Message from the Dean – Winter 2021

This is a special time of the year for all of us. It is a time for celebration and a time for contemplation, gratitude, and reflection. While we are entering a second holiday period under unusual circumstances, what has not changed is our willingness to celebrate the accomplishments and progress of the past year. As I reflect on a year like no other, I am especially appreciative of the support of our stakeholders. Their steadfast support of, and belief in, the fundamental mission of the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business is a continued source of strength. I am also grateful for, and proud of, the strident commitment of our Read more

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Faculty Spotlight – Dr. Anne Macy

We are pleased to feature Dr. Anne Macy, Edwards Professor of Finance, and recipient of the 2021 Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business Excellence in Professional Service award, in our faculty spotlight for this issue.  In an interview, Dr. Macy shares how long-term professional service remains a key ingredient in the long-term health of the college. For business faculty, professional service is both a cornerstone and keystone. As a cornerstone, the foundation of an academic’s professional life is to contribute: to the development of students, to the scientific discourse within their discipline, and in the enrichment of the institution and the community at large. In this manner, a cornerstone is foundational. As a keystone, professional service synthesizes the sum of professional activity in address of a fundamental question underlying the value of higher education: Cui bono (who benefits?). Higher education exists within the proposition that collective societal benefit is... Read more

Student Organization Spotlight – Women in Business

In August 2021, the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business founded WTAMU Women in Business (WIB), a student organization that provides a supportive and encouraging environment for women who are considering a career in business. The organization aims to connect students, faculty, alumni, and professionals to promote personal development, professional opportunities, and empowering Read more

Buy The Book: The Words Of Natalie Saar

Make no mistake, the MBA program at the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business at WTAMU requires students to write until it almost hurts. Communication is an invaluable tool in any MBA’s tool box. But sometimes a student arrives on the scene who has already paid her writing dues. That’s when it turns into a home court advantage in those courses with heavy writing requirements. Natalie Saar, 34, works for the Capital Group, a financial services company. The Temecula Read more

Legacy Spotlight – Joe Austin

A University is a wonderful social edifice that is designed to gather, bind, and enrich those who come into contact with it. As a social endeavor, it is often the processes, people, and relationships that one encounters that create moments for advancement and distinction. We are always pleased to share stories of our successful alumni to inform, intrigue, and inspire those that follow. Joe Austin is a Read more

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Save the Date: Golf Tournament

We are still in the preliminary stages of development, but we would like to announce that we are in the process of creating an Engler College of Business golf tournament to be held the day after our symposium. The tournament will be held on April 28, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. and will be a four-person scramble. There will be an honorary starter that will be present for both the symposium and the tournament with other Read more

Message from the Dean – Fall 2021

While as a season fall marks a waning cycle, in higher education fall marks the beginning of the academic year: complete with new horizons, beginnings, and opportunities. Our campus has been energized by the the start of an academic year, which has been especially rewarding. This fall, we see a full return to student presence on campus, and the familiar buzz of student, faculty, and staff activity. For our part, the College – faculty, staff, and student leaders – have worked hard to create engaging and meaningful face-to-face and virtual learning experiences designed to support our student’s educational journey. I am thankful Read more

Legacy Spotlight – Stan Sigman

It is often the case that the passing of great people presages further and deeper appreciation for why these people were great and influential. In many cases, greatness is described and articulated in terms of the impact an individual had on the lives of others. This is the case with Stan Sigman, who passed away on December 21, 2020. Stan Sigman, who obtained his B.S. in Business Administration from West Texas State University in Canyon, Texas, in 1970, hailed from Lubbock, Texas and soon after graduating from WT, began a career with Southwestern Bell Telephone in 1965 in Hereford Read more