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USD alumnus, Bryan Carpenter, BAC '07 posing in front of beer barrels

Brewing Up Business

Tuesday, June 4, 2019TOPICS: AlumniSpotlights

Bryan Carpenter ’07 (BAC/BBA) is enthusiastic about suds. That makes perfect sense, given that he’s the self-proclaimed “c…

Graduation Headshot of USD alumna, Nichole McManus '18

Nichole McManus Masters Taxation at USD

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

USD School of Business alumna Nichole McManus talks about the opportunities that opened up to her, both here and abroad, once she decided to study acc…

USD alumni, James Brennan. A serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Suja Juice

James Brennan '96

Thursday, July 26, 2018TOPICS: Alumni

Moving Forward, Giving Back: Advice from One of San Diego’s Most Successful Entrepreneurs USD School of Business alumnus James Brennan is not…

Mary Ann McGarry, Guild Mortgage CEO

CEO of Success

Monday, April 23, 2018TOPICS: Alumni

When you meet Mary Ann McGarry, you know you’re in the presence of someone very special. Warm, congenial, and quick to laugh, behind her winning…

Justin Crachy, BSS, Procurement & Finance, MS-SCM, Supply Chain Management

The Chess Master

Tuesday, March 6, 2018TOPICS: AlumniSpotlights

The wall in Justin Crachy’s office at Solar Turbines holds a large whiteboard illustrating various models innovating for his company’s sup…

Michelle Muñiz ’16, MS in Real Estate, USD School of Business

Real Estate Maven

Tuesday, January 16, 2018TOPICS: Spotlights

During her 2800-mile road trip from Long Island to San Diego, 21-year-old Michelle Muñiz had a lot of time to contemplate her future. “I …

Chris Peyre, ’04, MBA, Supply Chain Management, International Business, and Finance

Supply Chain Explorer

Tuesday, January 9, 2018TOPICS: Spotlights

For centuries, the word “Amazon” conjured images of a journey filled with challenge and mystery. For those early explorers whose curiosity…

Kenny Bates

The (Not-So) Mad Man

Thursday, January 4, 2018TOPICS: Spotlights

For Kenny Bates, associate professor of marketing, standing on the edge of a canyon in Switzerland, poised to jump is just part of the journey. Withou…


The Future Torero of Wall Street

Wednesday, November 8, 2017TOPICS: Spotlights

Usually, being a college student in California is something people dream of. But early on in his college career, Alex Hernandez ’18 (Finance) re…