To anyone who has interacted with Dr. Ben Welch, it is probably no surprise that Texas Monthly named his Management 105 course as one of the two best classes to take at Texas A&M. Texas Monthly’sinaugural 2004 College Guide ranked the best and worst at Texas institutions.

Welch has taught the Management 105 course for many semesters, providing both Mays students and non-business majors an introduction to business issues.

“I am humbled by it,” says Welch, the director of the Center for Executive Development and senior lecturer for the Department of Management. “There are so many other deserving classes. I really approach (the class) in a pragmatic way because I believe that education should be fun.”

Welch is well loved by his students, evidenced by the numerous honors and awards he has amassed over the years. He was honored as a namesake for both Fish Camp and T-Camp and was selected by student members of the Management Society as Professor of the Year for 1991-1992 and 1995-1996.

Welch also received the John J. Koldus III Faculty/Staff Achievement Award and the Ed Guthrie Advisor of the Year Award in 1992-1993. In addition, he was the recipient of The Association of Former Students Award for Student Relations in 1994.