Monthly Archives: May 2012

Graduation 2012 at University of San Diego

Bunter loves all the hats and tassels at the graduation ceremony.  I’m calling this portrait Pooch and Circumstance. Congratulations USD graduates!

Bunter poses for Pooch and Circumstance





Olin Hall is a good friend

It’s happened again…another school year has come to a close. This ending always puts me in a reflective mood. Sitting in my office in Olin Hall I feel someone (something?) looking over my shoulder as I think about all that has happened here this year.

Olin Hall was constructed in 1984, and being a modern building (albeit with Spanish Renaissance architecture), Olin Hall has a Facebook page ( That’s not surprising, I mean, what 28 year-old doesn’t have one these days?

It’s …Read Full Article

Happy 40th!

No, it’s not my birthday (but thank you for thinking that it was). It’s not even Bunter’s age in dog years (that would be about 80).

Celebrating 40 years

The USD School of Business is 40 years old this year. We’re going to be celebrating in many ways throughout the year, but for the blog kick-off I’d like to highlight some of the great things we do at the school as a result of 40 years of building a business program …Read Full Article

Alumni Honors

With J. Scott Di Valerio at Alumni Honors


It was an honor to present J. Scott Di Valerio (BBA, ’85) with the Arthur E. Hughes Career Achievement Award at the Alumni Honors event last weekend.

Scott is the chief financial officer of Coinstar, Inc. He recently joined our SBA Board of Advisors, bringing his considerable finance, operations and management experience.

Prior to joining Coinstar, Scott held leadership positions at other world-class organizations, including the Lenovo Group, Microsoft, The Walt Disney Company, and …Read Full Article

And the winners are…

Remember all the innovative ideas at the Social Innovation Challenge (SIC) presentations that I wrote about in March? Well, last week I attended the awards ceremony and found out which of the many bright ideas received funding from our judges.

Dr. Patricia Marquez speaking at Social Innovation Challenge awards ceremony

Dr. Patricia Marquez, Director of the Center for Peace and Commerce, addressed the large group with some thoughts about creativity that made me want to take off my shoes and play …Read Full Article

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