April 2014

Two of Our Accounting Students Receive Scholarships from the Texas Society of CPAs

Left: Quinten Womack,
Right: Rene Ramirez 
Every year aspiring accountants receive a scholarship award from the Texas Society of CPAs. This scholarship is available to undergraduates attending school in Texas and working on an accounting program. Students must be nominated by the chair of their school's accounting department to receive this award.

Quinten Womack was selected for a local chapter of the Texas Society of CPAs scholarship in the amount of $1,000.  The accounting faculty chose Quinten based on his GPA and extracurricular activities, such as being chosen by Governor Perry to serve as student regent for The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents and being an accounting tutor. He was the College of Business Administration Senator and chair of the SGA academic and student affairs committee. Womack also was president of the Honors College Student Council.
Rene Ramirez was also selected for a local chapter Texas Society of CPA's scholarship in the amount of $500.  The accounting faculty chose Rene based on his extracurricular activities, such as being President of Delta Sigma Pi, being involved in the CBA Accounting Society and volunteering at the VITA program, including being a site coordinator this year.
Congratulations to Quinten and Rene!

Dr. Thomas Krueger Wins a Research Award for Third Year in a Row

CBA finance professor Dr. Thomas Krueger was co-recipient of the "Best-in-Track" Award across the research presentations focusing on the Financial Services industry at the 2014 Academy of Finance meetings.  The meeting was held in Chicago, Illinois, drawing reports from over 100 finance researchers.  In the Financial Services track there were 32 presentations.  Awards winners are selected on an anonymous basis by members of the program committee. This is the first time a "Best-in-Track" award has been awarded in the financial services area, perhaps because of the high number of presentations in this area. Read more.

Faculty Accomplishments
  • Dr. Kelly Fisher spoke at the Equal Pay Day breakfast on April 8 at the YWCA in Corpus Christi, Texas. Her topic was titled, "Don't Get Mad, Get Even."   
  • Dr. Priti Verma attended and presented a paper at the Academy of International Business U.S. Southwest Chapter (AIBSW) in Dallas. Her paper was titled "Interest Rate Sensitivity and REITS: Time Varying Risk Premiums and Response Asymmetries". The conference was March 12 - 14, 2014.     
  • Dr. Valerie Bartelt's co-authored paper entitled "A Study of Personal Cloud Computing: Compatibility, Social Influence, and Moderating Role of Perceived Familiarity" has been accepted for publication in the 20th Americas Conference on Information Systems. 
  • CBA Dean Dr. Natalya Delcoure had three papers published: 
    • "Modern commercial banking in Russia" SOBIE, Spring 2014
    • "Gains from international diversification revisited: closed-end country funds vs. iShares," SWFA, Spring 2014   
    • "Modern commercial banking in Russia" SWFA, Spring 2014     
  • Dr. Alicia Cavazos-Garza presented a paper at the Academy of International Business U.S. Southwest Chapter (AIBSW) in Dallas.  The conference was March 12 - 14, 2014. The paper was titled, "Should Corporations Adapt their HR Policies to Accommodate for Family Roles in Mexico?"     
The Community Breakfast Was a Huge Success with Nearly 200 People in Attendance!

 Pictured above are Mr. Renato Ramirez,  CEO and Chairman of the Board, International Bank of Commerce - Zapata, Texas (left) and the Keynote Speaker Mr. Victor Ornelas (right) at the 4th Annual Community Breakfast held April 17.
Javelina Marketing Club Participates at Air Show

 Members of our Javelina Marketing Club  volunteered at the 2014 Wings Over South Texas- Blues Angels Air Show at NAS- Kingsville March 28-30th.  They  are helping to create a marketing database for NAS-Kingsville for future event promotion.
Quinten Womack Receives the Distinguished Undergraduate Student Award for Spring 2014
 Quinten Womack has been selected as the recipient of the Spring 2014 Distinguished Undergraduate Student Award from the College of Business Administration.
Equal Pay Day at YWCA

Dr. Fisher and audience 'power posing', helpful strategy when preparing for a stressful negotiation. 

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