Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Blanchard team on leadership

Ken and Margie Blanchard with Professor Curtis Cook

Drs. Ken and Margie Blanchard want to help our business students develop into the effective and influential leaders the world needs. They put that vision into action at the first annual Blanchard Leadership Forum at USD last weekend.

About 70 undergraduate and graduate students joined the forum and participated in innovative learning activities to enhance their ability to be influencers at any level of their personal, community and professional lives. The Blanchards’ message …Read Full Article


A beautiful day in the neighborhood

Our SBA community got out in the community on Saturday for a day of service and celebration with our neighbors.

Rose Cook, me, Pat Moulton, Karolina Rzadkowolska, Marc Lampe, Myla Wilson, Bridget Breitenberg, Mary Ann Pulis

Last Saturday was the 27th Annual Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Fair and Parade. The residents of Linda Vista, just up the road from USD, speak nearly 30 different languages. So when they put on a multi-cultural event, they know what they’re doing.

We had about 25 SBA …Read Full Article


The V2 Tank

Move aside, Shark Tank. The SBA’s V2 (Venture Vetting) competition for University of San Diego students stole the entrepreneurial spotlight last week. With 3 angel investors, thousands of dollars in prize money and professional quality student presentations, V2 has become a force to be reckoned with.

USD alumni, Tom Breitling (’91) and Lorenzo Fertitta (’91), and SBA Advisory Board member, Andy Laats and his wife Liz, provided the $15,000 in prize money.

Four finalists competed for the prize with a 10-minute pitch …Read Full Article


Alumni golf

Golf and prizes, anyone?

Just to be clear, I was not playing golf last Thursday afternoon. But, many of our alumni and friends were playing and having a lot more fun than I was. They were at the 4th annual SBA Golf Tournament at the Rancho Bernardo Inn.

We had a great showing with 18 foursomes. And it seems we have some accomplished golfers among our alumni and friends of the school. Congratulations to our winning team, and thanks to all …Read Full Article


Tax Day x 3

Even if you’re facing a down-to-the-wire weekend of working on your tax returns, Professor Tom Dalton explains why we should have extra sympathy for the plight of CPAs preparing taxes this year. 

Professor Tom Dalton, smiling because his taxes are done

The year 2012 is an anomaly for tax season. In a normal tax season, it is difficult enough for the CPAs who have to work seven days a week, 12 to 18 hours a day preparing tax returns. They seldom …Read Full Article


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