Fall 2021 Alumni News
Baylor Business Review: The latest 'goings-on' from Hankamer alumni.
It All Goes Back to the Beginning
Baylor Business Review: Alumnus Wayne Swearingen reflects on his career in real estate and the U.S. Air Force.
Fortifying Concurrent Careers
Baylor Business Review: When Dane Harris saw a young Marine decked out in a crisp military uniform, he knew what he wanted to be. So after finishing his junior year at Baylor in 1988, he tried to enlist with the Marine Corps. Denied entry, he signed up with the U.S. Army, and that began his 30-year career as a reservist.
Read to Achieve
Baylor Business Review: After leaving the Army in 2013, Franco enrolled at Baylor to study Entrepreneurship. It was not a difficult decision, she said. Baylor’s program was and continues to be highly ranked, plus it was not far from her family in Dallas.
Right Place, Right Time
Baylor Business Review: Salazar enrolled in the MBA program at Baylor in the spring of 2020. He was fascinated with the idea of how cybersecurity and business intersect and decided to earn a cybersecurity certificate as well.
All About the Pluses
Baylor Business Review: For Melissa Thomas, MBA/MHA '12, it has always been about helping others. This led her to Baylor, where she enrolled in the Army-Baylor Program in San Antonio to obtain a dual MBA/MHA degree.
Most Powerful Women of 2021
Fortune: Baylor MBA alumna Thasunda Brown Duckett is ranked number 10 in Fortune Magazine's "Most Powerful Women" of 2021.
Into Open Water
Baylor Business Review: Navy Lt. Cmdr. Michael Speciale was only two weeks into his online MBA program at Baylor University when he was deployed to East Africa. He was just starting to get into the rhythm of lectures and assignments when he found himself nearly 9,000 miles from Waco.
New Michaels CEO is also a Baylor Bear
Ashley Buchanan (BBA '96, MBA '98) was tabbed as Michaels president and CEO last year after a long tenure at Walmart.
Baylor Bear named president & CEO of one of America’s 100 largest companies
In late February, TIAA — a leading financial services provider that ranks among the 100 largest corporations in America — named one of Baylor’s own as its president and CEO. As of May 1, Thasunda Brown Duckett (MBA ’01) now calls the shots for one of the nation’s largest providers of secure retirements and outcome-focused […]