Current Students & Alumni
Jacqueline Hopper, MACT ‘13, worked as a tax season intern for BDO, a national firm, in Spring 2013. She received a full-time job offer from the firm. Hopper also received a $1,500 scholarship from the Austin Chapter of the Texas Society of CPAs.
Current AIT student David R. Holt ‘16 has accepted a full-time internship with KPMG in Houston for Fall 2013. KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing audit, advisory and tax services.
Sonya Apodaca MAHS'11, and Gloria Candelaria MAOD '13 were selected this summer for a curriculum internship project at the City of Austin.
Marion Sanchez, MSOLE ‘12, worked closely with her faculty mentor Tom Sechrest, MSOLE program director in completing a Capstone project about the evolution of Latino political leadership in Central Texas. Her Capstone report entitled "A Brown Legacy", which she shared as part of her interview process, has earned her a permanent position with the City of Austin as a liaison for Latino affairs. She credits her work in MSOLE at St. Edward's for taking her to the next step in her career.
Leanne Noskey '03 MAHS '05 was nominated and profiled as a Woman of Power by Austin Business Journal in its 19th annual Profiles in Power - Women of Influence awards. A Profile in Power is a working woman of distinction that has gained recognition because she is a successful business owner or member of top management with a company or organization of any size and has given back to her community.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2nd Annual iChallenge! The iChallenge took place on November 14, 2012 and is a 3-minute oral pitch competition for innovative ideas and ideals, open to all current SEU students.
1st Place: Jake Lane, App for Blackboard & Zimbra
2nd Place: Stefanie Smith, E-Globe SAT Prep Courses in China
3rd Place: Jason Stovall, Bus Service for College Student Drinkers
Best Unique Idea from a Senior: Carlos Martin, C3 Tequila Beer Product & Design
Best Environmental Idea: Thomas Kammerer, NFC App for Membership Cards
A round of applause for alumni in the news -- MSOLE alums continue to make a difference in Central Texas and throughout the world!
- Araminta Everton (MSOLE '09, Cohort 15) was selected as a member of the Leadership Austin ESSENTIAL Class of 2013.
- Jayme Mathias (MSOLE '08, Cohort 13) was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Austin Independent School District and subsequently elected by the Board as its Secretary.
- Daniel Guerrero (MSOLE '09, Cohort 16) was re-elected as Mayor of San Marcos, Texas. He also continues as Executive Director of the San Marcos Education Foundation.
- Julie Beggs (MSOLE '08, Cohort 13) was named Vice President of Corporate Services for the Pedernales Electric Cooperative.
MACT Students Participate in International Business Ethics Case Competition (IBECC) - Dr. Carolyn Conn represented the Accounting Department as one of four SMB faculty advisors for a team of three MACT students - Brandon Pray '12 MACT '16, Benjamin Stockard MACT '13 and Maura Valle MACT '14 who participated in the International Business Ethics Case Competition (IBECC), held in San Diego in May 2013. The students competed with teams from around the globe, including Simon Fraser University (Vancouver), University of St. Thomas (St. Paul), Middle Eastern Technical University (Turkey), University of California (Irvine), Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles), and University of Warwick (United Kingdom). The IBECC competition is an annual event sponsored by the Opus College of Business of the University of St. Thomas, the Ethics & Compliance Officer Association (a professional organization), and the Center for Ethics and Business at Loyola Marymount University. IBECC is generally recognized as the premier competition of its kind. This was the first year the School of Management and Business participated. All the MACT students had previously completed the required Accounting Ethics course and felt their coursework greatly assisted them in preparing for the IBECC competition.