CSUSM NewsCenter (CoBA)

2017
December
06,
2017
She is a seasoned marketing professional, works with an innovation startup in San Francisco and founded whyzze.com, a subscription mentorship site. But ask Misti Cain what her greatest accomplishment is, and she won’t hesitate to tell you. “Not be...
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September
19,
2017
Cal State San Marcos has hired Stacy Slagor as its director of development for the College of Business Administration. Slagor began her new position on Sept. 11. Slagor has more than 18 years of experience leading fundraising programs, including m...
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September
12,
2017
A new class offered through Cal State San Marcos’ Fully Employed MBA Program is making a difference in the region by strengthening the North County arts scene. Students in marketing professor Don Sciglimpaglia’s Customer and Consumer Insight cours...
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August
28,
2017
The fall semester at Cal State San Marcos kicked off Monday with nearly three dozen new faculty, several new programs and the highest enrollment in campus history. President Karen Haynes, the most senior president in the CSU system, opened the 201...
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August
08,
2017
Glen Brodowsky is a popular guest at dinner parties. While some might pick up a bottle of wine on the way to someone’s home, Brodowsky arrives with a basket of homemade breads. “They say man cannot live by bread alone,” Brodowsky said. “Watch m...
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June
26,
2017
Malin Burnham is guided by a noble philosophy: “Community Before Self.” It’s not just the title of his recent book or simply a phrase on his business cards. Those three words have guided Burnham through decades of helping to improve the San Diego ...
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June
26,
2017
Philanthropists Malin and Roberta Burnham have made a $225,000 gift through the Burnham Foundation to California State University San Marcos to establish the Burnham Leadership Experience in the University’s College of Business Administration (CoBA)....
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June
22,
2017
Ara Merhi didn’t start working in the restaurant industry because he entertained dreams of one day becoming a chef or owning his own restaurant. It simply worked well with his school schedule. But a combination of drive, work ethic and his time...
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June
12,
2017
California State University San Marcos’ College of Business Administration has launched an online Economic Dashboard to showcase the Business Confidence Index that it has developed in partnership with the San Diego Business Journal over the past two ...
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June
05,
2017
When it comes to building bonds between the College of Business Administration (CoBA) at Cal State San Marcos and local industry to grow the regional economy, Ed Ashley is at the head of the class. As CoBA’s Director of Business Community Relation...
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June
01,
2017
Talk about getting involved. Thanks to a new Democracy in Action initiative launched this year at Cal State San Marcos, scores of students spent the spring semester working with the city of San Marcos on endeavors that included strategies to reduc...
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May
16,
2017
More than 3,300 students are expected to graduate from Cal State San Marcos this month. On May 1, six standouts from the Class of 2017 were honored at a special awards dinner to celebrate their achievements. Honorees were nominated by faculty or s...
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April
04,
2017
Talk about a quick turnaround. Just three months after coming up with the idea during a winter break retreat, the new Latino Business Student Association has opened a closet in Craven Hall stocked with gently used professional clothing free for al...
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March
10,
2017
Education was always a point of emphasis in Maggie Kay’s family during her childhood in Kenya. So, while Kay’s parents might have been nervous about seeing her travel more than 9,000 miles to attend college, they were supportive of her pursuit of ...
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February
24,
2017
Talk about having an impact. She began working for the family business as a teen and has since transformed the one-time mom-and-pop organization into an internationally known manufacturer of oceanographic and freshwater monitoring systems. She rec...
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February
09,
2017
Frustrated by the complexities of tax rules and forms? California State University San Marcos is helping to ease the tax maze by offering free tax preparation and assistance to students through a Facilitated Self-Assistance (FSA) Tax Program. The ...
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January
26,
2017
A comprehensive analysis authored by a team of Cal State San Marcos business students is propelling a proposal to transform a struggling, off-track betting facility at the Del Mar Fairgrounds into the region’s newest concert venue. “The work they ...
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2016
December
22,
2016
The end of the year is a time of reflection for many before embarking on resolutions for a new year. What will you remember most from 2016? A heated presidential election cycle? The Syrian refugee crisis? Or are you a long-suffering Cubs fan still...
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December
05,
2016
Fawad Alizada doesn’t mince words when talking about the benefits of the Cal State San Marcos Faculty Mentoring Program. “The mentor program is a big reason why I am the first person in my family of 10 brothers and sisters to graduate from college...
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November
22,
2016
An experienced entrepreneur and a former CEO, Emilie Hersh knows a thing or two about the importance of a solid business education. Which is a big reason why she and her husband, Mark, a longtime employee at Carlsbad-based ViaSat, are pledging $50,00...
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September
26,
2016
To help meet the challenge of an increasingly competitive business environment, the College of Business Administration (CoBA) created a program that enables students to round out their business knowledge by developing personal and professional succes...
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August
10,
2016
Meeting Cheech Marin would lead most people to reference one of the dozens of TV shows or films in which the actor has appeared. Michael Flores took a different approach. He talked about art. One of the classes Flores took when he attended Cal ...
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July
28,
2016
Recently several Cal State San Marcos faculty, administrators and programs have received accolades and awards for contributions to the University, the region and beyond. Professor Nominated for Athena Award Youwen Ouyang, department chair and p...
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July
13,
2016
Dr. Catalin Ratiu was born in Romania, has lived in France, Canada, Mexico and the United States, and his previous careers includes being an attorney, a management consultant, and a founding partner and sales director of an import-export business. ...
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June
15,
2016
Cal State San Marcos Business Professor Kristin Stewart never dreamed about a career in academia while growing up in the Georgia town of Lilburn just outside Atlanta. A star soccer player who would help lead Auburn University to the SEC Championship ...
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May
10,
2016
Cal State San Marcos helped mold their lives, and now they’re set to help change the world. Six standout graduates from the Class of 2016 were honored at a special awards dinner for their academic achievements and service to the community while ov...
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May
04,
2016
The College of Business Administration (CoBA) celebrated the 10th anniversary of Markstein Hall during an intimate ceremony at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) on Wednesday, April 28. As CoBA began to establish a reputation for provi...
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April
25,
2016
Dr. Rebeca Perren didn’t take the traditional path in becoming a professor of marketing at Cal State San Marcos. In fact, her primary motivation in leaving her native Panama was to pursue her passion of skydiving. “There was not much skydiving goi...
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February
23,
2016
California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) is helping to ease the tax maze for students and the local community by offering free tax preparation and assistance beginning March 5. The two programs available are the Volunteer Income Tax Assistan...
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February
22,
2016
A trio of Cal State San Marcos professors are hoping to spur a renaissance in arts education through research showing a link between K-12 students immersed in the arts with successful careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math...
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