March 2014

The CBA Welcomes Dr. Mardi Sale as Chair of the Department of Accounting and Finance

Dr. Martha (Mardi) Sale has accepted the position as Chair of Accounting and Finance in the College of Business Administration. Dr. Sale comes to us from the Florida Institute of Technology where she is currently serving as Academic Chair of Accounting and Finance.

She holds a Doctor of Business Administration degree with accounting concentration from Louisiana Tech University. Her primary teaching interest lies in managerial/cost accounting and governmental accounting. Her certifications and activities include a CPA from Colorado, Global Management Accountant certification, serving on the editorial review board of Information and Management Sciences Journal, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, just to name a few.

We are looking forward to welcoming Dr. Sale's knowledge, experience and expertise to our college to continue our trajectory towards higher accreditation and increased enrollment.

CBA Enrollment Efforts Kick Off this Semester

CBA Lecturer Harmeet Singh reaches out to potential students through our new telephone marketing campaign.
Enrollment initiatives are in full swing. This spring we have been busy traveling around the state and visiting with prospective students. Representatives from our college have visited Deer Park High School, Stephen F. Austin High School, Aldine McArthur High Schools, Brownsville ISD, the Hispanic Forum Career and Education, the Houston National College Fair and the South Texas Expo in Kingsville and the Grand Rio Valley.
The College of Business Administration currently has 605 student applicants for fall 2014. The College partnered with the Office of Admissions in the evening of March 6 for the first faculty calling campaign. This session allowed faculty to directly reach out to more than 250 prospective students for the upcoming Fall 2014 semester.  Faculty conversed with students about the college and the classes they taught, and invited students to stop by their offices during a campus visit.  In addition, we have begun an email marketing campaign in conjunction with the Office of Admissions that will reach many potential students with personal messages from the dean and faculty members. We expect our committed efforts to translate into higher enrollment for the fall semester.

JOB Program to Host Quickbooks Seminar in College of Business Administration Computer Lab

The JOB Program (Joint Opportunities for Business & Job Creation) will host a Quickbooks Seminar in the computer lab in the College of Business Administration on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.  JOB is a joint effort with the Kingsville Community Federal Credit Union, the Kingsville Chamber of Commerce, the Kleberg County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Texas A&M-Kingsville College of Business Administration and the Business Resource Center at Del Mar College to create jobs in the Kingsville area. CBA Assistant Professor Dr. Kendra Huff and Lecturer Adria Vasquez will lead the seminar which is free and open to the public. To RSVP, contact Willie Rodriquez by email at wrodriguez@kingsvillefcu.org or call (361)595-5538.

Faculty Accomplishments
  • Dr. Kelly Fisher co-authored with C. Reiser "Embodied leadership: Moving from leader competencies to leaderful practices." which was published in Leadership
  • Dr. Paul Holt's article, "A Normative Evaluation of Translation Methodologies Based on Present Values of Future Cash Flows to Investors" has been accepted for the Southwest Business and Economics Journal. It will be published this year.  
  • Dr. Carol Sullivan co-authored with Sandra Gates and Cheryl L. Pruchyl, "Texas Twist of Fate - The Sad Story of Coppell's Mayor," which was published in the Journal of Business and Behavioral Sciences.
Victor Ornelas to Speak at 4th Annual Community Breakfast

Mock Interview Portfolio Winner Announced

Stephany Juranek, an accounting major from Leander, Texas, was the portfolio winner for giving the best Mock Interview sponsored by the Office of Career Services.
Registration is Now Open for the MBA Program

VITA Tax Help Program

Accounting Society students from the College of Business Administration are trained to help you with your taxes.
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