This week inside Mays, 11-13-17

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Top 4 things you need to know:
1. MaysBuilds gingerbread house winners announced
2. Faculty Fellows appointment celebration
3. Humana Health Analytics Case competition a success
4. Shannon Deer shares words of wisdom


$8K raised by gingerbread houses
Congratulations to the Mays Department of Marketing for winning the gingerbread house competition Thursday. The contest generated more than $8,700 for MaysBuilds, a partnership between Mays and B/CS Habitat for Humanity. The runner-up was the Marketing and Communications Team, and third place went to the Business of Arts. For fund-raising, the top teams were the Ladies of Info, the Marketing Department, and the Accounting Department. Stay tuned for more opportunities to get involved!

Two appointed to Faculty Fellows
Jon Stauffer and James Abbey (INFO) received three-year fellow appointments to the Center for Health Systems and Design, a partnership of the College of Architecture and the College of Medicine. Faculty Fellows of the Center are of the Texas A&M faculty who are related through their academic or research emphasis on healthcare and areas of mutual interest. Congratulations, Jon and James!

300+ master’s students compete in first Mays/Humana case competition 
The winners of the first inaugural Healthcare Analytics Case Competition sponsored by health and well-being company Humana Inc. and Mays Business School were announced Nov. 9 at Mays’ CityCentre Houston location. More than 300 master’s-level students representing 109 teams from 19 major universities registered for the competition. A three-student team from Purdue University won the $6,000 first-place prize, a team from the University of Southern California came in second, and the third-place prize was awarded to a team from the University of California, Berkeley.

Avoid common MBA student mistakes
Full-Time MBA Director and Senior Lecturer, Shannon Deer, contributed to a roundtable article titled 6 Top MBA Student Mistakes and Professors’ Advice for How to Avoid Them on The Graduate School Site published on Nov. 9. In her statement, Deer said the key to success in any MBA program is getting ahead and staying organized while balancing academics and career at the same time.

Bring ’68 back!
Aggie Muster Committee will be setting up tables all around campus for students to write postcards to the class of 1968 to invite them back to campus for their 50th class reunion, as well as for Muster. A table will be set up for this purpose in Wehner on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All supplies will be provided by the Aggie Muster Committee.

Are you an expert? Join the Conversation
Mays faculty, join The Conversation – a campus-wide endeavor that is a high priority to the university president and provost. The process is simple – someone from the Marketing & Communications team will share with The Conversation the contact information for Mays scholars with expertise in a specific topic. If chosen, that scholar would work with an editor from The Conversation to generate an article of 600 to 1,000 words based on scholarship and research. Learn more about the program and process.

Remember getting your Aggie Ring?
Aggie Ring Day is Friday for hundreds of students. The Full-Time MBA students will have a special ceremony at the Association of Former Students that afternoon to receive their rings.

250 attend Brisket Bowl festivities
About 250 people attended the Brisket Bowl Nov. 3 at Astin Mansion in Bryan. The alumni event for the students, faculty, staff and alumni of the Mays Full-Time MBA Program included a brisket cook-off, raffles, and live music.


Nov. 13: Guest Speaker: Bill Ramey
Nov. 13: Mays Monthly Meetup: Making the Most of Your Holidays
Nov. 14: Virtual Information Session – Profession MBA and Exceutive MBA
Nov. 14: Full-Time MBA Virtual Information Session
Nov. 14: Guest Speaker: Ricky Hux
Nov. 14: Guest Speaker: Erin Esienrich – The Hanover Insurance Group
Nov. 14: Student Retailing Association Meeting
Nov. 15: MS Business Information Session
Nov. 15: Career Chat Afternoon Break
Nov. 15: Guest Speakers: Jeff Mooney and Ahnaf Bashir – Dollar General
Nov. 16: Business Essentials
Nov. 16: Strengthen Your Professional Portfolio
Nov. 17: Aggie Ring Day
Nov. 17: Department of Accounting Research Seminar
Nov. 17: MRE Speaker Series – Lee and Associates
Nov. 17: FT-MBA Follies Fundraiser Event
Nov. 17: Guest Speaker: Tina James – HEB


Mays MBA and Humana, WorldNews, Nov. 10, 2017, “Team from Purdue University wins inaugural healthcare analytics case competition for MS/MBA students.” Also in KFMB-TV online, KTEN-TV online, WTRF-TV online, Cloud Computing Journal, WDRB-TV online, Open Source Magazine, KFVE-TV online. WOWK-TV online, WAFF-TV online, WFMJ-TV online, WXIX-TV online, KTVN-TV online, SWFA-TV online, KOLD-TV online, WLBT-TV online, WOHL-TV online, KWTV-TV online, KCTV-TV online, WZVN-TV online, KEYC-TV online, WLNE-TV online, WBTV-TV online, Spoke, KNDO-TV online, WVUE-TV online, WWBT-TV online, WBOY-TV online, KUSI-TV online, KAUZ-TV online, WBOC2-TV online, KHNL-TV online, KULR-TV online, WVIR-TV online, KFDA-TV online, KOTV-TV online, SOA World Magazine, BioPortfolio, KSLA-TV online, KPLC-TV online, Sys-Con Belgium, WALB-TV online, WICU-TV online,, Digital Journal,, WCSC-TV online, WBRC-TV online, WDAM-TV online, KFVS-TV online, KHQ-TV online, WFIE-TV online, WECT-TV online, Markets Insider, SYS-CON Media Online, KCBD-TV online, Stockwatch, Profit Quotes, Daily Herald – Cook County online, WTOC-TV online, KTRE-TV online, Ulitzer, KAKE-TV online, KWES-TV online, WOIO-TV online, WLWC-TV online, WFXG-TV online, WMBF-TV online, KSWO-TV online, SWX Right Now, WSII-TV online,

Venky Shankar (MKTG), Texas A&M Today, Nov. 9, 2017, “What is ‘Singles Day’ and why are online retailers expecting a big payday? Texas A&M expert explains.

Reichardt Construction, The Sealy News, Nov. 9, 2017, Reichardt Construction named to Aggie 100.

Aggie 100 Award, Houston Chronicle Online, Nov. 8, 2017, Bison Coolers Receives Aggie 100 Award Recognition. Also in SeattlePI, The Advocate Online, San Antonio Express-News Online, SFGate.

Austinite of the Year, myStatesman, Nov. 6, 2017, Chamber names Business Owner Jenkins ‘Austinite of the Year‘. Also in KBTX-TV.

Cydney Donnell (MRE), REIT Magazine, Oct. 30, 2017, 4 Quick Questions with Cydney Donnell.


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