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TWU alumna Merrilee Kick turns class project into multi-million-dollar business

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.

COB professor pioneers experiential learning in her classroom

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.

TWU College of Business professor proves experiential learning can thrive online

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.

Capstone project yields success for students, health providers

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.

Young mother inspires students to pursue business

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.

Military service inspires TWU alumna and professor to improve care for veterans

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.

Owner of Whole Foods’ first black-owned juice brand wants success to inspire

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.

Center for Women in Business to host Disney Institute summit in January

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.

College of Business students selected to attend women and finance symposium

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 featured in Forbes

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.

Center for Women in Business accepting applications for grant program

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.

Serving marginalized people is passion for TWU grad student

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.

Businesswoman inspires others to lead, makes record gift to TWU

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

An SHRM 2017-2018 Superior Merit Award, Student Chapter award badge

6/5/17

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.

TWU names founding dean of new College of Business

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.

Carving a New Path through Experiential Learning

When she was a little girl, Kwentoria Williams, dreamed of being a doctor. But as she grew up, she realized her strengths lay elsewhere. With an affinity for leadership and organization, she set her sights on a career in hospital administration. That career path took a slight turn after Williams opted into Texas Woman's experiential learning program. As a staff member in Congressman Al Green's office, she is now working to make sure the community's collective voice is heard on health policies. 

Society for Human Resource Management team places 2nd in Division at international competition

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.

TWU Enactus team heads to national competition after winning regionals

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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