Updates and Celebrations of Success
Below: Spring 2018 Student Recognition Award Breakfast at the Crossings in Carlsbad with students, faculty, and Advisory Board members and guests.Below (top row): Congratulations to our CLIMB Student Leader Award winner Jeff Mata (escorted by Nenita Mata); Accounting: Tim Bode; Finance: Jon Gramuglia; Global Business Management: Andrea Iglesias; Bottom row: Management Information Systems: Elizabeth Snowden; Global Supply Chain Management: Caleb Ruggieri; Management: Elizabeth Buckle; Marketing and Dean’s Award winner: Lilia Lopez. Not shown: Temecula campus award winner Matthew Pflepsen.
Below: Further developing student networking and professional development skills at the Student/Alumni Speed Networking event at the USU.Below: The 5th Annual North County Economic Summit was hosted by the San Diego North Economic Development Council (SDNEDC) in the USU. Regional economic growth continues to be very strong, with much lower unemployment numbers (<3%) than other regions of the state, however insufficient housing will continue to be a major challenge. The five industry clusters that have seen strong growth and have a high concentration in our region include Defense, Aerospace, and Communications; Manufacturing; Life Sciences; Craft Beer and Related Beverages; Sports and Active Lifestyle; and Visitor Attractions and Accommodations. The research and reports can be accessed here.
Below: During spring break, Jim attended the CSU Association of Business Deans (CSUABD) Reception at CSU Fullerton. The spring 2019 CSUABD meeting will be held at CSUSM. Jim was elected to the Executive Board and secretary/treasurer of the organization.
Faculty Spotlight – Glen Brodowsky
Glen currently serves as Professor of Marketing and chair of the Department of Management in CoBA. Please join me in congratulating Glen as the 2018 recipient of the Marketing Educator of the Year, an award he received this week at the Marketing Educators’ Association Annual Conference in Santa Fe, NM. Glen is a past president of the organization (2010-11). In addition to his many contributions to CoBA, CSUSM, and the CSU, Glen is a regular guest lecturer at Universities in Copenhagen, Ecuador, Germany, Mumbai, Shanghai, and Taiwan and maintains relationships with these international institutions.
Lecturer Spotlight – David Berry
David is the Founder and Principal of RULE13 Learning, LLC, formerly Vice President of Leadership and Organization Development at TaylorMade Golf Company. David coaches and teaches executive leaders and RULE13 Learning inspires them to be more courageous, resourceful and generous in the face of complexity and change.
David started teaching in the Management Department in fall 2016 in the areas of organizational behavior, business environments, and entrepreneurship. David also serves as an Executive in Residence in our BPD Program. In 2016, David published his first book, A More Daring Life: Finding Voice at the Crossroads of Change.
Staff Spotlight – Whitney Steffler
Whitney is out Program Support Coordinator for the MBA Program and is the “go-to” person for our MBA students. She started this position in fall 2017 and previously had provided administrative support for the Marketing, Finance, and Accounting departments. She is a CoBA graduate! Whitney, like all of our staff, is willing to help where she can – a team player.
Volunteer Spotlight – Misti Cain
Misti is the Founder and Chief Advyzzor of whyzze – a company that provides personal, professional and creative mentorship. She is also the Marketing Director for Ideator, an innovation platform located in San Francisco. With a background in both traditional and digital marketing, she has worked with well-known companies including MasterCard, Jazzercise, Medifast, AMN Healthcare, and CIGNA Healthcare. She is passionate about helping entrepreneurial-minded individuals bring their ideas to life. Misti serves CoBA as an Executive in Residence and as a CoBA Advisory Board member.
Alumnus Spotlight – Alaric Fuller
Throughout his years at CSUSM, Alaric Fuller aka ‘DJ Majestik,’ maintained a strong interest in the radio industry. He combined much of what he learned in his courses with his work as a radio DJ and mixer in San Diego. He started his radio career in San Diego while attending CSUSM. Majestik is now a recognized name in the music industry abroad.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Alaric traveled back to his hometown of New York City to continue his radio career. He soon became a well-known morning show personality for CBS radio and DJ on SiriusXM satellite radio. His reach now exceeds millions through his mix shows and as a radio personality. He has worked side by side with artists that include Selena Gomez, DJ Snake, and many more. Alaric also travels the globe as an international club DJ and has performed in front of a sold-out crowd at the legendary Madison Square Garden in NYC, with artists Pitbull and Enrique Iglesias. Alaric has recently returned to Southern California, finding new opportunities in Los Angeles radio. He is now a show producer and DJ on 97.1 AMP Radio’s morning show, The New Guys.
Remember that name and this face: Alaric Fuller.