TWU School of Management recognizes Alumni, who have graduated and accomplished much in their professional lives. Inspiration plays a major role in what we do best at TWU School of Management and through these testimonials; future students begin to see their own educational journey, knowing we’re here to encourage them along the way.
Wall of Fame | Where dreams are fulfilled
Bryan Johnston '16
“A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.” – Walter Bagehot
After earning his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice at TWU in 2013, Bryan Johnston (MBA Executive Track – ’16) decided to pursue his MBA at Texas Woman’s. However, he was told by others outside the School of Management he would not succeed because he did not have a business background. Johnston was determined to prove his naysayers wrong and did so in December 2016 when he graduated from TWU’s MBA Executive Track program with a 3.5 GPA.
Following a 12-year military career in the U.S. Army and Navy, Johnston knew he could take on any challenge put before him. Johnston gives credit to TWU’s School of Management faculty and staff for their support, as well that from his wife of 11 years, Asilynne.
Johnston gives this advice to students: “Choose your groups wisely. Include a veteran or an older student in the mix, because they will see you through to the end of the project and will add experience to the conversations that you might not find elsewhere.”
Alishia Spriggins '11
It was a unique combination of fate and faith that brought Alishia Spriggins back to Texas and eventually to the MBA program at TWU School of Management. When an opportunity to go back to school and retool professionally became a reality - by meeting the right person, at the right time, with the right mindset at an educational event where TWU alumni recommended the MBA program and spoke of its flexibility and affordability.
“What I appreciated most as a student was seeing the potential in classmates and how their unique perspective impacted my thinking as a financial analyst. Now I ask questions and see situations from a different angle and/or lenses to move business strategy to customers through talent management serving as an organizational development program manager at FedEx.” says Alishia.
TWU School of Management students are known for “paying it forward” to others less fortunate and Alishia is no exception, in her spare time she teaches money management programs to socially disadvantaged individuals through her church and local YWCA in Dallas. Because she feels helping others develop a budget and getting their finances in order is a priority worth supporting.
Michelle Prudhomme-Coleman ‘16
Michelle’s greatest strength is her ability to effectively communicate across individual differences. She is especially proud of the opportunity she has to use her experiences and training to help educate and inform others about diversity and inclusion issues that are impacting businesses, educational institutions and individuals around the world.
When asked, what compelled you to pursue an MBA at TWU School of Management; she replied “The Pioneering Spirit, and the desire to grow in my business acumen and to take my career to the next level as a leader. Being a graduate student offers the excitement of being cultivated as a colleague.”
Michelle, now working on her Ph.D. in Sociology, is not myopic in her learning as she appreciates the open-endedness of knowledge. Currently Michelle serves as Associate Director, TWU Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Outreach and was recently named one of Diversity MBA Magazine’s Top 100 Diverse Executive and Emerging Leaders.
Chasity Crawley '16
2015 - Career Development Grant Winner
American Association of University Women
Chasity Crawley had been looking at MBA programs in North Texas and decided to attend an Info Session at TWU School of Management’s Fort Worth Alliance location. Here she found like-minded people combined with ethics and a five week format; which met the qualifications she needed as a single parent who worked full-time.
What developed organically, were the learning communities through group projects experienced during Dr. Derek Crews and Judge Reyes courses. “They were a positive and impactful take away from the program.” says Chasity. Now she is putting her MBA to work as a, Senior Program and Management Analyst for the federal government’s General Services Administration, Fort Worth, TX.
“Professional benefits of my degree are enhanced conversations and staying current - I don’t like to lay back and let others dictate to me - I’m a learner at heart and enjoy pursuing what’s next!” states Crawley. What’s next is mentoring others and finding unique ways of giving back…maybe serving as an adjunct professor at a junior college where she would like to teach leadership.
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