Welcome to the Hofstra in Dallas Regional Chapter alumni group webpage!
We hope you will get involved by attending our next event, staying connected via social media, or helping to plan upcoming activities. Below you will find information on our regional chapter’s leadership, upcoming events as well as how to stay connected and keep us updated.
Daphne Jackson Hornbuckle is the IT Manager for Charter Communications (formerly Time Warner Cable). For the past decade she has managed the Desktop Support team to provide technical and project support for the North Texas Region. She also oversees the development and implementation of the IT infrastructure for various business units. Prior to joining Time Warner Cable, Mrs. Hornbuckle owned her own IT consulting firm, Diamond Technology Group, LLC. The clients for this successful IT consulting firm included American Airlines and many other Fortune 500 companies.
Mrs. Hornbuckle has served the Dallas community as an IT professional and entrepreneur for 20 years. Her passion is only rivaled by her proven commitment to service. Through her leadership and vast IT career, she has been a tireless champion, working to steer young adults toward higher education, entrepreneurship and leadership opportunities. In 2007, Mrs. Hornbuckle led the efforts in establishing the Dorethea N. Hornbuckle Memorial Scholarship, under the umbrella of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. This national scholarship, named after her late mother-in-law and the sorority’s Past National President, has been given to numerous deserving students.
As a dedicated community leader and a Past President of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc., Psi Chapter, Mrs. Hornbuckle was influential in the volunteer efforts for various community organizations. Her leadership achievements are extensive, and they have been recognized and celebrated. During her tenure as Chapter President, she and her chapter received the Outstanding Chapter President and Outstanding Chapter awards on both regional and national levels from 2014-2017. In 2016, she accepted the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce Connie Davis Roseborough Volunteer of the Year award for the chapter’s outstanding service and significant enhancements to the African American community. Mrs. Hornbuckle was also inducted into the Third (2016) and Fourth (2017) Editions of Who’s Who in Black Dallas for her leadership role in the Dallas community. Mrs. Hornbuckle has served on several boards. She currently serves on the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Hofstra University’s Women in Leadership Advisory Board. She is a member of the National Association of Parliamentarians, Women in Cable Telecommunications and the Dallas Society of Women Engineers where she volunteers and encourages young women to pursue a career in STEM fields.
She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Hofstra University. This New York native resides in Dallas, TX with her husband, Jesse Hornbuckle, III. Together they own The Hornbuckle Group, LLC, TriBecCa Studios, LLC and 200 Tyler Square, LLC; residential and commercial real estate companies. Outside of her passion for volunteering and mentoring, she enjoys traveling abroad.
Melanie graduated Honors with a Distinction and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Entrepreneurship in 2011. While attending Hofstra, she held various leadership roles in Residential Life and the Student Government Association. During her junior year, Melanie was one of five students selected to join Capital One’s Commercial Bank Rotational Program upon graduation. Though she began her career in Capital One’s Long Island office with the Middle Market lending team, Melanie relocated to Dallas in 2012 to pursue a career in real estate with the company. Since then, she has held various positions within the Commercial Bank including managing a team responsible for over $2.2 billion in real estate loans. Melanie is now a Credit Officer for Institutional Specialties, overseeing annual reviews and portfolio activities.
When not at work, Melanie can he found teaching indoor cycling classes, volunteering for animal rescues, planning her next international trip, checking out the newest coffee shop, and spending time with her 4 rescue dogs!
Andrew Schuetz, BBA, ’11
Liberty Mutual Arbitration Unit
Andrew Schuetz was raised in Washington State where he always had a passion for the big city and business. Andrew discovered Hofstra University because of its location and the Frank G. Zarb School of Business. During his time at Hofstra, Andrew was an active member of the Resident Students Association and Office of Admissions. Andrew received his Bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship and Marketing in 2011. After graduating, Andrew moved to Dallas for a Leadership Program at GEICO. Andrew has held various roles at GEICO and most recently Liberty Mutual. Andrew is now the Claims Manager overseeing Liberty Mutual’s Arbitration Unit. Andrew remains connected to Hofstra through the Office of Admissions and most recently Alumni Affairs. He is excited to be kicking off the Dallas Chapter in 2020!
You can connect with Hofstra Dallas area alumni via social media by joining our Facebook group. Please also keep us updated by filling out the Hofstra Online Keep in Touch Form. We look forward to connecting with all of our alumni in the Dallas area!