Monthly Archives: November 2012

Professor Withers and operations at Prudhoe Bay Oil Field

For the USD School of Business 40th anniversary series, I asked Professor Barbara Withers (Operations and Project Management) to write about what she was doing 40 years ago. I think you’ll agree that she earned the right to enjoy the mild winters in San Diego. You might get cold just reading her account of working at the Prudhoe Bay Oil Field in the 1970’s. 

I left my job as the Regional Economist at the Municipality of Anchorage to work for ARCO Alaska, …Read Full Article

Dean Pyke is thankful for…

Over the river and through the woods to Grandpa’s house in Warren, NH

For many years, nothing said Thanksgiving like Interstate 95 between Washington, DC and New Hampshire.


I lived in Philadelphia, and some years I made the short drive south to be with my family in Washington. Those times brought back memories of childhood Thanksgivings — my uncle who always sat with us at the kids’ table; our yellow Lab, Sunny, and my grandmother who believed dogs belonged outside, so, …Read Full Article

USD School of Business alumni in the news

We know how talented our alumni are, and we always appreciate it when others recognize it too. We had not one, not two, but three alums honored in the 40 Under 40 Awards 2012 in SD Metro magazine.

Congratulations to Scott Carr (BBA ’94), president and CEO of Javelin Web and Media; Trevor Gates (BBA ’01, MBA ’08), a founder and CFO of Integrity First Financial Group; and Lindsey Smith (BAC ’03), founder of San Diego Office Properties, a division of …Read Full Article

MBA admissions means Thanksgiving in Bangkok

MBA admissions director, Kate Mickle

MBA admissions director, Kate Mickle, takes the message of the USD School of Business to many places in the world. Next week, she’ll be in Bangkok having Pad Thai for Thanksgiving, on a trip that also includes Mumbai and Bangalore.

November 15th is the first deadline for the full-time MBA program; the next is January 15th. Kate and the admissions staff have been reading applications for that program and for the December 15th deadline for the …Read Full Article

Women in real estate address demographics and career development

Lydia Jacobs-Horton (left) and Leanne Lachman (center) respond to questions from Gail Goldberg.

The 2nd annual USD Women in Real Estate Conference started with global demographics and ended with golf. The conference, sponsored by the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate, provided insights for both the future of real estate and the futures of real estate professionals.

Keynote speaker, Leanne Lachman, has a PhD in English Literature, and she has had an accomplished professional career in real estate. She is currently president …Read Full Article

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