Current Students & Alumni
The 2013 Candidate Performance Report published by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) which is responsible for the nationwide CPA exam, ranks schools by program size. Within the group of 245 universities in our size category, we rank 37 in terms of pass rates for first time exam sittings. This puts us in the top 20% nationwide for our size!
Congratulations to the winners of the 3rd Annual iChallenge! The iChallenge took place on November 19, 2013 and is a 3-minute oral pitch competition for innovative ideas and ideals, open to all current SEU students.
1st Place: Jake Lane, Kid Print 3D
2nd Place: Alia Russell, S.O.A.R. (Systematically Obtain Advancement Resources)
3rd Place: Matt Ornstein, DriFit Scrubs
Jim Brocato '84, MAHS '88, of Beaumont was appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to the State Independent Living Council, which promotes and advances an independent living philosophy and advocates for the rights of individuals with disabilities. Brocato is the executive director of the RISE Center for Independent Living.
Theodore John Lakoski III '94, MBA '95, of Austin, was named the head of the lower school for St. Gabriel's School in August 2013.
John Warren, DMBA '11, while part of our DMBA program, developed his business plan for an independent game studio that became what is now called Minicore Studios. With a team of very skilled developers, they have been working on their first major release, a 2D "platformer" for the PC called The Sun at Night for the last three years. The game has received a great deal of attention during its development over the last several years from major industry press, and John has become a common fixture on the indie game speaking circuit.
Congratulations to the winners of the 8th Annual Business Plan Competition which took place on April 5, 2014.
- 1st place: Derek Davies, University Market
- 2nd place: Charles Kahle and Catherine Hennessy, Austin Mobil Bike Services
- 3rd place: Cole Mathis, Evan Pun and Travis Wilson, Provefit