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Texas Womans’s College of Business May 2021 graduate Jokabeth Castañeda believes that the key to leadership is connecting with others. That’s exactly what she has done with the leadership opportunities the university provided, giving her the insight and skills needed to start her career.
Texas Woman’s University has selected Rama Yelkur, a longtime faculty leader, professor, accomplished marketing and international business expert and board member — with a strong background in long-range planning, community outreach and fundraising — to head the College of Business. She begins her duties as dean on June 1.
Wouldn’t it be great to have a cocktail that was already mixed and made with fresh ingredients – and served in a really cool plastic container that would be safe by the pool?
Turns out, that concoction of thoughts was the basis for a sweet business idea that first earned TWU alumna Merrilee Kick an “A” on her Executive MBA capstone project and led to a highly successful venture, BuzzBallz/Southern Champion, which has become the only woman-owned Distillery/Winery/Brewery combo in the United States.
Maria Gomez Albrecht, PhD/DBA, an adjunct faculty member in the TWU College of Business, was elected Prospanica DFW chapter president for the 2021 term. Prospanica DFW is part of a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and advocating for the growth of Hispanic MBAs and business professionals in corporate America.
Texas Woman’s alumna Shakar Soltani, BBA ’17, has always been fascinated with flying and the airlines for as long as she can remember, but as a minority female, she didn’t dare dream that she could be a pilot herself. But that changed, and Soltani is now on her way to taking flight while bringing much-needed representation to her chosen field.
As the Vice President and Community Development Officer at Veritex Community Bank, Courtney Taylor, EMBA 2011, is putting the knowledge-base she developed at TWU to work and leading groups of employee volunteers.
Texas Woman's held a drive-thru commencement ceremony on Dec. 11 and 12 for its 2020 May, August and December graduates at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth to safely celebrate and honor this important milestone for its students.
Professor Mahesh S. Raisinghani, PhD, is the recipient of the first-ever ISACA Educational Excellence Award. The award recognizes an educator with inspiring initiatives who has empowered students to pursue careers advancing technology.
Texas Woman’s College of Business alumnus Jonathon Ray Oden (MBA ’17) believes in enriching the lives of others through his work as both a music therapist and an investment advisor. Though juggling two professions is not always easy, for him, the lessons he learned at TWU have been essential for his success.
A Q&A with College of Business marketing student Joseph Mallory
In addition to learning about balancing budgets and auditing accounts, Texas Woman’s College of Business students also are taught the value of community service. As several students discovered during a partnership with Guardianship Services, that service can make all the difference in peoples’ lives.
For Texas Woman’s College of Business fall 2020 graduate Wadzanai Dzvurumi (MBA), research is the key to success. During her time at TWU, not only did she have the opportunity to serve as a graduate assistant, but she also was a vital member of a research team and will apply everything she has learned to her future career.
Texas Woman’s marketing student Jessica Arroyo will be broadening her horizons when she embarks on a semester-long study abroad experience in England as a Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) Scholar. Only the second student from TWU to be selected as a recipient of this scholarship, she is grateful for the opportunity to learn and grow, as well as the support she has received from TWU.
For many people, social media is a fun way to stay connected to family and friends, but for Texas Woman’s College of Business alumna Heidi Torres (BBA ’20), it’s also a great way to get people hired.
Texas Woman’s MBA student Iswariya Baskar is helping the next generation of women enter the tech world.
TWU alumna Merrilee Kick, founder of Buzzballz/Southern Champion, was named to the list of the 50 fastest-growing women-owned/led companies by the Women Presidents’ Organization and American Express.
Despite the loss of a daughter, her father and her grandfather, TWU student finds a new chapter and an inspiration for writing in her three little girls.
In 2009, Merrilee Kick was a high school teacher enrolled in TWU’s Executive MBA program wanting to make more money to support her family. Things were tough, and she needed a great business plan both for her capstone project and her future. What she got was the inspiration and drive that would completely change her life.
College of Business professor Pushkala Raman, PhD, began using experiential learning projects long before it became part of Texas Woman’s University’s focus. In fact, Raman had not even heard the term “experiential learning” when she began looking for real-world experiences for her students.
College of Business graduate students recently served on winning teams in an experiential learning exercise with students across the globe. Students in online project management and strategic information studies classes led by Management Information Systems Professor Mahesh Raisinghani, PhD, took part in X-Culture, a virtual exercise meant to create international collaboration in the classroom.
As one of the largest public hospital systems in the country, Parkland Health & Hospital System handles more than 1 million outpatient visits a year and it fiscal year 2018 it provided more than $1.02 billion in uncompensated care.
The safety-net hospital and the 20 community clinics it operates rely heavily on funding from Medicare and Medicaid, charities and property taxes to sustain its operations. Adequate revenue sources are crucial to the operation of the 125-year-old Parkland system.
With that as a backdrop, two teams of Texas Woman’s University Health Systems Management students this year embarked on a plan to help boost Parkland’s bottom line.
Dewaynna Horn, PhD, originally planned to pursue a career in chemical engineering, not business. Then, life happened. Horn dropped out of school twice before committing to college full time at age 21. That’s when business found her. Horn is now an associate professor in management on Texas Woman’s Houston campus and the College of Business’s associate dean for accreditation.
Sometimes, inspiration comes from places we least expect it.
For Sabrenda Littles -- a member of TWU’s Houston nursing faculty, a business owner and a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves – inspiration came during numerous hospital waiting room visits as a child.
Tamala Austin, an MBA graduate from TWU's Houston campus, turned her business plan capstone project into reality. Five years later, her product is on shelves at Whole Foods Markets.
Discover how leadership drives an organization's culture through intentional communication of shared values and visions at Disney Institute’s two-day summit hosted by Texas Woman’s University’s Center for Women in Business. On Thursday and Friday, Jan. 10 and 11, 2019, participants will explore how to adapt Disney philosophies to their organizations, creating the kind of leadership that generates results.
Getting exposure to an industry often helps students determine if they are on the right track for their future careers. Four students in Texas Woman’s University’s College of Business were selected as part of the first academic cohort to attend a symposium sponsored by Ladenburg Thalmann & Co., a financial advising firm. TWU filled almost half of the 10 spots allotted to students from universities across the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
TWU business alum Marlene Arroyo was featured in a Forbes story about how she transitioned from finance to a technology field. She currently serves as vice president of People Operations at LiftOff Mobile Inc. in Silicon Valley, California.
Female business owners are encouraged to apply to the Women's Enterprise Training and Micro Grant Program, sponsored through Texas Woman's University's Center for Women in Business (CWB). The grants are intended to encourage women-owned businesses in Texas to undertake new and innovative projects. Applications for the program, which awards $5,000 grants, are due by 5 p.m. Oct. 12.
Almost as far back as she can remember, Texas Woman’s University graduate student Deyaun Seale has longed for a career in the health care industry. Helping others is important to her, and that’s her passion.
When her mother was diagnosed with cancer three years ago, it hit Seale hard. That her mom is a cancer survivor and is herself pursing a degree in nursing is inspiring. That’s what motivates Seale.
Mary L.A. Stanton has had many titles in her life, including mother, wife, world traveler, investor and business owner. But one title she's especially proud of is Texas Woman's University alumna.
College of Business student organization recognized by SHRM
Texas Woman’s Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) student chapter has been awarded a 2017-18 superior merit award.
The SHRM awards student chapters based on outstanding achievement in areas such as chapter operations, programming, professional development and engagement.
TWU SHRM students earned their merit award after attending numerous networking events and tours with companies such as Vista Energy, Peterbilt, Dallas Stars, Embassy Suites and Toyota. The student organization also collected over 200 teddy bears for Project Hope.
Texas Woman's University officials today announced James R. Lumpkin, dean of the Soules College of Business at the University of Texas at Tyler, will become Founding Dean of the university's new College of Business, effective July 1.
A student team from Texas Woman’s University placed second in Division 1 at the recent Society for Human Resource Management Student Case Competition and Career Summit held in Houston. The TWU team placed ahead of competitors Baylor University and the University of Houston, and was second to the University of Memphis.
The Texas Woman’s University Enactus team will compete in the 2017 Enactus U.S. National Exposition in Kansas City, Missouri, May 21-24 following the team’s April 10 win at the Enactus Regional Competition in Dallas.
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