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Alumni Update

Adam BlumAdam Blum (BBA ’06, MPA ’06)
Adam Blum is one of the first alumni to join the Chancellor's Centurions. “When they formed the Centurions and asked me to join, I didn’t hesitate,” Adam says. “Working with and leading with my peers is important work. We are the future. I was eager to be around other young people who have the same passion.”

The University of Texas System has established the Centurions program to capture that perspective, and the energy behind it, for the benefit of the UT System, Texas and beyond.

John BoberJohn Bober (MPA ’82)

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association selected John Bober, MPA ’82, Global Technical Controller for GE Capital, to receive its 2014 Distinguished Service Award. The award honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the association and the equipment finance industry. Bober was formally recognized during a ceremony at ELFA’s 53rd Annual Convention in San Diego, California, in October.

Matt EgeRecent doctoral graduate Matthew Ege won two awards at the Auditing Mid-Year Meeting, demonstrating the solid background in research he received as part of the accounting doctoral program. His paper, “Does Internal Audit Function Quality Deter Management Misconduct?,” forthcoming in The Accounting Review, received the Outstanding Dissertation Award given by the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association. Matt also took home the Best Conference Paper Award for “Internal Control Weaknesses and Financial Reporting Fraud,” a paper co-authored with accounting professors Dain Donelson and John McInnis.

Congratulations to George Terence Balagia Jr. (MPA ’07) on his recent marriage to Kailee Ann McDonald. We wish you both the best!

What’s new in your Life?

Have you recently started a new job? Added new family members or maybe accomplished something extraordinary? Your fellow alumni want to hear what’s been happening in your professional and family life. Drop us a line at to give us an update. If you’ve got a high-resolution photo of yourself, send that too! You can also share your news with the rest of McCombs on the McCombs Alumni Class Notes page.