Mays Weekly, May 14, 2018

Mays Weekly, May 14, 2018

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Top 4 things to know:
1. Student garners top awards
2. Nominate undergraduate professors
3. Celebrate Marty Loudder
4. Innovation Station


Mays student receives top awards
Rachel Keathley ’18 has been selected as a Gates-Muller awardee and a Fulbright Scholar. She graduated last week as a Business Honors and management major with minors in economics and Spanish and a certificate in international business. Next stop: Mexico.
Nominate undergraduate professors
Poets & Quants for Undergrads is seeking 150-word nominations for the best undergraduate business professors. The deadline is June 1 for nominations from students, faculty (including self nominations), and administrators. The 40 finalists will be published in an upcoming issue of hte magazine, which is increasingly becoming a source for undergraduate and graduate students to learn about universities.

Honoring Marty Loudder
A reception to honor Marty Loudder for her service will be 3-4 p.m. today (May 14) in the Cocanougher Center (183 Wehner). Her impact is felt through Mays, where she integrated the use of portfolios and self-reflections. In her honor, 27 graduating seniors who have utilized these methods were celebrated last week as Loudder Medal of Excellence recipients.

McFerrin Center partners with TTI on Innovation Hub
Taking innovative transportation ideas and working with the private sector to develop them into viable products and services that improve transportation safety and mobility is the goal of a new partnership between the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) and the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship. The alliance to create a Transportation Hub combines research expertise and entrepreneurship for new transportation advances.

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.

Faculty achievements

  • Leonard Berry (MKTG) has been named an adjunct professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southern Denmark. In addition, Berry’s new article on shared decision-making in cancer care was published in American Society of Clinical Oncology. Berry co-authored it with long-time writing partner Brad Stuart and clinicians from the Patient’s Cancer Hospital in Denmark, which he has visited several times for research.
  • Mike Alexander was honored as “Best Faculty Instructor” by graduates of the MS Business program.


May 14: Reception honoring Marty Loudder
May 14: Fire Service Chief Executive Officer Program
May 16: Houston Information Session for Professional MBA and Executive MBA programs
May 17: Texas A&M New Ventures Competition – elevator pitches open to the public
May 21: Weatherford International Business Development


Rogelio Oliva (INFO), Forbes, May 8, 2018, “Why retailers must invest in their people: Survival depends on it

Eli Jones (DEAN) and Blake Petty (McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship), Texas A&M Today, May 9, 2018, “Texas A&M Transportation Institute, “Mays Business School Launch Innovation Partnership”

Venky Shankar, Clarity Digital, May 11, 2018, “How the 7A’s of successful crisis management can save your brand

Priyanka Dwivedi (MGMT), Penn State News, May 7, 2018, “Smeal research: Success of female CEOs influenced by male predecessors

Aggie Angel Network (McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship), KBTX online, May 7, 2018, “Three local companies are finalists for Texas A&M New Ventures competition

Real Estate Center, Houston Business Journal, May 3, 2018, “Why Houston luxury home sales are slowing down

James Gaines (REC), The Dallas Morning News online, May 11, 2018, “North Texas home sales jumped 11 percent in April

James Gaines (REC), The Dallas Morning News online, May 9, 2018, “D-FW is still Texas’ top market for home sales, but things are slowing

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Real Estate Center, Better Homes and Gardens, May 9, 2018,  “April brings 7% increase in home sales

Real Estate Center, Fort Worth Business Online, May 11, 2018, “Fort Worth home sales up in April

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