AWARDS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Message from Dean Jones: The faculty, staff and students of Mays Business School value diversity and inclusiveness. We support the right of free speech, while taking a firm stance that a message of hate is not consistent with Aggie core values.  Let us demonstrate our support for the statements previously issued by both President Michael K. Young and our student leaders on this subject by standing together as “Aggies United” on Dec. 6.

Mays faculty and staff are reminded to RSVP soon to the next SPI Lunch & Learn, which will be at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 12 in the Cocanougher Center. The one-hour panel event will focus on the Mays SPI Grand Challenge of Healthcare, and will feature panelists Leonard Berry (MKTG) and James Abbey (INFO). Summaries of the previous Lunch & Learns are online: Entrepreneurship and Salesforce.

A breakfast will be held for all Mays faculty and staff from 8-9 a.m. on Thursday (Dec. 8) in the Wehner Lobby. The December faculty/staff meeting will follow at 9 a.m. in Wehner 114. A holiday social will be held 6:30-9 p.m. that evening for faculty and staff. RSVP to Missy Lund.

The Mays community provided gifts to 211 children who are in Child Protective Services through this year’s angel tree drive.

The Business Student Council purchased gifts for 50 students in the Bryan ISD school district, with a $100 budget for each student.

Management major Franco Cruz was selected to be gonfalonier for Mays Business School at the Dec. 17 commencement. As gonfalonier, Cruz will carry the business school’s gonfalon (banner) in the ceremony. This honor is given to students with an excellent academic record and who have made a significant impact as a student while at Mays. During his time at Mays, Cruz has been involved in Startup Aggieland and the Boys and Girls Club of America.

Mays Commencement will be held at 9 a.m. at Reed Arena on Dec. 17.

WELCOME

Say “Howdy” to Oksana Nekrashevych, Business Coordinator I in the Center for International Business Studies.

COMING UP

Dec. 5: MS Business informational
Dec. 6: MS Business Student Showcase
Dec. 6: Aggies United
Dec. 7: MBA Holiday Reception
Dec. 7: Mays outgoing exchange meeting #4
Dec. 8: Faculty/staff breakfast and meeting
Dec. 9: Entrepreneurship Empowerment in South Africa application deadline
Dec. 9: Aggie Angel Network meeting and holiday reception

See all upcoming events at http://mays.tamu.edu/events/

IN THE NEWS

Kelli Hollinger (CRS), The Eagle, Nov. 26, 2016, “BCS Retailers report solid Black Friday sales.”
Also at: KBTX, Texas A&M Today

Kyle Gammenthaler (BUSP), Spirit Magazine, Fall 2016, “Philanthropy Prep.”

Harold Hunt, Your Broker Matters blog, Nov. 29, 2016, “Solar Panels and Home Values.”

GOT NEWS?

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