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Entrepreneurial Spirited, Rawls Students recognized by Texas Business Hall of Fame

Megan Childers

Texas Business Hall of Fame Students


The Texas Business Hall of Fame (TBHF) has recognized John Michael Getz and Jocelyn Johnson, for demonstrating entrepreneurial achievements and prosperous academic credentials. The Rawls College of Business students, Getz and Johnson will be recognized at 36th Annual TBHF Induction Dinner in Houston, Texas on November 1st, 2018.

Founded in 1982, TBHF Scholarship Endowment Program has awarded close to $4,000,000 in scholarships investing in the future of Texas business leaders. The Rawls College of Business would like to congratulate Johnson and Getz for being part of the "best of the best" Texas business students.

John Michael Getz will be awarded the $15,000 Silver & Black Give Back Scholarship for his business passion and eagerness to promote entrepreneurship by investing in business.

Apart from this achievement, Getz has a history of meaningful experiences. From his membership with the Rawls College of Business Executive Mentor Program, to working as a financial services industry tax intern at a Big Four accounting firm. John Michael Getz believes that the opportunities at Texas Tech have helped shape him as an individual.

"Whether I am adding a major or applying for a job, every decision I make is easier when I am confident I am making a meaningful investment. I believe my investment in every decision, every action, and every job demonstrates my entrepreneurial spirit. This spirit has in part been formed by learning from Texas Tech's own spirit of investing in its students"

John Michael Getz expresses how eager he is to take the same level of energy he has invested at Texas Tech and apply it to his professional career goals by "asking questions and investing time into people and my work." Double majoring in accounting and finance, Getz wants "to help give back to the spirit of Texas and the mission of Texas Tech as long as I am able."

John Michael Getz

Jocelyn Johnson, also known as "Lady Jai", will be awarded with the $15,000 McLane Company Reading Program Scholarship for her outstanding work with Texas Tech University Free Market Institute.

With a clear vision for her entrepreneurial aspirations, Jocelyn Johnson has an associate's degree in business and is studying to get a degree in accounting from the Rawls College of Business. From a young age, Johnson has embraced the operational and regulatory challenges of founding and operating a business.

Johnson is the owner of Lady Jai's Beauty Bar and Lady Jai's Fashion Boutique in Lubbock, TX and has been successfully seeking her own business endeavors since the age of 15. Johnson has the desire to impact her community and establish Lubbock's first African American beauty school.

"Because there are no such opportunities for young men and women to explore and learn a trade in an industry that requires specialized training and technique to succeed." Johnson makes a statement about her entrepreneurial aspirations, "I am determined to make a difference for the urban communities of Lubbock, TX. Lady Jai's Beauty Academy, Lubbock's first African American cosmetology school."

Jocelyn Johnson

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