Mays Weekly, March 5, 2018

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NOTE: Mays Weekly is taking a Spring Break next week. Look for the next issue on March 19.

Top 3 things to know:
1. McFerrin hosts first Aggie Pitch competition
2. CEO World Magazine: Management department #3 in nation
3. Ireland, Hitt celebrated at Tech
4. TAMU SBP hails from Mays


Aggie Pitch applications close Friday
The McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship is hosting its first Aggie Pitch competition, where students can claim up to $50K in prizes and take home the McFerrin Cup for delivering the best business pitch. This competition encourages all Texas A&M students to explore entrepreneurship and learn how to deliver their business concepts in the most compelling fashion. Applications close Friday (March 9), so encourage your students to apply now.

Management Department tops in SEC, Southwest
Mays Business School was ranked #1 in the SEC, #1 in the Southwest, and #3 nationally out of 150 U.S. business schools in terms of management research productivity in 2017. CEOWORLD Magazine recently announced the rankings.

Mays to celebrate 2018 Corporate Partner of the Year
The 2018 Mays Business School Corporate Partner of the Year is EY (formerly Ernst & Young). The multinational professional services firm – one of the “Big Four” accounting firms – will be celebrated schoolwide on March 22. The 2017 honoree was KPMG, and the celebration included a presentation to announce the award, special remarks, a reception and class visits across the school from former students working at KPMG.

Ireland, Hitt celebrated at Tech
Executive Associate Dean Duane Ireland and Executive Professor Emeritus Michael Hitt were celebrated last week as Texas Tech University distinguished alumni for their contributions to the school.

A leader in the wings
Business honors junior Amy Sharp was elected as 2018-19 student body president. She will take office on April 21.

Instilling leadership skills in future Aggies
This year’s 4th Annual Leadership Initiative Conference (LINC) brought 50 admitted high school seniors from all across the state of Texas to Texas A&M University the last weekend of February. Selected “delegates” participated in small group discussions led by small group leaders who are current Mays undergraduate students. Founded by then-student Andres Bustos ’15, with support from Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs Marty Loudder, LINC operates as a collaboration between Undergraduate Special Programs and Undergraduate Recruiting.

Two represent Mays, Texas A&M in New York
Mays business honors and marketing students Mary Chacko and Chelsea Rios recently attended a prestigious event in New York City sponsored by the American Advertising Federation. The students were honored at the Building Bridges for Our Future Awards, where they mingled with top executives and represented Mays Business School.

On to the next chapter
Mark your calendar for the May 2018 commencement ceremonies for Mays graduates, which will take place at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 10, in Reed Arena.

Dear staff: We can’t do without YOU
Save the dates for Staff Appreciation Week: April 23-28. The week will feature a variety of fun and inspirational activities designed to show appreciation for the diligent efforts of staff members throughout the year.

V Kumar speaking on engagement marketing
V Kumar, the 2016-17 Hagler Institute for Advanced Study Faculty Fellow, will speak Tuesday night about engagement marketing. It is part of the Eminent Scholar Lecture Series. It will begin at 7 p.m. in Rudder Tower, Forum. It is free, but RSVPs are requested.


Say Howdy! to new Mays member Sandra Buzon, a Ph.D. student in the department of information and operations management.


March 5: Concho Resources Core Values Program
March 6: Go Global with Mays
March 6: MS Finance Informational
March 6: Sadie Price, Francesca’s
March 6: V Kumar speaking
March 6: Silver Taps
March 7: Isaac Sabat, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences
March 8: Executive Certificate in Business Essentials
March 8: MPACT Speaker Series featuring Steve H. Lawton
March 8: Eileen Culpepper & Anthony Sabbagh, KPMG Advisory
March 9: Applications for Aggie Pitch Close


Amy Sharp ’19, The Battalion, Feb. 23, 2018, “Sharp elected student body president.”

Mays Business School, CEOWorld Magazine, Feb. 28, 2018, “The 10 Best U.S Business Schools in Terms of Management Research Productivity in 2017.”

Korok Ray (ACCT), The Journal of Investing, Feb. 27, 2018, “Artificial Intelligence and Value Investing.”

Michael Hitt (MGMT) and Duane Ireland (MGMT), Magic 106.5, March 1, 2018, “Rawls College of Business honors distinguished alumni.” Also in CW Lubbock Online, Rock 96.9 FM, Oldies 97.7 FM, My Lubbock TV, KXTQ-FM Online, WDFX-TV Online, and KLBB-FM Online.

Broderick “Brody” King ’15, Forbes, Feb. 23, 2018, “New Year, New Beginning: A Mid Life Shift As A Serial Entrepreneur.”

Cindy ’90 and Chris McClain ’90, Spirit Magazine, Feb. 15, 2018, “Creating Value.”

Paige Penchas ’89, Cision PR Newswire, Feb. 26, 2018, “Southwestern Energy Announces Senior Leadership Changes.”

Texas A&M Real Estate Center, The Dallas Morning News, Feb. 27, 2018, “Who pays the highest and lowest rents in the Dallas area?

Alan Cannon ’84, KBTX, Feb. 28, 2018, “National SID organization honors Texas A&M’s Cannon.”

Michael Howard (MGMT), University of Texas at Dallas News Center, March 5, 2018,  “Study: Retaining talent is paramount for successful firm acquisitions.”

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