The University of Dallas' Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business is pleased to announce a partnership with Vera Aqua Vera Vita, a mission-based nonprofit dedicated to empowering communities in developing countries with the means of generating clean water solutions. Also on the heels of the new partnership, the Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter of the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) renewed its corporate partnership with the University of Dallas.
Both partnerships aim to further the Gupta College of Business' mission to prepare students in a wide variety of management specialties, serving a range of industries.
“We are thrilled to partner with VAVV and the NBMBAA, as opportunities for our students to volunteer, intern and learn are enriching both professionally and educationally,” said Rebecca Almanza, director of corporate and community partnerships. “It is a great joy to know that the University of Dallas is contributing to Vera Aqua Vera Vita's mission to help transform the physical and spiritual wellness of those most in need. UD is also proud to support and further educational goals for members of the NBMBAA.”
Through their partnership, members of the NBMBAA are eligible for tuition benefits from the University of Dallas. The benefits can be applied to master's programs in the Gupta College of Business and executive education programs. Through the collaborative partnership with VAVV, UD students and faculty will also gain awareness and first-hand experience related to the global water crisis.
"One of our hopes was to collaborate closely with youth, students and young adults to utilize their energy and passion to help us fulfill our mission. It is for this reason that we are excited to be deepening our collaborative partnership with the University of Dallas,” said Jacob Niemeier, founding executive director of VAVV. “We hope to inspire and engage the student body in a way that offers real, tangible opportunities and experiences, so to benefit their educational experience in a way that forms them to be champions of change for a better world as they put into action good works of service for those in need through the principles of Catholic social teaching and corporal and spiritual works of mercy."
VAVV and the NBMBAA help comprise a premier list of university partners, including Southwest Airlines, GM Financial, Michaels, Prospanica, the India Association of North Texas (IANT) and CHRISTUS Health, among others across the nation.