June 2014

Dr. Jesus Carmona Takes Role of Associate Dean and Director of the MBA Program

It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Dr. Jesus Carmona as Associate Dean and Director of the MBA program for the College of Business Administration. Dr. Carmona has a keen interest in cutting edge research while promoting the development of young and curious minds through innovative teaching techniques, which exemplifies the college's commitment to innovation, impact and engagement.

Dr. Carmona was most recently Assistant Professor at Our Lady of the Lake University in  San Antonio, Texas.  He has a Ph.D. and an M.S. from Texas A&M International University and a B.S. from Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. He held a fellowship in the Texas A&M International University Ph.D. Program and Lamar Bruni Vergara. His teaching interests are focused on Information Systems. He has four peer-reviewed journal articles, three book chapters and one book review. He is a member  of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) and the Ph.D. Project.

Dr. Carmona is a great addition to our college and will help us to move closer to our goals of higher accreditation and student success through his leadership in these two key positions.

Kim London Fills the Position of Assistant to the MBA Director
The CBA is delighted to introduce the newest addition to our staff, Ms. Kim London. Kim is serving as Assistant to the MBA Director. She is from Weslaco, Texas, but has resided in Kingsville collectively for 15 years. She enters the job with vast business and managerial experience with previous positions in accounting administration, search consultant, office manager, paralegal and co-manager.  She is a Cum Laude alumna of the Texas A&M University-Kingsville College of Business Administration with a BBA in Business Management. Kim is a high-energy, results-oriented individual who is effective and efficient- always striving for improvement in every situation she encounters. Please join us in welcoming Kim to the CBA team!

Marketing Major Alexis Lakers Serves Her Internship in the Office of Student Activities
Every student who graduates from the College of Business Administration is required to complete an internship. Alexis Lakers is serving her internship in the Texas A&M-Kingsville Office of Student Activities as a marketing assistant. As a marketing major, Alexis is also president of the Javelina Marketing Association. Her duties this summer are to create a logo for the Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, present at freshman and transfer orientation, research and assist in the development of Student Organization Review Board policies and procedures and to organize a Student Activities outline which will be utilized during freshman class presentations.

With a background in art, the logo is her favorite project. She researched conceptual elements relevant to Hispanic heritage for the logo and is receiving valuable training in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator in this internship. "I hope to reap the reward of being able to see my designs placed all around campus," Alexis said. She also hopes that the Javelina Marketing Association can be utilized by other campus organizations to create logos and designs for them.

CBA Students Study Abroad in Germany this Spring
CBA student Jacqueline Abad joins hands with a UTPA student in Germany.
Leuphana Univeristy, together with Texas A&M University-Kingsville, University of Texas - Pan American and Louisiana State University - Shreveport  host an International Program focusing on International Business and Business Law. This year, 19 American students from the three US Universities spend 14 days in intensive study while living with German Family hosts. 

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The EBI survey will be sent to alumni via email on May 21st. All 2008-2012 alumni who complete the survey will be entered into a weekly drawing for a chance to win a $50 gift card!

Alumni will have until June 30th to complete the survey.  Be sure to complete the survey and spread the word!

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MSC 182, 700 University Blvd., Kingsville, TX 78363-8202 
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