Results tagged “Business and Economics”

sonoma.JPGA select group of California State University, Sonoma students honed leadership skills for the future during a special conference for engineering and computer science majors.

The Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Student Leadership Conference offers extensive professional and leadership development through direct interaction with industry mentors and speakers. The hand-picked MESA students, engineering or computer science majors, are from 25 universities and community colleges across the state, including Sonoma.

sips2.jpgOver 300 lucky alumni, parents, community members, and SSU faculty and staff enjoyed fantastic wines, delicious cheese, and student musicians at the 2nd Annual Sips, Bites, and Bids event. The fifteen wineries that poured were all represented by graduates of Sonoma State's Wine Business program. The sold-out event, held over Sonoma State's Homecoming and Parents Weekend on October 29th, also featured a silent auction that raised over $2500 for the Wine Business Institute Alumni Council.

tourdecampus.jpgOver 200 Sonoma State University students, faculty, staff, and local community members attended the third annual 5K Tour de Campus on Saturday, Oct. 1. The event, hosted by SSU's School of Business and Economics, raised over $4,000 to donate to the Boys and Girls Club of Central Sonoma County. The three-mile race around SSU's campus was followed by live music from Hip Hug Her and a ceremony recognizing participants for various awards.

indrebo_web.jpgThanks to the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship, Ramona Indrebo will be able to "give voice to marginalized groups."


A graduate student beginning Business Management studies at Sonoma State this fall, Indrebo is a non-traditional student that the Foundation has recognized as someone who can make a dramatic contribution to society by finding ways to help the elderly.

reach.pngA gift of $25,000 to establish the Weiss/Caldwell Entrepreneurs Society at Sonoma State University has been made to the School of Business and Economics. The Weiss/Caldwell Entrepreneurship Society will help launch new businesses in the North Bay by providing mentoring, business planning support, and entrepreneurship education to faculty and students considering a commercial venture.

bus_452_groupshot.jpg"At first I thought it was too much work as a class project to create a business and develop it into a profitable organization" reports John Douglas, an SSU senior majoring in Business. "Yet I discovered that anything is possible if you get up and work for it."

John was describing the challenge that Professor Liz Thach presented the 41 students in Bus 452 Leadership class this semester: working in a team, create a business with a goal of making a net profit of $250 by May 1 which would be donated to a charity of their choice.

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