LEAD STORYSenior receives 2013 Kupfer Award »
Senior finance major and Corps of Cadets member Scott Lovett ’13 received the 2013 Kupfer Distinguished Scholar Award. The award, founded by Gerald Ray ’54 and Donald Zale ’55, was created to recognize students who show outstanding academic achievement and exemplary leadership skills in the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets. Ray and Zale established the award to honor their friend Harold L. Kupfer, who made lasting contributions to the Texas business community.
Starting with the question “Why?” can help individuals and companies sharpen their course. “What?” and “How?” are next. That is the path Don Knauss takes in leading The Clorox Company, where he has been chairman and chief executive officer since late 2006.
Helen Sharkey is a felon. That sentence seems in every way to be wrong, even as I write it. Helen Sharkey is a mom of Tae Kwon Do twins, a loving wife, a faithful friend. She is a diminutive dynamo, energetically expressing truth, thoughtfully responding to questions. She is a star, a top accounting graduate of Southwestern University with a Big 4 pedigree who had a rising career in the energy industry. But, there it is again. Helen Sharkey is a felon.
Cancun, Cabo, Gulf Shores and Panama City Beach—these are some of the top Spring Break destinations for college students. However, for the third year in a row, I found my suitcase filled with heavy overcoats, sweaters, gloves, scarfs, long pants and dress shirts. I was once again headed to New York City with the Mays Business Fellows Program.
Bill Gardiner might not wear cowboy boots to work or live anywhere near Kingsville, Texas, but he remains grounded in the values and direction of the legendary King Ranch. He is senior vice president and chief financial officer of the privately-held ranching and agricultural company that owns the historic King Ranch in South Texas.
A new study of 365 sell-side financial analysts shows that private phone calls with managers remain an essential source of analysts’ earnings forecasts and stock recommendations – even in light of regulations limiting businesses’ selective disclosure of financial information.
The Mary Pat and Michael J. Bolner ’73 Business Honors Scholarship, created by a $100,000 donation to Mays Business School, will be used to fund scholarships for students enrolled in the Business Honors program. Bolner runs the sales and marketing arm of the San Antonio-based family business, Fiesta Spices, which distributes cooking spices in 40 states.