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Past Stories

Learn more about our community through the achievements and successes of our students, alumni, and faculty.


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Scoop app success achieved with the support of MBA education>

As a child, Andrew Chino loved playing in the sandbox with Tonka trucks. Now, he’s drawn on his childhood love of construction equipment to create a mobile game that gained thousands of fans in more than 65 countries.

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CalCPA Scholarship goes to a worthy student

From a local family of five, Andy helps finance his education by working as a bank teller for West America Bank in Ignacio and as a customer specialist at Best Buy in San Rafael. In hopes of lessening the financial burden of his education on his family, Andy recently applied for a San Francisco Chapter of CalCPA scholarship. The scholarship recognizes excellence in accounting and encourages students to pursue CPA licensure and careers in accounting.

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Dominican students host speed interview workshop

The students were participating in a speed interview workshop dinner with professionals from Bay Area businesses, including Deloitte, U.S. Capital Partners, Chevron, and Lateef Investment Management. Sponsored by the Dominican Accounting and Finance Association (DAFA), the event attracted about 35 students and 10 professionals.

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MBA Alumna is appointed CEO of Goodwill Industries

Now Chief Executive Officer of Goodwill Industries of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin, MBA alumna Maureen Sedonaen is leading a staff of about 700 Goodwill employees in enterprise, including 425 full-timers. “I’m just delighted to be here. I feel challenged, blessed, humbled and excited every day.” She thanks Dominican for helping her along the way.

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Students win first prize - 2013 Annual Business Case Competition

Four dedicated undergraduate business students are rewarded for their commitment and hard work, winning first prize at the 2013 Globe-Without-Borders Business Case competition at Savannah State University in Savannah, Georgia.

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YouTube sensation and White House favorite

Zach Davis, an alumnus in the Barowsky School of Business, received an MBA in Sustainable Enterprise (Green MBA) in 2009. For his Capstone project he wrote a business plan for an organic ice cream shop in Santa Cruz, California. Once he graduated, he opened that very ice cream shop, The Penny Ice Creamery, which soon became famous due to great organic ice cream and a viral YouTube video that was seen by President Obama and Vice President Biden.

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Michelle Mitra's success story

Michelle Mitra graduated with a BA in Business Administration, concentration in Accounting and a minor in Sports Management. In her senior year at Dominican she was recruited by Deloitte and she enjoyed a position as a Senior Tax Consultant at the firm.

While at Dominican, she was captain of the women's golf team, served as peer advisor to business students as well as a teaching assistant to incoming accounting students.

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Reed Upson is a 4+1 BA to MBA student 

He graduated in May of 2012 with a major in Business Administration, emphasis in finance, and a minor in leadership. Reed is also an extraordinary student athlete: He wears number 9 for Dominican’s NCAA Division II lacrosse team. While at Dominican, Reed played lacrosse and worked part-time as a financial analyst for Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, one of the largest public relations companies in the world.

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Interview with Rajeev Sooreea, inspiring professor at the Barowsky School of Business

In this interview, he talks about his impressive academic background, his teaching philosophy, his love of teaching, and his research interests (for example, he's been recently invited to present at an international Conference in Vietnam in 2012). Most important, he discusses the value of teaching and studying International Business in today's globalized world, and answers questions about the financial crisis in the United States and the Greek debt crisis in Europe.

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MBA Global Business student, Heidi Garcia offers valuable advice to incoming MBA students

  Prior to attending Dominican she has worked within different industries: She was a purchasing agent at Robert Mondavi Winery for 10 years; she worked for an organization that specialized in greeting cards; and she now works for Agilent Technologies, a high-tech, global business-to-business organization headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

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Dr. Denise Lucy, founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Leadership Studies, inducted into the Marin Women’s Hall of Fame

Denise is a professor in the Barowsky School of Business, an entrepreneur, and an inspiration to her students and fellow faculty members.

Her philosophy is simple: Education is the great equalizer in society.

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Leadership Program emboldens alum to write a book

Dominican’s “The Making of Leaders” Leadership Certificate Program has made a big impression with Barbara Otis. Following her experience she was inspired to write a book – 101 Ways to Lose a Great Employee: A Manager’s Guide to Saying and Doing the Right Thing – that is getting five-star reviews on this holiday season.

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