Aug. 15, 2016
AWARDS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Eli Jones, dean of Mays Business School at Texas A&M University, joined an elite group when he was inducted into the Hall of Fame for the Marketing Doctoral Student Association’s Ph.D. Project. http://mays.tamu.edu/news/2016/08/11/mays-business-school-dean-inducted-into-ph.d.project-hall-of-fame/
All Mays faculty and staff are invited to the Mays Faculty/Staff Breakfast at 8 a.m. Aug. 26 with a faculty/staff meeting following at 9-11 a.m. After the meeting, a photographer will be in the second-floor faculty lounge to take headshots for the Mays directory.
Save the date for the 2016 Dean’s Executive Leader Program with Bruce Broussard ’84, president and CEO of Humana, on Sept. 29. Broussard will present for faculty, students and staff from 11:10 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. in 113 Wehner.
Mays faculty have received multiple awards and distinctions this summer. http://mays.tamu.edu/news/2016/08/15/mays-business-school-faculty-receive-recognition/
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The social media teams for Texas A&M University and Mays presented a workshop for the Mays Staff Council Aug. 10. The link to the Texas A&M portion is https://www.slideshare.net/secret/tHgmQyAjrNgVtX. Notes from the workshop are here: http://bit.ly/2bo3c84
There are three new hand dryers in the women’s restrooms on the first floor of the Wehner building, new bottle-refill stations, recycling bins in all the hallways and blue recycling bins in each classroom. Additional bins will be available after the Aug. 26 Faculty/Staff Meeting. The equipment was bought with Aggie Green Fund grants received by students in Kathryn King-Metters’ MGMT 422 Management Consulting class who conducted research over the past three semesters into the recycling efforts at Wehner. They applied for an Aggie Green Fund grant in December 2015, and MIS student William Patterson combined his grant funds with theirs.
Management major and Senior Class President Claire Wimberly will be honored along with two other top university student leaders – Student Body President Hannah Wimberly and Corps Commander Cecille Sorio – at a reception Sept. 1, hosted by Aggie Women, a constituent network of The Association of Former Students. The reception will be at 6 p.m. at Messina Hof Winery & Resort in Bryan. Presentations by the three Aggie Women leaders will begin at 6:30 and a Q&A session will follow. Men and non-Aggies are welcome to attend and admission is free. Light refreshments will be served and wine will be available for purchase. There will be a raffle, door prizes, a silent auction and more. Although the event is free, reservations are necessary as space is limited. For more information, and to make reservations, email Aggie Women at email@example.com.
The Mays Business School’s interdisciplinary Master of Science in Finance (MSF) Program (“STEM to Stocks”) kicked off its 2016-2017 program year with orientation on Aug. 8. This year’s class is the largest yet, at 77 students, including 40 Texas A&M undergraduates who are taking advantage of the program’s Accelerated Admissions (4+1) option. The mission of the MSF is to help students with non-finance undergraduate degrees launch finance-related careers.
MSF Program Director Kevin Moore and Assistant Director Allison Hayes were joined at the orientation by Arvind Mahajan, the newly appointed Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, and Sorin Sorescu, head of the Department of Finance. Kristi Shryock, Executive Director of Interdisciplinary Engineering Programs, joined the orientation to award almost $35,000 in program scholarships earned by Texas A&M engineering students.
The students also met the program’s Career Management Center team, including Director Kim Austin, Associate Director Desiree Wilson and Associate Director for MS Programs Mitch Lederman, as well as Senior Career Coordinator Lisa Burton. Last year, the program achieved 94 percent full-time job placement and 100 percent internship placement for domestic students.
The Center for Executive Development will host two Halliburton Business Leadership Development II programs this week.
Aug. 15: Halliburton Business Leadership Development II Programs
Aug. 19: Transfer New Student Conference
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