Leader In Orchid Business Helps Students Bloom

Jamie Fang ’90 was still paying for her own business administration education when she started her first endowed fund for School of Business graduate students. As she became a leader in the orchid business, her growing support has enabled more students to bloom at UCR. At the time of her first endowment—the Charley Chen-Hui and...
By Darin Estep |

‘If You Have an Idea, Just Try It’

When Anthony Griffin decided to make the move to Japan, he took a few things along with him: a lifelong fascination with the country, one year of studying the language, and the textbook from his business communications course at UC Riverside, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2002 and an MBA...
By Darin Estep |

‘A Revolving Cycle of Giving Back’

Analyzing technology and life science companies while gaining an understanding of the technology ecosystem are responsibilities that Don H. Tran ’01 greatly enjoys, and it is part of his job as senior credit review lead at Silicon Valley Bank. “It is fascinating to see innovation occur and to be involved with a bank that has...
By Laurie McLaughlin |

MBA Grad Applies Business Acumen in Brand-New Field for U.S. Army

When the U.S. Army launched a career field in enterprise marketing and behavioral economics, it was designed to attract top-performing officers. Competition was high: Almost 500 applied for the first cohort, which had only 30 openings. In announcing the opportunity, the Army said soldiers applying needed to “exhibit a history of excellence” and have “either...
By Darin Estep |

Knowledge is Empowerment

Among the life lessons Benjamin Gonzalez says he’s learned is, “Personal and professional growth begin by not knowing something.” With a bachelor’s degree in biology from Iowa State University, Gonzalez entered the U.S. Army and served in Iraq, Germany, and Afghanistan. He worked his way up in a variety of medical, transportation, and operations roles...
By Laurie McLaughlin |

Building an International Marketing Career

Having succeeded within a far-reaching global career, Will Chu ’98 currently leads the marketing efforts for the “Star Wars” brand in countries including Russia, Korea, Japan, and Brazil. He recently shared the details of his odyssey with students and members of the business school community.

The Problem Solver

Education and opportunity go hand in hand for James Merino, MBA ’98, a data engineer who has worked at some of the biggest firms in Silicon Valley. That’s why he created the Jaime J. Merino Endowed Business Scholarship for Master of Business Administration students at UC Riverside’s School of Business in 2016. The scholarship is...
By Imran Ghori |

UCR Opened Doors for Her, and Philanthropist is Proud that Work Continues

In recognition of Women’s History Month, we take a look at some of the women who are making their own history with the UCR School of Business. If Susan Atherton thinks about it, her connection with UC Riverside has really come full circle in the time since she enrolled as a 17-year-old, first-generation college student...
By Darin Estep |

Alumni Referral Scholarship

The UC Riverside School of Business, home of the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management, is proud to announce our new alumni referral program, a way for you to help your network and support the School of Business! We're asking you to refer your friends, family members, colleagues, and acquaintances to one of our...

UCR Student and Graduate Share Lessons from the Campaign Trail

Left image: Turner Stanton | Right image: Joshua Rivera Politics often is described as “the art of the possible,” but for two first-time candidates from the UCR School of Business, it’s also about the art of service. Second-year MBA student Joshua Rivera ran for the Mount San Jacinto College Board of Trustees. Turner Stanton ’17...
By Darin Estep |