2019 Scholarship Recipients

In 2019, TBHF Awards 36 Scholarships

The Texas Business Hall of Fame congratulates all of our 2019 Scholarship recipients for winning this prestigious award.  This is a happy and proud moment for not just the recipient, but also for the friends and family.  Welcome to the The Texas Business Hall of Fame organization.  We look forward to your involvement and watching your passion take you to new heights.

Acton School of Business
Chad Metcalf
Baylor University
Ethan Holmes
Dallas Baptist University
The Mitchell Family Foundation Scholarship
Evan Sandmann
Dallas Baptist University
The Mitchell Family Foundation Scholarship
Riley Duzenack
Dallas Baptist University
The Mitchell Family Foundation Scholarship
Jake LoGrasso
Dallas Baptist University
The Mitchell Family Foundation Scholarship
Tamira Fleming
Houston Baptist University
The Stewart Morris Scholarship
Madison Spikes
Lamar University
The Ben J. Rogers Scholarship
Casey Smith
Lamar University
The Ben J. Rogers Scholarship
Lance Taylor
Rice University
T.T. & W.F. Chao Scholarship
Andria Balogh
Sam Houston State University
The SWBC Foundation Scholarship
Corne Garcia
Sam Houston State University
Future Legend First in Family Award
Blake Broussard
Southern Methodist University
The Robert H. Dedman Scholarship
Luis Linan
Southern Methodist University
The Signor Family Scholarship
Wesley Wilson Clingman
St. Mary's University
The Carlos & Malu Alvarez Scholarship
Joseph Saahene
St. Mary's University
The William E. "Bill" Greehey Scholarship
Meghan Geraci
Texas A&M University
Ahad Azimuddin
Texas Christian University
Brooke Honcharik
Texas Christian University
T.T. & W.F. Chao Scholarship
Madeline Kingsbury
Texas Southern University
Landon Morris
Texas State University
Jessica Ramos Karmaker
Texas Tech University
The Pefanis Family Scholarship
Jake Anderson
Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute
The McLane Company Reading Program Scholarship
Ayodele Aigbe
Trinity University
The Doug & Martha Hawthorne Family Fund Scholarship
Tate Hegstrom
University of Dallas
The Mitchell Family Foundation Scholarship
Cesar Cedillos
University of Dallas
The Mitchell Family Foundation Scholarship
Sandra Bechem
University of Dallas
The Mitchell Family Foundation Scholarship
Jasmine Adams
University of Houston
T.T. & W.F. Chao Scholarship
Joshua Mapula
University of the Incarnate Word
The H-E-B Scholarship
Charles Carolus
University of North Texas
Jonathan DeVane
University of Texas
The Mike A. Myers Scholarship
Trent Segers
University of Texas at Arlington
The Kelcy Warren Graduate Fellowship for Engineering
Jean Gamarra
University of Texas at Dallas
The Mitchell Family Foundation Scholarship
Shawnee Blocker
University of Texas at Dallas
The Mitchell Family Foundation Scholarship
Ngan Nguyen
University of Texas at Dallas
The Mitchell Family Foundation Scholarship
Mohammad Elashi
University of Texas at San Antonio
Patrick Gnehm

Past Recipients

2018

Luis Almanza
Madison Apshire
Brooke Ashley Brown
Nathan Byrd
Joseph Cabrera
Lauren Cornell
Barton Cromeens
Ashley Christine Dacy
Patrick Ruben Davenport
Tina Dimitrova
Scott Felton
Katherine Anne Fielder
John Michael Getz
Morgan L. Grace
Weslie R. Gray
L. Meaghan Hildinger
Marstell Taray Hines
Brian Hoang
Susan Horak
Frederick Infante
Jocelyn Johnson
Debra LaJoyce Kemp
Hugo Lozano
Olivia Luko
Konan Mirza
Sarah Mitchell
Benjamin Newcome
Anthony Nguyen
Christina Perez
Quintin Andrew Pile
Victoria Vara Presas
Joshua Dean Shaver
Latasha Taylor Starr
Stanislava Terzieva-Craig
Lorin Wilson
Travis Lee Zimmerman

2017

Vijay Bhagvath
Mark Brightenburg
Hannah Cho
Ky Cooksey
Willie Dennis
Bethany Devine
Amanda Domaschk
Elizabeth Fagan
Mason Fecht
Joseph Foster
Veronica Gaskey
Jeannie Gusme
John Holland
Rachel Hugo
Priscilla James
Robert Lajeunesse
Liliya Leontyeva
Nicholas Lira
Joseph Marina
Amenemope McKinney
Darrell Morris
Elie Nabushosi
Terence Narcisse
Christopher O'teter
Dane Ralph
Caleb Richardson
Frank Rivera
Omeed Shams
Kenady Shope
Melvin Smith
Eric Spaulding
Jessica St. John
Endre Wagner
Spencer Woolfolk
Michael Zertuche

2016

Charles Anderson
Sarah Baxter
Logan Boatright
Hamid Bouaicha
Steve Burrington
Christopher Bybee
Keyana Carr
Timothy Carreon
Kiran Devaprasad
Dana Drawsand
Jamison Driskill
Sadie Fossitt
Jeffrey Gibbens
Brian Harris
Eric Hernandez
Sherrie Johnson
Amelia Kershner
Michael Kmetz
Kamiar Kordi
Lara Lewis
Samantha Lewis
Hannah Mahaffey
Matthew Matuszak
Joshua Montemayor
Amanda Moya
John Nderitu
Nicklaus Petro
Ramil Rodriguez
Grady Rosier
Luis Salazar
Luke Scamardo
Shahil Sharma
Blake Smith
Sean Strater
Willie Sykes
Ryan Wempe
Daria Zhukova

2015

Jeremy Allen
John Atkinson
Sara Sofia Aylsworth
Lesley Brielle Barnes
Forrest Blackwelder-Baggett
Nicholas Burns
David Carpenter
Jonathan Cole-McKay
Thomas Joseph Davis III
Catie Admin Duhon
Hazem Elshorbagy
Daniel Frid
Leanne Fuentes
Ethan Geer
Kate Johnston
Randall Dee Kelton
Sophia Liaw
Laura Lule
Mark McCord
Ben Meyer
Mark Perez
John Porter
Leah Rutt
Dylan Thomas Senter
Joseph Simpson
Jalisa Charnele Sims
Harry Staley Jr.
Stephanie Lauren Stare
Blake Williamson

2014

Jason Lee Burkett
Matt Clark
Neil Clements, Jr.
Michelle Copeland
Chris Costley
Noor Daoudi
Glenn Decker
Jacob H. Fedosky
Neil Ramji Gadhia
Ja'Tez Kelly Gardner
E. Jackson Giles, III
Alyssa Gutierrez
Benjamin Hinojosa
Alejandro Jacobo
Rusty Karst
Kimberly Ann Kennedy
Siobhan Killalea
Joseph Kmetz
William LaFuze, Jr.
Emerald Star Lewis
Lloyd McGuire
Craig Meurer
Kenny Ozuna
Blake Parrish
Karen Ribar
Angela Rizzo
Sophie Healy Roth
Jenese Shaw
Rachel Stanbery
Nicole Velasquez
Jennifer Anne Watkins
Tony Yuan

2013

Monica Boggan
Benjamin Briggs
Brian Carpenter
Parker Dalton
David Elizondo
Abianne Falla
Julian Garcia
Meghan Garza-Oswald
Charlie Gasmire
Matthew Hinson
Matthew Hiser
Lin Humphrey
Matthew Johanson
Melissa Pressley
Michele Risko
Noy Shemer
Connie Starr
Kami Stepanik
Joshua Urbanovsky
Georgeanne Wallen
Gabe Williams

2012

Jeffrey Bischoff
Johnny Casarez
Raleigh Chen
Mandy Davidhizar
Phillip Davis
Emma Fauss
Mayra Guerra
James Kelly
Lewis McKenzie
Cory Older
Nerissa Perkins
Savannah Petronis
Dawnlee Roberson
Genevieve Simmons
Brian Spencer
Anneke Talsma
Ryan Watson
Erin Whalen
Jonathan Willson

2011

Andrew Allen
Stephanie Baumgart
Ivan Berkowitz
Brianne Bidwell
Chul Chung
Christopher Crouch
Bryan Daigle
Daniel Gandarilla
Alejandro Gonzalez
Matthew Jackson
Remsen Jennings
Raymond Jones
Khurram Khan
Joseph Le
Michelle Martin
James Skidmore
Joseph Soos
Hunter Williams

2010

Justin Boyar
Robin Bruce
Meghan Burton
Rupal Dalal
Javeria Farooqu
Ryan Goodnight
Anasthasia Jones
Sonia Kirkpatrick
MeLinda McCall
LeKisha McKinley
Jordan Metteauer
Traci Metting
David Mims
Jenna Payne
Caleb Pendleton
Anderson Price
Juan Valadez
Ben Voigt
Shama Warner

2009

Neha Agrawal
Cory Baum
Kirk Blanchard
Ashleigh Davis
Scott Donnell
Brooks Durham
Tate Forrester
Daniel Graham
Heidi Malone
Michael McSweeney
Kara Neff
Benjamin Perry
Jzaugn Pitts
Justin Sanderson
Sarah Voges

2008

Jeremiah Allen
Justin Anderson
Christopher Ashorn
Martin Bagden
Rajiv Bala
Ruby Cabrera
Meagan Crawford
Stephen Dunlap
Jason Evans
Jesse Jones
Kristine Krumpelman
Nathan Little
Zachary Miller
Caleb Roth
Parker Short
Derrick Wilson

2007

Benjamin Allen
Stuart Bankey
Timothy Bates
Gina Culotta
Kevin Cumming
Mario Ewell
Chad Grief
Kenneth Jackson
Benjamin Jones
Maggie Lajaunie
Matthew Marshall
Ahmed Megahed
Ronald Proctor, Jr.
Jodie Rowland
David Thomas

2006

Antonio Castano
Aimee Clement
Seneca Dunmore
Graciela Escobedo
Julie Franklin
Jake Fullwood
Ryan Gaertner
Claire Harvey
Brandon Heath
Rebecca Jewell
Margaret Newell
Trey Ruzic
Ravis Smith
Emily Tate
Ivan Yates

2005

Curtis Beaty, PE
David Brodniak
Joe Burford
Jennifer Burrow
Veronica Chavarria
Cara Dilling
Scott Getten
Bridget Hardaway
Erin Hellige
Lori Laub
Monica McNabb
Kevin Parish
Erin Schofield
Christopher Weihs
Roger Yarbrough

2004

Kurt Ryan Averhoff
Jon Bates
Jennifer Marie Dallas
Debashish Das
Lesley Anne Freeberg
Annetta Guillroy(Villarreal)
Brenda Hankinson
Suzanne Murray Hines
Jennifer Lee Maxwell
Christopher Mark McClung
Aaron Scott Terry
Laurette Trotty

2003

Rob Ayoub
Brian Broadbent
George Cardenas, Jr.
Amanda Freeman
Michael Hillman
Clinton Hutchings
Porsha Jackson
Daniel Madero
Deborah Nowaczyk
Irving Queal
Charles Rich, Jr.
Adam Rodriguez
Henry Sauer, III
Jason L. Signor

2002

Erich Bell
Jeremy Brann
Melissa Evers-Hood
Clayton Franklin
Jared Hall
Davitka Hamler
John Hurlbert
Ralph Jackson
Kenneth Jones, II
Paul Lee, Jr.
Lisa Littleton
Sonya Meinert
Anne Catherine Rastorfer
Douglas Walker

2001

Jacqueline Barnes
David Branch
Nicole Curtis
Gary Gervitz
Eric Hansen
Brad Harvey
Teresa Hirsch
Brandon Hoag
Carol Huber
Steven Inman
Calvin Kretchmar
Eddie Lasker
John Mays
Christian Otteseon
Jeffrey Renshaw
Ron Riddle
Amelia Schultz
Maala Singh
Dustin Stanton

2000

Matthew Breedlove
Jeannette Bryant
Kristina Carabaza
Luis Chirinos
Jennifer Cottingham
Stefani Ducote
Paul Ericsson
Harry Gannon III
Eduardo Gonzalez
Martha Granger
Steven Hahn
Monte Jones
Pamela Kennedy
Yvonne Mata
Dorothy Mehrens
Paul Nihill
Flora Sanders
Laura Schieber
John Stehling
Neil Woodward III
Jennifer Young

1999

Marne Arthaud-Day
Diana Beaty Jones
Mandy Bowles
David Brand
Jack Cannata, Jr.
Adam Deem
Brett Hagins
Richard Haun
Fredrick Lehman
Stephanie Leichnam
Daniel Peavy
Douglas Pecore
Laura Rath
Noemi Romero-Perez
Ann Rowland
Julie Schmitt
Jerry Thompson
Litonya Wilson

1998

Rod Alanis
David Barnett
Dane Craig
Steven Ellison
Aruni Gunasegaram
Latoyia Hamilton
Jessica Hapke
Annabel Joe
Michael Landgraf
Regina Lewis
Ellen Magnis
James Morgan
Lolita Morrow
Courtney Naismith
Sarah Nelson
Linda Remer
Duane Roberts
Suzanne Robinett
Harriet Rosenberg
Christopher Sower
Jill Stellman
Timothy Turner

1997

George (Lin) Bearden
Charles Crisp
Melissa Doenges
Micle Rae Flora
Chrystell Flota
Scott Goyette
Lane Hale
Jarrod Haughn
Stephanie Higby
Susan Kennedy
William Neeley
Tina Nguyen
Robyn O'Brien
Kimberly Pace
Maria Porter
Kurt Schussier
April Shaffer Miller
Ricky Slimp
Trang Su
Latoysha Washington
Jason Waters
Chad Watkins

1996

Uma Benzick
Bonnie Blan
Gregory Dickens
Kayla Dodson
Helen El Mallakh
Matthew Langie
Jason McCann
Victoria Musick
John Nethery
Tesha Parr
Kyle Pewitt
Darla Pundt
Juan Rivera
Ludmila Rusakova
Jonathan Simon
Clayton Sparks
Angela Stahl
Stephen Swinney
Debora Trejo
Colleen Walker
Michael Watton
Andrew Wilken

1995

Carlos Buchanan II
Maria Caballero
Isauto Cardenas
Ross Coulter
Rex Fields
Charles Glick
Kimberley Haley-Coleman
Marie Havelka
Deborah Heflin
Eric Hills
Billie Marney
Stanley Martin
Michelle Mosley
Audra Murphy
Kevin Nall
Matthew Reat
Anthony Rouse
Joell Stanislaus
Eric Tijerina
Karma Lynne Watson

1994

Judith Agrawal
Kinda Bowman
Tina Cazares
Shonnery Cowden
Myron Davis
Taneeco Evans
William Fietz
Donna Fox
Maureen Gallagher
Raquel Kizer-Zisman
Martin McDonald
Thomas Melito
Rosa Milla
Steven Miller
Chad Muir
Erik Presley
Lucio Reyes
Shawn Rogers
Jennifer Schmidt
Damon Smith
Carol Spivey
Michael Yeager

1993

Nancy Jo Baker
Douglas Batchelder
Tricia Bindseil
Kent S. Borowick
John Bradberry
Laura Camp
Steven Campbell
Clara Carrington
Shannon Cummings
Kyle Gordon
Kai Kwok
Sharon Lacey
Jeanette Mitchell
Gregory Moehilis
Heather Nail
Sean Parker
Stanley Ryfa
Michelle Smith
Michelle Guerette Stavens
Bret Wiggs

1992

Ronald Alfred
David Beuerlein
Fay Branham
Jacqueline Bresnahan
Ricardo Coro
Dow Costa
Scott Cowan
Paul Dockter
Charles Geoly
Robert Jud
Romeo Lopez
Jeffrey Moore
Greg Payne
Stacey Teague Sweet
Ram Vepa

1991

Lena Adams-Winkel
Andria Browder
Brigid Gonzalez(Carty)
Ardina Greer
Jorge Gutierrez
Lawrence M. Hanrahan
Nathaniel Herbert
Mike D. Lord
Angela Murray
Michelle Parks
L. Keith Samuelson
David Vandersand
Stephan Wallace

1990

Scott Collier
Francisco Delgadillo, Jr.
Doug English
Ana Maria Valdez Escobar
Allyson Faist
Myra Grande
Laura Ann Hicks (Murray)
Doreen Stoller James
Rosalyn Johnson
Frank Jordan
Duane Martin
Michael Patterson
Walter A. (Bud) Porembski
Amy R. Pybus
Robert Reinarz, Jr.
Reid Smith
Jonn E. Vangsnes

1989

Karen Acree
Chris Boyett
Floyd F. Carpenter, II
Ernesto Escobedo
Richard J. Hahn
Barbara Ellen Hassmann
Frederick C. Herbst
Daniel Kubala
John Morran, Jr.
Nita L. Paden
Adam Venette
Jeff Whitnah
Derek Wilson

1988

Ralph Adkins
Douglas Amyx
Deanna Bird
Craig Alan Brast
John Burton
Gregory . H. Carrington
Michael Connor
Edward Neil David
Douglas K. Edwards
Paula Eifert
David N. Fuller
Anthony Glick
Marina Grau
Jeff Issokson
Harry J. Kebabjian
Solomon Kimuyu
Russell Kuykendall
Debra Lawson
Rueben Muniz
Russell Alan Smith
Vanessa Sola
Linda Stewart
Lewis Talbert
Ranita Wyatt
Bill Zartler

1987

Robert Allen
Gilbert Carillo
Ruth Ann Emerson
Palmira Garcia
David E. Handy
Christine Hollinden
Randal C. Langdon
Larry Lightfoot
Gary Luce
James Reagan McLaurin
Roy Darrell Orr
John E. O'Shea, Jr.
Patricia Raper Rogers
Robert R. Rollins
Cynthis Shirk
Jackquline M. Swindle
Regina Lea Vieth
Lisa Walker
Susan Schneider White
David C. Wilson
Michael David Wysong

1986

Joseph Andrew, Jr.
Deborah Gardner
Lockwood Larson
Debbie Matalone
John J. Matthews
Maril Ramar
Beverly Gordon Ross
Terry Rudis
David Sebastian
Mike Siegel
Bill Wilson
Jeanie Rabke Wyatt

Find out what our scholarship recipients are doing now

Testimonials

We have moments in life that make a real impact– that help define and shape who we are and give opportunities. 1995 was one of those for me, when the Texas Business Hall of Fame granted me a scholarship at a time where I had a lot of drive but little income. My goal will be to come full circle – one day when I am inducted, representing the growing number of women and their contributions to the business landscape of our great state, I will feel I have repaid the debt or brought it full circle.
Kimberly Haley-Coleman
University of Dallas
Class of 1995

The scholarship has made, and continues to make, a large impact on my entrepreneurial career. In particular, the scholarship has enabled me to expand my mobile development business, and with it I am having some exciting successes. I’m also now in the planning stages for a severe weather notification service that will be the first of its kind, with the goal of providing specific, actionable, short-term information to the general public. Again, I can’t thank you all enough for the incredible blessing of the TBHF scholarship, and I am excited to see how it will continue to impact and encourage my goals.
James Skidmore
Texas A&M University
Class of 2011

The TBHF scholarship made a huge impact in my life. I just graduated from business school and started a company, Escapaide Travel. I used the scholarship toprovide seed funding for this. My goal in going to business school was to launch a start-up, and this scholarship allowed me to make my dream a reality! I just started, but stay tuned on the outcome…
Andrew Allen
University of Texas, Austin

Class of 2011I was able to use the contacts that I met through the Texas Business Hall of Fame to complete my capital requirements and open PediaPlex to help the families throughout the DFW metroplex. I am honored and proud to be a past scholarship recipient of the Texas Business Hall of Fame. I will be forever grateful for the opportunity that TBHF provided for me!
Sonia Kirkpatrick
University of Dallas

Class of 2011My scholarship has most impacted my life and career by completely paying for my MBA degree. That degree, in turn, helped me acquire my current position, which I may not have qualified for based on experience alone (having just graduated after going straight through from undergraduate to graduate school). As a young adult in my mid-twenties, I count myself fortunate to have already earned both degrees and to have a stable job (that I love) in this uncertain economy. My TBHF scholarship was definitely a factor in both of these, and for that I am thankful
Meghan A. Burton
Sam Houston State University
Class of 2010

This scholarship and other feats at UH gave me boosted confidence to apply for a one-year Masters in Global Management program at Thunderbird School of Global Management, which I completed this past April. I am now working for Jones Lang LaSalle as a Consultant in our Latin America Regional Operations, and serving as the company’s Panama and Central America transactions office…
Justin Boyar
University of Houston
Class of 2010

One of the other huge benefits of being a recipient of the scholarship was meeting these titans of industry and getting the chance, even if just for a day, to rub shoulders with them and hear their stories. Some told a tale of a meteoric rise to the top only to lose everything and then have to start over again. Others had a story of slow, methodical growth in which they slowly built market share over the span of decades. Either way, it was great to learn from both their successes and failures. Seeing how successful they have been and how much they have given back to the local community through philanthropy gave me as a small business owner something to strive for.
Tim Bates
University of Houston
Class of 2004

The TBHF Scholarship was very helpful from a monetary perspective while I was attending UT’s MBA school. I also attended a couple of the annual recognition functions. I met a few people at those events who I spoke with about my first business venture… I would love to help out more recent recipients and share my entrepreneurial experiences with them.
Aruni S. Gunasegaram
University of Texas, Austin
Class of 1998

I was a proud, honored recipient in my MBA days of a generous scholarship. That scholarship came at a time in my life when I was very poor, where a flat tire or a high light bill could ruin my budget. When I graduated from law school I had a mountain of debt. But that debt was reduced dollar for dollar by the scholarship you gave. And so, I was able to retire that student debt quicker and move on in my life to more valuable pursuits sooner than I otherwise could have. Looking back, then, the scholarship accelerated my life. So, thank you.
Jonathan Simon
Baylor University
Class of 1996