DENTON, Texas (UNT) — Joshua Urbanovsky of Granbury, a University of North Texas student in the College of Business and College of Engineering, was honored as one of the state’s top business students at the Texas Business Hall of Fame 31st Annual Induction Dinner Nov. 14 in San Antonio. Urbanovsky earned a $10,000 scholarship, which he plans to use to help pay for his doctoral degree in computer science at UNT. Urbanovsky is the son of Connie and Joe Urbanovsky and graduated from Granbury High School in 2009.
The foundation annually awards one scholarship to an undergraduate or graduate student studying entrepreneurship at each of the program’s 21 participating Texas universities. This year, Urbanovsky represented UNT.
On the same evening that Urbanovsky was presented with an award at a gala among more than 1,000 attendees, he witnessed the induction of several Texas legends into the Texas Business Hall of Fame.
“Finding out that I had received the Texas Business Hall of Fame Scholarship left me in complete disbelief,” Urbanovsky said. “To be considered and honored in the same scholar class as the rest of the students who received this award, along with the Texas legends who were inducted into the Hall of Fame, is indescribable.”
Urbanovsky is pursuing a bachelor of science degree in computer science and a bachelor of business administration degree in entrepreneurship. He plans on graduating from UNT in the spring of 2014.
“I have been fortunate to be a part of my two favorite programs at this university, the engineering and business colleges,” Urbanovsky said. “This hybrid of education and the effort from great professors who have each made a lasting impact on me has prepared me for this achievement.”
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About Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation
The Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation is a nonprofit organization of directors who are business leaders from cities throughout the state. The organization aims to recognize the accomplishments and contributions of Texas business leaders and inspire the values of entrepreneurial spirit, personal integrity and community leadership in all generations of Texans. For additional information, contact the TBHF office at 713-993-9433 or visit www.texasbusiness.org.
About UNT’s College of Business
With more than 5,600 students, UNT’s College of Business is one of the largest business schools in the nation and has been continuously accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International since 1961.
With 112 full-time faculty members, the college offers 17 undergraduate degrees, 24 master’s degrees and 10 graduate certificate programs. Five centers and institutes in the College of Business create synergy among scholarship, research and teaching. Classes take place in the new 180,000-square-foot Business Leadership Building, which opened in 2011.
Students enhance their learning experience through student organizations, study abroad programs, internships and the Professional Leadership Program to develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in today's technological and global business environment.