Thirteen months after graduation, Homer Ahr was on mission control of NASA’s Apollo 11 — the 1969 mission that landed the first man on the moon — working as a computer programmer. A year later, he was working on Apollo 13.
There’s no electricity in the hut that Samantha Bezdek calls home. She gets fresh water from a well, and chores not completed before nightfall are done by candlelight. “I love this experience and the challenges that come along with it,” said Bezdek. “It’s certainly not for everyone, but it’s something I’ll be proud of the rest of my life.”
Steve Acevedo (B.A. ’00) knows how fortunate he is to have a rising career as a director and cinematographer in Hollywood. “It’s a difficult industry to break into, and I’m grateful I can make a living doing it,” he said.
Aleigha Barrera is executive director of a nonprofit with big plans, but she’s not your typical CEO. It’s more likely you’ll find her wearing sneakers and workout clothes than a business suit.
The Texas Economy (TE), a publication of the Texas Comptroller’s office, wanted to learn more about the E-Scholars Program offered at the Meadows Center for Entrepreneurial Studies located in the Bill Greehey School of Business at St. Mary’s University. Managing Editor of thetexaseconomy.org, David C. Bloom, visited with the program’s director, Brooke Envick, Ph.D.
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