Zubaida Bai

Zubaida Bai has dedicated her career to empowering women in developing nations

As Zubaida Bai makes progress toward the goal that has defined her career — empowering women and girls living in poverty in developing nations — she has found plenty of reason to have hope for the future. That goal led her to her new role as president and CEO of Grameen Foundation, a nonprofit based in Washington, DC, that aims to give the poor, especially women, the resources to create a world without poverty and hunger.

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Alumni Making a Difference

Aidan Hettler

At 22, CSU alum named CEO of rural Colorado healthcare system

Aidan Hettler never expected that within a year of graduating from the College of Business, he would be the CEO of a healthcare system. Nor did he expect to be living in a town of about 1,300 people in rural Colorado. But Hettler, the CEO of Sedgwick County Health Center, has learned to embrace the unexpected. 

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Yailynn Almanza-Melendez

CSU College of Business standout finds ‘AWESOME’ opportunities shortly after graduation

Yailynn Almanza-Melendez, a recent graduate of the College of Business, is committed to using business to create a better world. She's taken her expertise to one of the biggest companies in the U.S. and earned national recognition along the way.

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Nicole Staudinger

College of Business alum is passionate about business for good

Nicole Staudinger was a senior at the College of Business when she applied to work at FirstBank. More than two decades later, she serves as president of the bank’s Northern Colorado market. She’s committed to giving back — and believes in the power of using business to make a positive difference.

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Dean’s 2022 Impact Report

Business for a Better World

Learn about a few of our exciting accomplishments from the past calendar year.

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Research for a Better World

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CSU professor uses supply chain research to tackle illegal wildlife trafficking

What if we could reduce illegal wildlife trafficking by disrupting the illicit supply chain that enables protected wildlife species to be carried across borders and into the hands of buyers? John Macdonald is part of a unique interdisciplinary team that’s examining illegal activity through the lens of supply chains.

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Research develops nuanced take on social media attitudes

The experience of ambivalence – simultaneously feeling positively and negatively – defines many social media users’ online experience. Research by the computer information systems department’s Hamed Qarhi-Saremi is among the first to explore love-hate dynamics of social platforms.

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Faculty propose new lens to examine poverty and scarcity

The human experiences of living in poverty and living with scarcity go hand in hand. Two marketing department professors, Chris Blocker and Jonathan Zhang, developed a framework to bridge the gaps between scarcity and poverty research and find opportunities for cross-pollination between the disciplines.  

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World-Class Programming

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Global Business Academy for high school

High school students are invited to Fort Collins to create summer memories in this 10-day, action-packed experience. They will meet students from around the globe while learning how to use business to create a better world. The program, which will be held July 12-21, includes an overnight stay at CSU's Mountain Campus in the Rockies and provides a taste of college life, with students staying in the dorms in Fort Collins. Students whose parent or guardian is a CSU alum receive a 10% tuition benefit.

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Advance your career with the College's Online MBA

Are you looking to get ahead in your career and increase your earning potential? Consider our Online MBA program, which will give you the choice and flexibility you need while equipping you with the skills employers want, including innovation, finance, leadership, data analytics and using business for a better world. If you're an alum of CSU's Fort Collins campus, make sure to take advantage of your 15% alumni tuition benefit, available only on the College's online graduate programs.

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