Spring 2014 McCombs School Commencement

Congratulations, Class of 2014!McCombs Commencement 2014

The McCombs School of Business commencement ceremonies will be held on May 16-17, recognizing approximately 1,200 graduates. Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of our most recent graduates.

We are pleased to welcome this year's distinguished speakers.

Texas BBA Commencement Ceremony
Friday, May 16 at 8 a.m. | Frank Erwin Center

Bobby Floyd
Speaker: Robert W. (Bobby) Floyd
                President, CrownQuest Operating, LLC

In 1996, Bobby Floyd co-founded EnerQuest Resources, LLC which was later merged into CrownQuest Operating, LLC. He currently serves as President of CrownQuest Operating, LLC, EnerQuest Oil & Gas, Ltd and President and acting board member of CrownRock, LP. (more)

Texas MSF Commencement Ceremony
Friday, May 16 at 11:30 a.m. | Student Activity Center

Rebecca Szelc Speaker: Rebecca Szelc
          Director, Berkeley Research Group

Rebecca Szelc has extensive experience as a consulting and testifying expert on economic damages issues associated with a variety of complex commercial disputes, including tortious interference, theft of trade secrets, patent and copyright infringement, false advertising, loss of use, and breach of contract. (more) 

Texas MPA Commencement Ceremony
Friday, May 16 at 3 p.m. | Gregory Gym

Marcie Zlotnik Speaker: Marcie C. Zlotnik
          Co-founder, StarTex Power

Marcie Zlotnik, co-founder of StarTex Power, has more than 10 years of experience in the energy industry. From StarTex Power’s inception in 2004, Ms. Zlotnik was Chief Operating Officer, responsible for establishing and directing all day-to-day operations of this $500 million company. (more)

Texas MBA Commencement Ceremony
Friday, May 16 at 6 p.m. | Gregory Gym

Robert B. Rowling Speaker: Robert B. Rowling
               Chief Executive Office and President, TRT Holdings

Robert B. Rowling is the owner and chairman of TRT Holdings, Inc., a diversified holding company with interests in energy, hotels, financial services and fitness. Among the subsidiary companies that TRT controls are Tana Exploration Company, Gold’s Gym International, and Omni Hotels &Resorts. (more)

Texas MSTC Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, May 17 at 12 p.m. | AT&T EECC 

Ingrid Vanderveldt

Speaker: Ingrid Vanderveldt
                Entrepreneur, investor, and media personality

Ingrid Vanderveldt’s mission is “Empowering a Billion Women by 2020”. She leverages business, policy, and media initiatives to provide the tools, technology and resources for women’s success. (more)


mccombs safetyBackpacks, tote bags or any bags larger than 12 inches in any dimension will not be allowed into any Commencement venue. This applies to all McCombs ceremonies, as well as other schools and the university-wide commencement at the Tower.

In addition, all other bags, including purses, camera cases and diaper bags are subject to search at the college, school and departmental ceremonies. We strongly urge all attendees not to bring bags unless they are absolutely necessary. Visitors bringing smaller bags should expect delays in order to enter the venue and those with the prohibited larger bags will be turned away.


McCombs Commencement Parking

Parking for commencement activities is free in designated areas on a first-come, first-served basis. With the exception of spaces marked “At All Times,” all university parking garages as well as most surface lots are available.



If you need information about lodging and dining accommodations, the "Austin Visitor Guide" is available from the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau.  


videography commencementNot able to attend the commencement ceremony? Check back in a few weeks to view commencement ceremony videos. 

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