Engler College of Business Recognizes Students and Community Leaders

May 7, 2018

CONTACT:    Dr. Neil Terry, 806-651-2530,        

Engler College of Business Recognizes Students and Community Leaders


CANYON, Texas—The Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business at West Texas A&M University recognized outstanding student and community leaders at its fifth annual COB Symposium. The event also included presentations by the CFA Research Challenge Team, Student-Managed Investment Fund portfolio managers, Media Minds and Enactus.

The honorees are listed with hometown or award received.

Outstanding Business Graduate Awards
• Arne van Mourik, Hovborg, Denmark—B.B.A. accounting
• Mary Hayward, Amarillo—B.S. economics
• Olivia Schilling, Farwell—B.B.A. finance
• Amanda Duffy, Amarillo—B.B.A. computer information systems
• T’Reya Espinoza, Amarillo—B.B.A. management
• Deidre Schlabs, Amarillo—B.B.A. marketing
• Candie Mabey, Newport News, Va.—B.B.A. general business
• Jalee Blackwell, Rockwall—Outstanding Undergraduate Business Student
• Ashley Manchee, Amarillo—Outstanding Graduate Business Student
• Brienna Cheney, Frederick, Md.—CPA Accounting Education Foundation Award

Student Organization Leadership Awards
• Arne van Mourik, Hovborg, Denmark—CFA Research Challenge
• Mary Hayward, Amarillo—Student-Managed Investment Fund
• Romuald Simeu, Douala, Cameroon—Accounting and Finance Association
• Yelithza Morales, Hereford—Financial Planning Association
• Travis Whitacre, Saginaw—Economics Club
• Ian Bilek, Prague, Czech Republic—Technology Club
• Trevor Fleeman, Canyon—Carey Lyles Emerging Technology Award and Enactus
• Brett Ponder, Bushland—BuffTeks
• Tin Nguyen, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam—Society for Human Resource Management
• Katherine B. Cueva, Arequipa, Peru—Association for Latino Professionals of America
• Julian Martinez, Bovina—Go Team
• Samantha Rayos, Las Cruces, N.M.—American Marketing Association
• Emily Gallaway, Amarillo—Media Minds

Paul and Virginia Engler Students of Distinction Awards
• Jason Clark from Amarillo
• Josh Roberts from Amarillo
• Kimberly Salerno from Philadelphia, Pa.

Community Awards
Ambassador Award—J. Pat Richmond
Legacy Award—Paul and Virginia Engler Foundation
Horizon Alumnus Award—Alex Hanson
Employer of the Year Award—Merrill Lynch 

For more information, please contact Betty Stocker in the Engler College of Business  at or 806-651-2530.