The College of Business Announces the Honorees of
2012 Alumni and Service Awards.

The recipients of the 2012 College of Business Alumni and Service Awards were announced at a ceremony on Saturday, February 25.
 
The College of Business Alumni and Service Awards were established as a meaningful way to celebrate the accomplishments of extraordinary alumni and to acknowledge the generous commitments that support the college and its mission.
 
Watch the 2012 Alumni and Service Awards honoree video presentation.

THE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ALUMNI AWARD
FOR OUTSTANDING EARLY CAREER ACHIEVEMENT
JAMES SELLERS ‘98
President
Sellmark Corporation

James Sellers turned his love for the outdoors into a successful venture only two years after earning his MBA, earning him the Early Achievement Award. Sellmark Corporation—which he founded in 2000—designs, manufactures, and distributes sights, range finders, LED flashlights, and other shooting accessories for hunting, shooting and tactical uses. Sellmark products have won the approval of Outdoor Life and Field and Stream magazines. The company launched two of its own brands, and markets to more than 50 countries. Sellmark has grown to 45 employees, who work at a new 33,000 square foot warehouse in Mansfield.
      James Sellers
              James Sellers

 

Keith Cargill                   Keith Cargill       THE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ALUMNI AWARD
FOR OUTSTANDING CAREER ACHIEVEMENT
C. KEITH CARGILL ‘81
President, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Lending Officer
Texas Capital Bank

Keith Cargill, recipient of the Career Achievement Award, is one of the original founders of Texas Capital Bank, the largest start-up bank in U.S. history. He brings more than 30 years of diverse financial expertise to his roles as Texas Capital’s president, chief operating officer and chief lending officer. This 1981 MBA graduate invests in his alma mater, serving as president of the College of Business’ advisory board and as a member of the college’s faculty/student relations committee. He also serves on a joint advisory board for the College of Business and School of Architecture and on the UT System Chancellor's Council.

 

THE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS DEAN'S AWARD
FOR EXTRAORDINARY SERVICE
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY

Fort Worth-based BNSF Railway, one of North America’s leading railroads, has earned the Dean’s Extraordinary Service Award for its dedication to preparing tomorrow’s business leaders through the Goolsby Leadership Academy. Named for alumni John Goolsby and his wife, Judy, the academy was established in 2003 as a rigorous two-year leadership program for select junior and senior business majors. BNSF Railway Company BNSF Railway regularly recruits Goolsby scholars for internships and entry-level positions. In 2007, the company established an endowed scholarship for the Academy. In October, the railroad company expanded the program through its most recent gift which allows the academy to create an early development program to put freshmen and sophomores on the track to success. BNSF’s gift was tripled with matching funds from the Maverick Match program and the College of Business.

 

The College of Business accepts Alumni and Service Award nominations throughout the year. To nominate someone for 2013, please complete the online submission form.