Publication

May 2011 Alumni @ccelerator

In this Issue:

  • Business Partners Benefit from a Seat at the Table
  • David Quigg ‘94 Banks on the Future at Wells Fargo
  • Big Bang! Final Judging and Awards Ceremony, May 19
  • RSVP Today—and Build Your Bay Area Network at SFAN’s Inaugural Luncheon
  • Support Excellence through the Annual Fund
  • AACSB Dean’s Corner: Curriculum Innovation a Continuous Quest
  • ECO Catalytics Wins Big in Bentonville
  • Hyatt CEO Mark Hoplamazian Books a Room in Gallagher Hall

Overview

Business Partnership Program

The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s Business Partnership Program provides a vital link between the School and the business community. Among the School’s highest priorities is helping companies address the complex management issues in today’s competitive global business environment.

A True Working Partnership

Our Business Partnership program is truly a working partnership that brings extensive benefits to both the School and its corporate friends.

Student Profile

David Quigg ‘94
Banking on the Future at Wells Fargo

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David Quigg ’94 is enjoying a long, successful career at Wells Fargo, North America’s most extensive financial services network. After rising through the ranks in California, six years ago he moved to St. Paul, where he today serves as a senior vice president, managing 800 employees, $5 billion in assets and more than 40 bank stores. And he still finds time to squeeze in some golf—Minnesota weather permitting.

News Release

ECO Catalytics’ High-Tech Ink Drives Fuel Cells Forward
UC Davis Team Takes Third in Walmart Better Living Business Plan Challenge

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(Davis, CA) — A team of UC Davis MBA students and campus researchers developing technology to lower the cost and improve the performance of fuel cells brought home third place, $5,000 in seed funding and valuable tips from executives who judged the 2011 Walmart Better Living Business Plan Challenge, which honors student entrepreneurship in environmental sustainability.

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News Release

UC Davis Graduate School of Management partners with Lawrence Livermore and Sandia National Labs to drive technologies from lab to market

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(Davis, Calif.) – With a joint goal of speeding the transfer of new technologies from the laboratory to the commercial marketplace, the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories have announced a new partnership for researchers to develop their entrepreneurial skills.

Spotlight Story

Vickie Sherman MBA 13 Finds Her Passion, Her Career—and Herself

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What opportunities, decisions, events have shaped your professional life?

My career path has been a climb across a jungle gym rather than a tangent up a corporate ladder. As a child, I used to thumb through the three-inch JCPenney catalogue, picking out the professional women who I would grow to be. I wanted to rule the world from a corner office in a suit and heels. I wanted to shed my humble origins and become Corporate Barbie.

Spotlight Story

MBA Student Consultants Make an IMPACT
Projects Put Business Needs Front and Center

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Agilent Technologies’ Electronic Measurement Group is a $3.6 billion business that over the past decade has seen a dramatic shift in its customer base from U.S., and Western European customers to predominantly Asia-based customers. Today, the majority of the division’s revenues are generated outside of the U.S., with an increasing concentration in China.

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UC Davis Part-Time MBA in Top 8%, Full-Time MBA in Top 9%
U.S. News & World Report’s latest rankings: This marks the 19th consecutive year our MBA program has been ranked among the best in the nation.

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(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s full-time MBA program has been ranked among the top six percent of AACSB International-accredited programs nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.