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October 2014

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Rockwell leader learned, shared lessons along the way

By • October 30th, 2014 • Category: Executive Speakers, Mays Business

Throughout his career, Don H. Davis Jr. ’61 was intentional about noticing the lessons he was learning as he helped his company and his fellow employees succeed. Ten years after retiring as CEO and earning the title of chairman emeritus of Rockwell Automation, Davis shared those lessons with Business Honors students at Mays Business School. […]



Strawser appointed VP, CFO of Texas A&M University

By • October 29th, 2014 • Category: Mays Business, Texas A&M

Jerry R. Strawser was appointed vice president for finance and administration and CFO of Texas A&M University on Sept. 3, 2014. We at Mays want to thank him for all he accomplished during his time as dean of Mays Business School. The school firmly established itself as one of the leading business schools in the […]



MIT scholar asks “Can Financial Engineering Cure Cancer?”

By • October 29th, 2014 • Category: Executive Speakers, Featured Stories, Mays Business

After several close friends were diagnosed with cancer, Andrew Lo began looking into cancer therapeutics. What he found was a weak pharmaceutical industry experiencing a decline in productivity and suffering from a lack of funding. However, he maintains that financial engineering has the potential to reshape the industry and enable the development of a cure […]



Mays Executive MBA program continues to climb in Financial Times ranking

By • October 20th, 2014 • Category: Mays Business

The Mays Executive MBA program (EMBA) at Texas A&M University continues its upward trajectory among the top 10 U.S.-based programs at public universities, rising to 6th among U.S. public schools (up from 8th last year) in rankings released Monday by Financial Times. The program stands 16th among all U.S.-based schools and 60th in the world […]



Mays honors 2014 Outstanding Alumni for their impact

By • October 17th, 2014 • Category: Mays Business

Mays Business School recognized three of its most prolific graduates during the 23rd annual Outstanding Alumni Banquet. Two of the honorees – Kevin McEvoy ’79 and Robert Jordan ’86 – received their MBAs from Mays, and Susan Reese McFarland ’83 received a bachelor’s degree in accounting. When introducing the outstanding alumni at the banquet at […]



Aggie entrepreneurs celebrate a decade of success

By • October 17th, 2014 • Category: Mays Business, Texas A&M

Mays Business School’s Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship (CNVE) at Texas A&M University recognized this year’s recipients of the Aggie 100, which honors the fastest-growing Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses in the world. The university, built on its core values of excellence, integrity, leadership, loyalty, respect and self-service, is producing some of the nation’s best […]



Professionals Share Career Mistakes and Lessons Learned

By • October 1st, 2014 • Category: Mays Business

Everyone makes mistakes, but the key is to learn from them. A panel of four business professionals recently shared with a group of MS Marketing students the biggest mistakes they have made in their professional careers, as well as what lessons they have learned as a result. Tami Cannizzaro ’80, principal of Cannizzaro Consulting, shared […]



Kauths commit to support future Mays students

By • September 29th, 2014 • Category: Donors Corner, Mays Business

A San Antonio couple has committed a substantial planned donation that will establish the Melissa and John Kauth ’77 Endowed Scholarship in Business. Distributions from the fund will be used to provide four-year scholarships to full-time students at Mays Business School. Preference will be given to applicants who are Regents Scholars’ students. Mr. Kauth received […]



Ricky W. Griffin named interim dean of Mays

By • September 29th, 2014 • Category: Mays Business

Ricky W. Griffin has been named interim dean of Mays Business School. He will serve in this role until the national search for the school’s next permanent dean is completed. Provost Karan Watson selected Griffin after reviewing faculty nominations and discussing the matter with members of the Mays faculty. Griffin is a University Distinguished Professor […]



Workshop teaches value of articulating experiences gained abroad

By • September 12th, 2014 • Category: Mays Business

The Texas A&M Career Center joined forces with two Mays Business School units to create a workshop for students that have or are considering international opportunities.  The “Leveraging Your International Experience in Your Job Search” seminar, which was hosted by the Texas A&M Career Center, Mays Communication Lab and the Center for International Business Studies […]