Mays Weekly, Jan. 8, 2018

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Top 3 things you need to know:
1. Mays welcomes innovation champion
2. The Big Chili
3. TED Talks, Mays style


Mays welcomes innovation champion
Mays welcomes Bill Peel, the new Executive Director of Innovation and Strategic Planning. As such, he will help implement the new strategic plan and champion innovation, impact, and continuous improvement. He will direct the activities of Marketing, Communications, & Public Relations and Corporate and Alumni Relations and is also responsible for working with the Center for Executive Development to help cultivate new client partnerships. He will coordinate and facilitate strategic plan implementation sessions at the college level; coordinate and facilitate Town Hall meetings with faculty, staff, students, and alumni; and supervise assigned staff to include the Director of Marketing, Communications & Public Relations, and the Director of Alumni & Corporate Relations. Peel holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental design and a master’s in architecture from Texas A&M. He plans to start on Jan. 16.

Chili Cookoff
The 7th Mays Chili Cook-off is taking place Friday (Jan. 12) from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Cocanougher Center. Email Angela Catlin by the end of Tuesday (Jan. 9) to enter a chili dish or a dessert as an individual or a team of up to four people. Votes will be cast with cash, and all proceeds will go toward the MaysBuilds partnership with B/CS Habitat for Humanity.

TED Talks
The annual MBA student TED Talks will take place Thursday in Ray Auditorium. There will be four separate groups going from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Just drop in and out whenever your schedule allows. No need to RSVP.


Say “Howdy!” to new Mays members James Nguyen and Richard Parsons, visiting scholars in the Department of Finance.


Jan 9: Virtual Information Session – Executive MBA and Professional MBA

Jan. 11: Executive Certificate in Business Essentials

Jan. 12: Mays Chili Cook-off to benefit Mays Builds

Jan. 15: Martin Luther King Jr. Day – campus holiday

Jan. 16: First day of spring semester

Jan. 16: 3DS applications open

Jan. 16: Law Enforcement Institute of Texas


Rogelio Oliva, (INFO), Market Watch, Dec. 18, 2017, “Opinion: Retailers are leaving money on the table by understaffing.” Also in Women’s Wear Daily.

Mays graduation, The Battalion, Dec. 10, 2017, “Looking forward to the future.”

Venky Shankar and Unnati Narang (MKTG), The Conversation, Dec. 20, 2017, “More businesses are trying mobile apps to lure and keep consumers.” Also in Texas A&M Today.

David Sung, (MBA), Data Stuff, Dec. 17, 2017, “3 lessons from a healthcare analytics competition.”

Amanda Vigil (former student), KBTX, Dec. 17, 2017, “Texas A&M student sends 1,000 cards to children in the hospital.”

Henry Musoma (CIBS), Texas A&M Today, Dec. 21, 2017, “12 moments that defined Texas A&M in 2017.”

Henry Musoma (CIBS), Brenham Banner-Press, Jan. 5, 2018, “Musoma to be chamber banquet speaker.”

Wesley Miller (REC), Texas A&M Today, Jan. 3, 2018, “Ex-NFL safety Wesley Miller finds new home tackling research at Texas A&M Real Estate Center.”


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