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Benefactor Partners in advancing the world’s prosperity

The Spirit of Mays Jerry ‘72 and Kay Cox ‘02


We are appreciative of you, our benefactors, who provide generous support in so many ways. Your continued support is actively moving Mays Business School forward in our vision of advancing the world's prosperity through our mission of being a vibrant learning organization that creates impactful knowledge and develops transformational leaders, as you will see in the pages of this edition of the Benefactor. We are truly thankful for all you do for our students, our school, and our future.


CONTRIBUTORS

A message from the Dean... At Mays Business School, benefactors are impacting the transformational leadership of our departments, programs, centers, and – most importantly – students. Within these pages we are honored to share stories about significant people to Mays and how their investments have had exponential impacts. Jerry '72 and Kay Cox '02 embody the spirit of Mays with their warmth and welcoming presence. Thousands of Aggies have benefitted from their generosity and mentoring. Megan Ryan ’98 shares her story, including advancements in her career, milestones in her life, and the multiple ways she stays engaged with Mays. She credits much of her success to her time at Texas A&M, and she is pleased to be able to provide similar opportunities to current students.

DEAN Eli Jones

Wendy Boswell is a prime example of a recipient of the Coxes’ generosity. She and nine other faculty members have received financial support allowing them to focus on their research and teaching. Ronnie Hale Sr. proved he was an Aggie at heart with his generosity and business acumen. He helped the Aggie family by bringing Aggie Bucks and outdoor ATM machines to Texas A&M. Within his family, he helped numerous descendants attend Texas A&M. Since his passing in 2017, Ronnie is sorely missed. Enjoy learning about these and other stories that make up our great school. And remember, no matter your distance or time away, you're always Mays. Gig ’em

EXECUTIVE DIREC TOR OF INNOVATION & STR ATEGIC PL ANNING William Peel DIREC TOR OF CORPOR ATE & ALUMNI REL ATIONS Cynthia Billington DIREC TOR OF MARKETING, COMMUNICATIONS & PUBLIC REL ATIONS Blake Parrish EDITOR Kelly Levey Reynolds ART DIREC TION & DESIGN Brie Pampell Taylor Stephens PRODUC TION MANAGER Molly Painter CONTRIBUTING WRITERS, EDITORS, & DESIGNERS Andrew Barker Cynthia Billington Christina Court Kenny Dao Melissa Lund

Eli Jones ‘82 Dean and Professor of Marketing

Molly Painter Kelli Levey Reynolds Taylor Stephens Texas A&M Foundation PHOTOGR APHY Butch Ireland Michael Kellett

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THE SPIRIT OF MAYS Jerry ’72 and Kay Cox ’02

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LIFETIME PARTNERS

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ONE PARTNER’S JOURNEY Megan Ryan ’98

16 INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTORS

Igor Kraguljac Brie Pampell Taylor Stephens

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A LEGACY OF GRACIOUS LIVING Ronnie Hale Sr.

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NEW GIFTS

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CORPORATE AND FOUNDATIONS

Texas A&M University

SYNERGY IN MOTION Mays and EY

College Station, TX 77843-4113

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Texas A&M University Mays Business School mays.tamu.edu 4113 TAMU

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The Spirit of Mays: Jerry & Kay Cox Jerry ’72 and Kay Cox ’02 are avid supporters of Mays Business School. They are engaged recruiters of top talent, often opening their homes to promising students before they ever enroll in class. Eli Jones, dean of Mays Business School, notes; “If you have met them, you have felt their welcoming spirit, encouragement, and warmth.” They often call Texas A&M University students their “kids,” and consider them part of their extended family.

“These two set the bar for us.” Dean Eli Jones Visitors to the Wehner Building will notice Jerry and Kay Cox Hall and see their portrait in the first-floor entrance. The Coxes gave $1.5 million toward the expansion, leading 40 other former students and friends to contribute to this important enhancement to our campus. In 2017, the Peggy and Lowry Mays Impact Award was established. The namesakes were the first award recipients. “It was an easy decision to confer the 2018 award to Kay and Jerry Cox,” Jones said. “This award is for people who have really put their imprint on Mays Business School, and these two set the bar for us,” said Dean Jones. “They think of the students first. They want them to have all the tools they need to succeed.” The Coxes established the Jerry and Kay Cox Endowed Chair at Mays and have provided

scholarships to students in the Business Honors program.

• Been inducted in the Corps Hall of Honor

ALLEGIANCE TO TEXAS A&M RUNS DEEP

• Been a three-time Aggie 100 Award recipient

Jerry Cox has been a strong member of the Dean’s Advisory Board at Mays for several years. Jones values Cox’s contributions, and soon after Jones came to Mays as dean in 2015, he asked Cox to serve as chairman of the board. Together, the two preside over the semi-annual meetings, and the chairperson serves as the primary liaison between the dean, the board, and the Office of Development.

Jerry said he and Kay feel blessed to be “a small part of supporting the excellence of Mays Business School. We love the students and want them to reach their full potential. The quality of intellect and character of Mays students is remarkable. Mays graduates will surely make a huge and positive impact on the world they will become a part of after graduation.”

The Coxes’ impact is felt throughout Texas A&M in even more ways. Together, they: • Led the funding of the Cox-McFerrin Center for Aggie Basketball • Led the funding of the Cox Diamond Club at Blue Bell Park • Were honored with the Sterling C. Evans Medal

Both value education and lifelong learning, prompting them at age 50 as empty nesters to return to school – Kay for a master’s in educational psychology at Texas A&M (largely because she wanted an Aggie ring), and Jerry for a master’s degree in theology from Houston Baptist University. Their Aggie roots run deep. ◆

With Kay's support, Jerry has: • Served on the board of directors of the Texas A&M Foundation • Served on the board of directors as president of the 12th Man Foundation • Served on the Corps Development Council • Served as presiding chairman of Texas A&M’s One Spirit, One Vision Campaign • Been honored as a Distinguished Alumnus of Texas A&M • Been named an Outstanding Alumnus of Mays Business School

Jerry Cox outlines the qualities of a transformational leader: • Committed vision of what the organization can be • Unwavering character and integrity • Promotes transparency

See the full conversation: tx.ag/MTLCox

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LIFETIME PARTNERS $20,000,000+

Charles Koch Foundation

Peggy and L. Lowry Mays ’57

The Reynolds and Reynolds Company

$10,000,000+ Artie and Dorothy McFerrin Foundation

$3,000,000+ Gina and Anthony Bahr ’91 Ernst & Young Mays Business School - Center for Executive Development Reliant Energy

$2,000,000+ The Roy F. and Joann Cole Mitte Foundation

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Helaine and Gerald L. Ray ’54

$1,000,000+

Robyn L. ’89 and Alan B. Roberts ’78

Denise and David C. Baggett ’81

Patricia and Grant E. Sims ’77

Beaumont Foundation of America

Texas A&M Research Foundation

Demi N. and John R. III Carmichael ’73

Elizabeth H. and James R. Whatley ’47

Peter H. Currie ’85

Barbara and Donald Zale ’55 and M.B. and Edna Zale Foundation

Gina L. and William H. Flores ’76 Ford Motor Company KPMG

$500,000+

Paula and Ronald S. Letbetter ’70

The H.G. Ash Foundation

ConocoPhillips

Trisha and L.C. “Chaz” Neely, Jr. ’62

Kay A. ‘02 and Jerry S. Cox ’72

PwC

ExxonMobil

Ed Rachal Foundation

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Kathleen L. and J. Rogers Rainey, Jr. ’44

AT&T Bank of America Sandra L. and Ronnie W. Barclay ’68


Foreman R. Bennett ’27 BP Corporation Chevron Brandon C. Coleman, Jr. ’78 Ashley R. ’88 and David L. Coolidge ’87

Elizabeth and Graham Weston '86

$250,000+ Aggie Real Estate Network

Deloitte

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Foundation

Cydney Collier Donnell ’81

Jorge A. Bermudez ’73

Mark H. Ely ’83

Blue Bell Creameries

Harriet D. and Joe B. Foster ’56

Diana and Todd O. Brock ’85

G.W. Glezen, Jr. ’56

Pamela M. and Barent W. Cater ’77

Halliburton The Herman F. Heep and Minnie Belle Heep Foundation Howard W. Horne ’47 JCPenney Kelly P. ’86 and Robert E. Jordan ’85 Marian J. ’82 and Willie T. Langston II ’81 Rhonda and Todd A. Overbergen ‘88 Phillips 66 Randall’s Food Markets Shell Oil Company Ruby and Earle A. Shields, Jr. ’41 Adam C. Sinn ’00 John H. Speer ’71 Robin ’76 and Robert Starnes ’72 Carol L. and G. David Van Houten, Jr. ’71 Hallie A. Vanderhider Cynthia J. ’84 and Anthony R. Weber ’84

The Cullen Trust for Higher Education Becky ’76 and Monty L. Davis ’77 Kay M. and G. Steven Dawson ’80 Dell Dillard’s Duke Energy Foundation

Angie '84 and William R. Lemmons, Jr. ’83 Sherry and David J. Lesar Macy’s Marathon Oil Maria B. and Michael K. McEvoy ’79 Sandra K. and Bryan N. Mitchell ’70 Donald H. Niederer ’53 Neiman Marcus Group Newfield Exploration Rebecca ’74 and William S. Nichols III ’74 Sharee and David R. Norcom ’73 Karen N. Pape ’80 Florence and M. Bookman Peters ’59 Frank J. and Jean Raymond Foundation

Energy Future Holdings

The Summerfield G. Roberts Foundation

Janis A. and John T. Eubanks ’62

Sewell Automotive

Gallery Furniture

Deborah D. Shelton

General Electric Company

Syracuse University

Sam K. and Barnett L. Gershen ’69

Jamey and Richard C. Tanner ’53

Patricia and Raymond R. Hannigan ’61 Kathy and Terry E. Hatchett ’68 HEB

Shelley and Joseph V. Tortorice, Jr. ’70 Walmart Earline and A.P. Wiley, Jr. ’46

Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Barbara and Paul W. Kruse ’77 Betty and Paul J. Leming, Jr. ’52 BENEFACTOR 2018

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Transformational priorities

EXPANDING FACILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY Mays Business School is located on West

learning spaces, innovative academic

Campus in the Wehner Building, which

technology, spaces for distance education,

is more than 20 years old. Mays is at

Mays Transformation Center, and Mays

maximum capacity, limiting our ability

Innovation Research Center. The Mays

to innovate and expand programs. An

Foundation donated $15 million to start the

expansion would include new active

"Reimagine Wehner" process.

DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING NAMING The $10 million goal in commitments has

their excellence. Mays undergraduate

been raised in the campaign to name the

and graduate programs both rank in

accounting department after Department

the Top Ten in the nation. Contribute an

Head Jim Benjamin. The Department of

endowed level gift of $25,000 or more,

Accounting must have adequate resources

or an online donation of $25 or more at

to recruit and retain top students and

give.am/JamesBenjamin.

faculty. The accounting programs offered at Mays are nationally recognized for

MCFERRIN CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP Mays' goal is to enhance entrepreneurial

acceleration, competitive opportunities,

student education by providing training,

work experiences, and financial support

networking, and assistance to enterprising

to aspiring entrepreneurs in the Aggie

students, faculty, and former students. With

community and across the world. Mays is

the support of Mays' volunteer network,

hosting the 2018 SEC Pitch Competition,

corporate supporters, faculty, and staff,

which will draw teams from across

the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship

the country.

has been able to provide business start-up

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TRANSFORMATIONAL PRIORITIES

CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS STUDIES The Center for International Business

operations, but it relies on private-sector

Studies (CIBS) is responsible for

donations and grants for research, outreach,

internationalizing the business programs

and educational enrichment programs.

at Mays Business School. CIBS receives university support for its administrative

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION Mays Business School has an ambitious

of Mays’ strategic goal for diversity along the

diversity plan designed to enhance

following dimensions: recruitment, climate

accountability, climate, and equity. The

and inclusion, retention and education, and

charge of the Office of Diversity and

community relations.

Inclusion is to create and lead the execution

ENDOWED LECTURESHIPS AND PROFESSORSHIPS Lectureships are intended to support

and full professors. Support for these

the work of non-tenure-track faculty who

individuals is a positive recruitment and

demonstrate extraordinary achievements

retention strategy. Endowed and named

in teaching, innovation in teaching

professorships provide additional summer

effectiveness, curriculum development,

support and research funding to help retain

and student support. Professorships are

productive faculty members.

important to retain productive associate

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VI CTORIA FERN A N D EZ Chief Market Strategist Crossmark Global Investments Mays Executive MBA ’16

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TRANSFORMATIONAL PRIORITIES

EXPANDING RESEARCH SUPPORT Mays faculty members engage in a wide

As part of Texas A&M University, a Tier One

variety of research and research-related

Research University, Mays contributes high-

activities (such as mentoring Ph.D.

impact knowledge to advance the world’s

students). Funds are needed to support

prosperity. Support and designations help

this work in a variety of ways, such as

recruit top talent in faculty to become

professional travel and accessing data.

members of the Mays family.

BUSINESS HONORS Business Honors is the flagship

greater stature and success and would help

undergraduate academic program at Mays

Mays compete with other leading honors

Business School. A base endowment and an

programs, both regionally and nationally.

endowment to provide scholarship support would allow this program to attain even

DEAN’S EXCELLENCE FUND Departments and programs need

the Data Analytics Initiative, the Master

discretionary excellence funds to support

of Real Estate program, the Center for

student, faculty, and staff development

Human Resource Management, the

opportunities, along with access to

Center for Retailing Studies, the Petroleum

research data. Areas of support include

Ventures Program, and the Commercial

the Professional Selling Initiative, the

Banking Program.

Center for International Business Studies,

To support these Mays Transformational Priorities, contact Brian Bishop at 979-862-3615 or bbishop@txamfoundation.com.

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ALWAYS MAYS Trusted education for lifelong learners

INTRODUCING EXECUTIVE CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS ESSENTIALS ONLY 2 DAYS/MONTH FOR 6 MONTHS

Ben D. Welch, Ph.D. ’90 Center for Executive Development MAYS BUSINESS SCHOOL

Executive Director, Halliburton Programs Retired Clinical Professor, Department of Management


One partner’s journey: Megan Ryan ‘98 1998 Megan began her giving journey with the Association of Former Students upon graduation from Mays.

2001 Recognizing the impact Business Fellows had on her time at Texas A&M, Megan began financially supporting the program.

Why does Texas A&M – a public university – need private gifts? Today, no major university – public or private – can achieve excellence without a mixture of public and private funds. More than half of Texas A&M’s budget is covered by state funds and tuition, with a likelihood to decrease. State funds typically cover only operations and basic salaries for faculty.

Texas A&M increasingly relies on private support to recruit and retain its most deserving faculty and brightest students. Generous support from donors also enhances academic innovation, acquisition of advanced technology, and new construction. In large part, private gifts determine the future of this great university.

46%

State support / tuition

31%

Private support

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“When I served on the Dean’s Young Former Students Advisory Board, I learned I had much to give, even though I was just starting my career. I had time to share, and I learned about the value of giving directly to Mays Business School.

"Nothing feels better than to say I am making an impact on a student. I can’t wait to meet our first scholarship recipient.” Ryan committed $25,000 to Mays for scholarships. Her employer, PwC, matched her donation 1:1, so the endowment is almost fully funded.

"I have supported the programs that were dear to me as a student: Business Honors, Fellows, and Business Student Council.

2009 As her career continued to advance, Megan decided to diversify her gifts and support the Department of Accounting.

2005 Furthering her generous footprint, she increased her support for the Business Fellows program.

2018 Megan and her family continue to remain invested in the advancement of Mays through support for the Department of Accounting and the college overall.

BENEFACTOR: Megan has served since 2004 on advisory boards to the dean. This added a new dimension to her giving: time.

2016 In celebration of their 40th birthdays, Megan and her husband decided to give their biggest gifts yet.

Ways to give WAYS TO GIVE give.am/supportmays

ANNUAL

ENDOWED

ESTATE

Cash

Cash

Bequest (will)

Appreciative stock

Beneficiary (IRA, life insurance)

Land

Charitable trust Charitable annuity

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INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTORS FOR 2017 $1,000,000+

Karen N. Pape ‘80

Gina and Anthony F. Bahr ‘91

Peggy and Carl Sewell

Demi N. and John R. Carmichael III ‘73

Brad Tidwell ‘83

Dorothy F. Jersild and Arthur R. McFerrin ‘65

$25,000 - $49,999

Trisha and L. C. ‘’Chaz’’ Neely, Jr. ‘62

Felicia A. and Herbert D. Baker ‘81

$250,000 - $999,999 Denise and David C. Baggett ‘81 Becky '76 and Monty L. Davis ‘77 Rhonda and Todd A. Overbergen ‘88

Denise R. and Mark S. Bender ‘78 Carolyn and Jim J. Benjamin Jr.

Catherine A. ‘85 and Roman FlaxKosecki Edward F. Fugger Jr. ‘90 Carol and Patrick E. Gaas ‘85 Laurie H. ‘88 and Alfredo L. Gutierrez ‘88 Donna C. and Richard A. Hanus ‘76

Jyl G. and Randy Cain ‘82

Evelyn A. ‘84 and Stephen P. Harding ‘84

Kathy C. and Terry E. Hatchett ‘68

Carolyn and Gregory M. Hoffman

Meredith L. and Kyle T. Liner ‘01

Barbara J. and William M. Huffman ‘53

Adam C. Sinn ‘00

Ann and Charles P. Manning ‘82

Graham Weston '86

Pat and Col. Gene Marshall ‘60

$100,000 - $249,999

Mary and Robert R. Messer II ‘79 Cynthia and Kendall A. Miller ‘88

Fern and Eli Jones III ‘82 Jamie '97 and Michael H. McClain ‘93 Craig R. McMahen ‘89

Cydney Collier Donnell ‘81

M. Bookman Peters ‘59

Ben A. Guill

Stacey and Curtis R. Rhine ‘84

Susan E. ‘86 and John P. McNamara ‘86

T. Mark Kelly ‘79

Emily T. "Nan" and A.R. "Reggie" Richardson ‘63

Natashia N. ‘00 and Sammy L. Miller Jr. ‘00

Peggy J. and Willis S. Ritchey '68

Joy and Nathan P. Moore ‘89

Lynne ‘85 and Allen Mabry ‘82

Robert M. Scott ‘78

Stuart W. Murff ‘73

Jacqueline and Alan Mitchell ‘85

Carrie ‘98 and Jack D. Suh ‘97

Shelley D. ‘79 and Timothy H. Murray ‘78

Marian L. ‘82 and Willie T. Langston, II ‘81

$50,000 - $99,999 Lisa and Warren E. Barhorst ‘88 Christie ‘81 and Clinton W. Bybee ‘85 Dianne R. and A. Benton Cocanougher

Avery and Martin Walker ‘74 Allison ‘96 and Don Whitaker ‘96 Nancy Williams

$10,000 - $24,999

Debra and Robert S. Penshorn ‘89 Lori K. and Brian K. Pinto ‘93 Gerald E. Ryan ‘59

Angela K. ‘89 and David L. Brown ‘89

Susan Shillings ‘81 and Stephen B. Solcher ‘83

Laura A. ‘86 and Johnny B. Campanello ‘86

Laine D. ‘81 and Ted C. Totah ‘80

Laura C. ‘85 and David K. Fulton

Patsy C. and David S. Wesson ‘82

Kristin '92 and Michael S. McAleer ‘92

Josephine Baker and Larry B. Cochran ‘91

Amber E. ‘02 and Preston H. Young ‘02

Karen and Rodney L. Faldyn ‘88

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Jennifer and S. Wil Van Loh Jr.

Cynthia R. ‘92 and Damon E. Diamantaras ‘92

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$5,000 - $9,999

Amanda M. and Kyle S. Gammenthaler ‘11

Douglas J. Abbott Carri Baker ‘84 Cynthia ‘82 and Fred Balda ‘82 Brian ‘95 and Christy Baumann ‘95 Denise ‘86 and Andy Beakey III ‘84

Tina and Paul Frost Gardner ‘66

Sharon R. and Keith D. Manning ‘78

Doyle A. Graham Jr. ‘81

Wanda G. and Louis Paletta II ‘78

Leslie Jean and William B. Guess III ‘88

Merita ’86 and Stephen Parker ’88

Richard L. Harris ‘54

Mindy L. and Spencer W. Rippstein ‘99

Jayne and James A. Henke

Denise M. and Jorge A. Bermudez ‘73

Jannie ‘84 and Kenneth A. Herchuk

Kathy and William J. Booth ‘80

Sandra M. Hernandez ‘84

Maren ‘01 and Gary J. Brauchle ‘95

Carrie B. and Timothy Joseph Hill ‘89

Valerie and James R. Byrd ‘57

Kelly P. ‘86 and Robert E. Jordan ‘85

Susan ‘82 and Fred Caldwell ‘82 Presha and Garry Lynn Carr ‘97 Kay '02 and Jerry Cox ‘72

Gina A. ‘95 and Carl A. Luna ‘91

Jennifer and Jeffrey A. Koecher ‘88

Kristie L. Donnachie ‘00

Esther K. Choy ‘98 and Bernhard Krieg ‘98

Julia A. & Mark E. Ellis ‘79

Barbara and Paul W. Kruse ‘77

Mark H. Ely ‘83

Cynthia and Michael P. Landen

Genevieve and Vincent J. Fertitta Jr. ‘92

Frances and Charles C. Laningham ‘60

Tamara L. Fowler ‘93 and Scott A. Fowler ‘91

Paula and R. Steve Letbetter ‘70

Megan A. ‘98 and Jason M. Ryan James M. Stark ‘84 Debbie ‘90 and Blake Steudtner ‘91 Sandra and Carlton D. Stolle ‘65 Elizabeth and Graham Weston ‘86 Edward C. White William D. Wood ‘81 Patty and J. Mike Yantis ‘76 John M. Yantis Jr. ‘02 *Nearly 400 people donated less than $5,000 each.

Marsha and David K. Lockett ‘76

Leading by example: Faculty & staff support Jim Benjamin

Kyle Gammenthaler

Mary Lea McAnally

Kelli Reynolds

Paul Busch

Duane Ireland

Rich Metters

Michael Shaub

Benton Cocanougher

Eli Jones

Ramona Paetzold

Edward White

Cydney Donnell

Kathryn King-Metters

Blake Parrish

Asghar Zardkoohi

David Flint

Michael Kinney

Korok Ray

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ENGAGE WITH MAYS

AGGIEvisors

Current and Former Students Visit: aggies.firsthand.co

GIVE ADVICE One-time coaching Mentoring relationship

UPDATE YOUR AGGIE NETWORK INFORMATION Visit: mays.tamu.edu/alumni

RECEIVE ADVICE Career | Résumé Interview

Corporate and Alumni Relations MAYS BUSINESS SCHOOL

For more information: Cindy Billington | alumni@mays.tamu.edu


Our students Mays students do more than expected in the classroom, the workplace, and the world. They are leaders in every arena. They are ambitious and goal-oriented and willing to put in the work required to achieve those goals. Through every experience, they mold themselves into transformational leaders who personify selfless service and value diversity and inclusion.

“ At Mays I found people who are like me and polar opposites who challenge me to think in new ways.” Carissa van Beek ’18, (PPA/ marketing), is from Cape Town, South Africa. She was recruited to be a hammer thrower on the Texas A&M Track & Field team.

“Mays has been my second home during my time at Texas A&M. I find it amazing that I have people who invest in me and my future without even knowing me. I am incredibly grateful for that.” Azra Razvi ’19 (Business Honors and management), from College Station, Texas.

“ The excellence in which Mays pushes its students to accomplish is the driving force behind the success of the school. All Mays students will claim that “the people” at Mays is what makes it a special place. I agree.”

”Each day I am privileged with the opportunity to learn at the hands of the most talented individuals from a multitude of industry backgrounds, learning equally valuable career and life lessons along the way.”

Joshua Brookins ’18, (accounting), born in Accra, Ghana, raised in Coral Springs, Florida.

Kyle Barth ’18, (PPA/accounting), from Austin, Texas.

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A legacy of gracious living: Ronnie Hale Sr. Ronnie Hale Sr. didn’t attend Texas A&M, but he was always an Aggie to the core. He put his four children through Texas A&M. Five of his grandchildren so far – with another on the way – are also Aggies. Hundreds attended Hale’s funeral in March 2017, where Ronnie Hale Jr. recalled many memories and spoke of his father’s love for his wife of 58

years – Kay – and their children Ronnie Jr. ‘82, Randy ‘85, Richie ‘88, and Kerri ‘92. To honor Ronnie Sr., his son and daughter-in-law Randall B. “Randy” and Tracy Hale are donating $250,000 toward a $10 million campaign to rename the Department of Accounting for longtime department head Jim Benjamin.

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TIES TO ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT RUN DEEP Benjamin has fond memories of Hale, recalling their meeting shortly after Benjamin started at Texas A&M. Hale was an officer in the U.S Army Reserves where Benjamin served his remaining military obligation. “He was well thought of by everyone I knew throughout his career,” Benjamin said. “He was an avid golfer, and we became very good friends over the years. I always considered him as one of the most honest, ethical, and caring people I have known.” Hale came to Bryan to open


the Bryan Boys Club, where he was director and earned the organization’s highest honor, the Boys & Girls Club of America’s Man & Youth Award. A promotion to Assistant Regional Director moved Hale and his growing young family to Dallas in 1965, but he always felt the pull back to the Bryan/College Station community. He returned a year later for a position in the marketing department of a local bank – City National Bank. He stayed with that bank through several acquisitions, then retired 37 years later as vice chairman. Two of Hale’s four children and three of his grandchildren received accounting degrees from Texas A&M, where the undergraduate and graduate programs rank in the Top Ten in the nation. As a testament to his longevity and maybe his perseverance, Benjamin was there to see them all graduate. Hale’s sons Ronnie Jr. and Randy both started with Big 4 firms and have had very successful careers. Ronnie Jr. is a corporate chief financial officer, and Randy is the founder and managing director of Rock Hill Capital. Both of their spouses have accounting degrees and started their careers with Big 4 firms, as well, but neither are Aggies – a point of contention when the Aggies play either the LSU Tigers or the Texas Longhorns. LENDING A HAND TO YOUNG PEOPLE Hale was a friend to young people throughout his life. All the boys he mentored and guided at

the Boys & Girls Club called him Coach. “One of his favorite things in the world was to hear from those boys, now men in their late 50s and mid 60s, who still call him Coach,” Randy shared.

Ronnie Hale Sr.’s standing rules for living well and getting along with people

When Hale was a banker, he wanted to make things easier on students and their parents, so he brought the first outdoor ATM machine to the Texas A&M campus. He was also the catalyst for the Aggie Bucks program, a meal debit card system for students that still exists today.

• Absent a serious wrong, don’t ever close the door on a friend.

Mervin Peters, former president at Wells Fargo, said Hale negotiated the installation of the first outdoor ATM machine on campus because, “it was the right thing to do for the students, their parents, and the bank.” He said Hale held other people’s feelings above his own. “He was a really thoughtful guy who related well to people and took pleasure in seeing other people happy.” COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AS A CALLING Bookman Peters '59, Mervin’s brother, was chairman of City National Bank when Hale arrived there in 1966. Bookman and Mervin Peters considered Hale as close as a brother, and both were in awe of the way he worked with people.

• Dudley Do-right Rule: Do what’s right.

• When it comes to relationships, don’t draw lines in the sand. • If you’re way outside the norm, you’re probably in the wrong place. • You can say anything you hear me say.

did that in the bank as well as in the community. He believed you had to develop the community to have a good bank, and he stepped up to assume his role in that development.” Bookman said Hale maintained high spirits throughout his battle with pancreatic cancer. “He took it upon himself to keep everyone else cheered up,” he said. “He loved people and people loved him. I miss him every day.” ◆

Bookman called Hale “a man of absolute integrity,” with sound judgment and a keen sense of fairness. He said he was a good role model for others. “He had a special talent for finding common ground among people who didn’t have that, and who sometimes had differing opinions,” Bookman said. “He

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FACULTY APPOINTMENTS Gifts fund the backbone of the school – the faculty members who teach and conduct high-impact research. The following faculty members were appointed or reappointed in Spring 2018.

ANWER AHMED, ACCOUNTING

JIM BENJAMIN, ACCOUNTING

Ashley ’88 and David Coolidge ’87 Chair in Business

Deloitte Leadership Professorship

John E. Pearson Professorship in Business Administration

CINDY DEVERS, MANAGEMENT

JEREMIAH GREEN, ACCOUNTING

DAVID A. GRIFFITH, MARKETING

Lawrence E. Fouraker Professorship in Business Administration

Ernst & Young Professorship in Accounting

Hallie Vanderhider Chair in Business

RICH METTERS, INFO

DECHUN WANG, ACCOUNTING

Paul M. and Rosalie Robertson Chair in Business

Ljungdahl PwC Chair in Accounting

MARY LEA MCANALLY, ACCOUNTING PwC Professorship in Accounting

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WENDY BOSWELL, MANAGEMENT Jerry and Kay Cox Endowed Chair in Business “Publishing in her field’s most significant journals, Professor Boswell focuses on various critical and timely workplace issues such as the retention of top talent, employee entry to an organization and engagement, and the role (both positive and negative) of mobile devices on individuals,” said Duane Ireland, executive associate dean at Mays. “She remains strongly committed to the importance of producing scholarly work that informs managerial practice. Coverage of her research results by sources such as National Public Radio, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and New York Times, among others, suggests that her work continues to influence both other scholars and business practitioners.”

NEW GIFTS, ENDOWMENTS, COMMITMENTS Jeannie ‘99 and Trey Able, III ‘98

Judith and Richard Harris ‘54

Denise and David C. Baggett ‘81

Michelle ’90 and Rob Hickox ‘90

Felicia A. and Bert Baker ‘81

T. Mark Kelly ‘79

Lisa and Warren Barhorst ‘88

Marian L. ’82 and Willie T. Langston ‘81

Carolyn and James J. Benjamin Willie E. B. Blackmon '73 Laura ‘86 and Johnny B. Campanello ‘86 Central Bank Kristen L. “Kris” ‘87 and Mark Chester Dianne and Benton Cocanougher Alicia ’90 and Robert C. Collins ‘86 Becky ’76 and Monty Davis ’77 Ernst & Young David and Laura C. Fulton ‘85 Doyle A. Graham, Jr. ‘81 Geoffrey Greenwade ‘83 Ben Guill

Meredith ’01 and Kyle Liner ‘01 Lynne ‘85 and Allen Mabry ’82 M. Ann and Charles P. Manning ‘83 Mays Family Foundation Artie and Dorothy McFerrin Foundation

Trisha and L.C. “Chaz” Neely, Jr. ‘62 Rhonda and Todd Overbergen ‘88 Wanda and Louis Paletta II ‘78 Florence and M. Bookman Peters ’59 Phillips 66 Stacey and Curtis Rhine ‘84 Emily T. “Nan” Richardson Peggy J. and Willis S. Ritchey ‘68 Peggy and Carl Sewell

Stacy and Stephen McNair ‘82

Southwestern Energy

Mary and Robert R. Messer, II ‘79

Brad Tidwell ’83

Natashia ’00 and Sammy Miller ‘00

Laine ’81 and Ted Totah ‘80

Vicki and Brian K. Miller ’80 Jacqueline and Alan Mitchell ’85 Lawrence P. “Buddy” Morris ‘88

Lynn and Bob Vacek ‘71 Kari and John D. West ‘87 Graham Weston ‘86

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CORPORATE AND FOUNDATIONS FOR 2017 $20,000,000+

$25,000 - $49,999

Avison Young (USA) Inc.

Mays Family Foundation

AT&T Foundation

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation

$10,000,000+ Artie and Dorothy McFerrin Foundation

$2,000,000+ Ernst & Young Charles Koch Foundation

$250,000 $999,999

BP Corporation William and Catherine Bryce Memorial Trust

Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund Buxton Company C. H. Robinson International, Inc.

Central Bank

Camden Property Trust

Chevron U.S.A. Inc.

CenterPoint Energy

Cockrell Foundation

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, LP

ConocoPhillips Dealer Computer Services, Incorporated

CIMA Energy LTD Citizens State Bank

EDF Trading North America, LLC

Dillard’s

The Guill Family Foundation

Enterprise Holdings Foundation

Deloitte

H. Fund

Florida Power & Light Company

Halliburton Foundation, Incorporated

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Francesca’s Services Corporation

II Corinthians 9:7 Foundation

Goosehead Insurance

PwC

Grant Thornton, LLP

Shell Oil Company Foundation

H.E.B. Grocery Company

Southwestern Energy

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Texas Pioneer Foundation

Hotel Valencia Corporation

Total Gas and Power North America, Inc.

The Humana Foundation, Inc.

The Jerry and Kay Cox Foundation

$100,000 $249,999 M & B Davis Investments, LP Phillips 66

$50,000 - $99,999 Aggie Real Estate Network ExxonMobil Foundation

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BDO USA, LLP

Mary Wheat Foundation

General Motors LLC

Iscential, Inc. Koch Supply & Trading, LP

The Looper Foundation

$10,000 - $24,990

KPMG Foundation

Frank J. and Jean Raymond Foundation, Inc.

Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation

Lockheed Martin Macy’s / Bloomingdale’s

Sewell Automotive

ALDI, Inc.

Noble Energy, Inc.

Textron, Incorporated

Altus Foundation

PepsiCo

Cindy & Tony Weber Foundation

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

PETSMART, Inc.

Asset Risk Management, LLC

Pioneer Natural Resources USA, Incorporated

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Renaissance Charitable Foundation, Inc. The Research Valley Partnership Incorporated Silicon Valley Bank Sirell, LLC Spectra Energy Foundation Stage Stores, Incorporated Tauber Oil Company Texas CPA of the Brazos Valley USG Energy Gas Producer Holdings, LLC Walgreens

The Go Solution

Root, Inc.

David B. Hendricks, II Foundation

SAP

High Tech Flooring and Design

Tesoro Companies, Incorporated

Intriguing Assets, LLC

Texas Aggies in Business, Inc.

Jaynes, Reitmeier, Boyd & Therrell, P.C.

Texas Retailers Education Foundation

Kalcorp Enterprises, Inc.

Transwestern Corp Properties Adviser, LLC

Lowery Property Advisors, LLC Memorial Hermann Health System Nectar Online Media, Inc. Protivix Business Solutions, LLC

Wood Real Estate Investors, LLC

Q10 Kinghorn, Driver, Hough & Co.

M. B. and Edna Zale Foundation

Raytheon Company

$5,000 - $9,999

Truist-Piper Jaffray USAA Foundation, A Charitable Trust Weatherford U.S., LP WK, Incorporated *More than 150 corporations/corporate foundations donated less than $5,000 each.

Real Foundations

Accenture, LLP Phil Adams Company Alliance Data Alvarez & Marsal Holdings, LLC American National Bank of Texas Applied Materials AXYS Industrial Solutions, Incorporated Brierley & Partners, Inc. Brockman Foundation Craig & Galen Brown Foundation Charles Schwab Covey Investments, LLC Dell Technologies Embrey Partners, Ltd. Farm Credit Bank of Texas

Dylan Secrest ‘17 (marketing) and many other students are direct beneficiaries of contributing gifts.

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Synergy in motion: Mays and EY Mays Business School and EY have a shared commitment: To challenge ourselves beyond the status quo and inspire ourselves to become transformational leaders. To celebrate, Mays recognized EY as its 2018 Corporate Partner of the Year during a day-long event on March 22. Corporate executives engaged undergraduate and graduate students during presentations and roundtable discussions over topics ranging from corporate culture to disruptive technology. These discussions, along with the financial and advisory support from EY, are what make their partnership with Mays so special. EY has hired hundreds of Aggies for internships and full-time positions after graduation. “When Aggies come to work with us,

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they are well-trained, which you’d expect,” said Randy Cain ’82, EY’s vice chair and region managing partner. “But they also are transformational leaders. They are people with a work ethic that is second to none.” It is this work ethic that has attracted so many of EY’s leaders to be active on numerous Mays advisory boards and provide feedback on curriculum and course content. The firm has also contributed $5 million to the school and made a $2 million commitment to name the Department of Accounting, but it is the interactive, human aspect that has made this partnership so unique. Dean Eli Jones ’82 gave the Corporate Partner of the Year Award, noting: “Some people think this award is only about the

money, but it’s not. It’s because of EY’s significant investment of time, energy, and ideas in our school. Just having the EY brand associated with the Mays brand means a lot worldwide.” EY Southwest Talent Leader Allison Allen noted that EY, like Mays Business School, is building a culture that not only encourages a sense of belonging, but also provides employees with new professional challenges. “People in the future are going to go to a job based on the experiences they’re going to get,” says Allen. “They’re not getting bored because they are challenged and inspired.” ◆


New development activity

Values by endowment type BOOK VALUE

MARKET VALUE

Faculty Chairs

$32,367,722

$44,401,019

27.05%

Faculty Professorships

$14,706,091

$23,715,459

14.45%

Faculty Fellowships

$4,195,893

$5,779,268

3.52%

Graduate Fellowships

$2,971,656

$3,975,592

2.42%

Scholarships

$26,066,339

$31,056,853

18.92%

General

$41,936,540

$55,235,970

33.65%

$122,244,241

$164,164,161

100%

2014 New commitments (ENDOWED) Total cash gifts (NON-ENDOWED) Total

$12,630,000 $2,859,512 $15,489,512

2015 New commitments (ENDOWED) Total cash gifts (NON-ENDOWED) Total

$11,874,735 $3,951,154

TOTALS

$15,825,889

Endowment market values

2016 New commitments (ENDOWED) Total cash gifts (NON-ENDOWED) Total

$19,393,688 $2,839,267

$164.2

$175

$134.1 $134.0 $138.2 $124.1

$140

$22,232,955

2017 New commitments (ENDOWED)

$14,843,020

Total cash gifts (NON-ENDOWED)

$33,958,658

Total

$48,801,678

$105

$78.2

$88.2

$101.0 $98.5

$97.3 $93.6

$108.5

$82.2

$70

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Development Team give.am/supportmays

STEPHEN CISNEROS DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT 979.845.1452 scisneros@txamfoundation.com

CAROLINE G. ROGERS DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT 979.845.2775 crogers@txamfoundation.com

CASSIE BELL ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT 979.862.7247 cassiebell@txamfoundation.com

BRIAN BISHOP ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT FOR DEVELOPMENT

979.862.3615 bbishop@txamfoundation.com

KELLY MARLER ADMINISTRATIVE ASSOCIATE 979.458.1452 kmarler@mays.tamu.edu

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We are appreciative of you, our benefactors, who provide generous support in so many ways. Your continued support is actively moving Mays Bu...

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We are appreciative of you, our benefactors, who provide generous support in so many ways. Your continued support is actively moving Mays Bu...

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