CSUSM NewsCenter (CoBA)

2018
October
16,
2018
At the peak of Palomar Mountain, more than 5,000 feet above sea level, sits the house that Jim Hamerly built. Built, in this case, didn’t mean hiring a contractor and writing checks. Hamerly built the house. From developing a 250,000-step Gantt...
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September
07,
2018
After Shadrach Vaughn graduated from Cal State San Marcos with a degree in business administration in 2014, he did what a lot of fresh alumni do: He moved away from inland North County and headed for the beach.  In Vaughn’s case, he found a nice o...
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August
31,
2018
Robert Iafe, an assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, had his proposal for the Jean Dreyfus Lectureship for Undergraduate Institutions selected by the board of directors of the Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation. CSUSM is one of just ...
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August
23,
2018
The fall semester at Cal State San Marcos kicks off Monday with more than a dozen new faculty, several new programs and 17,000 students. President Karen Haynes, the senior president in the California State University system, opened the 2018-19 aca...
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August
02,
2018
Few job titles have earned the envy status that Judith Downie ’94 has in San Diego County. When Downie introduces herself as a craft beer historian, jaws drop and questions begin to pour in. It’s an unexpected title for a librarian, especially one...
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August
01,
2018
Ben Fairweather and Mike Stevenson have learned more than their share of lessons while working to open Culver Beer Company. But the biggest surprise? “The money going out the door,” said Stevenson, laughing. “Lucky for us beer is a pretty go...
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August
01,
2018
Long before San Diego came to be known as the “Capital of Craft” and the 78 was nicknamed “Hops Highway,” Todd Colburn was a lover of beer. This was in the 1980s — before Stone, before Karl Strauss, before Ballast Point — and he and his best friend (...
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June
18,
2018
North County firefighters gathered in San Marcos for a wildfire simulation last month, but this wasn’t your typical training. The City of San Marcos rallied crews from several cities to help Cal State San Marcos students test a drone technology th...
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May
04,
2018
More than 3,500 students are expected to graduate from Cal State San Marcos this month. On May 1, five standouts from the Class of 2018 were honored at a special awards dinner to celebrate their achievements. Honorees were nominated by faculty or ...
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April
25,
2018
Wells Fargo believes in education, and the company demonstrated this commitment during a recent visit to Cal State San Marcos. Two representatives from Wells Fargo were on campus April 11 to donate eight Kindle Fire tablets to Cal State San Marcos...
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March
20,
2018
When Bob Rief began his stint on the Cal State San Marcos campus in January, he might have been more nervous than the students who were about to learn the collected wisdom of a lifelong business executive. After all, Rief said, “the last time I sa...
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February
22,
2018
San Marcos, CA – Author and consultant Ed Jenks will speak about the challenges of working with millennials – and how to harness their unlimited potential – as part of Cal State San Marcos’ Center for Leadership, Innovation, and Mentorship Building (...
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February
01,
2018
He has worked as a human resources executive for some of the world’s leading corporations, including Monsanto, Arco and DreamWorks SKG. He’s the co-founder of two human resources consulting firms. And he’s taught at USC’s Marshall School of Business ...
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January
24,
2018
A Cal State San Marcos business professor has co-authored a new study in the latest issue of Business Horizons detailing the challenges organizations face when responding to online criticisms and offering suggestions on how to engage with unhappy con...
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January
19,
2018
A comprehensive study of Cal State San Marcos’ economic impact has found that the University is fueling more than $458 million into the region each year and supporting thousands of jobs in industries ranging from retail to real estate. The study e...
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2017
December
21,
2017
As the end of the year quickly approaches, many are already looking ahead to 2018. But before putting the finishing touches on your list of New Year’s resolutions, let’s take a look back at some of the many successes at CSUSM in 2017, and some of ...
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December
14,
2017
Cal State San Marcos’ Senior Experience Program has helped regional businesses and nonprofits for a quarter of a century. Now, thanks to a gift from Malin and Roberta Burnham through the Burnham Foundation, the door is open for additional nonprofi...
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December
11,
2017
Jeff Mata never planned to attend college. He never thought about competing in judo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He certainly didn’t expect to speak to audiences about the challenges he has overcome.  Mata never could have predicted just how much the ...
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December
11,
2017
Female finance chiefs are rising. While the representation of women in senior financial roles is still less than 15 percent among Fortune 500 companies, there is progress. Last year, the number of female CFOs doubled. One of those executives joini...
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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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