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1. 50 years in the making…save the date
2. Mays celebrates Outstanding Alumni
3. Poets&Quants honors two undergraduate students
4. Mays students 3rd in national Women’s Case Competition


Mays turns 50 – celebration weekend
Turn up the volume. Click the video link: We’re aMAYSing. Visit and pre-register: Follow #Mays50 on social media for updates.

Mays celebrates 2018 Outstanding Alumni
Three Mays alumni were honored at the 2018 Outstanding Alumni Award Dinner last week: Mike Shaw ’68, Fred Heldenfels IV ’79, and Fred Caldwell ’82. In addition, Jerry ’72 and Kay Cox ’02 were given the Peggy and Lowry Mays Impact Award.

Mays among the Best & Brightest
Audrey Adkins ’18 and Kate Wellmann ’18 have been honored in Poets&Quants For Undergrads “Best & Brightest Business Majors” feature, a list recognizing 100 of the most accomplished business seniors in the country. Adkins is a business honors major with a focus in accounting, and Wellmann is a business honors major with a focus in finance.

Business Honors students compete in national Women’s Case Competition
Four Business Honors students placed third among 13 teams in the national Women’s Case Competition at UT Austin. Jackie Rosenthal, Maggie Talbot, Katie Cotter, and Julia Kolski Mary Lea made the final round with three other teams. McAnally has served as their faculty advisor this year.

Mays Fish Camp namesakes
Congratulations to Senior Career Coordinator Amy Thompson, Darrell Edwards ’87, Bill Davis ’75, Parker Todd ’16, and Hillary Motal ’13 for being selected as 2018 Fish Camp Namesakes. They will have the opportunity to interact with two chairpersons, 24 counselors, and 150 freshmen in their orientations this summer.

Helping the next generation
Business Student Council hosted a Business Case Competition at Bryan High School on March 28, where high school students came up with business ideas and were graded on their presentations to Mays representatives.

Mays student named MSC SCOLA Chair
Mays Regents’ Scholar Ashley Sosa is MSC SCOLA Chair for 2018-2019. The MSC Student Conference on Latinx Affairs (SCOLA) develops programs for students across Texas and the nation that highlight national and international issues impacting the Latinx community.

High Cost of Good Intentions
The Private Enterprise Research Center is partnering with Mosbacher Institute to host the Kirby Distinguished Visiting Professor Lecture on April 19. John Cogan, a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a faculty member in the Public Policy Program at Stanford University, will be talking about the high cost of good intentions and a history of federal entitlement programs. The lecture will take place at the Annenberg Conference Center at 6 p.m., with a reception before starting at 5:30 p.m. RSVP.

Faculty achievements

  • A paper by Marketing Professor Leonard Berry, “Lessons in Integrating Shared Decision Making into Cancer Care,” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Oncology Practice.
  • Suresh Ramanathan has been awarded a $10,000 grant under the T3 initiative, collaborating on a project on the effects of dopamine on executive function with Joseph Orr and Darrell Worthy in the Psychology department.

As we continue to celebrate our 50-year anniversary, we are collecting memories of Mays Business School. Send your stories to or share them on Mays social media accounts and tag #maysmemories.


April 9: McFerrin Methods: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
April 10: Mays Transformational Leader Speaker: Steve Bender, Westlake Chemical
April 11: McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship Reception
April 11: Wanda Boyd, Office of HR and Organizational Effectiveness
April 12: Jody Hall, H-E-B
April 13: Mark Taylor – MRE Speaker Series
April 13-14: Aggie Ring Day
April 13-14: Family Weekend
April 14: Mays Family Weekend Breakfast
April 14: Mays Business School Open House

(some stories require subscriptions)

Michael Shaub, (ACCT), Wall Street Journal, April 7, 2018, How Did the Big Four Auditors Get $17 Billion in Revenue Growth? Not From Auditing.”

Leonard L. Berry (MKTG), The Washington Post, April 8, 2018, “Some basic acts of kindness found to help patients dealing with cancer.

Venkatesh Shankar (MKTG), FOX 5, Washington, D.C., April 5, 2018, “The Final 5.”

Rakesh R. Mallipeddi ’18,(INFO), The Eagle, April 5, 2018, “REWARDING RESEARCH: Aggie doctoral candidates awarded $5K Gramm Fellowship to help support research work.

Audrey Adkins ’18 and Kate Wellmann ’18, Cision PR Newswire, April 3, 2018, “Poets&QuantsTM for Undergrads Announces the Best & Brightest Business Majors – Class of 2018.” Also in TickerTech, WICZ-TV, KASA-TV, WTOL-TV, Big Spring Herald, WDFX-TV, SWX Right Now, WNKY-TV, WRCB-TV, KFMB-TV, WBOC-TV, KFDA-TV, Telemundo20, KTVN-TV, WWBT-TV, WZVN-TV, WVUE-TV, KCBD-TV, WLIO-TV, KSLA-TV, WBTV-TV, WLBT-TV, WLNE-TV, WAND-TV, KPLC-TV, KFJX-TV, WDRB-TV, KOTV-TV, KFVS-TV, KOLD-TV, WFMJ-TV, KAKE-TV, KSWO-TV, KAIT-TV, WMC-TV, Business News Articles, WBRC-TV, Digital Journal, WBOC2-TV, WOIO-TV, KITV-TV, KLTV-TV, KETC-TV, KFVE-TV, KWES-TV, KHQ-TV, WMBF-TV, WFXG-TV, WFLX-TV, KXTQ-FM, Telemundo Amarillo, WVIR-TV, WALB-TV, KTRE-TV, WECT-TV, KAUZ-TV, WXIX-TV, WTOC-TV, KULR-TV, Renewable Energy World, The Buffalo News Online, Stock Markets Pettinga, KOAM-TV, KPTV-TV, WAFF-TV, WSIL-TV, WCSC-TV, WSFA-TV, KNDU-TV, Arizona Republic Online, WFIE-TV, WDAM-TV, Daily Herald – Cook County, Pittsburg Post-Gazette, Inyo Register, Mammoth Times, Observer News Enterprise, KJTV-AM, RFD TV, KLBB-FM, Assignment Editor, Publicity Insider, WBBH-TV, Digital Media Net, Corporate Media News, Telemundo Lubbock, CW 20, Magic 106.5, DMN Newswire, Marketplace – The Numbers, KLCW-TV – CW Lubbock Online, Video Based Tutorials, KFBB-TV, Quantum Science News, Daily Times Leader, Fat Pitch Financials, KHNL-TV, KNBN-TV, Sweetwater Reporter, Wapakoneta Daily News, Plus Company Updates, WLOX-TV, KPTV-TV, WFLX-TV, WDRB-TV, WFMJ-TV, WBRC-TV, WOIO-TV, WTOC-TV, WECT-TV, KEYC-TV, KAUZ-TV, and WSFA-TV.

Korok Ray (ACCT), U.S. News & World Report, Sept. 5, 2017, “Online Outsourcing Isn’t Ominous.”

Leonard Berry (MKTG), Your Life Choices, April 4, 2018, “Hostage Bargaining Syndrome identified.”

Luis Torres (REC), Texas A&M Today, April 5, 2018, “Texas’ Housing Inventory Hits 28-Year Low.” Also in The Dallas Morning News online.

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