An alumnus and supporter of the Neeley School of Business who was involved in a plane crash on Oct. 6 has pledged $500,000 to the school, making possible the creation of a new position.
The pledge, donated by Robert Schumacher and his wife, Edith, in April, is being used to create a new faculty position in innovation and entrepreneurship, said David Dibble, director of development for the Neeley School of Business.
Robert Schumacher was able to leave the hospital Nov. 27 and is continuing rehabilitation at home, his daughter Kathy Kyle said.
For the second year in a row, Master of Accounting graduates at the university have achieved one of the highest pass rates in Texas on the Certified Public Accountant exam.
In the July-August 2009 test window, university MAc graduates passed the uniform accounting exam at a rate of 71.78 percent, said Elaine Cole, public relations manager for the Neeley School of Business. Graduates of the program scored one of the highest pass rates in Texas for the exam last year during the same testing window, she said.
Life doesn't wait for anyone.
That's what Liz Murray, a woman who went from sleeping on the streets of New York to graduating from Harvard University, told students Monday afternoon.
Both of Murray's parents were drug addicts and she was raised on welfare.
"In my neighborhood, we celebrated 12 holidays a year - the first of the month when the welfare check came in," Murray said. "The mailman was a local celebrity."
Even though students' suggestions have prompted changes to the student tailgates this football season, tailgates still have room for improvement and would benefit from a move to the Campus Commons, a student body officer said.
Kelsie Johnson, student body present, said a move to the Campus Commons was one of the main suggestions from a recent survey sent out to students.
"I'm taking those (surveys) into account as well as just seeing the tailgates themselves, and I think we need more space," Johnson said.
College students should strive to build their network throughout their college careers, a recent university graduate told students Tuesday night.
Abe Issa, president and CEO of Abe Issa Real Estate, spoke as a part of Neeley Week, a week-long event that included speakers and fundraisers. Different clubs within the Neeley School of Business organized the events.
Issa said networking is important and that he had benefitted from it since graduating in May 2005.
"Build your network," he said. "That's one piece of advice I give everybody."
A recent university graduate will return to campus tonight to tell students of the Neeley School of Business his secrets to financial success at an early age.
Abe Issa, president and CEO of Abe Issa Real Estate, will speak at 5 p.m. as part of Neeley Week, which is a week-long event that includes speakers and fundraisers.
Issa said he hopes to motivate Neeley students.
"I'll talk about what it took for me to get where and what kind of work I had to do in real estate," Issa said. "I had to be the best at what I was doing."
The person in charge of Super Bowl XLV will speak to students and Fort Worth residents about how the Super Bowl will benefit not only the region, but also the university.
Bill Lively, president and CEO of the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee, is scheduled to visit the university Wednesday morning.
Super Bowl XLV will be held at the new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington on Feb. 6, 2011.