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Two Rawls Students Receive Prestigious Scholarship from the Texas Business Hall of Fame

Trevor Bell

November 14, 2014

Jacob Fedosky and Joseph Kmetz were recently honored with a $10,000 scholarship as "Future Business Legends" from the Texas Business Hall of Fame, based on their leadership skills, business acumen and entrepreneurial desire. Jacob and Joseph were two of 31 students who attend Texas universities to receive the award. They were presented with the award on November 5, 2014 at a luncheon in their honor at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas.

Jacob is senior Management Information Systems major, and he is also a member of the Rawls Ambassadors and the Rawls Business Leadership Program. Jacob began his entrepreneurial path at the age of 15, when he started buying and selling domain names. He is now an independent domain name broker and president of High End Holdings, a premium domain name investment firm.

"It's a great honor to be selected as a recipient of the Future Business Legends award. The Texas Business Hall of Fame hosted a wonderful event that allowed me and the other recipients to network with successful individuals like Ross Perot, T. Boone Pickens, and Governor Perry," Jacob said. "It was a once in a lifetime experience, and I am grateful to the Rawls College of Business for providing such great opportunities to its students."

Joseph is a senior Energy Commerce major. His passion for business began when he launched a successful eBay venture in high school. During his time at the Rawls College, he has completed energy-related internships with Phillips 66, the U.S. Congress, and Anadarko Petroleum. Joseph also is a member of the Texas Tech Honors College, the Rawls Ambassadors, and the Rawls Business Leadership Program.


"I'm extremely honored to be a recipient of the Future Business Legends award this year. The Texas Business Hall of Fame events were simply surreal, and I have never felt more humbled and inspired," Joseph said. "I'm so grateful to my mentors, professors, family and friends, the Rawls College of Business, and the Honors College for offering as many opportunities as students are willing to take."

Scholarship recipients were also presented at a gala for 1,200 attendees, who also witnessed the induction of six Texas Business Legends into the Texas Business Hall of Fame. These included Donald L. Evans, Midland; Gerald J. Ford, Dallas; Douglas D. Hawthorne, Dallas; Trevor Rees-Jones, Dallas; Harold C. Simmons, Dallas and Kelcy Warren, Dallas.



To this date the Texas Business Hall of Fame has awarded $3 million in scholarships to students. Information regarding the scholarship program can be found at www.texasbusiness.org.

This supports the efforts outlined in the Rawls College of Business Strategic Plan. Learn more about the LEADER 2020 Strategic Plan and follow our progress on Twitter at #RawlsLeads.