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Baylor MBA student Curtis Beaty to receive scholarship from Texas Business Hall of Fame

July 28, 2005

The Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation recently announced the names of 15 scholarship recipients, including Baylor MBA student Curtis Beaty.

Each year the Texas Business Hall of Fame awards scholarships in the amount of $7,500 to students pursuing their MBA degrees, full time in Texas Universities. The criteria for the scholarship includes:

• Leadership traits in academic and campus activities • Demonstrates a propensity for entrepreneurial achievement • Completion of one semester of MBA courses • Academic credentials above 3.5 on a 4.0 scale • Outstanding moral character • U.S. citizen

Beaty entered Baylor's MBA program in Summer 2004 after working for more than 10 years as an engineer. He will serve as the CEO of the Fall 2005 Focus Firm project where MBA students will team with Guidestone Financial Services.

"I wanted to pursue an MBA degree for a number of years, but the travel demands of an engineering consultant prevented me from doing so," Beaty explained. "Considering I dealt with CEO's, CFO's, finance, accounting, and audit departments of my clients, I knew the MBA would give me advanced skills to better serve my clients. The credential would also give me professional opportunities that I would be unable to pursue with a professional engineering license alone.

I chose Baylor because several advantages the MBA program provided: smaller city, more individual interaction with faculty, easy access to multiple major metropolitan areas for networking, and an environment where fellow MBA candidates support each others' graduate school experience."

The TBHF scholarship is an honor. It is a huge compliment when a group of the most successful business men and women in Texas recognizes your past achievements and future potential."

The mission of the Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation is to recognize the accomplishments and contributions of our outstanding Texas business leaders, to perpetuate and inspire the values of entrepreneurial spirit, personal integrity, and community leadership in all generations of Texans.

This mission is achieved by honoring Texas' foremost past and present business leaders and by inspiring the leadership of the future. Inductees into the hall of fame are chosen for their distinguished accomplishments in business and their contributions to the community. Scholarships are awarded to outstanding graduate business students who exhibit the same entrepreneurial drive and leadership spirit. For more information see Texas Business Hall of Fame.

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