Mays Weekly, Dec. 11, 2017

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Top 3 things you need to know:
1. #Maysmemories
2. Mays recognizes excellence
3. Who are we?
4. Horse sense 🐴


As we move into our 50-year anniversary, we are collecting memories of Mays Business School. Send your stories to or share them on social media and tag #maysmemories. To be considered for inclusion in the Spring 2018 @Mays magazine, submit by Feb. 1.

Recognizing excellence
Several faculty and staff members were recognized at the Fall Faculty/Staff Meeting for outstanding achievements.
-Mays Faculty Service Excellence Award recipients are Michelle C. Diaz (ACCT), Gregory R. Heim (INFO), and Rajan Varadarajan (MKTG).
– Ricky W. Griffin Research Excellence Award recipients are Dechun Wang (ACCT), H. Neil Geismar (INFO), and Steven Boivie (MGMT).
-Outstanding Staff Award recipients are Allison Hayes (FINC), Tammy Louther (INFO), Christine Potter (ACCT), and Kelli Levey Reynolds (DEAN).
-CED promotions include Courtney Hranicky, Program Manager of the Halliburton Programs; Ashley Hilgemeier, Associate Director of the Halliburton Programs; Alyssa Morgan, Marketing Program Coordinator II, Brandi Plunkett, Executive Director of CED; and Kim Sutphen, Associate Director of CED Finance and Operations.

Mays graduates are…
Refresh your memory about the Mays Assurance of Learning Goals. (And see some familiar faces).

Horse sense
The Center for Executive Development is hosting the fourth installment of the MPACT Speaker Series on Thursday (Dec. 14). The series is designed to provide leaders, entrepreneurs, and members of the Brazos Valley with inspiration and ideas to transform their professional lives. Keynote speaker Don Hutson of The Cowboy Solution will share insights about his unique leadership and development program. He uses horses to demonstrate the application of interpersonal principles that include the importance of building trusting partnerships; using clear, concise and consistent communications; and keeping expectations high.

Connecting with Veronica Stilley ’90
Realizing her “Aggie experience has come full circle,” Texas A&M University Distinguished Achievement Award winner, Veronica Stilley ’90 (INFO) reflects on her time as both a student and a staff member with Mays Business School on page 66-67 of the current Texas Aggie Magazine. As Director of Student Services in the Department of Information and Operations Management, Stilley oversees advising for graduate and undergraduate students as well as the management of recruiting and admissions for the MS-MIS program.


Dec. 12: Virtual Information Session – Executive MBA and Professional MBA
Dec. 14: Full-Time MBA – Mays Graduation Celebration (Hooding Ceremony) – Rudder Theater
Dec. 14: MPACT Speaker Series featuring Don Hutson
Dec. 15: MS-HRM Application Deadline
Dec. 16: Mays Business School Commencement – Reed Arena


James Gaines, (REC), Huffington Post, Nov. 30, 2017, Loose Credit, Rust Belt Woes Lead to Foreclosure Uptick. Also in Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

James Gaines (REC), CreditUnionTimes, Dec. 6, 2017, Rise in foreclosures hits heartland, retirees.

James Gaines (REC), DallasNews, Dec. 5, 2017, Dallas-area home price increases slow in nationwide comparison by CoreLogic.

Charles Hinton, (MCFERRIN), The Battalion, Dec. 3, 2017, Startup Aggieland technologically advances with the installment of 3D printers.

Mays Business School, Strategic Philanthropy, KAGS, Dec. 1, 2017, Texas A&M students honor five nonprofits for their commitment to service.

Mays Business School, The Paper, Dec. 1, 2017, District Student Leadership Program Reaches New Heights.


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