No limits for Lumberjacks
As a Lumberjack, there’s no limit to what you can achieve in the community or in your career – and you don’t even need to wait until after graduation. Our faculty, current students and alumni are leaders, award winners and proud Lumberjacks for life. We’re honored to say that many Nelson Rusche College of Business graduates choose to give back to the university or to their communities, in addition to enjoying successes of their own.
Volunteering is a great way to put business learnings into real-world practice. For example, student volunteers in the Marleta Chadwick Student Financial Advisors organization offer other students and the Nacogdoches community free financial advice. Focusing their efforts on people experiencing financial crisis, the volunteers assist with budgeting, credit card and debt management, identity theft and fraud.
Nelson Rusche College of Business students excel in national and local competitions. In June 2014, seven of our students competed at the Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.
Another competition for business-minded Lumberjacks is the Mast Student Investment Roundtable. This group of students creates an investment strategy with the goal of outperforming the S&P 500. In March 2016, SFA’s group of 15 exemplary finance students won first place in the growth category at the ENGAGE International Investment Education Symposium.
Program and faculty accomplishments
In 2015, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants recognized two faculty members from the Gerald W. Schlief School of Accountancy. Marie Kelly received one of four Outstanding Accounting Educator awards, and Dr. Kelly Noe received a Rising Star award.
Professor Ashley Hall from the Department of Business Communication and Legal Studies was awarded the Margaret Baker Graham Research Grant at the Annual International Conference of the Association for Business Communication in Seattle. This cash award will aid Hall's research in managerial communication during times of organizational change, and the impact between managerial communication and employee job satisfaction.