Student of the Month – Fall 2019

October 2019 – Heidy Valverde Rodriguez

“Heidy is a student researcher and a student leader with great potential. She demonstrates self-motivation, she is punctual and task-oriented. She is always ready to “grab the bull by the horns” when completing assignments. She has also been involved in serving as a leader (treasurer) for the ALPFA club and continues to help with student outreach events and activities.”

– Dr. Leslie Ramos Salazar
Heidy Valverde Rodriguez with Dr. Leslie Ramos Salazar

Hometown: Arequipa, Peru

Major: M.S. in Finance & Economics

“Studying for my MSFE in the Engler College of Business at West Texas A&M University is a great opportunity, with the advantage to learn more and be able to perform better in the future. Dr. Salazar is the faculty advisor for the ALPFA organization of which I belong. She is a wonderful person who encourages and helps me to improve my skills. West Texas A&M University and the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business both give me all the tools and support necessary to grow professionally.” – Heidy Valverde Rodriguez

November 2019 – Ian Bilek

“Ian Bilek is an outstanding student in the CIS department. Ian has impressive technical, communication, and organizational skills. He is extremely articulate about difficult concepts and tasks and gets things done in a timely and professional way. Ian is a trustworthy, efficient, and reliable student.

Ian always strives for excellence, and I am certain that he is going to continue to do great things in his future.”

– Dr. Nesrin Bakir
Ian Bilek with Dr. Nesrin Bakir

Hometown: Prague, Czech Republic

Major: Computer Information Systems

“What I like most about WT’s College of Business is that it provides opportunities for students to gain both knowledge and experience, which is an area where Dr. Bakir excels most, by providing students with real, practical exercises that will be useful to them in their career.” – Ian Bilek  

December 2019 – Jack Skipper

Jack shows a keen interest in knowledge related to management. Due to his work ethic and intelligence, he has been able to maintain a high GPA. He is currently working toward completing his management degree and looking forward to starting our MBA program in 2020. We have no doubt that Jack will find great success personally and professionally in the future and will make all of us proud of being a part of his success story.

– Drs. Chauhan and Li
Dr. Rahul Chauhan, Jack Skipper, and Dr. Andrew Li

Hometown: Canyon, TX

Major: Management

“My overall experience at WTAMU has surpassed my expectations. Having a busy schedule and working full time while maintaining a full load of classes can be a difficult task. However, working and creating a relationship with professors like Drs. Chauhan and Li have made the process more feasible and is a crucial key to my success at WT.” – Jack Skipper