Prison Program Helps Keep Inmates From Reoffending By Equipping Them With Business Skills
Huffington Post: Inmates at Cleveland Correctional Facility in Texas are being offered the opportunity to participate in a unique Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP). Participants take on MBA-level coursework such as business plan and pitch writing, and are paired with a mentor in the business field. At the end of PEP, prisoners are awarded a certificate of entrepreneurship from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business. PEP boasts more than 1,000 graduates since its creation more than a decade ago, with almost all of the ex-inmates finding jobs within 90 days of their release, according to the Associated Press.
Student-managed Investment Fund Provides Scholarships
For the 11th consecutive year, the student-managed Philip M. Dorr Alumni & Friends Endowed Investment Fund has provided a generous financial contribution for student scholarships. This year, $150,000 will be distributed by the fund.
Texas prison goal: Business-savvy inmates
The Salt Lake Tribune: This article cites the success of the Prison Entrepreneurship Program based in Houston, with whom Baylor's Hankamer School of Business has partnered to help male prisoners reestablish themselves by giving them the opportunity to earn certificates of entrepreneurship. According to the article, over the past 11 years, PEP “has graduated more than 1,100 students” who have opened 165 businesses “grossing more than $1 million.”
Middle Management Affects Strategy
With more than 30 years of practitioner experience in Information Technology, Michael Milovich, a third year Information Systems (IS) PhD student, conducted a quantitative study that focuses on middle management awareness in business and involvement in the IS strategy of organizations.
Overconnectivity: When Too Much Tech Hurts Your Relationships
Realtor: Online connections are a great way to stay in touch and promote business, but when overuse becomes the problem, relationships and image could be damaged, according to this article. A study conducted by graduate students and faculty from Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business – and published by the University’s Keller Center for Research – is cited.
When Prisoners Read Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, It's Pretty Powerful
Texas Monthly: Feature on the Houston nonprofit Prison Entrepreneurship Program mentions a study from Baylor University that found graduates of the program almost never return to prison. Through PEP, Baylor MBA students volunteer their business knowledge to teach inmates the skills needed to run a business when released from prison.
Baylor's Hankamer School of Business Maintains Prestigious AACSB International Accreditation for Business and Accounting Programs
The Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University has maintained its business and accounting accreditation by AACSB International - The Association to advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.
Gift from Carlton Family Foundation Creates Dean's Board Room in the Foster Campus for Business and Innovation
Baylor University today announced a gift of $1 million from the Carlton Family Foundation, led by Bill and Pat Carlton of Little Rock, Ark., that will create the Carlton Family Foundation Dean's Board Room in the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation.
Pioneer PhD Program Celebrates 4 Years (BBR)
As the first department to offer a PhD program at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, all eyes were on Information Systems to see just how they would manage this pioneering step.
Gift from Steve and Penny Carlile Creates Plaza on the Foster Campus for Business and Innovation
Baylor University today announced a gift of $1 million from Steve and Penny Carlile of Marshall, Texas, that will create the Steve and Penny Carlile Plaza on the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, a major facility project whose construction was formally approved by Baylor's Board of Regents on Oct. 18.