The Mays College & Graduate School of Business awarded approximately 680 degrees to undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students at commencement ceremonies on Friday, Dec. 15. The ceremony, which was held in Reed Arena, featured Houston Chronicle sports columnist Mickey Herskowitz as the guest speaker.

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The Arthur Andersen & Co. Chair in Accounting Robert Strawser has recently received the Regents Professor Service Award given by the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents. He was one of two faculty members named to the three-year appointment from the College Station campus. Established in 1996, the award program recognizes and honors faculty members who have made exemplary contributions to their university. Each recipient receives a stipend of $3,000 for each of the three years. Strawser, who has been teaching at A&M more than 25 years, has received numerous teaching and research awards and is listed in McGraw-Hill’s Accounting Literature Index as the leading active author among all U.S. and international academics.

Categories: Departments, Faculty, Texas A&M

Leonard Berry, distinguished professor of marketing, has recently been appointed the first Mays faculty member to hold the M.B. Zale Chair in Retailing and Marketing Leadership. He served as the founding director for the college’s Center for Retailing Studies for 17 years. Internationally known for his contributions to sales and marketing education, Berry was also honored this year as the Outstanding Marketing Educator by the Academy of Marketing Science.

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Uday Murthy, associate accounting professor, was recently recognized by the International Journal of Accounting Information Systems for his research productivity. Murthy ranked ninth among 316 accounting information system faculty for the period of 1982-1998, which is remarkable since he did not receive his doctorate until 1989. The journal also ranked the accounting faculty the eighth most productive program overall, while accounting Ph.D. graduates came in twentieth.

Texas A&M students in international studies have named Scott Lee, associate professor of finance, as the recipient of the Exemplary Professor Award for 2000-2001. Recognizing the international perspective he brings to the classroom, Lee was honored Nov. 14 at the annual international studies reception. Lee teaches corporate finance and valuation analysis at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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