News from the Bush School

Accenture Sponsors Texas A&M Graduate Study Research Project with George Bush School of Government

May 03, 2011

Bush School students at National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
(L-R) Caitlin Buck, Cody Cravatt, Paul Fagin, Angela Finney, Rafael Gomes,
Brenda Sarmiento Quezada, Sandy Shan, and Bjorne Skarboe, and Jason Wagner
from the George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M
present their research findings on public policy reform at the National Press
Club in Washington, D.C., to Accenture, the corporate underwriter for the Capstone
project on May 3, 2011. Photo by Vance Jacobs


RESTON, Va; May 3, 2011 – Research on public policy reform by Texas A&M graduate students was presented today to Accenture executives and clients at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.  The research was conducted under the Capstone project at the George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.  Accenture is the first corporate underwriter of a Capstone project research report.

The Bush School’s Capstone project involves integrative, team-based, applied research focused on a major public policy issue.  The 2011 focus is on identifying the most likely elements to emerge from immigration policy reform and the demands that reform will make on federal agencies.

“This type of real-world research is a valuable aspect of higher education and can help illuminate important public policy issues,” said President George H.W. Bush, namesake of the School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M.  “It encourages independent thought and analysis from the students and I salute Accenture for its support for the graduate school learning experience.”

“For Accenture this is a great way to support research and skill development at one of the finest higher education institutions in the country, and to gain fresh perspectives from future leaders on an important issue,” said Jim Stolarski, Accenture’s managing director for Public Safety in the firm’s Federal Practice.