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UTEP Receives Lockheed Martin Aeronautics’ Quality Excellence Award

UTEP President Diana Natalicio accepted Lockheed Martin Aeronautics’ Quality Excellence Award on behalf of The University of Texas at El Paso.

UTEP is the first academic institution to receive the award, which recognizes organizations that drive continuous improvement and demonstrate values that foster innovation, customer relationships and professional development while relentlessly pursuing improvements in the quality of industry and academics.

President Natalicio accepted the award from Daniel Pleshko, vice president of quality and mission success for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, and Charles Akers, director of mission assurance for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics.

“I am pleased to accept this Quality Excellence Award on behalf of the students, faculty and staff at UTEP,” President Natalicio said. “We are grateful for Lockheed Martin’s long recognition of the value of this mutually beneficial partnership. Their strategic investments over the past decade to enhance educational opportunities at UTEP strongly validate the caliber of our students and the quality of our faculty and staff. We look forward to further developing this highly productive collaboration in the years ahead, and thereby advancing the competitiveness of both UTEP students and the field of aerospace engineering.”

UTEP and Lockheed Martin have shared a longstanding partnership. Throughout the last decade, the company has invested more than $5 million for research as well as improvements to the quality of laboratories and facilities on campus.

Since 2009, those funds have led to successful collaborations on more than 40 professional and educational projects. Currently, Lockheed Martin is near the midway point of a five-year effort to bolster the infrastructure of the College of Engineering.

Lockheed Martin’s reach also extends to the College of Business Administration, where the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Academy has offered students an application-oriented view of ERP systems since 2017.

In addition, UTEP has continually evolved its curriculum, industry alignment, focus on students and quality of work through the partnership.

“Your leadership and UTEP’s focus on institutional quality, industry relevant curriculum and student engagement sets the standard for future universities to receive this Quality of Excellence Award,” said Orlando Carvalho, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics.

Lockheed Martin leaders also expressed gratitude for the quality of UTEP graduates who have joined the company. More than 130 full-time employees at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Fort Worth are UTEP graduates. Scores more have served internships at the company.

“The halls of Lockheed Martin are filled with the best and brightest talent,” Carvalho said. “The graduates of UTEP are helping to create a culture of inclusion and innovation that will inspire the next generation.”

The ceremony took place on on Thursday, April 26, 2018.

UTEP, Lockheed Martin Create Enterprise Resource Planning Academy

The University of Texas at El Paso’s College of Business Administration and Fortune 500 company Lockheed Martin have teamed up to create a new academic program that integrates business management practices to better prepare students for the workforce.

Leaders from both entities will participate in a kickoff of the Lockheed Martin Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Academy from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 27, in the Business Administration Building lobby. The first cohort of academy students will begin in fall 2017.

This new program will provide UTEP students with curriculum that has workplace relevance, state-of-the-art ERP support and corporate faculty integration, said Robert Nachtmann, DBA, dean of the College of Business Administration.

“We could not be more proud nor more thankful as together, Lockheed and UTEP build the foundation for our students’ futures,” Nachtmann said.

Photo credit: Ivan Pierre Aguirre/UTEP Communications.
Photo credit: Ivan Pierre Aguirre/UTEP Communications.

College of Business Administration faculty and Lockheed Martin employees are developing a curriculum that will enable students to earn an ERP academic certificate. This 12-credit program, which will incorporate the world’s leading business software, SAP, will expose students to how enterprisewide information systems support the planning and management of business processes across various departments within an organization.

Along with the academics, the program will feature a speaker series that brings in ERP experts, and chances to tackle real-world ERP applications. Academy participants also may join in site visits, mentorship opportunities, and could be selected for paid internships.

Richard Horvath, Lockheed Martin vice president and controller, said his company was proud to align its resources with UTEP to help develop the next generation of talent. His company, which employs more than 200 University graduates, has a long history of collaborating with UTEP.

“I’m confident the establishment of the academy will allow that number to only increase,” Horvath said.

This is the latest collaboration between the College of Business Administration and industry. The college and ADP started the Human Capital Management Academy in fall 2016 to extend the understanding of theory and practice of human capital management.

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