Scholarship Breakfast

2014 Scholarship Breakfast
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
7:30 – 9:30 a.m.

The Westin Galleria
13340 Dallas Parkway
Dallas, TX 75240

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Keynote Speaker
Robert Safian, editor and managing director, Fast Company Magazine

The Naveen Jindal School of Management’s Scholarship Breakfast was 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. Now in its fifth year, the program has raised more than $400,000 and funded almost 200 new scholarship awards for Jindal School students.

2014 Scholarship Breakfast Keynote Speaker

Robert Safian, editor and managing director, Fast Company Magazine

Robert Safian is editor and managing director of the award-winning monthly business magazine Fast Company. He oversees all editorial operations, in print and online and plays a key role in guiding the magazine’s advertising, marketing and circulation efforts. Safian was named 2009 Editor of the Year by Adweek and recognized as a 2008 Innovator of the Year by B-2-B Media. Under his leadership, Fast Company has received numerous accolades, including a two-time National Magazine Award Finalist in 2009, Magazine of the Year honors from the Society of Business Editors and Writers in 2008, and the prestigious Gerald R. Loeb Award for Distinguished Business Journalism in both 2007 and 2008, among many others. The publication was named to the Ad Age A-List in 2008 and to the Adweek Hot List for two consecutive years.

Under Safian’s direction, Fast Company has garnered a reputation for highlighting the “new” in business while keeping reverence to “tried and true.” Whether exploring a cubicle in Detroit or a garage in Palo Alto, a skyscraper in Singapore or the streets of Mumbai, Fast Company consistently adopts a fresh and honest take on business. By presenting stories of the people behind innovative business thinking, it gives hope to millions of workers, entrepreneurs and leaders that meaningful change is possible.

Safian came to Fast Company in 2007 from Fortune, where he served as executive editor. Prior to that, he was an executive editor at TIME and headed Money as its managing editor for six years. Safian was honored in 2000 by Crain’s New York Business as one of the “40 Under 40” top young business executives in New York City and was named to New York Magazine’s “35 Under 35” the previous year. Safian has appeared on CNN and other TV networks and has been a featured speaker at events ranging from the Cisco Systems CIO Summit to Chicago’s City of the Year luncheon with Mayor Richard Daley. Safian began his career with a seven-year tenure at The American Lawyer, where he rose from summer intern to executive editor. He joined SmartMoney in 1994 and moved to Fortune in 1997. Money was a National Magazine Finalist four times under Safian’s leadership. He also played key roles in securing National Magazine Awards for The American Lawyer, SmartMoney and TIME.

Fifth Annual Scholarship Breakfast Sponsorship Levels
  • $5,000 Platinum Level Sponsor
    • Funds up to five named scholarship awards at the Jindal School
    • Table for 10 guests at the breakfast

  • $2,500 Gold Level Sponsor
    • Funds up to two named scholarship awards at the Jindal School
    • Table for 10 guests at the breakfast

  • $1,500 Silver Level Sponsor
    • Funds one named scholarship award at the Jindal School
    • Table for 10 guests at the breakfast

  • Individual Ticket – $50 each
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With support from the North Texas business community, alumni and friends, the Jindal School is committed to providing scholarships to the best, the brightest and the most-deserving students. We gratefully acknowledge and thank the following sponsors for their generous support of our students and for their invaluable assistance in making the 2013 Jindal School Scholarship Breakfasts a success.

2013 Scholarship Breakfast Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Ericsson, Inc.

Table Sponsors
Austin Industries Montgomery Coscia Greilich, LLP
Avnet Merit Energy
BlueCross BlueShield of Texas MOHR Partners, Inc.
CapGemini Real Estate Alumni, Naveen Jindal School of Management
Friends of CREW Dallas SHW/The Beck Group
Deloitte The Sherwin-Williams Company
Frost Tim and Jamie Taft
Grant Thornton Foundation Texas Instruments
Haynes and Boone, LLP Trinity Industries
Sydney Smith Hicks, PhD Office of Development and Alumni Relations, UT Dallas
Huselton, Morgan & Maultsby, PC UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management Executive Education
Institute of Real Estate Management, Dallas Chapter UT Dallas Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
Lennox International Wells Fargo Private Bank
Mary Kay, Inc.

The UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management proudly recognizes the 2013 Scholarship Breakfast award recipients for their hard work and dedication to academics. The student scholarship recipients and their sponsors are listed below. Each sponsor purchased at least one table for the Scholarship Breakfast, making it possible to award a Jindal School student with a scholarship award.

Recipients
Charlotte Moore Austin Industries
Jieyu Shen Avnet
Hiba Ijaz BlueCross BlueShield of Texas
Ryan Scott CapGemini
Scott Dreiling Deloitte
Zizhu Ding Ericsson, Inc.
Emma Minter Friends of CREW Dallas
Andrew Mezheristiy Frost
Jennifer Bursa Grant Thornton Foundation
Aruna Govind Haynes and Boone, LLP
Austin Lee Huselton, Morgan & Maultsby, PC
Brent Reiner Institute of Real Estate Management, Dallas Chapter
Rezwana Rahim Lennox International
Seana Kim Mary Kay, Inc.
Paula Lipnick Merit Energy
Alice Zhu MOHR Partners, Inc.
Jessica Santibanez Montgomery Coscia Greilich, LLP
Devin Dorman Real Estate Alumni, Naveen Jindal School of Management
Justin Inman SHW/The Beck Group
Timothy Jin Texas Instruments
Timothy Dang The Sherwin-Williams Company
Saron Zekiros Tim and Jamie Taft
Sixuan Wang Trinity Industries
Daniel Bradstreet Wells Fargo Private Bank
Phillip Wyatt The Sherwin-Williams Company

About the Naveen Jindal School of Management

With more than 6,600 undergraduate and graduate students, the Jindal School is the largest of the seven schools at UT Dallas. 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 15 worldwide in terms of research productivity. Leading publications such as Bloomberg 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.

Learn about the Naveen Jindal School of Management

For more information, contact:

Diane McNulty, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, for External Affairs and Corporate Development
Naveen Jindal School of Management
The University of Texas at Dallas

(972)883 4489
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