Successful Alumni

Alumni of the St. Edward’s University graduate programs have achieved success in a wide range of careers and industries. They run their own technology firms and retail businesses, act as directors and vice presidents within national corporations and local nonprofits, and follow their passions as public servants and licensed professionals.

Co-owner of Bona Dea Gluten-Free Goodness Event coordinator/grant manager at Workers Assistance Program Rich media content manager, Dell Executive vice president of Finance and Administration, Austin Community College Online marketing director, Capital Area Food Bank of Texas Deputy director of Operations at Upworthy


Daniel Hawthorne '08, MBA '12
Daniel Hawthorne ’08, MBA ’12

Senior Data Protection Specialist: Dell
Attaining his MBA helped Hawthorne better navigate the corporate world. He was promoted quicker than anyone else in his division’s history, and he holds the record in many sales categories. He also serves on the board of GenNext, a Dell young professionals group that focuses on social responsibility and business readiness.

Steven Solano MSCIS ’10

Sales Manager, North America: HomeAway
At HomeAway, Solano directs the North America For-Rent-By-Owner Sales Team. His St. Edward’s experience taught him to work with diverse groups of customers and business partners that span multiple cultures and languages, which has served him well at HomeAway and previous roles in the software industry.

Daniel Guerrero MSOLE ’09

Mayor (reelected in 2012): City of San Marcos
Prior to being elected, Guerrero served on the San Marcos City Council from 2004–2008. At St. Edward’s, Guerrero was finally able to see the leadership potential that others saw in him and ran for mayor in his hometown. The support from his professors and cohort prepared him to endure as a community leader.

Jcki Daniel MBA ’09, MACT ’12

Internal Control Analyst: City of Dallas
Daniel’s Global Entrepreneurship concentration within the MBA gave her the opportunity to travel to Germany, the Czech Republic and Costa Rica as a student consultant. She learned to appreciate multiple cultures and plans to own a consulting firm that specializes in forensic auditing and fraud investigations.

Sherri Woodworth MAC ’05

Licensed Professional Counselor: Austin Wellness
After 18 years in the airline industry, Woodworth decided to pursue a career as a counselor so she could help others. Post-graduation, she joined a private practice group with several of her MAC classmates and continues to benefit from the networking which began in the classroom at St. Edward’s.

Michael Metzler DMBA ’11
Michael Metzler ’09, DMBA ’11

Business Development Director: Softway Solutions Inc.
Metzler credits his Digital Media Management MBA for giving him the tools and experience to provide forward-thinking digital solutions to clients from Fortune 500 companies to new startups. His professors gave him insight into a wide range of digital industries and taught him to identify and embrace new trends.