Merrie Spaeth Shares Corporate Experience with SMU Cox Students

February 21, 2024

Merrie Spaeth Shares Corporate Experience with SMU Cox Students

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DALLAS (Feb. 21, 2024) – Merrie Spaeth, President and Founder of Spaeth Communications, presented a seminar titled Great Expectations: What Future Leaders Need to Know to Communicate Effectively on February 20, as part of the Edwin L. Cox Business Leadership Center’s programming for Cox MBA students. Through the BLC, Cox graduate students gain insight into various facets of business leadership. BLC instructors are business leaders drawn from prominent national and international companies, who come to the SMU campus to share their extensive knowledge with Cox students.  BLC Instructors include representatives from Spaeth Communications, AT&T, Bank of Texas, PepsiCo, Texas Instruments and many more. Although no class credit is given for attendance, students consistently rate what they have learned from BLC instructors as extremely valuable, and many students say that the BLC was a major factor in their decision to attend Cox.

Merrie earned a Business Leadership Teaching Excellence Award for her presentation, which means that the students attending rated the seminar as a 4.8 or higher out of a possible “perfect” rating of 5.

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The Business Leadership Center at the Cox School of Business, SMU
Kate Hoedebeck, Director
Cox School of Business, PO Box 750333, Dallas, TX 75275-0333