Rawls College of Business Professor Earns Top Honor from Mortar Board

The Texas Tech Forum Chapter of Mortar Board also received the Gold Torch Award and Project Excellence Award.


Francisco Delgadillo (right) with students Bailey Jo Pennington, Madeleine Cloutier and Christopher Shulman.

The Texas Tech University Forum Chapter of Mortar Board proved, when it comes to service opportunities, its “bark” is just as good as its bite.

Francisco Delgadillo, an associate professor of practice in the Information Systems and Quantitative Sciences Department of the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University and senior advisor for the Texas Tech Forum chapter of Mortar Board, was recently awarded the Excellence in Advising Award by the Mortar Board at its national conference in Atlanta.

The Texas Tech Forum chapter also received the Gold Torch Award for “operations and performance that is significantly higher than the basic expectations,” according to the national Mortar Board. The Forum chapter also was given the Project Excellence Award for its work with Bark in the Park, which promoted the Mortar Board and the campus community as well as its work with the athletic department.

“Our university Mortar Board members came up with exceptional ideas and worked extremely hard all year, so Texas Tech could compete and win at the national level,” Delgadillo said.  “Therefore, Forum Chapter members, advisors, and alumni are proud to bring back to Texas Tech three very important national awards.”


Pennington, Delgadillo, Cloutier and Shulman

Delgadillo was one of four advisors from 250 candidates nationwide to earn the honor after being named to the 2013-14 Texas Tech Student Organization Outstanding Advisor Award. He also has received the Rawls College of Business inaugural Service Excellence Award for 2014.

Francisco’s nomination came from the Texas Tech Mortar Board’s work with the Bark in the Park function where fans were able to bring their dogs to a Texas Tech baseball game during the 2014 season. He also was lauded for his help in solving an officer transition that had become sluggish.

“It's extremely difficult to win these awards since each university is represented by its top seniors based on scholarship, leadership and service,” Delgadillo said. “As you can imagine, every Mortar Board chapter has amazing ideas, projects, guidance, work ethic, and in addition, the advisors and members from every single chapter are very competitive.”

Texas Tech Forum chapter 2013-14 president Christopher Shulman begins the second year of his two-year term as a member of the Mortar Board National Council as student representative.

Rawls College of Business

The Rawls College of Business accounts for about 25 percent of Texas Tech graduates.

The college has a full-time teaching staff of roughly 100 in seven academic areas: accounting; energy, economics and law; finance; health organization management; information systems and quantitative sciences; management; and marketing.

The college offers an accredited weekend MBA for Working Professionals program.

Dedicated to connecting students, alumni and employers, the Career Management Center assists Rawls College students with their transition to the world-of-work, and supplies prospective employers with top-notch candidates, ready to make an immediate contribution.

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