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UB MBAs Work in New Orleans as Part of 'Alternative' Spring Break

By Jacqueline Ghosen

Release Date: April 7, 2010

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 Wall Street Journal has ranked the UB School of Management as one of the nation's top business schools, and Forbes has cited it as one of the best business schools in the U.S. for the return on investment it provides MBA graduates. In addition, the school's part-time MBA program and its undergraduate business program have earned recognition in BusinessWeek. For more information about the UB School of Management, visit http://mgt.buffalo.edu.