Lacrosse Coach Sticks Close to Home

Caitlin Erickson Moore ’08, MBA ’12 is back on campus. Moore, a lacrosse player who received All-America status her senior year at the University of Mary Washington, signed on this summer as head women’s lacrosse coach. She already had made a name for herself at UMW, both on and off the field. When she graduated in 2008, Moore was Mary Washington’s career points leader (303) and its record-holder for points and assists both in a single season and in a single game, breaking the NCAA Division III points-per-game record with 7.94. She was a two-time All-CAC and All-Region selection and helped UMW to NCAA Tournament appearances in 2006 and 2007. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in business, Moore spent two seasons on the flip side of UMW women’s lacrosse. As Eagles assistant coach, she led teams to NCAA appearances in 2009 and 2010. “We are very pleased to welcome Caitlin Moore home to Mary Washington,” said UMW Director of Athletics Ken Tyler. He praised her performance in … [Read more...]

Surgeon Scholar

A new MBA poises Dr. Balvant Arora to stay ahead of health industry changes.

Dr. Balvant Arora, MBA ’13 could have been content with his achievements. He’d succeeded professionally in his native India and in the United States, participated in groundbreaking surgery, and taught medical school. More recently he had moved to Fredericksburg to work for Mary Washington Healthcare as a plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgeon, a career he chose for its balance of science and art. But as the Affordable Care Act brought the business aspects of the health industry into political and social focus, Arora identified a gap in his own knowledge – and an opportunity to contribute constructively. He approached the leadership at Mary Washington Healthcare about the possibility of getting an MBA with a concentration in health care and was granted permission and financial support. In 2010, at age 50, he went back to the classroom as a student in the University of Mary Washington’s College of Business. And in May, after 3½ years of a rigorous schedule and … [Read more...]