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Baylor University’s MBA Healthcare Program Earns Seal of Approval from CAHME

The Robbins MBA Healthcare Program at Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business achieved accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). CAHME serves universities and programs in a voluntary peer review process as a means to continuously improve graduate education. In doing so, CAHME accreditation becomes the benchmark by which students and employers determine the integrity of healthcare management education and establishes the standard of measurement for the world community.

Baylor Entrepreneurship Program Ranked No. 2 in Nation 

The undergraduate Entrepreneurship program at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business ranked No. 2 among the more than 2,000 schools surveyed by The Princeton Review for Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Top 25 Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Programs of 2010” rankings. The program was previously ranked No. 4.

Baylor Accounting Students Rank Nationally for CPA Exam Pass Rates

Baylor Accounting students continue an established tradition by performing among the best on the 2009 Uniform Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam. Among all graduate students taking all four parts of the CPA exam for the first time, Baylor’s master of Accountancy (MAcc) and Taxation (MTax) students ranked No. 3 in the nation with a pass rate of 87.5 percent. This is the fourth time in the past five years that Baylor students have posted a top-five national pass rate.

Baylor Angel Network Announces New Angels

In fall 2010, the Baylor Angel Network (BAN) announced six new angel investors who will impart business advice, share personal experience and guide entrepreneurs. The new angels are Bruce Ballengee, Kirk Coleman, Patrick Hamner, Carl Hefton, Robert Nitsche and Michael Wilhite. BAN is an investor network, operated through the Hankamer School of Business, facilitating independent angel investments of early stage capital to entrepreneurs with developed business plans.

Baylor University’s John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship Receives Award

Baylor University’s John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship received the prestigious NASDAQ Center of Entrepreneurial Excellence Award at the 2010 Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) conference held Oct. 24 on the campus of The Pennsylvania State University.

President’s Scholarship Initiative Calls the Baylor Family to Respond

For most, you understand the value of a Baylor education–one that is rooted in Christian principles and committed to academic excellence. You have gone from Baylor to lead and to serve–bringing with you an understanding of excellence that you gained from your education at Baylor.

Your story is one that is worthy of sharing. Let it be retold through the next generation of extraordinary stories. The President’s Scholarship Initiative–a $100 million, 3-year fundraising initiative–is the first step toward telling Baylor’s future stories.

You can make a difference by contributing to student scholarships by contacting development director Kevin Ludlum at 254.710.6754 or

Hankamer Students Place in Competitions

Two Baylor University student teams competed and won in the 2010 LINKS Global Supply Chain Management Competition held online in October and November. The Baylor teams competed against 36 other teams consisting of 151 participants from universities across the globe during the eight-round online simulation competition. The teams, from Pedro Reyes’ Global Supply Chain Management class, consisted of: Katie Buss, Charles Davidson, Kelsey Holmes, Nate Landreth, Andres Mendoza, Tim Neibel, Jose Valencia and Natalie Woodham.

Baylor University students Ryan McCarthy, Stephen Montellano, Scott Neumann and Emily Phillips were named as the campus winners of KPMG’s International Case Study Competition and advanced to the regional competition in Dallas. The competition reflects the audit, tax and advisory firm’s commitment to help educate students by bringing the profession to the classroom.

Baylor University students Trent Commons and Joel Huynh placed in the finals of the 2010 Fall Foundation Business Simulation Challenge, an international business simulation competition that attracted almost 300 competitors. The competition is hosted by Capsim Management Simulations, Inc., the leading provider of business simulations to college graduate and undergraduate students. Students use the Foundation Business Simulation in Blaine McCormick’s Business 1301 class.

Hankamer Welcomed Additions to Faculty and Staff (2010)


Department of Accounting and Business Law

Laurie L. Burney
Associate Professor of Accounting

Department of Economics

Thomas S. Haines
Lecturer in Healthcare Administration and Associate Administrative Director

Department of Finance

Theodore (Ted) C. Moorman
Assistant Professor of Finance

Michael (Mike) A. Stegemoller
Associate Professor of Finance

Department of Information Systems

Karen E. Moore
Lecturer in Information Systems

Department of Management and Entrepreneurship

Theodore (Ted) L. Waldron
Assistant Professor of Management


Baylor Angel Network

Kevin Castello
Associate Director

Career Management Services

David Meintrup
Assistant Director

Communications and Marketing

Lindy Fuller
Administrative Associate

Dallas Executive MBA Program

Karen Connors
Office Manager

Department of Management and Entrepreneurship

Julie Tonkin
Administrative Associate, part-time

Graduate Student Services

Jenna Kinkeade
Assistant Director

MBA Healthcare Administration Program

Jennifer Wright
Administrative Associate

Undergraduate Programs

Sam Binkley
Academic Advisor

Caitlin Forehand
Academic Advisor

Amy Rhodes
Academic Advisor

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Baylor Business Review, Spring 2011

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