Alumni & Giving
News from COBAA
The new edition of N Business magazine is now available The College of Business Alumni Association produces a magazine designed to celebrate your accomplishments and keep you connected with the College and each other. Please submit your personal updates and professional achievements to firstname.lastname@example.org for inclusion in future issues.
Brian Sharpes, a College of Business grad ('94, Economics, Focus on Logistics) and now Senior Vice President of Investments at UBS Financial Services Inc., talks about how his experiences at the College have informed his career. He also has advice for students interested in finance careers.
On March 9, 2015, the winner of year's Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition was announced. Nevada Dynamics, a hardware and software safety solution for unmanned autonomous systems, was the winner of the $50,000 award.
The College of Business Alumni Association (COBAA) was established to support the College of Business in its goal of achieving excellence in business education. COBAA allows alumni opportunities to give back to the College via coordinated efforts, while also fostering relationship-building between students, faculty, government and the business community.
COBAA is comprised mainly of alumni, but membership is open to anyone interested. COBAA operates under the auspices of the Dean of the College of Business and is a recognized alumni organization of the University of Nevada, Reno. COBAA is organized under a set of bylaws and governed by a board of directors who meet monthly.
Join in the Action
COBAA provides many opportunities for various businesses and individuals to get involved with the College of Business. We offer many ways for you to network with the College, business students and grads, and a great group of diverse business leaders within our community. Join our prestigious group today at any level. For more information please call the Association at (775) 784- 4912 or apply online to COBAA. You can also connect with the College of Business Alumni Association's Facebook and LinkedIn groups to network or find new opportunities.
Giving Back to the College
Your gift to the College will be used to support students through scholarships, enrich and improve academic programs, and initiate new projects and innovative approaches to a quality business education. Funds are used to improve teaching facilities and upgrade technology, assist faculty research, and supplement state funding of ongoing programs.
COBAA Events and Benefits
The College of Business Alumni Association hosts a number of events throughout the year that allow graduates and other members to connect, network and share their knowledge and skills. Learn more about those opportunities below. Not yet a member? Become one here.
Haven't seen your favorite professor or a fellow grad in a while? During the fall semester the Alumni Association hosts an informal mixer. Held in the early evening, we encourage alums and faculty to stop by after work and catch-up on their professional and personal lives and re-establish connections made in school.
Scholarship and Awards Reception
Thanks to proceeds from our events throughout the year, COBAA is able to present scholarships to help further the studies of several deserving business students. We also celebrate the efforts of local business leaders and entrepreneurs with the COBAA Outstanding Alumnus award. Similarly, we also select and present an Outstanding Faculty award to those academic and administrative faculty who inspire the best in their students and contribute the most to the business discourse in the College.
Our annual golf tournament scramble and barbecue, usually held after spring graduation, is fun for golfers and non-golfers alike. The Tournament is one of the largest COBAA events and draws huge numbers of alums itching to prove their mettle upon the green. Proceeds from the event help support the Association and have allowed COBAA to establish scholarships and endowment fund for the College.
The official newsletter to our alumni and business community is published four times a year and features numerous stories about alumni and College events. Venture is also our primary avenue of contact with the 4,000-plus graduates of the College.
COBAA actively pursues an alliance with the faculty and staff of the College. The Association provides speaker to the faculty for in-class discussions and presentations.