Alumni

Shout out: 16th Annual EMBA Golf Tournament Sponsors and Winners

The 16th Annual EMBA Golf Tournament was another success. It’s always great to see alumni, students, and friends of TCU come together from different classes for some good old-fashioned competition. Who hit the hardest? Who wore the craziest pants? See for yourself.

Neeley EMBA, 10/24/2017

Alumni

Alumni Panel Recap: “I thought it was just a nice slogan – until I experienced it.”

Every preview luncheon features a panel of alumni who offer their personal insight into the benefits, challenges and experience of the TCU Neeley Executive MBA program. Here are some of our favorite soundbites from the June 7 luncheon.

Neeley EMBA, 7/26/2017

Alumni, Career Impact, Student Experience

Alumni Panel Recap: “Other schools lacked the ‘it’ factor.”

Every preview luncheon features a panel of alumni who offer their personal insight into the benefits, challenges and experience of the TCU Neeley Executive MBA program. Here are some of our favorite soundbites from the May 4 luncheon.

Neeley EMBA, 5/31/2017

Alumni, ROI on Monday, Student Experience, Time Management

Alumni Panel Recap: “My employees told me ‘You’re different.’”

Every preview luncheon features a panel of alumni who offer their personal insight into the benefits, challenges and experience of the Neeley Executive MBA program. Here are some of our favorite soundbites from the April 6 luncheon.

Neeley EMBA, 5/8/2017

Alumni, Career Impact, Leadership, Nonprofit, Women, Work/Life Balance

Alumni Panel Recap: “It would be a value at twice the price.”

Every preview luncheon features a panel of alumni who offer their personal insight into the benefits, challenges and experience of the Neeley Executive MBA program. Here are some of our favorite soundbites from the March 1 luncheon.

Neeley EMBA, 3/29/2017

Alumni, Family, ROI on Monday, Time Management, Work/Life Balance

Innovation Strategies that Fail: Michael Sherrod's Workshop, Part 1

Facebook took two years to reach 50 million users; WhatsAPP did it in 18 months; Angry Birds in eight weeks; Pokémon Go in 72 hours.

This is the environment we live in now: disruption may not be new, but the speed at which it happens is increasing exponentially. If you’re not accelerating, you’re falling behind.

Neeley EMBA, 3/9/2017

Alumni

He Was Laid off Mid-Program. He Graduated with a New Business.

When James “Opie” Fair started the Executive MBA program at Neeley, he was well-established with 11 years experience as area and branch manager for a modular building company, where he managed budgets across seven states. After working in this industry for more than 25 years, he was eager to gain knowledge that could benefit both his career and employer. He never expected to be laid off two months before his 12-year anniversary.

Neeley EMBA, 10/6/2016

Alumni, Entrepreneurship, Military & Veterans

The Executive's Summer Reading List: Neeley EMBA Edition

A great leader never stops learning – and there are few more efficient ways to learn than by cracking open a good book. We recently took to Facebook to ask the Executive MBA family for a peek at their summer reading lists. From current students to alumni to faculty, here’s what we found.

Neeley EMBA, 7/27/2016

Alumni, Leadership

She's Revolutionizing Police Training with Her MBA

Most people don’t think of law enforcement when they think of a business degree, but one sergeant in the Fort Worth Police Department is making waves with the skills and knowledge she gained in the TCU Neeley Executive MBA program.

Neeley EMBA, 7/9/2016

Alumni, Leadership, Student Experience, Women

Recap: Gems from Dr. Grant's Workshop

Neeley makes sure your education doesn’t stop after you graduate. At the recent “How Do I Find My Zone?” workshop for Executive MBA alumni and students, Dr. Richard “Nick” Grant, Jr. returned to talk about using psychology to improve ourselves, our coaching style and our sales approach.

In case you missed it, or didn’t take as many notes as you wished, here’s a roundup of all three recaps we wrote.

Neeley EMBA, 7/2/2016

Alumni

Coaching by Personality Type: Gems from Dr. Grant’s Workshop Part 3

Neeley makes sure your education doesn’t stop after you graduate. At the recent “How Do I Find My Zone?” workshop for Executive MBA alumni and students, we focused on using psychology to improve ourselves, our coaching style and our sales approach.

Neeley EMBA, 6/28/2016

Alumni

How to Be Emotionally Smart: Gems from Dr. Grant’s Workshop Part 2

Neeley makes sure your education doesn’t stop after you graduate. At the recent “How Do I Find My Zone?” workshop, we focused on improving ourselves.

Neeley EMBA, 6/22/2016

Alumni, Leadership

How to Find Your Zone: Gems from Dr. Grant’s Workshop Part 1

The world doesn’t stop changing after you graduate, so Neeley makes sure your education doesn’t stop there, either. Sometimes we take deeper dives into topics covered in the course curriculum, sometimes we talk about new hot topics, and sometimes – like at the recent “How Do I Find My Zone?” workshop – we focus on improving ourselves.

Neeley EMBA, 6/9/2016

Alumni

Would You Earn Your MBA – in Another Language?

It’s never easy to uproot your life, learn a new language and immerse yourself in a different culture, but Claudia Zavala, Class of 2015, and her husband, Carlos, knew they could make it.

Honduras natives, the Zavalas were both working for Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co., an apparel company representing some of the top brands in performance workwear across more than 100 countries. In 2000, before starting their family, they were transferred to the United States.

Neeley EMBA, 5/11/2016

Alumni, Career Impact, Women, Work/Life Balance

She Almost Quit the Program. She Graduated Valedictorian.

Kim Speairs, Class of 2014, is a single mother of two who oversees client services at Balcom Agency, the largest full-service marketing firm in Fort Worth, so she’s used to juggling a lot of different things.

And she’s good at it. Kim holds an Accreditation in Public Relations, a prestigious National PRSA Bronze Anvil Award, and was named one of the Fort Worth Business Press’ Who’s Who in Tarrant County from 2000-2002.

Neeley EMBA, 4/26/2016

Alumni, Women, Work/Life Balance

10 Amazing Things Achieved by Neeley’s Executive MBA Class of 2015

Every class in Neeley’s Executive MBA program grows incredibly close, and every class makes incredible leaps forward in their careers and in their ability to lead – but every class is also slightly different. Here’s a look back at the some of the many unforgettable moments the Class of 2015 saw in the last year and a half. 

Class of 2015, 1/12/2016

Alumni, Student Experience

Can't Seem to Motivate your Team? Try these 5 Simple Steps

A great leader can make all the difference in the world when it comes to a happy, productive workplace. Who wants to work in a dismal environment with a nagging boss? Who wouldn't rather work under a leader who builds us up for the things we do right?

Dr. Suzanne Carter, 5/12/2015

Alumni, Diversity, Military & Veterans

10 Amazing Things Achieved by Neeley’s Executive MBA Class of 2014

Ask any of our alumni and they’ll tell you: Neeley’s Executive MBA program is an intense, transformative, unforgettable experience. In December, we bid farewell to the Class of 2014, but thought it fitting to jot down some of the highlights from their time as Neeley Executive MBA students.

Class of 2014, 1/1/2015

Alumni, Diversity, Entrepreneurship, Family, Military & Veterans, Student Experience, Work/Life Balance