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Honors, Awards, Promotions, Initiatives

  • June 9, 2017 - UTA senior Anthony Brooks’ skills with a Rubik’s Cube will be featured on the new Fox reality-competition series, "SuperHuman", the Star-Telegram and DFW.com reported. UTA produced a video highlighting Brooks' speedcubing expertise. He is pursuing a bachelor of science in economics in the College of Business.

  • May 31, 2017 - Fort Worth Business reported that UTA’s College of Business MBA and EMBA programs have been named Tier 1 in Global Ranking by CEO Magazine. This is the second consecutive year the college has appeared in the ranking.

  • May 10, 2017 - College of Business named Tier 1 in Global Ranking both MBA and EMBA programs by CEO Magazine
    CEO Magazine has been highlighting top business schools from around the globe since it first launched in 2008. This is the second consecutive year The University of Texas at Arlington's College of Business appeared in the ranking. Read more…

  • April 19, 2017 - UTA's College of Business Executive MBA program presented the "2017 40 Under 40" class, Fort Worth Business reported.

  • March 29, 2017 - Topmanagementdegrees.com, a business education and career guide, listed UTA’s MBA program one of the top 25 in Texas, according to several news outlets, including Yahoo Finance, KTIV NBC 4 in Sioux City, Iowa and WVIR NBC 29 in Charlottesville, Va. The programs were ranked according to accreditation, affordability, average salary, and prestige.

  • March 29, 2017 - A small group of UTA business students finished in first place at an Alley Shark Tank event held at Southern Methodist University, according to Public Now.

  • March 3, 2017 - The UTA College of Business recently reached a major milestone: a five-year high for spring enrollment this semester at the business school, MetroMBA reported. Between the spring of 2016 and the most recent semester, enrollment jumped from 5,224 to 5,822 students.

  • December 9, 2016 - Metro MBA reported that the UTA College of Business was named one of the best business schools by Princeton Review.

  • November 11, 2016 - The University of Texas at Arlington has been ranked the best place in Texas for military veterans and their families to get a college education, the Star-Telegram reported in using a recently released Military Times report. The article also mentioned the recently opened Veterans Business Outreach Center in the College of Business.

  • November 2, 2016 - UTA’s Distinguished Alumni dinner is at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10 in the E.H. Hereford University Center, the Star-Telegram reported. Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley, C. Keith Cargill, Maj. Gen. Daniel P. Hughes, Liz Johnson and Jocelyn Zee will be honored. Cargill holds an MBA from the College of Business.

  • October 14, 2016 - MetroMBA reported that CEO magazine listed the UTA College of Business in the highly selective international Tier 1 list.

  • October 13, 2016 - The annual UTA Faculty Recognition Dinner honored individuals with promotions and tenure. Congratuations to the following business professors who were honored at the dinner: John Adams, from the Department of Finance and Real Estate, was promoted from assistant professor to associate professor with tenure; Stephanie Rasmussen, from the Department of Accounting, was promoted from assistant professor to associate professor with tenure; Sanjiv Sabherwal, from the Department of Finance and Real Estate, was promoted from associate professor to full professor.

  • September 19, 2016 - The Univision Network interviewed Ricardo Lucien, a member of the UTA Movin' Mavs wheelchair basketball team, about his life as a student-athlete with disabilities. Lucien chose basketball after a shooting in Venezuela that left him unable to walk. "Their [Movin' Mavs players] disabilities do not prevent them from playing a very, very competitive game," said UTA President Vistasp Karbhari. "In fact, we have some athletes in the Paralympic Games, and we are very proud of them." Lucien is pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in International Business Spanish at UTA. The website story also included an interview with Movin' Mavs head coach Doug Garner.

  • June 20, 2016 - Fort Worth Business reported their CFO of the Year awards will be presented by the UTA College of Business. Fort Worth Business will recognize the top chief financial officers in Fort Worth and Tarrant County who successfully navigate their company’s financial future and are stewards for their organization.

  • July 28, 2016 - Fort Worth Weekly reported on UTA alumnus Josh Miller’s effort to bring a youthful, energetic church to Fort Worth. In 2013, Miller earned a bachelor's degree in business management, and in 2015 he earned a master’s degree in business administration, both from UTA.

  • July 18, 2016 - Exciting news has been announced for the University of Texas at Arlington College of Business. According to Value Colleges, UT Arlington ranks in the top 50 best value dual MBA and Health Management degrees of 2016. Read more...

  • July 8, 2016 - UTA’s College of Business was mentioned in StreetInsider and many other media as the co-sponsor of the luncheon celebrating Fort Worth Business’ Chief Financial Officer of the Year award in Fort Worth.

  • July 5, 2016 - The UT Board of Regents honored UTA College of Business faculty member Jim C. Quick with the 2016 Outstanding Teaching Award for excellence in the classroom. Quick is the Professor of Leadership & Organizational Behavior, a John and Judy Goolsby-Jacqualyn A. Fouse Endowed Chair at the Goolsby Leadership Academy. The honor comes with a $25,000 award and recognition as a faculty member in the UT System who demonstrates "extraordinary classroom performance and innovation in undergraduate instruction," according to the Board of Regents' website. Quick is the author of over 130 publications and focuses on the application of ethics within business. He attributes his passion for teaching to his grandfather, an inspiring medical school professor and pediatrician. "What continues to inspire me are the great things that our students have the potential to do and to achieve," he said. "So, teaching is a partnering activity, inviting the best from the student." Read the press release.

  • June 30, 2016 - Fort Worth Business noted that the UTA College of Business co-sponsored the Fort Worth Business Press' CFO of the Year award luncheon held Wednesday at The Fort Worth Club.

  • June 24, 2016 - Cleburne Times-Review reported that Cleburne ISD graduate Daniella Perez has been awarded the Morris and Nell Wiseman Neal Memorial Scholarship. Perez plans to attend UTA and major in accounting.

  • May 31, 2016 - NBC 5/KXAS reported about UTA's new Veterans Business Outreach Center on Monday. The center, one of 19 in the nation, will help teach veterans about entrepreneurship and franchising. Patrick Alcorn, who will serve as director of the center, was interviewed as was Michael MacKay, a veteran who attended a one-day session earlier this month on entrepreneurship. Edmund Prater, an associate professor in the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management, will serve as principal investigator of the research grant and executive director of the center. The Canadian Press website published an AP story about the new centers.

  • May 27, 2016 - Fort Worth Business reported that Rachel Croson, dean of the College of Business at The University of Texas at Arlington since January 2013, has been appointed dean of the College of Social Science at Michigan State University. Croson will assume her new duties on Aug. 1.

  • May 18, 2016 - UTA alumnus, Sareek Hosein, is founder and treasurer of a new non-profit company, It Starts With You, which is an adult mentoring program focused on preventing homelessness in North Texas. By partnering with social services organization, community colleges, food banks and other area resources, the company is able to help participants connect with specialized help to meet immediate needs. By offering a mentoring program staffed with volunteers who have experienced some of the same struggles as the mentees, valuable opportunities exist to shape positive outcomes through the element of accountability. The mentors work closely with participants to help them overcome obstacles and build on the momentum of their successes—whether it is earning a GED, getting a better job, moving out on their own or setting their sights on higher education. Hosein graduated in 2015 as a Goolsby Scholar with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in International Business.

  • May 16, 2016 - Alaska Air Group has announced the promotion of alumnus David L. Campbell (EMBA '07) to CEO and President of Horizon Air. Campbell, based in Portland, Oregon, joined Horizon as president and chief operating officer in July 2014 with more than 25 years of experience in maintenance and flight operations.

  • May 3, 2016 - AACSB International, the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, masters and doctorate degrees in business and accounting, has extended UTA’s accreditation in both areas, KLTV ABC 7 and other outlets reported. AACSB Accreditation has been earned by less than five percent of the world's business schools.

  • UTA College of Business freshman Eric Nguyen was selected to participate in the Red Bull Can You Make It Challenge. His three-person UTA student team is one of 165 student teams from more than 50 countries around the world. They will travel across Europe April 10-20, 2016, using only cans of Red Bull as currency and document their experience on their team webpage: http://www.redbullcanyoumakeit.com/en/teams/480/. Nguyen is part of the Goolsby Leadership Academy’s BNSF Early Leader Program in the UTA College of Business.

  • A team of UTA finance students was selected as a finalist for the next round in the Southwest U.S. Research Challenge, hosted by the CFA Institute. The eight finalist teams competed Feb. 27 at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, and each participant received a certificate of completion from the CFA Institute (Certified Financial Analyst). Led by Associate Professor of Finance Salil Sarkar, this is only the second year of competition for the UTA team in the regional competition with the most participant institutions.

  • Accounting Degree Review has ranked UTA No. 22 to its list of Top 30 schools with an affordable undergraduate accounting program, Accounting Degree.org reported.

  • The recent ranking by U.S. News & World Report, which listed the UTA MBA No. 82 in the U.S., was mentioned in an article on InvestorPoint.com.

  • U.S. News & World Report has ranked more than 20 graduate programs at UTA among the nation’s best in the magazine’s 2017 edition of “Best Graduate Schools,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram and MyArlingtonTX, the news site of the City of Arlington reported.

  • Founder of Qualtrics, Ryan Smith, who is on the advisory board for the Master of Science in Marketing Research program at UTA, was mentioned in an article on Huffduffer.

  • The University of Texas at Arlington College of Business earned a spot on the 2016 Best for Vets list, the Military Times reported. See the complete rankings. The annual list considers school survey responses, veterans responses, data from Veterans Affairs and Defense departments and three Education Department sources in its rankings.

  • New case studies from Pearson aim to demonstrate a measurable impact that educators teaching with MyLab & Mastering could have on learner outcomes, eCampus News reported. At UTA, data show strong positive correlations between average MyFinanceLab homework scores and both average Learning Catalytics and average Dynamic Study Module grades. Also, students who earned higher average Learning Catalytics and average Dynamic Study Module grades earned higher average exam scores.

  • The Master of Science in Taxation program in the Department of Accounting ranked No. 10 in the nation for the Top M.S. in Taxation programs by TaxTalent for 2015. This is the fourth consecutive year that the UTA M.S. in Taxation program has been ranked in the Top 10.

  • KTVT/CBS 11 reported on UTA siblings gaining popularity for their talent at speedcubing. The secret behind their success has to do with algorithms they’ve stored in their memory. The siblings, Anthony and Michael Brooks, plan to use their business degrees to turn their skill into the next big moneymaking venture. MSN.com carried the CBS 11 report.

  • KXAS/NBC 5 reported on UTA siblings Anthony and Brian Brooks, who are gaining popularity for their talent at speedcubing. The secret behind their success to solving the Rubik’s Cube puzzle has to do with algorithms they’ve learned. They hope to capitalize on their success after college. “We’re business students here at UTA, and it’s great to be able to apply what we’re learning in the classroom into taking this skill and trying to make it profitable,” Anthony Brooks said. The story also appears online at NBCDFW.com.

  • Two College of Business faculty members were recently promoted to associate professor with tenure: Adwait Khare, Department of Marketing, and Ritesh Saini, Department of Marketing.

  • The UTA Gamma Phi Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi achieved Superior Chapter status for the 2014-15 academic year. Superior chapters must meet certain requirements, including completing at least eight reaching out activities, at least six professional activities, and 32 minimum hours of professional and service activities per member. Beta Alpha Psi is an honor organization for financial information students and professionals.

  • The College of Engineering and the College of Business at The University of Texas at Arlington saw their rankings go up in the annual U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges list, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. The engineering school ranked No. 98 on the 2016 list of 165 ranked undergraduate programs, up from 100 the previous year. The business school also jumped to 131st among the 472 undergraduate programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

  • The Dallas Morning News reported the rise of the UT Arlington Colleges of Business and Engineering in recent U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings.

  • The University of Texas at Arlington this fall admitted its inaugural class of Terry Foundation Scholars, The Dallas Morning News reported. The competitive, prestigious grants provide eight semesters of need-based funds for tuition and living expenses to Texas high school graduates who have been nominated by one of 13 affiliated state universities.

  • Ramiro Cazares, a UT Arlington student, was one of many students receiving a Kia Motors America and Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities scholarship, Boston.com, BioSpace, CNBC and many other websites reported.

  • Texas CEO Magazine published an article with suggestions on how to effectively transition from peer to manager that was written by John Laudenslager, an EMBA recruiter at UT Arlington. “Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Chances are that other managers in your organization once were in a similar position. Rely on them for advice,” Laudenslager wrote.

  • UTA’s student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has received a 2014-2015 Outstanding Student Chapter Award for the second year in a row. The award recognizes student chapters that provide exceptional growth and development opportunities to their members.
    The UTA student chapter has been active on campus and in the DFW community with programs with the Tarrant County Food Bank, Mission Arlington, and Project HOPE.

  • Anthony Brooks, a UT Arlington international business junior, is one of the 500 speed cubers in America who have descended on Hilton Head, S.C., for the national Rubik's Cube championships, IslandPacket.com reported.

  • Kristen Scott, a UT Arlington student, was one of many students to receive a $10,000 scholarship from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, Accounting Tomorrow reported. This is the fifth year the board has awarded the scholarships.

  • The University of Texas at Arlington College of Business will begin offering an Executive Delivery Ph.D. with a concentration in international business in January 2016, FWB CEO, a new Fort Worth Business Press magazine, reported.

  • MetroMBA.com reported that The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board has chosen Kristen Scott, a UT Arlington College of Business student pursing a master’s degree in taxation and an MBA, as the recipient of a $10,000 scholarship. To be nominated for the scholarship, a student has to be enrolled in an accounting degree program at the bachelor’s or master’s level and must show a keen interest in auditing and accounting.

  • Congratulations to Dr. Sanjiv Sabherwal, Associate Professor, Department of Finance and Real Estate, who is one of the six UT Arlington faculty members honored with the 2015 University of Texas System Regents Outstanding Teaching Awards.

  • Myrtle P. Bell was awarded a Distinguished Visiting Fellowship at Queen Mary, University of London (April 12-26) to conduct research with faculty and doctoral students at the university's interdisciplinary Centre for Research in Equality and Diversity. She will present the Centre's 10th anniversary lecture, Diversity-Education for Change, and an international workshop on diversity and data.

  • Janice Baldwin was presented "Best Reviewer Award" by Southwest Academy of Management/Federation of Business Disciplines in Houston, March 2015.

  • Abdul Rasheed has been appointed to the Editorial Review Board of Management and Organization Review.

  • Wendy Casper gave an invited talk, "Finding your work-life balance," for the TEXO Association Women's Forum in Dallas.

  • Congratulations to the following doctoral graduates who have accepted assistant professor positions for fall 2015: Dennis Marquardt accepted a tenure track position at Abilene Christian University; Katherine Roberto accepted a tenure track position at Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi; and Jennifer Manegold accepted a tenure track position at Florida Gulf Coast University.

  • International business major and recently graduated Goolsby Scholar Sareek Hosein was featured in a story on NBC5 about college graduates.

  • Business students preparing for commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 16, were featured in a photo gallery in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

  • Four College of Business faculty members were presented awards at the annual UT Arlington Spring Faculty Meeting May 5.
    • Outstanding Research Achievement or Creative Accomplishment - Wendy Casper, professor of management
    • UT Arlington's Piper Professor Award Nominee (for one of 10 Texas Piper Professorships) - James Campbell Quick, professor of management
    • Faculty Mentoring Program (mentors to junior faculty) - Wendy Casper, professor of management; James Campbell Quick, professor of management; Mahmut Yasar, associate professor of economics
    • Research Enhancement Program Grant for 2015-16 - Christy Spivey, assistant professor of economics

  • In recognition of Financial Literacy Month, UT Arlington is offering a series of workshops for students and community members through Friday, The Dallas Morning News reported.

  • UT Arlington announced the opening of The StartUp Lounge, a new innovation center located on campus, BioNews Texas reported. The center aims to be a collaborative space that will bolster the development and entrepreneurial efforts of institutions within North Texas. The StartUp Lounge is a collaboration among Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies, the UT Arlington College of Business, College of Engineering and College of Science, and Tech FW.

  • An entrepreneurial collision space—The StartUp Lounge—has opened at The University of Texas at Arlington, CityBizList Dallas reported. The StartUp Lounge expects to augment institutions that exist within the North Texas region by facilitating initial steps within the entrepreneurial process. The initiative is highly collaborative, with representation from Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies, the UT Arlington Colleges of Business, Science and Engineering, and TECH Fort Worth through TECHFW@UTA.

  • On Tuesday, April 14, 2015, the new Mr. and Ms. UTA were announced. Accounting senior Danish Dawood won his bid for Mr. UTA. Dawood said he was overwhelmed with the victory and appreciated those who worked on his campaign. “I really feel amazing,” Dawood said. “I will definitely give my all to this position.” He said he will use his time as Mr. UTA to reassure the school and community that Maverick Pride is an existing feeling around campus. Finance sophomore Kaajal Patel won the race for Ms. UTA, and while her victory has not settled in, she was ready to get current and future students excited about the school. “It’ll probably take a few days to settle in,” Patel said. “I want to use my position to get students excited to come here.” More...

  • In spring 2015, Ford Motor Company recognized the achievements of 20 legendary Latina women who are making a difference in the workplace, their homes, the environment, and the community. UTA Management Associate Professor Dr. Liliana Perez-Nordtvedt was named a Ford 2015 Mujer Legendaria, receiving the honor in the Leadership category, among outstanding women entrepreneurs, CEOs, small business owners, or directors of non-profit organizations. Click to see the photostream.

  • The first UTA student to be a Provincial Collegian of the Year at the South Central Provincial Leadership Excellence Academy for Deltasigs Conference, Paige Dunn, undergraduate business major, was nominated by her peers for the award. Additionally, Zeta Mu, the Delta Sigma Pi chapter at UTA, a co-ed business fraternity, won individual awards, the community service award, and was recognized for its contribution to the national fraternities scholarship fund. Read more about the awards as reported by The Shorthorn, Friday, March 6, 2015.
  • Brian Happel ('83 B.B.A.) has been appointed chief executive officer of BBVA Compass, the Fort Worth Business Press reported. He serves on the UT Arlington College of Business Advisory Board among many other organizations.
  • The Financial Engineer ranked the UT Arlington M.A. in economics program No. 131 in its 2015 rankings of graduate economics programs.
    The M.S. in quantitative finance was ranked No. 38 in the list of 2015 financial engineering programs.
  • James Quick, the John and Judy Goolsby-Jacqualyn A. Fouse Endowed Chair in the Goolsby Leadership Academy, has been appointed a founding fellow of the Lancaster Leadership Centre at the Lancaster University Management School in England, where he is a distinguished visiting scholar.
  • James Campbell Quick, professor of leadership and organizational behavior and the John and Judy Goolsby – Jacqualyn A. Fouse Endowed Chair, has been elected by the Council of Representatives of the American Psychological Association to serve as a member of the Publications and Communications Board. His 6-year term begins July 1, 2015 and ends June 30, 2021. This is a major service to the APA and an honor to be chosen.
    The function of the Publication and Communications Board is to make recommendations on current and innovative plans and policies on acquisition, management, initiation, or discontinuance of journals, separates, bibliographic and related publications, and information services. It appoints editors, except the editor of the official organ of the association. The board annually makes recommendations for the following budget year to the council through the chief staff officer, Finance Committee and board of directors in regard to: number of editorial pages allocated to each journal, editorial office expenses of editors, honoraria for editors, journal subscription prices, funds for support of research and development projects, anticipated nonperiodical publications, and other programmatic requirements as may be needed to support the publishing program.
  • Nov. 20, 2014 - The Fort Worth Business Press recognized 26 influential women in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex at its annual Great Women of Texas Awards Nov. 19. Among the honorees are Dr. Susanna Khavul, assistant professor of management, and College of Business alumna Carolyn Mentesana ('84 B.B.A.), executive director of the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation. Read more...
  • Nov. 20, 2014 - Information Systems and Operations Management Professor Kay-Yut Chen wrote a paper with UT Dallas Professor Ozalp Ozer and Stanford University Professor Yanchong Zheng that received a major award at the annual INFORMS conference in San Francisco on Nov. 10. His paper, "Trust in Forecast Information Sharing," was selected as the best operations management paper published in Management Science scholarly journal over the last three years.
  • Oct. 13, 2014 - The UT Arlington chapter of Beta Alpha Psi was recognized internationally as a Superior Chapter for the Gamma Phi Chapter’s successful efforts during the 2013-14 academic year. Beta Alpha Psi is the international honor society for financial information professionals, and recognized the UT Arlington College of Business student group, led by faculty adviser John Repsis, for excellence in academics, professionalism and leadership. Each Superior Chapter receives $275 from the KPMG Foundation.
  • On Sept. 2, 2014, Dean Rachel Croson announced the appointment of Dr. Greg Frazier to Associate Dean for Faculty and Research, Dr. Chandra Subramaniam to Associate Dean for Students and Programs, and Dr. David A. Mack to Associate Dean for Executive Education and Communication. Dr. Mary Whiteside will serve as Interim Department Chair for Information Systems and Operations Management and Dr. Jennifer Ho will assume the role of Interim Chair for Accounting.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Abdul Rasheed on his appointment to the Endowed Eunice and James L. West Distinguished Professorship of Private Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. Dr. Rasheed has a distinguished research record, and has made significant teaching, service and administrative contributions during his tenure at UT Arlington, including currently serving as the Management Department Chair. Please feel free to read the UTA news release about Dr. Rasheed’s appointment.
  • The student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) at the UT Arlington College of Business was recently awarded the Outstanding Student Chapter Award for the 2013-14 academic year.
    The UTA chapter is one of only 21 university chapters, out of more than 2,000 worldwide who competed, to receive the honor. The UTA chapter, the only in Texas to receive the award, was especially recognized for the group’s campus and community service.
    Faculty adviser to the group Dennis Veit attributes the chapter’s success to the dedication of the organization’s presidents. “Thanks to our current president, Leslie Orr, and our past president, Chetna Rajpurohit, for going on and above the basic chapter requirement to join this elite group of only 21 universities worldwide to achieve this level of an award,” he said.
    Founded in 1948, SHRM is the world’s largest HR membership organization devoted to human resource management. The SHRM Student Program was created in 1965 to promote mutually beneficial interaction between human resource management students and practitioners.
  • Congratulations to UT Arlington Graduate Students in Real Estate! They won the 2014 Texas Shoot-Out Real Estate Competition for the second year in a row! Learn More...
  • According to the United Way, more than 5,081 tax returns yielding $9.93 million in refunds were filed this year with the help of United Way of Tarrant County volunteers, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. Among the more than 200 volunteers contributing more than 5,100 hours, was Jennifer Gross, a graduate accounting student at UT Arlington. She used her skills to help families who say they dread filling out the forms or don’t understand how. Bloomberg Businessweek also reported this story.
  • A team of four UT Arlington College of Business students competed at TCU’s annual Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures Business Plan Competition April 11-12, and placed third in their bracket. Haley Stewart, David Cariker, Wyndi Grant and Robert Towns pitched their business plan for outdoor pavers made from 100-percent recyclable materials for a chance to win a $25,000 grand prize to launch their business.
    Each student played a role in the business, which included a CEO/president, a CFO, a production and distribution director, and a human resources director. The students agreed that the competition, for which they had only two weeks to prepare and practice their pitches, enabled each to learn so much more about business and gain confidence as well.
    The competition challenges students from nearly 30 universities to “create for-profit ventures that impact society in meaningful ways.” The competition was an assignment in Bob Hopkins’ inaugural Social Entrepreneurship course, offered in Spring 2014.
  • Congratulations to Myrtle P. Bell, Ph.D., and Marcus Butts, Ph.D., who have both been awarded Faculty Development Leaves for the upcoming academic year. These leaves are difficult to get and extremely competitive. Development of our faculty is part of our UTA DNA!
  • Susanna Khavul, associate professor of management in the College of Business, has been selected for the UT Arlington Academy of Distinguished Teachers. Professor Khavul has previously won the UT System Regent’s Teaching Award (2013), the UT Arlington President’s Excellence in Teaching Award and the College of Business Outstanding Teaching Award-Graduate. Professor Khavul has also received the Academy of Management’s IDEA Thought Leadership Award for her research on entrepreneurial finance. Professor Khavul joins Professors Sanjiv Sabherwal, Jim Quick, Don McConnell, Abdul Rasheed, Mark Eakin, and David Diltz in this prestigious society. This is a part of our UTA DNA!
  • The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) has just released the 2013 CPA pass rate performance for all candidates. For first-time students with an advanced degree (MS, MST or MPA), UTA Accounting students were ranked fourth in the state with a pass rate of 71.5%. This pass rate is much higher than the state average of 60.9% or national average of 54.6%. Click to view an analysis of UTA student performance. The UTA Accounting program continues its stellar performance in preparing students for the CPA exam and the job market. This is a part of our UTA DNA!
  • The Master of Science in Taxation program in the Department of Accounting of the College of Business at UT Arlington has been ranked No. 8 in the nation for the Top MS Taxation programs by TaxTalent for 2014. This is the third year in a row that the UTA MS Taxation program has been ranked in the Top 10.
    For the 2014 Educational Survey results, TaxTalent contacted 143 employed heads of corporate in-house tax departments and asked them to select up to five schools with MS Tax programs that they hold in the highest regard when hiring candidates.
    The results of the survey will be officially released March 25 on www.taxtalent.com. This is a part of our UTA DNA.
  • C.Y. Choi, Associate Professor of Economics in the College of Business, has been recently appointed by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas as a research associate in its Globalization Institute. The appointment offers many chances to attend the Federal Reserve's seminars and conferences, and to develop research agenda on monetary economics and policy together with the Federal Reserve's economists. Professor Choi will by provided with workspace and equipment for research on a regular basis at the Federal Reserve Bank. Additionally, his research work that deals with the implications of globalization for monetary policy can be circulated through the Federal Reserve's Institute working paper series. This is a part of our UTA DNA.
  • Robert Earley, Nick Barber, and The G.L. Barron Company were announced as honorees of the College of Business 2014 Alumni and Service Awards at a ceremony on Thursday, February 27, 2014. The College of Business Annual Alumni and Service Awards are a means to honor and celebrate the accomplishments of alumni and to acknowledge extraordinary service in support of the college and its mission. Any UT Arlington College of Business graduate or former student is eligible to receive an alumni award. Previous winners are not eligible to receive the same award.
    Learn more, watch the video, and view photos from the event... This event is a part of our UTA DNA.
  • Dr. Chandra Subramanium, Michael Clock, and Dean Rachel Croson College of Business alumnus Michael Clock (B.B.A. '92), CFO of Le Duff America, was awarded CFO of the Year, Restaurant category, by the Dallas Business Journal during an awards presentation October 24. Alumna Joan Cox (B.A. '80), CFO of Head Start of Greater Dallas, was a finalist for the Nonprofit category. The UTA College of Business was a presenting sponsor of the event. Read more...
    (Pictured at right, Dr. Chandra Subramanium, chair of the accounting department in the College of Business, Michael Clock, CFO of Le Duff America, and Dr. Rachel Croson, dean of the College of Business.)
  • Dr. Rachel Croson, dean of the UTA College of Business, and alumna Jeanne Smith (B.B.A. '92) were recognized as Great Women of Texas by the Fort Worth Business Press October 23, during a dinner and awards ceremony. Read more...
  • The University and the UT Arlington Alumni Association honored Herb Beckwith (M.S. '94), CFO and senior vice president of international operations for Justin Brands, with a Distinguished Alumni Award at the annual Gala October 19. Read more...
  • New UT Arlington professors emeriti were honored at the Fall Meeting of the Faculty and Associates on October 7. Kenneth Wheeler, associate professor of management and human resources in the College of Business, was among the six faculty honorees.
  • On October 16, UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari and Provost Ronald Elsenbaumer recognized faculty promotions and tenure. Six College of Business faculty were recognized. Promoted from assistant professor to associate professor with tenure were: Marcus Butts, department of management; Traci Freling and Zhiyong Yang, department of marketing; Jingguo Wang and Jie (Jennifer) Zhang, department of information systems and operations management. Promoted from associate professor to full professor: Radha Mahapatra, department of information systems and operations management.
  • In 1974, Mary Earle Aucutt (B.B.A. '75) established an endowment at the College of Business in memory of her parents, one of the first endowment gifts made to the college. Upon her passing in 1985, she left her estate and her parents’ estate to the college to award scholarships for students. Since its establishment, the endowment has awarded 574 scholarships to students. The expected distributions for 2013-14 total nearly $32,000. On October 11, the College of Business hosted a lunch with the Earle family to thank them for their generous gift and enable them to meet some of the students who benefit from the scholarships. Kathryn Bartelski, Abenezer Kassa, Zinna Butcher, Marjorie and John Earle, Alan C. Earle, Dean Rachel Croson, and Dr. David Gray; The Earle family was presented with a two-inch-thick collection of thank-you letters received from student scholarship recipients over the years.
    (Pictured at right, College of Business students and scholarship recipients Kathryn Bartelski, Abenezer Kassa and Zinna Butcher; Marjorie and John Earle (surviving brother of Mary Earle Aucutt); their son, Alan C. Earle; College of Business Dean Rachel Croson and Dr. David Gray, Associate Dean for the College of Business.)