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  •  Funeral Mass for Professor Corio

    Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 12:30 PM

    A funeral Mass for Steve Corio, professor of practice in marketing, will be celebrated Tuesday, October 29, at 4 p.m. in the Mission Church on the Santa Clara University campus.

    Corio, who passed away unexpectedly on October 5, joined the Leavey School of Business faculty in 1998 and taught MBA and undergraduate courses in sales management, competitive marketing strategies, and marketing analysis and decision-making. A double Bronco, Steve earned his bachelor of arts degree in economics and his MBA from Santa Clara University.

    He was dedicated to his students throughout his time at Santa Clara, as a popular professor and a sought-after student adviser.

    “Steve filled classrooms and changed lives with his enthusiasm and love of sales management,” said marketing department co-chair, Shelby McIntyre. “He was esteemed by everybody who knew him.”

    Prior to joining the Santa Clara University faculty, Steve had a successful 30-year career, much of it at IBM, in management in accounting, finance, marketing, and sales. He founded Corio Consulting, a provider of consulting services for business development, resource planning and sales management. He also founded the Advanced Sales Skills Institute to provide individual and enterprise-wide sales training.  He was formerly VP of Sales for SecureALL and a member of the Texas Real Estate Brokers’ Association. 
    Steve will be missed as a teacher, friend, and colleague, and has lent his expertise and spirit to the business school and marketing department for many years.  
    Notes of condolence may be sent to Steve’s family, care of the Business School:
    The Corio Family
    c/o Leavey School of Business
    Santa Clara University
    500 El Camino Real
    Santa  Clara, Ca 95053


  •  Get To Know Your LSB Staff: Tiffiny Gillingham

    Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 9:30 AM

    Tiffiny Gillingham is the assistant director of MSIS admissions. She was awarded the Staff Collaboration Award this past spring as a staff member who works to build cooperative relationships and foster teamwork throughout the Business School and University. Get to know her a little better through the conversation we had with her!

    Where are you from?
    I am a local girl. I grew up in Los Gatos.
    Where did you go to school?
    I graduated from Los Gatos High School.  I then attended UC Berkeley on a tennis scholarship.  After I graduated, I competed on the professional tennis circuit for a short time.
    Tell us about your family?
    Well, I married a Stanford guy. Yes, I have a "mixed" marriage.  We have been married for 21 years and have 3 wonderful children. We have proven that the Stanford/Cal relationship can work!
    When did you join the Business School?
    I joined the business school two years ago -- October 31, 2011 was my first day working in the MSIS Program.
    What do you like to do on your free time?
    With 3 kids, I am not quite sure what "free" time is. But when I do have some free time, I enjoy scrapbooking.
    What is your favorite place to eat?
    I love Mexican food!  My favorite Mexican place is Jalisco's, located in Campbell.
    What is your favorite movie?
    I love the Twilight series!!
    Where is your ideal vacation?
    Going to Hawaii!  The Islands are my perfect relaxation place! My "Happy" Place!
    What are three things people don't know about you?
    1. I competed/traveled on the professional tennis circuit after I graduated from UC Berkeley.
    2. My mother and I competed on the Mother/Daughter National Tennis Circuit and were ranked #1 in the Nation for Mother/Daughter teams.
    3. I currently manage my oldest son's Academy team (DeAnza Force Academy), my youngest son's club team (Santa Clara Sporting 01B Black) and chaperone my daughter's club volleyball team. (Hence, no "free" time).  But love every minute of it!
    Last, proud mom bragging, my oldest son has committed to play soccer at Stanford University starting Fall 2015.
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