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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Policy of the Month: Drop vs. Withdrawal

Dropping a class means that you will remain enrolled in at least one hour of course work in the current semester and will receive a "W".
The deadline to drop a class for fall is  
October 31st
Withdrawing is reducing your hours to zero for the current semester.
If you are passing a class at the time you withdraw you will receive a "W" in the course. If you are failing a class at the time you withdraw, you will receive an F in the course.

To withdraw from all courses you will need to complete a Withdraw Request Form through the Registrar’s office. Information about how to request withdrawal from the University and/or access to the Withdrawal Request Form can be found here: http://www.registrar.txstate.edu/registration/withdraw-from-classes.html.
The last day to withdraw from all classes for fall (going to zero hours) is
November 29th
To find out more about Drop vs. Withdrawal, 
go to following link to access the Undergraduate Catalog: 
***Financial Aid recipients are encouraged to contact 512.245.2315
to discuss withdrawing and effects on their Financial Aid.***

If you have any questions, please contact the McCoy College Advising Center at 512.245.1993 or stop by 115 McCoy Hall.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Student Organization of the Month: Epsilon Nu Tau

Get to know Aaron Hines, the president of Epsilon Nu Tau and his organization. Epsilon Nu Tau is the nation's first co-ed entrepreneurship fraternity. They offer programs that help cultivate students business ideas while offering them the support in the community and university that they need.

Q: Give us a brief summary of your organization.
     Epsilon Nu Tau – Beta Chapter is a coed professional business organization that is open to all majors. Our goal is to create the largest entrepreneur ecosystem in Texas. Core values include: brotherhood, salesmanship, professionalism, philanthropy, and entrepreneurship.

Q: How has your organization helped you grow as a student and future professional?
     Holding multiple officer positions within ENT provided me opportunities to apply what I was learning in class like marketing our events or balancing the budget. The most valuable professional skill I learned in the organization and I continue to build on is: networking. A huge part of my professional network is made up of members, faculty advisers, alumni, and local business owners all connected through ENT.

Q: What makes your organization special/unique?
     We cater to our members unlike any other student organization at the college. The content of meetings and events change each semester due to our focus on helping members reach their goals.

Q: What is something you wish someone would’ve told you before you started your college journey?
    It is all about perspective. Higher Education should not just be about individuals trying to better themselves. It should be about using the opportunity they have and the skills they learn to give back to communities.

Q: How can students join your organization?
    Follow us on Instagram: @txstent or Like us on Facebook: Epsilon Nu Tau – Beta Chapter               
General Assembly Meetings are every Monday @5pm in McCoy Hall 
Email our V.P. of Membership, Chris Hernandez, for more information: crh153@txstate.edu 

Monday, October 10, 2016

Entrepreneurial Studies Speakers - Matt Edgar and Jodi Edgar

Matt Edgar, Principal at Sawtooth Capital Management, LLC

Matt Edgar is the principal at Sawtooth Capital Management, LLC and Edgar and Edgar CPAs, LLC. Sawtooth Capital Management, LLC is a registered investment advisory firm that caters to high net worth families and individuals. Sawtooth is a value-based investment advisory firm that focuses on proper financial and investment planning and prudent diversification and investment allocation. Edgar and Edgar CPAs, LLC is a Texas Certified Public Accounting firm that offers personal and business tax preparation and consulting, as well as outsourced CFO services.

Prior to forming Sawtooth and Edgar and Edgar CPAs, Edgar owned an equipment truck rental business, Liberty Fleet Services, LLC, with his brother, John, a finance graduate of the McCoy College of Business. Liberty Fleet owned a fleet of large construction and hauling trucks and provided these trucks to construction firms in multiple industries.

Prior to forming Liberty Fleet, Edgar was the North American business manager for ASRC Energy Services, an Alaskan Native Corporation. During his time at ASRC, he was responsible for the business management of four subsidiaries with approximately $300 million in gross revenue. These business units were diverse and included manufacturing, environmental consulting, and engineering.

Edgar is an active supporter of Texas State University. Matt sits on the board of the Texas State Development Foundation, where he serves as the vice-chair of the investment committee. He is also a member of the Texas State Bobcat Club Leadership Council, where he was instrumental in putting together the First Annual Houston Bobcat Club Leadership Council Golf Tournament, which raised over $18,000 for student-athlete scholarships.

Edgar received a BBA in Finance from the University of St. Thomas in Houston. He is also a proud MBA graduate from the McCoy College of business. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Texas and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder. Edgar is also a member of the Texas Society of CPAs, the American Institute of CPAs, the Houston CPA Society, and the CFA Institute.

Jodi Edgar, Controller of BasinTek, LLC

Jodi Edgar is the Controller of BasinTek, LLC, a privately owned manufacturer of downhole drilling tools. The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with manufacturing facilities in both Houston and Leduc, Alberta. BasinTek was officially formed in 2010 and grew rapidly to a company with over 100 employees and $90 million in revenue in 2014. BasinTek transformed from a start-up to one of the leading providers of rotors and stators in the industry in a short four-year time frame. Edgar was part of the management team that successfully sold BasinTek to Abaco Energy Technologies in October 2014 for $360 million.

Prior to joining BasinTek, Edgar served various Controller and Accounting Manager positions at Schlumberger, the world’s largest oilfield service company. She successfully managed a team of 12 accounting staff and implemented policies and procedures at the newly created Schlumberger North American Financial Hub located in Houston, TX. In her role as Eastern US Controller at Smith International (acquired by Schlumberger), Edgar oversaw the financial statements for 20 field locations spanning from Buckhannon, West Virginia in the Marcellus Shale to Alice, Texas in the Eagle Ford Shale. Her responsibilities for these field locations included providing financial expertise to operations management as well as overseeing the work of the field personnel to ensure compliance with US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP). The Eastern US region generated approximately $200 million in annual revenue.

Edgar began her career as an auditor for the Texas State Auditor’s Office in Austin, Texas where she audited state agencies and higher education institutions. She made her entrance into the oil and gas industry as an internal auditor for W-H Energy Services. W-H Energy Services was acquired by Smith International and then subsequently acquired by Schlumberger. She now has over a decade of experience working in a finance capacity in the oilfield sector.

She received a BBA in Finance from Texas State University in 2002. as well as an MBA from Texas State, in 2004. Edgar is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of Texas, as well as a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). She is also a member of the Texas Society of CPAs, the Houston CPA Society, the Institute of Internal Auditors, and the CFA Institute. Edgar is a partner in Edgar and Edgar CPAs.

Matt and Jodi are both proud Texas State alumni  and have donated funds for student athlete scholarships, McCoy College of Business scholarships, and they proudly funded the 2015 Inaugural Matt & Jodi Edgar Texas State Undergraduate Business Plan Competition. The Edgars live in Cypress, Texas with their two children, Heidi (6) and Jeffrey (3).

Tuesday, October 18
9:30 am
McCoy Hall 119

Friday, September 23, 2016

Student Organization of the Month: Students in International Business (SIB)

Get to know Hannah Kuse, the president of SIB and her organization. Students in International Business (SIB) is a student organization at Texas State University that welcomes students of all majors. The mission of SIB is to connect students to international business experience and assist them in their path to a career and leadership positions within the field of international business. The purpose of SIB is to increase student awareness about international business, create a forum for discussing international business issues, provide opportunities for students to interact with international business professionals, and prepare students for career and leadership positions in international business.

Q: Give us a brief summary of your organization:

Students in International Business (SIB) is a student organization at Texas State University that welcomes students of all majors. We strive to provide resources for students to not only learn about international business, but network and gain valuable hands on experience with various projects and competitions. We meet every other Tuesday at 5 pm in McCoy 105. 

Q: How has your organization helped you grow as a student and future professional?
SIB has helped me grow as a student by challenging me to independently learn about international business. I have also learned to better balance my work, school, and social life. It has also allowed me to build my professional network through events we hold, speakers at our meetings, and the work we do with the international nonprofit Sights Unseen.

Q: What makes your organization special/unique? 
SIB is unique in that the opportunities we have for students are not only local but global in scope. Sights Unseen is a nonprofit started by Texas State alumni Kelly Broome which manufactures and distributes glasses to people in developing countries. Our work with Sights Unseen allows students to directly engage with international business people and work with a team on a proposal to USAID. This proposal is for a grant to help underprivileged people in Guatemala receive glasses called Adspecs which will help communities overcome the limitations poor eyesight can create.

Q: What is something you wish someone would’ve told you before you started your college journey?
Before starting my college journey I wish I had known to get involved on campus early on. Meeting new people, building your professional resume, and making new friends is so much easier when you join organizations your freshman year.

Q: How can students join your organization?
Joining SIB is as easy as coming to one of our meetings, held every other Tuesday at 5 pm in McCoy 105, and paying the $25 yearly fee. A t-shirt is included with this fee. 
 Facebook page: Facebook.com/txstsib
Twitter & Instagram: @TXSTSIB