Jerry Bala

A week before finals, 20 MBA students gathered to discuss business plans and life skills with inmates set to be released on parole from the Hamilton Unit in Bryan, Texas. Dean Jerry Strawser and Associate Dean Bala Shetty joined the MBAs as part of the pioneering Prison Entrepreneurship Program at the end of April, sitting in on one-on-one advising sessions that centered around how to get business and life up and running after prison.

Strawser’s take? “It’s one of the best things like this I’ve experienced.”