The Naveen Jindal School of Management’s Scholarship Breakfast was first established in 2009 with two missions: to offer a forum for discussing relevant business issues and to support the education goals of UT Dallas students – the next generation of business leaders.
The 2012 Scholarship Breakfast featured technology visionary Krish Prabhu as the keynote speaker and raised more than $100,000. The funds will be used to create more than 45 new scholarships.
Communications technology and services provider Ericsson and securities broker-dealer Southwest Securities Group co-sponsored the fundraiser, which also attracted the backing of 23 other corporate supporters.
Prabhu, president and CEO of AT&T Labs, told the audience that the amount of time it takes concepts and ideas to move to market will shrink in the future. Innovations are arriving at a pace that consumers want, Prabhu said. “It’s truly the consumer who is ultimately driving the pace of innovation.”
A longtime supporter of both UT Dallas and the Jindal School, Prabhu is a life member of the UT Dallas Development Board and recent inductee into the Metroplex Technology Business Council’s Tech Titan Hall of Fame. He spoke to an audience of about 300 donors, students, alumni, faculty and staff.
The annual breakfast programs have raised more than $300,000 and funded nearly 150 new scholarship awards for Jindal School graduate and undergraduate students. Money raised through the Scholarship Breakfast count toward the Jindal School’s $50 million goal in the $200 million Realize the Vision campaign for UT Dallas to achieve Tier One standing. To date, more than $125 million has been raised toward the $200 million goal.
2012 Presenting Sponsors
Ericsson is the world’s leading provider of communications technology and services. The company enables the Networked Society with efficient real-time solutions that allow all to study, work and live their lives more freely, in sustainable societies around the world.
Ericsson’s offering comprises services, software and infrastructure within information and Communications Technology for telecom operations and other industries. Today more than 40 percent of the world’s mobile traffic goes through Ericsson networks and supports customers’ networks servicing more than 2.5 billion subscribers. Ericsson operates in 180 countries and employs more than 100,000 people. Founded in 1876, Ericsson is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.
The history of SWS Group, Inc. dates back to the spring of 1972 when Southwest Securities, Inc. was established in Dallas as a new securities broker-dealer. From that modest beginning, Southwest Securities has grown to become one of the nation’s top clearing firms (Investment News, December 2008) and one of the leading regional securities firms headquartered in the Southwest. In the spring of 2000, a full-service bank was added under the SWS umbrella. Today, SWS Group operates in four business segments – securities clearing, retail brokerage, institutional brokerage and banking.
Krish Prabhu, PhD
President & CEO of AT&T Labs, Inc.
As president and CEO of AT&T Labs, INC., Krish Prabhu is responsible for technical and operational activities in the labs and oversees all research and development, with special focus on transferring the knowledge and technology gained through research into services that support AT&T operations and business.
Krish has an extensive background in innovation and industry experience, derived from years at AT&T Bell Laboratories and executive roles at Tellabs, Alcatel USA and Tekelec. He advised industry-leading telecommunications and semi-conductor companies and served on the boards of Symmetricom, Agere, ECI Telecom and Freescale.
Krish earned a BS/Physics from Bangalore University, an MS/Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology and an MS and PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, where he is a member of the Board of Visitors at the School of Engineering. Krish is a life member of the Development Board of The University of Texas at Dallas and was recently named to the MTBC Tech Titans Hall of Fame.
About Naveen Jindal School of Management
With more than 6,600 undergraduate and graduate students, the Jindal School is the largest of UT Dallas’ seven schools. For the past 37 years, the school has provided students an excellent education grounded in management theory and practice; and graduated students who excel in the careers they choose. The Jindal School’s faculty rank among the top 16 worldwide in terms of research productivity. Leading publications such as Businessweek, Financial Times, and U.S. News & World Report have recognized it as a leading business school in the United States and around the globe.
For more information, please contact:
Diane McNulty, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, External Affairs
Office – JSOM 4.619
2010 Jindal School of Management Scholarship Breakfast Award Recipients
The Jindal School of Management proudly recognizes the 2010 School of Management Scholarship Breakfast award recipients for their hard work and dedication to academics. The 2010 honorees and their sponsors were as follows:
Adam Rivon, Ericsson
Alex Wise, Ericsson
Allison Britton, Ericsson
Allison Britton, Solomon Edwards
Alyson Brands, Ericsson
Amy Koung, Ericsson
Amy Wiley, Weaver
Andrew Jennings, Trail Blazer Capital
Benito Juarez, North Texas ISACA
Brendan Frayne, Fujitsu Network Communications
Brian Corrigan, Ericsson
Chase Baker, Sunera
Chen Wei, Ericsson
Chris Spartz, Rockwall Collins
Cindy He, United Supermarkets
Darin Rovell, Eyemasters
Diane Henry, Ernest & Young
Dilon Hanks, Atmos Energy
Elijah Metcalf, Lennox International
Harold Burman, Ericsson
Hunter Ellis, Austin Commercial LP
Ike Nwabah, Ericsson
Jai Sondhi, Symon
Jana Cain, JCPenney
Joanna Leung, AT&T
Jocelyn Sandoval, Steven Lyle
Jonathan Ragan, Deloitte
Jordan Tata, Ericsson
Julio Villegas, Ericsson
Katie Ryan, Laurie Matthews & Lisa Wyly
Keyur Rao, Ericsson
Kristine Ruthenbeck, Ericsson
Kristine Ruthenbeck, Whitley Penn
Kyle Arnold, Wells Fargo Private Bank
Leslie Kromer, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Lindsey Bralla, SSHicks Advisors
Maria Moeller, BlueCross BlueShield
Mi Jeong Jang, Ericsson
Michelle Yap, Ericsson Mihir Bhadbhade, Haynes & Boone
Monisha Lulla, Alon USA
Natcha Pradapet, Merit Energy
Nikita Hemani, Ericsson
Rangon Bhattarai, Ericsson
Rebecca Brooks, Dallas IIA
Sara McLane, Dallas ACFE
Sean Strong, BNSF
Shahzad Ramzan, BKD
Shahzad Ramzan, Ericsson
Shawn Farrell, Ericsson
Sophie Namazi, BDO
Stephanie Sculley, Raytheon Company
Swapnil Bora, Ericsson
Taneska Lewis, Rockwell Collins
Ventsislav Radulov, Wells Fargo Private Bank
Viktoriya Smith, Grant Thorton
Xiao Xiao, Ericsson
Yesenia Sanchez, CEO Netweavers
Yesenia Sanchez, Exec Ed