McCombs alumni are invited to return to campus this Saturday, March 6 for Explore UT, the “Biggest Open House in Texas.” Bring your children or grandchildren to your favorite spots on campus or stop by to hear distinguished faculty members lecture about a current topic. McCombs will even add business flair to activities including trivia, a bean bag toss, face painting, and a fashion show.
Michael Granof, the Ernst & Young Distinguished Centennial Professor in Accounting, was appointed to the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) by the Financial Accounting Foundation Board of Trustees.
In its short life so far, Austin-based Piryx Inc. has seen great success. The startup, founded by McCombs alumnus Tom Serres while he was still an undergraduate, is an online fundraising tool with clients including U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson and Jon Bon Jovi's nonpfit Soul Foundation.
Business Honors Program sophomores Stephanie Groulde, David Wang and Nitash Hirani made a formal presentation to the Marywood Children and Family Services Board of Directors. Their presentation, based on a business proposal developed for Ellen Morrison’s BA 324 H Fall 2009 class, outlined a multistep plan to raise critically needed revenue for the 89-year-old, Austin-based philanthropy organization.
February 19-20 marked the 50th Anniversary of the McCombs School's Business Honors Program. The milestone was commemorated by a two-day celebration attended by more than 250 alumni and friends of the program from across the globe.
Gary Hoover, entrepreneur-in-residence at McCombs’ Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship, pinpoints eight keys to building a successful enterprise based on his 35+ year career experience, including three Fortune 500 companies and four of his own start-ups.