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M.B.A. Student Wins Management Award

UCR M.B.A. Student Wins Management Award

Daniel Pio receives the George W. Dubois Memorial Award demonstrating innovative problem solving in management and high-quality scholarship.

(May 29, 2008)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( — Daniel Pio, a recent graduate of the M.B.A. Program at the University of California, Riverside, has received the 2008 George W. DuBois Memorial Award in management from The A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management.

The criteria for the award are the ability to identify problems of management and to offer definite unique solutions or courses of action, together with high academic achievement and excellence in writing a management paper. His paper submitted for the award competition is entitled Opportunities in Renewable Energy for California Gaming Tribes and demonstrates his ability to apply theoretical concepts and ideas to concrete managerial problems.

The $950 award is made possible by The Lee and Rose Warner Foundation in honor of George W. DuBois, the first manager of Space Center Mira Loma industrial real estate park in Riverside.

Pio will complete his M.B.A. in June 2008 and has earned a 3.81 overall grade point average. He completed his undergraduate degree in Spanish at UCR.

Upon graduation, Pio will enroll in the UCR/UCLA Thomas Haider Program in Biomedical Sciences to earn his M.D. Long-term plans include opening a private medical practice or serving in hospital administration.

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