Message from the Dean – Fall 2020

I hope this message finds you healthy in spirit, mind, and body. Please join me in welcoming a new academic year, with new opportunities and challenges. This fall semester will undoubtedly be different than any before it. As we resume on-campus studies, the campus community seeks to capitalize on lessons learned over the past few months in effort to adapt and innovate for continued success.As I sat down to write this, I reflected deeply on how COVID-19 has shaped our circumstances over the past six months. At this time of year, I look forward Read more

Legacy Spotlight – David and Myrt Wilder

As far back as David Wilder can remember, education, backed by hard work, has been the thread that has guided his life. “I always knew that education was the key to success, and that hard work could get that education for me,” Wilder says. Born in 1943 in Pampa to David Cleo Wilder, a construction worker, and his wife, Virgie, a housekeeper, the family moved to Amarillo when Wilder was three. He attended Amarillo public schools, graduating from Amarillo High with honors in 1961. During his high school career, he balanced academics Read more

Student Spotlight – Simone De Groot

Many of our graduate students work in the medical field and seek further education in business to complement and enhance their career path. Simone De Groot, a current Healthcare MBA student, is one of our many students that fits this background. Degrees Associate of Arts, Ricks College (BYU-Idaho) Bachelor of Arts in Biology with a minor in German, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ Doctor of Pharmacy, Midwestern University Read more

Internship Experience – Madeline Kleinschmidt

With the help of WTAMU Career Services, Madeline Kleinschmidt was accepted into the United States Foreign Service Internship Program – a nationally competitive two-year program to help students prepare for a career in the Foreign Service. In June 2019, she moved to Washington, D.C. for the summer to work at the United States Department of State in the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM). The first part of the internship focused on helping the interns develop an understanding of the inner workings of the State Department, the chain of command, Read more

2019-2020 Student Awards

At the end of the academic year, the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business holds an awards ceremony to recognize achievements and excellence of our students. While our on-campus ceremony was put on hold, we take this opportunity to highlight and recognize the students we are proud to honor for the 2019-2020 academic year. Read more

Faculty Spotlight – Dr. Sean Humpherys

Dr. Sean Humpherys, Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems and the Pickens Professor of Business, joined the Engler College of Business in 2011. He received B.S. and M.I.S. degrees from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. in Information Systems Management from the University of Arizona. Last spring he won the 2020 Teaching Excellence Award in the Paul & Virginia Engler College of Business as well as the 2020 Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award at WT. Dr. Humpherys exudes a student-centered and learner-oriented enthusiasm for learning and teaching that is palpable and contagious. Read more

Fall 2020 Faculty News

Promotions Four faculty members in the Engler College of Business are recognized for their outstanding performance in the award of tenure and/or promotion for the 2020-2021 academic year. As a hallmark of academic life, tenure and promotion involves extensive peer review and recommendation for advancement at the department, college, and university levels. Read more

Dr. Jerry D. Miller

Dr. Jerry D. Miller, long-time faculty member, Dean, and supporter of the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business passed away on March 17, 2020, at the age of 81. Dr. Miller taught finance at West Texas A&M University from 1970-1998 and served as Dean of the College of Business from 1979-1988, and again from 1993-98. During his tenure as dean, Dr. Miller brought his entrepreneurial instincts, his interest in a wide variety of investments, and his love of international experiences to the lives of his students. Dr. Miller’s passion was Read more