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

Inaugural Sigman Leadership and Innovation Series to feature Ralph de la Vega

Mr. Ralph De La Vega will be the inaugural business leader to speak at the Stan Sigman Business Leadership and Innovation Series on October 13, 2021. A native of Cuba, Mr. De la Vega is the former Vice Chairman of AT&T Inc., President and CEO or AT&T Mobile and Business Solutions, and founder and chairman of the De La Vega Group. Under his leadership Read more

Blake Nester - WT Alumni with a BBA in Marketing

Sweet Times at Creek House Honey Farm

Student and alumni successes and accomplishments come in many forms, and all are to be honored and celebrated. Whereas many develop a particular perspective on business, and what a career in business entails, it is important to bear in mind that success in business takes on many manifestations and success stories are as varied as people’s interests and the society we live in. The Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business is proud to share Blake Nester’s story on how her degree in Marketing has helped her find success at Creek House Honey Farm Read more

Fall 2021 Faculty News

Higher education relies on reinvigoration and renewal in the addition of new faculty. Welcoming new faces, thoughts, and perspectives into the faculty ranks is a critical opportunity to maintain our faculty as a vital resource of the College, University, and society at large. For the 2021-2022 academic year, we have added seven new faculty to our college. In addition, four faculty members in the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business were recognized for their outstanding performance Read more

Dr. Trevor Watkins - Assistant Professor of Management

Faculty Spotlight – Dr. Trevor Watkins

Dr. Trevor Watkins has served as an Assistant Professor of Management at the Engler College of Business since 2019. Prior to this academic appointment, he obtained a PhD from the University of Washington. He teaches courses and conducts research related to employee and organizational health and well-being. At his core, he believes that a balanced life is the good life. He is proud to live in the Lone Star state, particularly in Small Town USA, which has treated him and his family well. He currently lives in Canyon, Texas, and after experiencing the five-minute bicycle commute to work, he can’t see himself ever Read more

ALPFA Chapter of the Year

In the Spring 2021 issue we had reported on the great success that Dr. Leslie Ramos-Salazar and the WT student chapter of the Association of Latino Professionals for America have enjoyed as the byproduct of their hard work and dedication to public service. On August 2nd, it would seem that the national organization agreed as the WTAMU chapter was recognized Read more

Internship Experience – Shaun Lawson

Applied learning – learning through doing – remains among the most compelling and rewarding means of instruction available. The premise and mission of most Universities and Colleges is to bring people together to enrich and expand opportunities for learning. Internships are a time-honored means of applied learning where students can relate what they learn in the classroom to the experiences and lessons of practice. Often, both modes of learning are complementary and profoundly benefit the community broadly: experience for the student, the ability Read more