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Congratulations 2014 TCU MBA Graduates

There is nothing like the feeling of pride and accomplishment that comes when the Master of Business Administration regalia is bestowed on your shoulders on the stage in front of family and friends.  

January 08,  2015

By Elaine Cole

Years of hard work culminated in the prestigious Hooding Ceremony for TCU Executive MBAs, Professional MBAs and Full-Time MBAs on December 19, 2014. 

After countless hours studying, presenting, working together, eating together and keeping each other awake during late-night cram sessions, most while also holding down full-time jobs, 58 TCU MBA students received their Masters’ hoods at the prestigious Hooding Ceremony in front of family and friends in Ed Landreth Hall Auditorium. The hoods for master degree candidates, part of their graduate degree academic regalia, bear TCU’s purple and white satin on one side and dark beige velvet on the other side to denote Business. 

Eight TCU MBA students were singled out as graduating in the top ten percent of their class. This academic achievement is especially significant since the students in the Executive MBA and Professional MBA programs study for their degree while maintaining a full-time career.

Kim Speairs was the Top Scholar (also voted Outstanding Student and Classmate), in the Executive MBA Program. Jason Byrne, Jason Kramer and Glenn Isbell were the Neeley Scholars in the EMBA. James McHugh was the Top Scholar in the Professional MBA program. James Lunday, Joseph Vargas and Jennifer Jeffrey were the Neeley Scholars in the PMBA program.

Congratulations to the December 2014 Neeley School MBA graduates:

Executive MBA

David Guy Amison, Jr.
Daniel Christopher Bryant
Jason Andrew Byrne
Clinton Eugene Carter, Jr.
John Christopher Cech
Jubert John Chavez
Michael William Field
Shannon Denise Fletcher
Lorie Boone Gibbons 

Collin Crane Hadley
James Raymond Holland
Matthew Louis Houston
Glenn Edward Isbell, Jr.
Derek A. Jones
Yohance Runako King
Paul Jason Kramer
Michael Scott Larsen
Brandon Gale Mabry 

David Lynn Milhollon
Ryan Christopher Reigle
Stephanie Dyan Saylor
Matthew Wesley Smilor
Jeremy O’Hara Spann
Timothy R. Sparks
Kimberly Lynn Speairs
Christy Lynn Thomas
Jamie Tidwell Timmins

Professional MBA

Sarah Kathryn Almanza*
Douglas Phillip Bogdanowitz*
Clayton J. Hewett
David J. Klein
Justin Lehotsky*
Kristen Elizabeth Longeway*
Matthew William Maimone*

Kyle C. Broadway
Matt B. Burkhalter
Brian Thomas McCoy
James Joseph McHugh*
Erica Amanda Ollinick*
Prachee G. Patel
Ben F. Pigeon

Efrain Estevez*
Monica W. Hawkins
Kelly Marie Porter*
LaChandra M. Robinson
Todd Douglas Scoggins*
Joseph A. Vargas
Christopher L. Williams

Accelerated Professional MBA

Joshua T. Hoyle
Jennifer K. Jeffery
James C. Lunday
Alissa M. Moran
Rory Byrnes Staiger
Griffin L. Walton

Full-Time MBA

William David Bickley
Corbin Ross Imgrund
Kayvon Hossein Shahbaz
Justin J. Thompson

* August 2014 graduate