January 10, 2010
Written by Megan Robare
Blake Mycoskie, Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS Shoes, has provided shoes to 150,000 kids around the world.
The Tech Activities Board and the Rawls College of Business host founder and CEO of TOMS Shoes, Blake Mycoskie, who will speak on, “The New Rules for Tomorrow’s Business: A Student’s Guide to Making a Difference in the World."
Mycoskie, an entrepreneur who has started six successful businesses from the ground up, will speak at 8 p.m. Jan. 28 in the Student Union Building Allen Theatre. He will discuss the path to his own success and offer a new perspective on the link between business and philanthropy.
In preparation for Mycoskie's presentation, the Rawls College of Business is collecting photos on their Facebook of students wearing TOMS shoes, to be given to Mycoskie. To add your photos to the collection, e-mail email@example.com
Due to the recent earthquake in Haiti, TOMS Shoes also has donated $5 for every One to One item purchased Jan. 13-15 in addition to their ongoing donation of almost 30,000 shoes.
TOMS is founded on the idea that with every pair of shoes a customer purchases, the company will give a new pair to a child in need. Customers have already helped more than 150,000 kids around the globe. The ongoing community events and Shoe Drop Tours, where TOMS delivers free shoes in countries around the world, allow supporters and enthusiasts to be part of the One for One Movement.
Texas Tech students receive one free ticket with their student ID. Tickets for faculty, staff and the general public are available at the Student Union ticket booth and are $12.
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.Twitter