• Alum named BusinessWeek’s Businessperson of the Year

    Mark HurdBaylor’s Hankamer School of Business saw not one but two of its graduates receive national honors from BusinessWeek in the magazine’s year-end issue.

    Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd, who graduated from Baylor in 1979 with a degree in marketing, was named BusinessWeek‘s Businessperson of the Year, beating out big names like Apple’s Steve Jobs and media mogul Rupert Murdoch. (In case you’re in the area, Hurd will be speaking at a Waco Chamber of Commerce luncheon this Friday.)

    Keith Hembre, who earned his master’s in economics from Baylor in 1993, was also recognized as BusinessWeek‘s Economic Forecaster of the Year. According to the magazine, Hembre was “the most accurate economic forecaster, based on a 2007 economic forecast survey conducted by BusinessWeek last December.”

    Sic ’em, Baylor b-school grads!

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