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February 2019
Please join the MSTC Program for an alumni reunion in our new facility, Robert B. Rowling Hall. The attire is casual and parking is available in the Rowling Hall Parking Garage. A $25 donation is requested for alumni and students bringing guests. Payment can be made at the end of the RSVP.
Saturday, February 23
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Robert B. Rowling Hall, 300 W. MLK Jr. Blvd., Austin, TX 78712

We are divided as a nation, right? Wrong. Most Americans are surprisingly happy with how life is going in their own communities. Ryan Streeter, director of domestic policy at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), will present data from a new survey showing that America’s communities are doing better than we assume and how these findings inform public policy solutions to our biggest domestic problems. RSVP now!

Monday, February 25
4:00pm - 5:30pm

McCombs School of Business, GSB 3.138, 2110 Speedway, Austin Texas 78712
Texas McCombs Presents—a conversation with John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, moderated by Texas Tribune co-founder and Evan Smith, CEO of The Texas Tribune. Attend the event in person or via livestream. RSVP today!

Mackey co-founded Austin-based Whole Foods Market in 1980 and built it into a multinational organization, with stores across the country, as well as Canada and the United Kingdom. He served as chairman of the board for Whole Foods from its founding until 2009. In 2003, he was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year. Mackey is also the co-author of "Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business."
Thursday, February 28
11:30am - 1:00pm

Livestream or in person at Robert B. Rowling Hall, 300 W. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Austin, TX 78712

The McCombs School of Business invites you to the VIP Distinguished Speaker Series, hosted by Jay Hartzell, Dean, featuring Michelle Browdy, Senior VP, Legal and Regulatory Affairs, and General Counsel.

Guest speakers discuss their background, career and corporation, and give advice to students to help them succeed in their future careers. The event consists of an informal interview session followed by an open floor question and answer. The average audience is 200-400 students, primarily undergraduate business students. This event is open to all University of Texas at Austin students and staff, as well as the general public. The series is organized and sponsored by the Undergraduate Business Council. RSVP now! 

Please arrive early, seating is first-come, first-serve. Parking is available in UT campus garages, standard rates apply. 

Thursday, February 28
5:30pm - 6:30pm

Hogg Auditorium, UT Campus, 2300 Whitis Ave, Austin, TX 78705
March 2019

Join the New York for McCombs Council for a fireside chat with Dean Jay Hartzell and Howard Berk (BBA ‘87), Partner at MSD Capital. Register here by Feb. 27!

MSD Capital is a private investment firm established in 1998 to exclusively manage the assets of Michael Dell and his family. MSD Capital engages in a broad range of investment activities and has the flexibility to invest in a wide variety of asset classes. MSD has offices located in New York, Santa Monica, and West Palm Beach.

Monday, March 4
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Penn Club of New York, 2nd Floor, 30 W. 44th St., New York, New York 10036

Come mix and mingle with the Austin Chapter at our monthly breakfast meeting at Stinson’s Bistro. The March gathering will be social and the chapter leaders will share details on upcoming speakers and chapter programming. Register now!

Complimentary coffee and breakfast are provided. We look forward to seeing you there!
Friday, March 8
7:00am - 9:00am

Stinson's Bistro, 4416 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX, 78756

Please join your fellow alumni and friends at Robert B. Rowling Hall for an engaging and informative workshop to help you plan for your future. This is a two-part workshop on Tuesday, March 19 AND Thursday, March 21.
Daniel Caswell, CPA, BBA ‘84, will conduct a workshop to educate and inform McCombs alumni about smart ways to build a tax free retirement. Learn about tools and strategies you can apply to your own plan now that will make a difference. RSVP today!
The workshop topics we will be working on include:

  • The new federal tax code and standard deductions.
  • Social Security and “taxation surprise.”
  • A wide variety of financial tools and retirement income.
  • Health care, long-term care, life insurance, and estate planning.
  • Market volatility and the potential danger.
  • How to leave your legacy to loved ones.
Parking is available at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center located at 1900 University Ave. Please bring your parking ticket to the event to receive a validation ticket. 
Tuesday, March 19 - Thursday, March 21
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Robert B. Rowling Hall, 3.310, 300 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Austin, TX 78712