University of Texas Awards Jason Reece with Honorary MBA

utexasAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas at Austin made history on Monday by presenting long-time Austin resident, business investor, and mainstream musician Jason Reece with an honorary Master of Business Administration degree, the first such honor bestowed upon a non-Texas native in the school’s illustrious 125 year history.

University of Texas President William Powers presented Reece with the degree at an intimate ceremony just outside the McCombs School of Business. In his remarks, Powers made reference to the historic nature of the presentation and paid tribute to Reece’s long-standing relationship with Austin’s business community. “Whether it’s with his timeless music, fearless entrepreneurial spirit, or consummate and enduring kinship, Jason Reece has been a respected and valued member of …