Graduate Business Students Receive Scholarships, Recognition for Academic Excellence

3 Graduate Business Students Awarded Prestigious National, Local Scholarships 


Local and national organizations recognized the academic promise of three Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business students this summer.

Tasia Williams, a Master of Science student in accounting, was one of only 102 students nationally to receive a $10,000 merit scholarship from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. The scholarship program is intended to encourage students to pursue an auditing career.

The Texas Business Hall of Fame selected Sophie Healy Roth (at right), an MBA student and college of business admission advisor, to receive a $10,000 scholarship and recognition as one of Texas' outstanding business students. Roth shares the honor with 30 other students.

As part of the award, scholarship recipients are invited to attend the 2014 Texas Business Hall of Fame induction dinner in November in Dallas. There they will be able to meet and network with Hall of Fame members and the 2014 inductees, including Texas Health Resources CEO Douglas Hawthorne and Kelcy Warren, CEO and chairman of Energy Transfer Partners.

"I'm excited to get connected with accomplished peers from across the state and to have an opportunity to network with high-profile business leaders in the community," said Roth. "I think the real reward is to be named a member of this excellent organization."

Finally, Mahmudur Haque, a master of science in accounting student and vice president of the Accounting and Finance Society, has been awarded the Institute of Management Accountants' Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Program Scholarship, a comprehensive package of benefits enabling him to study for and take the CMA exam, one of the most prestigious management accounting certifications, demonstrating the recipient's expertise in financial planning and analysis and his commitment to ethics.


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