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UCR M.B.A. Student Wins Management Award

UCR M.B.A. Student Wins Management Award

Katherine Breece receives the George W. DuBois Memorial Award demonstrating innovative problem solving in management and high-quality scholarship.

(May 18, 2009)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( – Katherine Breece, a recent graduate of the M.B.A. Program at the University of California, Riverside, has received the 2009 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. Her paper submitted for the award competition is entitled Turmoil in the Waste Management Industry and demonstrates her 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.

Breece will complete her M.B.A. in June 2009 and has earned a 3.79 overall grade point average. She completed her undergraduate degree in biochemistry at the University of California, Davis, and her master’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Upon graduation, Breece intends to use her scientific background and apply the knowledge she has gained in management to pursue a career in the biotechnical/environmental field. Her long-term plans include working in environmental policy and management specifically bridging the gap between business, the environment and human health field.

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