Rawls College students, Mason Fecht and Caleb Richardson, were awarded scholarships from the Texas Business Hall of Fame (TBHF) for the 2017-2018 academic year. The TBHF's mission is to recognize and honor contributions made by business men and women and to support these future business leaders through scholarships. Fecht and Richardson were chosen as scholarship recipients because they demonstrate business leadership and an entrepreneurial spirit. Please join the Rawls College is congratulating these impressive students.
Mason Fecht - McLane Company Reading Program Scholarship
Mason Fecht is a junior finance major from Houston. He has been on the president's list every semester since Spring 2016 and is a member of the Rawls Business Leadership Program. Fecht has a notable history with Chick-fil-A Inc., where he worked from Aug. 2007 to March 2017. He started as a summer and winter manager and left as certified grand opening trainer, traveling around the country to assist with the opening of new franchises.
"I want to thank the Texas Business Hall of Fame for awarding me with the McLane Company Reading Program Scholarship. I also want to thank Dr. Eric Cardella of the Rawls College of Business who brought the scholarship to my attention and encouraged me to apply for it, as well as Randi Rivers who was tremendously helpful in the application process," said Fecht. "With all the endeavors over the last couple of years, it means a lot for my hard work to gain recognition, especially by such a prestigious organization as the Texas Business Hall of Fame. I understand that there are now even greater expectations to uphold, but for the moment, I am proud of this accomplishment and look forward to putting this scholarship to good use."
Caleb Richardson - Silver & Black Give Back Scholarship
Caleb Richardson is a senior energy commerce major from Ropes, Texas. He is currently interning with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in Texas, where he is working on landowner negotiations, analyzing leases and drafting third-party water sales agreements. He also works as a financial analyst for Step Values: Baskin Robbins and Dunkin Donuts Regional Franchise. Last summer he worked as a congressional intern for Senator Ted Cruz and, during Summer 2015, he interned as a Landman for Coronado Resources Management. He served as president of the Rawls College Ambassadors during the 2016-2017 Academic Year and is a currently a member of the Rawls Business Leadership Program. He also plans lobbying efforts at his position as the director of political affairs for the Student Government Association.
"I am humbled by the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of all of the great recipients of the Silver and Black Give Back Scholarship. This accomplishment would not be possible without the support and guidance I have received from the Rawls College of Business," said Richardson. "The Texas Business Hall of Fame is allowing me to continue my education with the network and financial support of the best and brightest of their organization. I cannot thank the Rawls College and the Texas Business Hall of Fame enough."