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committee members

Mark Blakemore, J.D., Business Administration Lecturer
Contact Information: 882-7884

T. Mark Blakemore teaches "Business Law I & II" and "Legal Environment of Business" at UTB and through The University of Texas System TeleCampus MBA Online Program. He completed Comparative Law Studies at St. Mary's University of San Antonio School of Law and Universidad de Monterrey - Joint Venture, a J.D. law degree at University of Miami Coral Gables, and a B.S. in Earth Sciences degree from Texas A&M University. He has a desire to teach and serve in a creative environment to benefit business and pre-law students and the legal community.

Serena Putegnat, J.D., University Relations Officer
Contact Information: 882-4326

Ms. Putegnat is a Brownsville native and has been employed by UTB since 2005. She completed her undergraduate degree at Sweet Briar College in Virginia in 1998. Ms. Putegnat then pursued her law degree at South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas and graduated in 2001. After graduation, she moved back to Brownsville and worked for two different area law firms before beginning her employment at UTB. In addition to her regular duties in the Office of Institutional Advancement, she also serves as an adjunct professor teaching "Legal Research and Writing," and various other law-related real estate courses.



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