February 2014

TAMUK Study Shows Economic Pros, Cons in Three Counties

KINGSVILLE (Kiii News) - A recent study by the Texas A&M University-Kingsville College of Business Administration finds at least three South Texas counties are reaping in economic bliss, but have a lot of work to do when it comes to poverty. Those findings were presented during an economic forum on the TAMUK campus at noon Tuesday.

Professor Thomas Krueger focused his research on three Coastal Bend counties -- Aransas, Bee and Kleberg. All three share similar populations, and all three are enjoying an economic boom. The study compares everything from population-per-square-mile to ethnicity makeup and poverty levels. Read more.
Alumna, Adjunct Crissy Hinojosa Named One of Corpus Christi's Top 40 Under 40
Left to right:
CBA faculty Ashley Bennington, Crissy Hinojosa, Rick Aukerman and Kelly Fisher attend the Mayor's breakfast honoring Corpus Christi's Top 40 Under 40.

Crissy Hinojosa, Director of Business Intelligence for Bay Ltd. in Corpus Christi and adjunct lecturer in the College of Business Administration at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, was named one of Corpus Christi's Top 40 Under 40.


Hinojosa, a native of Falfurrias, also is an alumna of the university, earning her bachelor's degree in computer science with honors and her master's degree in business administration. In addition, she spent two years as a full-time lecturer in the information systems department and received the university's Non-Tenure Track Teaching Award. Read more.

 Valerie Bartelt Takes the Research Spotlight
A rising star in the area of research in the College of Business Administration is Dr. Valerie Bartelt, Assistant Professor in the Department of Management, Marketing and Information Systems. Her research interests lie in information communication technologies in virtual teams, issues surrounding technology use and adoption and neuro-information systems.

Bartelt has a Ph.D. in information systems from Indiana University, Bloomington; a M.S. in business from Indiana University Kelley School of Business, Bloomington; a Master's in immersive mediated environments, also from Indiana University, Bloomington; and a  B.A. from Wheaton College, in Wheaton, IL.  She is a member of Academy of Management (AOM), and the Association of Information Systems (AIS).
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 College of Business Administration Signs Articulation Agreement with South Texas College
The Texas A&M University-Kingsville College of Business Administration and South Texas College (STC) have signed an articulation agreement to recruit students interested in pursuing bachelor degrees in business administration, finance, accounting, management, marketing, and information systems from the Rio Grande Valley. The agreement allows STC students to transfer general education courses towards their bachelor degree in business at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. It is an exiting opportunity for CBA and STC students and faculty.
Third Annual Economic Forum

More than 100 guests attended Tuesday's Economic Forum luncheon sponsored by Kleberg Bank. Shown left to right are Mr. Vincent Capell, Kingsville City Manager; Mr. Joe Henkel, President and CEO of Kleberg Bank; Dr. Thomas Krueger, Professor from Texas A&M University-Kingsville College of Business Administration; the Honorable Mr. Sam Fugate, Mayor of Kingsville and Dr. Keith Phillips, Federal Reserve Bank-San Antonio.
Spring 2014 Career Fair

Students show an interest in business-oriented employment.

Tips from the Top

Mr. Dennis Dolce from the Delta Tire and Wheel Co. spoke to Dr. Schumann's class about entrepreneurship.

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