Andy Quintero EMBA '06 was an outstanding member of the Loyola Marymount University community - loved by his professors and classmates. Andy passed away unexpectedly at the age of 51 while vacationing in Hawaii with his wife, Cristine. Born in Palo Alto, Calif., Andy's passion for entrepreneurship and new ideas blossomed at a very young age and continued throughout his life.
For over 20 years, Andy worked as an engineer for several Southern California aerospace companies. He published numerous reports and papers on risk assessment and test effectiveness, and received many awards and honors for his efforts. He was proud to have been granted the patent for a program called Smart Cow, an intelligent search engine. Andy received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering technology from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Andy was devoted to LMU and supported his graduate alma mater in many ways. He served as his class leader for raising scholarship funds for LMU MBA students. Dr. Bill Lindsey, retired director of the LMU Executive MBA Program, was close to Andy and remembers him fondly. "Andy was an excellent student, full of enthusiasm, intellectual curiosity and academic achievement. He was recognized for his academic excellence by being inducted into both Alpha Sigma Nu, the honor society of Jesuit colleges and universities, and Beta Gamma Sigma, the international business honor society."
At the request of Cristine, LMU started a scholarship fund in Andy's memory to award deserving LMU undergraduate students majoring in entrepreneurship. Each year, gifts to this fund (averaging $5,000 a year) are used for this scholarship. Please help us keep Andy's memory alive by contributing to this fund.
If you have any questions, please contact Roberta Kuhlman, senior director of development for the College of Business Administration, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 310-258-5483.