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MBA students to benefit from scholarships

February 05, 2007

The Urban Land Institute's (ULI) Arizona District Council has awarded scholarships to two W. P. Carey School of Business graduate students in the school's full-time MBA real estate specialization program. The two $2,000 awards are part of a new ULI real estate scholarship program for students at the W. P. Carey School and at ASU's College of Design.

This is the first year that ULI Arizona has awarded scholarships, according to Steve Gervais, chair of the ULI Arizona Scholarship Committee. Gervais said the institute created the scholarships to encourage top academic performers to pursue careers in real estate development.

Coury Mascagni, of Louisville, Ky., and Robert Rosing of San Diego are recipients of the inaugural awards for the MBA real estate specialization program.

Mascagni earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tenn.

“The W. P. Carey MBA program is among the top programs in the country, and I wanted to study the real estate industry in a part of the country where real estate is booming,” Mascagni says. “Another attraction was the faculty. Professor Crocker Liu is one of the leading experts in real estate finance.”

Rosing earned a bachelor's degree in speech communication from the University of Illinois, and a law degree from the Tulane University School of Law.

“I believe the W. P. Carey School will give me the skills to work in real estate development and finance on large scale projects,” Rosing says. “In addition, the ULI's mission is to provide responsible leadership in the use of land, and I strongly relate to that philosophy.”

Adds George Bosworth, executive director, Urban Land Institute, Arizona District Council: “The Urban Land Institute focuses on responsible land development. In addition to the scholarships, the students will receive free memberships in the ULI, with access to ULI resources, including mentors and best practices.”