WHO: Elaine Mendoza, president of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

WHAT: will present the La Quinta Inns Business Week Lecture

WHEN: Tuesday – November 08, 2005 9:45 a.m. to 11a.m.

WHERE: Albert B. Alkek Building rotunda, St. Mary’s campus. The Alkek building is adjacent to the University Center.

COST:The event is free and open to the general public. For information, call (210)436-3712.

THEME: “Business Leaders for Tomorrow” is the theme for the 30th annual Business Week at St. Mary’s School of Business and Administration. Set Tuesday, Nov. 8 to Thursday, Nov. 10, Business Week involves partnerships between the school and local business professionals, who offer optimal, real-world learning experiences for students. Highlights for the remainder of the week include visiting business leaders who lecture in classes and a private awards dinner, in which faculty and scholarship winners will be recognized. Some of this year’s business leader lecturers include: Karen Jennings, SBC Communications; Balous Miller, Bill Miller Bar-B-Q; Louis Barrios, Los Barrios Restaurants; and Ed Kelley, USAA Real Estate.

St. Mary’s School of Business and Administration is accredited by the AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), the nation’s most prestigious business program accreditation agency. St. Mary’s is the only Catholic university in the Southwest and Texas to hold this distinction.

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