BELTON, Texas—The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (UMHB) hosted the McLane College of Business’ first graduate residency day on Saturday, Aug. 27 in the Lord Conference Center. The event began with recognizing UMHB alum Joey Longoria as the first recipient of a graduate program certificate for completing the concentration in Data Analytics.
Longoria graduated from UMHB in 2020 with a B.S. in Computer Science. While working on his undergraduate degree, he was a two-time NCAA DIII All-American, Gagliardi Trophy semifinalist, two-time American Southwest Conference (ASC) Defensive Lineman of the Year, two-time All-ASC honoree at Defensive Tackle, three-time Academic All-Conference, and winner of the UMHB Loyalty Cup. Longoria then completed his M.S. in Information Systems in 2022 with a concentration and professional certification in Data Analytics while serving as a graduate assistant coach for Cru football. Longoria is currently employed by NASA as a recon specialist.
The event continued with a presentation from guest speaker Dave Malenfant, Executive Vice President of Industry Liaison and Talent Development for the BSMA (Biotech Supply Management Alliance). He also serves as Director and oversees the Advisory Board for the Center for Supply Chain Innovation at Texas Christian University. Before joining the BSMA and TCU, Dave spent over 30 years in various industry roles at companies such as Alcon Laboratories where he was Vice President of Global Supply Chain.
UMHB’s McLane College of Business will host its next graduate residency day on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022.