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UB MBAs Take ‘Alternative’ Spring Break

Release date
Apr-06-2010

Contact
Jacqueline Molik Ghosen
716-645-2833
ghosen@buffalo.edu

BUFFALO, N.Y. – For the second consecutive year, 16 MBA students from the University at Buffalo School of Management spent an “alternative” spring break volunteering for community service projects in New Orleans to aid people still affected by Hurricane Katrina.

The UB MBAs worked in the city’s Lower Ninth Ward with Historic Green New Orleans, an organization concentrated on “green” construction and deconstruction.

One group of students worked on restoration and repair projects with the Lower Ninth Ward Village, a community-driven, community-led, nonprofit organization and neighborhood center. Others worked on a community playground and several home repairs and additions for area residents.

The trip was made possible through financial contributions from the UB School of Management, the School of Management Alumni Association, Blue Ox Roofing and UB’s Sub-Board campus service organization.

The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school also has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report and The Wall Street Journal for the quality of its programs and the return on investment it provides its graduates. For more information about the UB School of Management, visit mgt.buffalo.edu.

The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, a flagship institution in the State University of New York system and its largest and most comprehensive campus. UB’s more than 28,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of the Association of American Universities.