The Graduates: Stories from the Class of 2012
A world-traveler, a filmmaker, and a Peace Corps alumnus. A sportswriter and a 51-year-old wife and mom. A newlywed in a two-student marriage. A manager promoted to CEO. And a cancer survivor working to get medicine to patients.
Those are just a few of the stories from McCombs' classes of 2012. Click below to read more about these fascinating, smart, and hard-working students.
51-year-old wife and mother Carol Flynn is also a fulltime undergraduate student, surrounded by people less than half her age who live in dorms and buy food with Bevo Bucks. But that hasn't stopped her from just being "one of the class." Meet Carol.
MPA student Nathan Sowell was just two semesters away from earning both bachelor’s and master’s degrees and near-guaranteed employment. Then he escaped the country for a one-year globe-trot. Meet Nathan.
Cancer survivor Kristen Doyle is using her master of science in technology commercialization degree in her work at the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas to help get cancer treatments to market--and patients--more efficiently. Meet Kristen.
Christine Chen is "addicted to filmmaking." She came to McCombs to learn about entrepreneurship in order to make directing a full-time career. Watch the movie she produced that sums up her MBA experience and includes all 267 of her classmates. Meet Christine.
Why would a sports reporter need an MBA? Alan Trubow felt like the non-business outsider when he enrolled in the Texas Evening MBA program, but realized that his unusual background is part of what sets him apart. And that's a good thing. Meet Alan.
For better or worse, richer or poorer, when both of us get an MBA at the same time. Newlywed Bailey Donovan Allen shares how she and her husband survived simultaneously attending graduate school and working full-time. Meet Bailey.
Matt Stevens’ interest in business took root in an unlikely place: an Ecuadorian hatmaking cooperative. Now the former Peace Corps worker is headed to Washington, D.C. to work on policy issues, developing entrepreneurial programs on a broad scale. Meet Matt.
Ayse McCracken became CEO of the Memorial Hermann Medical Group less than a year into her time as a Texas Executive MBA student. Learn how business school prepared the health care veteran to face the challenges of such a tumultuous industry. Meet Ayse.