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Congratulations 2015 TCU MBA Graduates

After countless hours studying, writing and presenting, most while also holding down full-time jobs, TCU MBA students received their Masters’ hoods at a special ceremony for family and friends prior to commencement.

January 11,  2016

By Elaine Cole

The latest TCU MBA graduates beamed with pride and accomplishment as they received their Master of Business Administration regalia in front of cheering family and friends. The hooding ceremony, held in Ed Landreth Auditorium, is a special event that takes place the evening before graduation. The ceremony provides a special focus on master’s degree candidates and their accomplishments, and allows graduate faculty, staff, family and friends a chance to witness the ceremonial hooding of TCU MBAs in a more personal environment. 

Dean Homer Erekson congratulated the graduates and shared words of wisdom, and then the proud students lined up for the presentation of their hoods.  One by one, they walked across the stage as their names were called, and were presented with their hoods by Dean Erekson and the executive directors of each program.

The hood, which symbolizes a heavy burden, identifies the level of the degree, the field of learning and the institution that awards it. The color of the trim declares the major field of learning; tan represents business. The colors that line the hood identify the university awarding the degree; TCU colors are purple and white.

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.

Alan Wood was 2015 EMBA Top Scholar. EMBA Neeley Scholars were Casey Gourley, Kenneth Bradley and David Lloyd.

Stuart Hamilton, Andrew Teer and Anthony Killoran were the PMBA Top Scholars. Steele Hoar and Brian Williams were the Neeley Scholars in the Energy MBA program. 

Congratulations to the December 2014 Neeley School MBA graduates:  

Cornelius Clayton Appleberry
Jarie A. Bradley
Kenneth Paul Bradley
Kenneth W. Dean
Edward Patrick Deegan
James Kirk Driver
Thomas Michael Dunaway
Dustin P. Dvorak
James Curtis Fair
Joshua L. Gary
Christopher George Gay
Casey Wayne Gourley
Kevin Michael Grace
Clint Malone Haggard
Amy Ladd
Bryan Alexander Livingstone
Scott David Lloyd
Donna Gayle Martinelli
Benito Fabian Martinez
Stephen Anthony Mason
Leslie Kay Purvis
Cal Quigley IV
Rodney Wayne Shrader
Sonja Ray Taylor
Austin P. Tucker
Alan K. Wood
Michael T. Woodard
Claudia Zavala

Full-Time MBA
Annie Agarwal
Margaret H. Hamilton
Ping Liu 

Professional MBA
Rodney Melvin Cahoon
Tracie Patterson Cahoon
Scott Edward Casey
Kristy Danielle Clark
Sarah Christina Clayton
Michael Joseph Cochran
Gus Michael Cruz
Christina Natalie Cung
Kevin Francis Fox
Mallory Anne Green
Sara Joanne Hafer
Stuart James Hamilton
Jonathan Ross Harman
James Alan Heinl
Megan Lynn Hinze
Moon H. Jung
Anthony John Killoran
Kristy Dianne Lemish
Richard Allyn Lloyd Jr.
Kelly Patricia Mehaffey
Mitchell Lane Moss
Alexandra Ferrell Newman
Robert Michael Otey
Kelley Anne Parcher
Adam Hartwell Pendleton
Michael Brandon Reynolds
Christopher N. Saunders
Amanda Maurer Scott
Janine Krystel Swoboda
Andrew Davis Teer
Lauren Autry Teer
Clinton Joseph Weber 

Energy MBA
David Austin Bird
Robert Edward Brooks Jr.
Ben Thomas Cain
John Travis Clayton
Roger Dan Ferguson Jr.
Bradley James Green
Lauren Alexandra Hitte
Steele B. Hoar
Cynthia Irene Linkenhoger
Stephanie Marie Metzger
Michael Stephen Morogiello
Phillip Richard Patton
Stephanie Claire Perez
Blake Aaron Rogers
Blake Randall Sanders
Charles Noll Scherer
Brian Day Williams
Robert Eugene Zimmerman 

MS Supply Chain Management
Bryan David Hensley
Christopher Chad Selman