EMBA hooding

Neeley Honors MBA Grads at Hooding Ceremony

The official Hooding Ceremony and commencement exercises are wonderful opportunities to recognize the accomplishments of our hard-working graduates.

January 14,  2014

By Elaine Cole

They worked hard, studied long hours and made the grade: 35 Professional MBAs, 24 Executive MBAs and one Full-Time MBA student received their Masters’ regalia with pride at the Neeley School’s hooding ceremony December 14.

Prior to TCU Commencement, the Neeley School hosted the prestigious Hooding Ceremony for graduating Master of Business Administration students to receive their hoods in front of family and friends in Ed Landreth Auditorium.  Proud graduates walked across the stage as their names were called to be hooded by dignitaries from the Neeley School.

The hoods for master degree candidates, part of their academic regalia, bear TCU’s purple and white satin on one side and dark beige velvet on the other side to denote Business. 

“There is something quite sacred about honoring the academic accomplishments of our MBA graduates and formally hooding them in recognition,” noted Dean Homer Erekson, who presided over the ceremony.

Select TCU MBA students were singled out as graduating in the top ten percent of their class, including Jeff Montgomery (Top Scholar) and Brain Carlgren of the Executive MBA program, and James Stanley III (Top Scholar), Samantha Starnes and David McLaren from the Professional MBA program.  This academic achievement is especially significant since the students in these two programs study for their MBA degree while maintaining a fulltime career.

Congratulations to all of our 2013 Neeley School MBA graduates:   

Executive MBA    
Brian F. Carlgren
Daniel R. Cook
Michael Crenshaw
David Culler
Margot Daniel
Mark David Garcia
Jason Scott Hartley
Erik Johansson 

Noman Khan
Jeffrey Jordan Kramer
Kary Lalani
Jonathan Lee
Jennifer Lynn Letson
Justin McMillan
Jeffrey Montgomery
Thomas James Rios Jr. 

Donlen Kent Ruffin
Timothy Runte
Marilyn Staniland
Tracy Denise Syler-Jones
Rosanne Austin Thurman
Peter Tredwell
Randy L. Watkins
Suzanne Marie West
     
Full-Time MBA    
Lukas Kent Wittenbraker    
     
Professional MBA    

Andrew Christopher Aaron
David Abergel*
Barbara Ann Alvarez*
William Bartlett Blocker
Ray DeAnda
Peter Elliott Dodd
Lance Robert Duvall*
John Thomas Fitzgerald III*
Daniel Aaron Gottlieb*
Bradley Alan Greiner
John Ryan Guajardo
Jarrod William Howell*

Racquel V. Hudson
Brandon A. Jeffries
James Kent Longman*
Jason Allen Lower
Chad Thomas McElvain
David Brian McLaren*
Brandon David Middleton*
Garrett Harding Milliken*
Ngoc Nguyen*
Kevin Allen Nicoletti
Wilson Perry Peppard
Nick A. Polidore

Erica Nicole Sandberg
Michelle K Schiml*
Shannon Michelle Stack*
James Russell Stanley III*
Samantha Megan Starnes*
Brandon M. Stowe
Elmer F. Valdespino
John Christian Wood*
Amy Marie Woodul*
Stephanie Denise Wright
Michael Alexander Zebrun*

* August 2013 graduate