Aggie pride runs deep in the heart of Lou Paletta \’78, Senior Managing Director of Investor Relations at Lone Star Funds. Paletta recently visited Mays Business School to speak with Business Honors students about his experience in the finance and investment arena, as well as his deep-rooted love for Texas A&M University.
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As Stephanie Anderson \’89 and Bob Manz spoke with Business Honors students in a recent lecture and luncheon, a prevalent thought was evident in the students\’ attentive eyesâ€”â€œThey have the coolest job ever.â€
Fresh out of eye surgery and driving 1,600 miles to College Station, Texas, Willie T. Langston II \’81 says he wouldn\’t have missed talking to Mays Business School Business Honors students for the world. With an instant charisma that lights up a room, Langston shared wisdom on a topic that hit close to homeâ€”vision.
Prior research finds that there is substantial variation in firms’ ability to avoid income taxes. One possible determinant of this tax avoidance variation is the influence of industry expertise of a firm’s external auditor.
Three Mays faculty members and a business school instructor were among 24 members of Texas A&M\’s faculty and staff to be honored with 2012 Distinguished Achievement Awards.
Shannon Deer, a lecturer and assistant department head in the accounting department at Mays Business School, was selected as the 2012 recipient of the David Baggett Endowed Teaching Excellence Award.
Richard Hanus \’76 honored his late father by creating a scholarship to benefit the accounting department at Mays Business School. The Houston resident donated $25,000 toward establishing the Lawrence Hanus Memorial Scholarship in Accounting at Mays.
Senior accounting major Laura Beer, a student worker at the Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL), has received the 2011 TVMDL Director\’s Excellence Award in the student category.
David C. Baggett ’81 uses one phrase to sum up his rich life, loving family and rewarding career: â€œIt’s good being me.â€
Five years ago, a group of Texas A&M students personified what Aggies do bestâ€”they recognized a need and did something about it. They created The Wells Project, an organization that raises awareness and funds for the current water crisis in Africa.