Texas A&M students are already making preparations to welcome next year’s crop of new faces. Each year, students nominate faculty and staff to serve as namesakes for Fish Camp. The camp is held throughout August to give new students a taste of what life’s like as an Aggie.

Several Mays faculty have been awarded the honor of being a camp namesake this year. Fish Camp namesakes include: Marty Loudder, Department of Accounting; George Fowler and Mike Hnatt, Department of Information and Operations Management; Paul Busch and Duane DeWald, Department of Marketing; and Jing Zhou, Department of Management.

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When the Texas Public Relations Association named its Best of Texas winners at its annual awards ceremony recently in Austin, the Real Estate Center (REC) took away two top awards.

The center’s quarterly magazine Tierra Grande received a Bronze Best of Texas award in the external magazine category. Tierra Grande is sent to all 100,000 Texas real estate licensees.

The REC’s video on “Affordable Housing: The Crisis in Texas” also received a Bronze Best of Texas award in the special audiovisual project category. Earlier this year, the video received a finalist award from the New York Festivals’ international film, video and television competition.

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Marketing Professor Paul Busch will spend the summer learning first-hand the intricacies and realities of the industrial workplace.

Busch was selected to the highly competitive A.D. Welliver Faculty Summer Fellowship at Boeing Co., which gives nine faculty members from around the country the opportunity to learn from industry engineers and professionals at Boeing’s offices in Seattle, Washington.

The goal of the eight-week program is to give the fellows a solid understanding of the issues in the industry, so they can incorporate those issues into their classroom curricula. The fellows will be exposed to issues such as the true meaning of being customer driven, the business realities of a global marketplace, using cycle time, cost and quality as measures, teamwork, and the role of people skills in engineering.

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