Good morning. In today’s edition, Mays’ students – current and former – win and our Real Estate Center is almost half a century old.


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RMA pledges $1 Million for Commercial Banking Program

The Risk Management Association (RMA) announced that it will pledge $1 million to Mays to fund a partnership that will create innovative undergraduate and graduate-level courses for the school’s venerable Commercial Banking Program. Read more.


In the month of May, we have gained…

  • Alyssa Hartmann, Academic Advisor I, Business Undergraduate Programs Office
  • Krystal Hayes-Pompey, Admin Coordinator I, Business Undergraduate Special Programs
  • Kiri Isaac, Communications Specialist II, Marketing Communications
  • Mike Kitterman, Executive Assistant to the Department Head, Department of Finance
  • Damara Lotten, Assistant Director of Development, Development Office
  • Gylnna Nickle, Program Coordinator I, Department of Marketing
  • Greg Marchi, Assistant Dean of Executive Education, Center for Executive Education


June 30: Remember that the deadline for completing your wellness physical to save $30/month on your medical insurance premiums is approaching.


Happy 48th birthday to the Real Estate Center

On May 18, 1971, Governor Preston Smith signed legislation that created the Texas Real Estate Research Center and placed it at Texas A&M. The Center is the nation’s largest publicly funded organization devoted to real estate research.

Mays grad wins Texas A&M New Ventures Competition

Congrats to Mays graduate Daniel Powell ’96 on his first place win at the New Ventures competition for his work in developing noninvasive neurostimulation solutions for opioid withdrawal and addiction. Read more.


Ahad Azimuddin ’20 adds another W to his scoresheet

Ahad Azimuddin is a name fairly well known around the halls of the MD/MBA program. Already having won several competitions, scholarships, and awards, Azimuddin won a scholarship from the 2019 Texas Business Hall of Fame — an organization with the mission of recognizing the accomplishments and contributions of our outstanding Texas business leaders.


BioDefense, Rocket Launchers & Unicorns

On May 20, 2019, Mays Mastercast welcomed the Assistant Director of New Ventures for the McFerrin Center of Entrepreneurship, LauraLee Hughes. LauraLee joined host, Ben Wiggins, to discuss some tips and tricks for entrepreneurs. The pair discussed the fast-paced environment and the “connectedness” of technology and how it is affecting entrepreneurs’ ideas in their hunt to build solutions for customers’ problems.

Thinking about an MBA?

On May 16, 2019, Mays Mastercast welcomed the Director of MBA Recruitment and Admissions at Mays Business School, Patti Cudney. If you are interested in looking into an MBA, then look no further. Patti and host, Ben Wiggins, discussed the ins and outs of what an MBA is, what it can provide, and what it means to them. The pair also deconstructed some misconceptions about the admission process and what to expect on all levels (Full-Time, Professional, and Executive).




Kyle Gammenthaler (BUSP), KBTX, May 27, 2019, “Aggies donate thousands to several local non-profit organizations.”

Venky Shankar (MKTG), Houston Chronicle, May 24, 2019, “Retailers create experiences to attract shoppers in Amazon age.”