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  •  Students Brenda Alba and Andrew Peterson Seleted as First Chevron Global Fellows

    Thursday, Apr. 28, 2011 12:00 PM

    Students Andrew Peterson and Brenda Alba have been selected as the first Chevron Global Fellows in the Leavey School of Business Global Fellows program.  Chevron Corporation recently became a corporate sponsor of the Global Fellows program, which places undergraduates with international not-for-profit organizations during the summer.  The pair will work with Blue Energy, a company providing safe water resources and rural electrification through solar and wind power to Bluefields, Nicaragua and its surrounding villages, in eastern Nicaragua this summer.  There they will help produce more than 200 family water filtration systems and lead water- safety seminars.  

    Global Fellows students met with one of Chevron’s top executives in April.  David Reeves, president of the Strategy, Technology, and Commercial Integration business for Chevron and a member of the Leavey Advisory Board, was a guest speaker in the Global Fellows class, speaking about growing global energy requirements.  In preparation, the students completed an energy simulation game before class and read a report from the National Petroleum Council titled “Facing the Hard Truths about Energy.”

    To learn more about the Global Fellows program, contact Linda Alepin, program director, at lalepin@scu.edu

    Learn more about the Leavey School of Business Global Fellows Program here >>
    The energy simulation game can be found here >>
    Learn about Chevron’s University Partnership Program here >>

  •  Santa Clara University Business School Salutes Area Leaders

    Thursday, Apr. 29, 2010 6:30 PM

    Four distinguished leaders from the tech industry, education, and media have been named recipients of 2010 “The Leader’s Legacy” awards by the Board of Advisors of the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University.

    Recipients Robert Finocchio, Jr. (private investor), Michael Malone (author and journalist), Jill Vialet (founder, Playworks), and Daniel Warmenhoven (COB and Executive Chairman, NetApp) will be presented their awards on Saturday, May 1, 2010 at a fundraising celebration in Lucas Hall on campus. In addition, Michael Malone will deliver the keynote address during the evening.

    Established three years ago in the Leavey School of Business, The Leader’s Legacy awards recognize individuals whose work with their companies and volunteer organizations “created the kind of legacy that makes a difference for all of us,” said Nilofer Merchant, CEO of Rubicon Consulting and chair of the award nominating committee. The award is named after the concept of ‘legacy’ outlined by the School’s former dean, Barry Posner, and Jim Kouzes in their book, A Leader’s Legacy.

    The event honoring the awardees raises funds for the Leavey leadership programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Sponsors for the award event include Armanino McKenna, Aviat Networks, Bingham McCutchen LLP, Bon Appetit, BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Joseph Bronson, Cast Iron Systems, Ernst & Young LLP, Granite Construction, Jossey-Bass Publishing, KPMG, Lifelock,, Needham, Nelson Roberts Investment Advisors, Openwave, Pivotal Systems, SonicWall, and Gregory Vaughn.

    For more about the awardees, visit www.scu.edu/business/leaders-legacy.

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