 13, 2010)--The Free Trade Alliance San Antonio recently collaborated with the International Business Plan Program, a community partner, to encourage international awareness, develop a global perspective and foster the entrepreneurial spirit of local students. The program provides students exposure to real-world business experience to help them develop a global mindset and pursue careers in international business to become our community's global leaders.
UTSA was well represented in the program with seven students from the College of Business on the final list. The juniors and seniors pursuing the bachelor of business administration degree are Ryan Zapata, Ryanne Vela, Christopher Abowd, Lourdes Michelle Munoz, Randolph Scott, Danielle Montes and Vera Shamanina.
First place in the Future Global Leaders Business Plan competition was won by Ryan Zapata, Ryanne Vela and Christopher Abowd from UTSA and Luisa Rodrigues from St. Mary's University. The students were teamed with Sarah Sanchez, a mentor from H-E-B's global sourcing department. The team developed an internal marketing plan for H-E-B, initiating an internal strategic alliance between H-E-B Cooking Connections and the global sourcing department. The plan was focused on H-E-B's innovative competitive advantage to showcase their globally sourced products through the Cooking Connection kiosk.
The program would increase consumer awareness, basket size and overall gross profit by $100 million within five years. The winners received several awards including a $2,500 cash prize divided among team members, a one-year student membership in the Free Trade Alliance and the Global Leaders certificate. An awards luncheon was April 27 with representatives from participating schools joining the students to support them in this important success.
UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.
For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.
Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.
This exhibit includes prints by 25 Latino and Latina artists who worked in collaboration with a master printer in the print studio at the UTSA Department of Art and Art History. It runs through Oct. 12.
Downtown Campus Art Gallery, Durango Building Room 1.122, Downtown Campus
This book talk will feature a presentation by the book’s co-editors Anne-Marie Núñez, ELPS associate professor, Sylvia Hurtado, professor at the University of California Los Angeles, and Emily Calderón Galdeano, director of research for Excelencia in Education.
Buena Vista Theater (BV 1.326), Downtown Campus
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
Love of theater, history leads Lee grad to pursue anthropology degree
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