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Message From the Dean of Mays Business School Dear Friends, “Thank you” is easy to say. But, it is difficult for these two words to truly express our appreciation for your support of Mays Business School. When I consider the impact you have had on everything we do, it is overwhelming. Just consider the following: • Mays has 25 endowed chairs, 31 endowed professorships, and 28 endowed faculty fellowships. These endowed positions allow us to attract and retain world-class faculty, whose research impacts the academic and business worlds and whose teaching develops the next generation of business leaders. • Mays has 174 endowed scholarships. Added to that, a total of $1.8 million in non-endowed scholarship support was provided in 2009. Whether based on academic merit or financial need, these scholarships provide us with the opportunity to attract top students and provide them with the unlimited opportunities that accompany a Mays degree. • Program opportunity funds and unrestricted gifts allow Mays to develop new ideas and explore new opportunities. Our Reliant Energy Securities & Commodities Trading Center, Gallery Furniture/Jim McIngvale interactive library in our Center for Retailing Studies (see page four), Technology Transfer Competition conducted by our Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship, and Aggie 100 event are just a small number of examples of how your generosity has allowed us to create new programs and explore new ideas. • Our facilities are truly second to none. When walking around the Wehner Building or Jerry and Kay Cox Hall, named classrooms, auditoria, and meeting rooms show the impact of donors in providing our students with a magnificent environment in which to study business. As you can see, your impact on our school is deep and wide. Whether supporting an undergraduate student, faculty member, or academic program, your generosity allows us to achieve our lofty mission of creating knowledge and developing future ethical business leaders for a global society. I will close with the same two words that I began with…THANK YOU. Sincerely, Jerry R. Strawser Dean

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ice cream and education, together at last Blue Bell Creameries and Paul Kruse ’77 endow chair


pAUL KRUSE ’77 SAYS HE’D Go To work everyday even if they didn’t pay him. This sounds like extreme dedication to his business, but once you hear about what Kruse does for a living, you’ll volunteer for his job, too: he is the CEO and president of Blue Bell Creameries, maker of the iconic Texas brand, Blue Bell Ice Cream.

“I believe in supporting an entity that is making a difference and Mays is certainly doing that.”

Wearing a business suit and a colorful necktie decorated with jellybeans, Kruse shared ice cream trivia (did you know that Blue Bell invented the flavor cookies and cream?) as well as scenes from his life. A native of Brenham, Texas, Kruse grew up around the Blue Bell headquarters. Since 1919, his grandfather, father, and uncle have served consecutively as presidents of the company, but Kruse says that it was never his intention to follow in their footsteps. He majored in accounting at A&M and went on to study law at Baylor. Kruse operated a private law practice in Brenham for several years before he was elected to serve on the board of directors at Blue Bell in 1983. In 1991, Kruse was named vice president, and eventually CEO and president in 2004. He commented that if he can stay on as president for another 10 years, Blue Bell will have been under Kruse leadership for a full century. Though his entry into the business was reluctant (he turned down the role of general counsel several times before accepting in 1986), he now says, “there’s nothing else I want to do,” waxing eloquent on the joys of making such a beloved product. “It’s a really fun business,” he says. “Ice cream makes people smile.”

of the equation.” In addition to the funding the Blue Bell Chair professor will receive, Kruse says free ice cream will sweeten the recruiting effort. Blue Bell Creameries has a long history in Texas and with Texas A&M. The creamery opened in 1907 in Brenham, 40 miles from the A&M campus. Kruse’s grandfather, E.F. Kruse, took over operations of the creamery in 1919, and his sons, Ed ’49 (Paul’s father) and Howard ’52 both majored in dairy science at A&M before joining the company in leadership positions.

Kruse is making people smile at Mays as well. A recent gift from Kruse and our favorite creamery, along with matching funds from Peggy and Lowry Mays ’57, has created the Blue Bell Creamery Chair in Business. The total amount of the gift is $1 million. “This kind of giving is something that I feel is important,” said Kruse. “A core group of our team, including the CFO and controller, are Mays graduates. The college has had a direct impact on our business and we want to recognize that.” Kruse says that he hopes the gift will allow Mays to continue to grow and thrive.

Blue Bell and individual members of the Kruse family have spread their support far and wide at A&M, giving generously to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Corps of Cadets, Bush Library, Association of Former Students, 12th Man Foundation, College of Veterinary Medicine, Singing Cadets, Century Council, Cushing Library, and scholarship funds. This gift to Mays represents the largest single gift from Blue Bell, and is among the largest from one of the Kruses.

“Attracting good students and attracting good faculty go hand in hand,” he said. “This chair will help the faculty end

“I believe in supporting an entity that is making a difference and Mays is certainly doing that,” said Kruse. 1

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

The first shall be last


Earle Shields ’41 leads a life of service and success

A World War II veteran, a small town mayor, a dedicated community volunteer, a loving parent and grandparent, a die-hard Aggie. There are many ways to describe Earle Shields ’41, but one word sums it all up: servant. That’s why it’s no surprise that he has chosen to impact Mays with a recent gift of $500,000, which will be matched with funds from Peggy and Lowry Mays ’57. The resulting $1 million gift will be used to create the Earle A. Shields, Jr. ’41 Chair in Investment Advising in the Department of Finance. Shields hopes the faculty member that will one day fill the chair will inspire students to follow in Shields’ own footsteps: He has worked in the field of finance for 61 years in various positions. After a fulfilling career twice as long as many men experience, he was looking for a way to give back to the profession as well as his alma mater. As he wasn’t aware of a program at any university that prepares students specifically for the field of financial investing, he chose to endow this chair. “I loved the business so much that I thought this would fill a niche that needed to be filled,” he says.

tip of the iceberg. “I seem to have spent a life time doing volunteer work,” he says. And at 89 years old, he says he has no intention of slowing down. “If I stop, I’ll be six feet under.” Shields graduated with a degree in engineering and a U.S. Army Reserve commission in the field artillery. He spent four years serving during World War II, including a stint as a gunnery instructor. He served in the European theater with Patton’s Third Army as a major and S3 of a field artillery battalion, and was awarded the Bronze Star medal. He became the battalion commander after combat and was responsible for transitioning troops home. He remained in the U.S. Army Reserves for many years and was promoted to lieutenant colonel.

Beyond achieving professional success, Shields has also been a dedicated community volunteer. “I believe it’s important for people to do volunteer work,” he says. “It takes a lot of good volunteers to run a community.” In Westover Hills, the Fort Worth suburb where he and his wife Ruby make their home, he’s served as mayor for 15 years. His other volunteer positions are too numerous to mention, ranging from education to health care, serving as president, board member, or simply a servant. For his efforts, he received the Hercules Award for outstanding volunteerism in Tarrant County.

After the war, Shields launched his career in business when he participated in a six-month training program at Merrill Lynch’s office in New York. When they asked him where he’d like to go after the program, his answer was confident: “Send me back to Texas.” After 11 years in the Dallas office as a financial consultant, he was transferred to Fort Worth to oversee that office and retired 26 years later as a senior resident vice president.

At A&M, he’s been on a handful of advisory boards. He’s also endowed a dozen scholarships across campus including a recent one at Mays. He’s a servant in his church, where he is a trustee of the priests’ pension funds and serves on several other committees. And that’s only the


“The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving.” – Albert Einstein

Paying it Forward

Soon after retiring, he went back to work, this time for NASDAQ as a corporate consultant. He also joined the Gearhart Industries board of directors as chairman of the Special Litigation Committee. Shields continues to be an industry arbitrator for FINRA Dispute Resolution, which handles securities litigation. He has also worked as an expert witness in this forum. Shields is currently an independent director of the LKCM Fund Group, which consists of nine mutual funds.

Shields scholarship holder committed to helping others As a basketball player in high school, Jonathan Montgomery ’11 learned the importance of teamwork for success. Without someone to pass the ball or block the opposition, that winning layup wouldn’t be possible. Now at Mays, the 6’3” finance student from The Woodlands still plays basketball (he’s on two intramural teams), and he still values the importance of teamwork. As a recipient of a Earle A. Shields, Jr. ’41 Scholarship, Montgomery says donors make his success possible—and in return, he’s paying it forward by reaching out to the next class of Aggies. Last year he became involved with a peer-mentoring group called PREP (that stands for Progressively Reaching Excellence and Professionalism), which pairs freshmen business students with sophomores who help them navigate their first year at Mays. This year he is one of the directors of the program.

More than his professional success and leadership roles, Shields is proud of his family: his wife, Ruby; their four children, three daughters-in-law, and six grandchildren— all of whom live in Texas. Shields’ attachment to A&M continues to grow, as one of his sons and daughters-in-law are former students and one grandson is a current student. Another grandson recently left A&M to become a U.S. Army Ranger, serving a tour in Afghanistan. Shields says he was delighted to hear of the matching funds available through the Mays gift, as it would double the impact of his own contribution. “Obviously we want to find a top person to fill the position,” he says, noting that will be easier to do thanks to the size of the endowment. No matter whom they find to fill the chair, the individual will have some big shoes to fill to wear the name of Earle Shields Chair.

Shields has volunteered in some capacity with the following organizations ŠŠDay Care Association of Fort Worth and Tarrant County ŠŠChild Study Center ŠŠMoncrief Radiation Center ŠŠExchange Club of Fort Worth ŠŠUnited Way of Fort Worth and Tarrant County ŠŠState Bar of Texas Grievance Committee 7A ŠŠFort Worth Crime Commission ŠŠCatholic Partnership Campaign ŠŠSt. Joseph’s Hospital ŠŠFort Worth Chamber of Commerce ŠŠCommunity Foundation of North Texas ŠŠThe Women’s Center ŠŠYMCA ŠŠHoly Family Catholic Church ŠŠCatholic Diocese of Fort Worth ŠŠSt. Joseph Healthcare Trust ŠŠCatholic Schools Trust ŠŠCatholic Foundation of North Texas ŠŠSisters of St. Mary of Namur, Western Province, Finance and Investment Committee

Montgomery says he appreciates Mr. Shield’s generosity as it has enabled him to do and learn and experience more than he might have been able to otherwise. Like the Aggies on Wall Street trip he went on last year, where he got a taste for what a career in finance might be like. He has recently declared finance as his major, and is considering a career in investing or consulting, following in the footsteps of the man who funded his scholarship. However, that’s not all he wants. Montgomery’s other passions include cooking, hospitality, and amusement parks. He’s been playing around with ideas for a roller-coaster-themed restaurant, which he describes as a melding of Cedar Point and Hard Rock Café. When his entrepreneurial visions someday take shape and meet with success, it’s not hard to guess what he will do with the proceeds: he’ll invest it in the dreams and the education of another Mays student.


“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill


Gallery Furniture to provide interactive retailing library at Mays “It’s the best retailing studies place in the world. It’s great for students, and great for people that are in the retailing business, like me.”

Jim McIngvale, or “Mattress Mack” as he’s often called, is famous for doing more than providing same-day furniture delivery service in the Houston area—he’s also known for his extraordinary commitment to community service and philanthropy: He feeds the hungry, helps victims of natural disaster, and donates furniture regularly to those in need. The Gallery Furniture owner is also a key supporter of the Center for Retailing Studies (CRS) at Mays. Gallery Furniture has been involved with the CRS for more than 15 years, recently moving to the highest level of sponsorship, but McIngvale’s involvement goes beyond financial gifts. He guest lectures in classes, has presented twice at the CRS’s Retailing Summit, and develops mentoring relationships with students interested in retail.

Bridges says that whenever McIngvale speaks to her classes, “he always makes a big impact.” She recalls his recent visit and guest lecture in her retail merchandising class, during which he unexpectedly offered to take three students with him on his next buying trip. He made the arrangements for the students to accompany him to a furniture show in North Carolina; invited them to spend time at his store analyzing his customers and product line; then gave them a budget and asked them to select some items for his stores. “It was true experience education that related exactly to the course,” she said.

To continue to inspire Mays students to discover the world of retailing, McIngvale has recently committed to an endowment of $250,000, which will be used to create and support the Gallery Funiture Interactive Retailing Library in the center. Plans are currently in production for the facility, which will feature state-of-the-art technology to provide students with current information about the retailing industry. Center Director Cheryl Holland Bridges says that McIngvale’s gift is central to their mission of being a bridge between the academic and professional world, as it will put students in contact with the latest information from the marketplace in a dynamic learning atmosphere. Plans for the library include touch-screen monitors that will display business news, current marketing campaigns, presentations from retailing conferences, information about retail companies and positions in retail, and video interviews with retailing CEOs. The multimedia materials will encourage students to consider careers in retail, says Bridges.

McIngvale says he’s glad to be involved with the CRS, as it’s “the best retailing studies place in the world. It’s great for students, and great for people that are in the retail business, like me.” He calls the center a resource for new ideas and inspiration for retailers, and says that he gets as much out of his association with the center as he gives. In addition to information, McIngvale says he appreciates the retailing students he’s able to recruit through the center. “It’s definitely a win-win.” McIngvale has been in retail for more than three decades and has clearly found success in the arena. He says through the library he hopes to show students at Mays that retail is a great place to make a career.

McIngvale will also provide furnishings for the space to tempt students to stop by the library to relax, study, and learn more about the world of retailing.


“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.” – Maya Angelou

Business Attire


Zale Scholar reflects on fashion internship in NYC

Before arriving in New York City in the summer of 2009, marketing major YuJin Yong ’11 knew she wanted a career in the fashion industry. Her internship with the Gucci Group only solidified that desire.

aspects from wholesale, retail and media planning,” said YuJin, whose previous internship involved wholesale for Yves Saint Laurent’s women’s ready-to-wear line. “I’m really excited for this opportunity.”

Sure the hours were long (70-hour weeks were the norm) and the pace of work was a continuous frenzy—and the internship was unpaid—but YuJin said the experience was well worth the stress. In addition to seeing behind the scenes in her chosen industry, she was enamored with bustling city life: seeing “Wicked” on Broadway, shopping at sample sales, eating at her favorite 24-hour Korean restaurant, and attending free concerts in the park.

YuJin says that though much of her previous internship involved the unglamorous work of managing information in Excel spreadsheets, what excites her about working in fashion is determining what is going to be the “it” look down the road. You might think you picked out your own wardrobe, she says, but really it was chosen for you by teams of people in New York, Milan, Paris, and the like—perhaps a year in advance. Analyzing style trends and culture is vital to understanding your market. That’s precisely what drives YuJin, both in New York and in her classes in College Station.

“I don’t think I could have asked for a better internship… minus the no compensation part!” she says.

While slouch bags may be in fashion, slouching in her studies certainly isn’t: YuJin is a model scholar. In light of her academic and extracurricular success, she was recently awarded a scholarship from the Center for Retailing Studies and chosen as an M.B. Zale Leadership Scholar, the highly selective program sponsored by the center for top students preparing for careers in retail, and was endowed by the M.B. and Edna Zale Foundation. The honor involves special opportunities to meet retailing executives. Students can earn three hours of credit for their participation.

In fact, she liked it all so much, she’s going back for an encore this summer. This time she’ll be interning with renowned designer Michael Kors in his marketing department. “The marketing internship incorporates

YuJin says that the best part of the Zale Scholar program is learning from leading retailers in an intimate setting— they often sit down for informal conversations over lunch. “They teach us things we wouldn’t hear in the classroom,” she says.

YuJin is full of gratitude for those who’ve made her education possible through scholarship funds and donations that improve the quality of Mays programs. “Thank you for making A&M a unique institution.”


“Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege.” – John D. Rockefeller Jr.

“Carry the light”


Memorial gifts continue the impact of departed Aggies

The tragedy of the sudden loss of a loved one is magnified when the person is young and life is cut far too short. Especially so when that person is the sort of luminous, encouraging, uplifting individual that has the potential to impact the world in so many positive ways.

in four. A job with KPMG in Dallas was waiting for her. Through tears, Lisa spoke of how she missed her daughter, her best friend, her only child. In the midst of her grief, she says she is glad that others have been touched by the tribute of Lindsay’s life. Lindsay would be proud, humbled, and thankful that so many chose to honor her memory “Lindsay blossomed with a gift to Mays, says Lisa. To the students who at A&M. She was an will hold the scholarship Aggie through and in her name, Lisa says her daughter would want them through…She would to follow in her footsteps say, ‘Carry the light.’ ” and be a light to others. “Lindsay blossomed at A&M. She was an Aggie through and through…She would say, ‘Carry the light.’ ”

In 2009, Mays lost two such people. In March, Lindsay Dian Walters ’09, a 4.0 student set to graduate in May 2009 with her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting, was struck and killed by a vehicle as she stood to pay-out of a parking garage near campus. In June, Dr. Jeffrey Conant, department head and longtime professor of marketing, contracted a serious infection and passed away a day later. Both losses are still being mourned by the Mays community, as Walters and Conant were well loved and known for the quality of their character. Memorial giving has been a way for friends and family to ensure that though Walters and Conant are gone physically, their impact at Mays and on the world will continue. To date, both the Lindsay Dian Walters Memorial Scholarship and the Dr. Jeffrey S. Conant Memorial Scholarship are nearing their financial goals. Additionally, on April 1, the behavioral research lab at Mays was named in Conant’s honor.

“To say that Lindsay was a positive person is an understatement,” said her mother, Lisa Walters ’79, who describes her daughter as one who unselfishly helped others, often volunteering to tutor her classmates; a dedicated student who never made a B; a cheerful spirit, who always had a kind word and a radiant smile for others; a young lady who had a passion for her faith in Christ, her family, and her friends. She was a member of the Christian Business Leaders, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Golden Key International Honor Society and Phi Kappa Phi. She was awarded the 2009 Student Achievement Award by the Federation of Schools of Accountancy, and was weeks away from completing the Mays Professional Program in accounting—a five-year program she was set to accomplish

Lindsay Dian Walters '09 July 14, 1987 - March 1, 2009


“No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.” – Calvin Coolidge

colleague and friend Paul Busch, professor of marketing. “He worked very hard and he was able to get the best out of everybody around him.”

Whether you were his student, his colleague, or someone who passed him in the halls of Wehner, Dr. Jeffrey S. Conant had a unique way of making you feel valued. He was the type to ask about your family, volunteer to help you move, and offer a kind word whenever needed. In the classroom, he was impassioned—about his “A good teacher is subject matter and about helping his students like a candle—it achieve more than they consumes itself thought possible. He led those he taught down a to light the way path of self-discovery, for others.” challenging, encouraging, Author Unknown and inspiring them to do great things. He was a good man, a respected academic, and a beloved teacher.

Those high standards began in his own classroom. “His dedication and commitment to excellence in teaching are legendary,” said Rajan Varadarajan, professor of marketing. “Those of us who were fortunate to know Jeff can recall the extraordinary lengths to which he would go to make sure that that every class session that he taught was the very best he could offer to students.” The naming of the Dr. Jeffrey S. Conant Behavioral Research Laboratory is a fitting tribute, as the creation of the lab and the research done in it was one of his great passions and his vision for the marketing department, which he served as head for three years. As long as research and scholarship continue at Mays, Conant’s light will shine.

His unexpected death last June was a shock to the Mays community, where he had been a fixture since 1986. During his 23 years at Mays, he touched the lives of thousands of students. More than his research accomplishments, awards and accolades—of which there are a great many—the success of his students is his legacy. “No matter how many students Dr. Conant had in a given semester, he had a gift for reaching out and connecting with them on an individual level, and challenging them to do their very best,” said one of his former students. “He was one of the outstanding professors of the MBA program,” said another. “I remember how he would motivate us to try things out of our comfort zones.” His colleagues remember Conant for his gentleness, his kindness, his easy laughter, but also his commitment to excellence. “He had very high standards,” said longtime

Dr. Jeffrey S. Conant April 5, 1955 - June 30, 2009

“Despite the enormous demands of his job, he never lost sight of the truly important things in life. He focused on people. He focused on relationships. He focused on his family. He was driven by his faith.” Kelly Haws, Assistant Professor of Marketing


“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.” – Albert Pike

Woods continue to provide scholarships

Former students join together

Aggie parents Jeff and Shana Wood believe in the quality of education available at Mays and believe in supporting its mission by providing financial gifts. They recently gave $25,000, which will be used to establish the Shana and Jeff Wood Scholarship in Business, one of several scholarships bearing their name.

Last spring, a number of partners from PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Houston office took advantage of matching funds offered by their employer and made gifts to Mays to endow scholarships in the Department of Accounting. Some of them were former students; some were merely friends of the school. Their gifts, combined with funds from PwC created an endowment of $275,000.

“We love the school and what it stands for,” said Wood. “We think it’s important to be involved.” Wood hopes that his gift can make a positive impact on the world, as a deserving student will have access to a great education that might have previously been out of reach.

“Everyone we know from Texas A&M University is a great example of integrity and honesty. We love the product that we have seen come out of Texas A&M through the academics, emphasis on moral character, and strong principles.”

Inspired by their giving, a group of younger alumni in the same office have joined together to present Mays with their own gift. Samuel Sommer ’06, Nancy Powell ’01, Rachel Hanse ’95, Jennifer Bruce ’02, Charles Adams ’02, and Colin O’Beirne ’97 have committed to collectively contribute $25,000 to the PPA Former Students/ PricewaterhouseCoopers Scholarship in Accounting.

Wood is president of Landmark Resources, Inc, an oil and gas exploration company in Houston, Texas. He and Shana, a homemaker, volunteer their time with Yellowstone Academy, a Christian elementary school that serves students in inner city Houston. Wood is also a deacon at Second Baptist Church, and he sits on the president’s cabinet at the College of Biblical Studies.

“We saw this as a great opportunity to display one of PwC’s values, teamwork, by joining together to give back to Texas A&M and Mays,” said Sommer. “All of us have been greatly impacted by our time at A&M.” Sommer, who has been with PwC since he graduated in 2007, commented that he and others in the group benefited from scholarships while at Mays. Through this scholarship they hope to make an impact on Aggies who will follow them. “I always appreciate scholarship support for our students but it is particularly meaningful to get such a large gift from our younger former students,” said Accounting Department Head James Benjamin. “I was touched by the initiative of this group to give back to A&M at a time when they have significant personal financial responsibilities.”

He says he strongly believes in the promise that Aggie students display when they enter the business world. “Everyone we know from Texas A&M University is a great example of integrity and honesty. We love the product that we have seen come out of Texas A&M through the academics, emphasis on moral character, and strong principles.” The Woods, who also support the 12th Man Foundation, often spend their weekends in Aggieland, especially during football season as their oldest son, Jeff ’09, works with the team. The Woods’ daughter, Elizabeth, also attends Texas A&M and is member of the class of 2011. The Woods’ youngest son recently graduated from high school.

Former students (L-R) Jennifer Bruce ’02, Charlie Adams ’02, Colin O’Beirne ’97, Sam Sommer ’06, and Nancy Powell ’01, with Rachel Hanse ’95 (not pictured), joined together to take advantage of matching funds from employer PricewaterhouseCoopers and endow a scholarship at Mays.


“The habit of giving only enhances the desire to give.” – Walt Whitman

Aggie couple honors favorite faculty member

Baggett ’81 gives for classroom excellence

David Andras ’85 says that of all of his experiences at A&M, there is one that will always remain fresh in his memory: the six weeks he and his wife, Anne ’84, spent traveling through western Europe with 50 classmates for a study-abroad finance course, led by Professor John Groth. Rather than let the experience live on only in memory, the Andrases are giving to A&M to ensure that other Aggies have the opportunity to receive a world-class education without being hindered by a lack of funds. Their recent gift of $25,000 will establish the John Groth Scholarship in Finance, honoring the faculty member they remember so fondly.

“As a former student, I am pleased to support Mays’ emphasis on the teaching quality of its professors.”

Andras describes Groth as “a first class professor and a first-class person,” and says he hopes the scholarship will be a way to honor him and the work that he does.

This gift adds to the Denise and David Baggett ’81 Teaching Excellence Fund Baggett began in 2006 with a gift of $75,000. The fellowship establishes an annual teaching award for an accounting faculty member who demonstrates accomplishments in teaching effectiveness, innovation, curriculum development, and student service.

Groth has been teaching at A&M since 1975, the year he graduated from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University. He also holds degrees in physics and in industrial administration, both from Purdue. In his 34 years at Mays, he has been recognized repeatedly for his excellence in the classroom and includes the Association of Former Students Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching.

“Texas A&M is a special place for Denise and me,” says David Baggett. “As a former student, I am pleased to support Mays’ emphasis on the teaching quality of its professors.”

His research appears in top publications such as Journal of Finance & Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Financial Research, Journal of Consumer Marketing, and The Financial Review. He has presented papers at international and national meetings and serves as a consultant and expert witness in the areas of corporate finance and management education. Groth says that the Andrases’ gift pleases him, but does not surprise him, based on his memories of them from the classroom. “I think that… their commitment to helping young people move ahead, to finding a right way and to developing themselves and contributing later in life, I think that’s precisely the spirit of Aggieland that we need and want,” he said.

David Baggett ’81 says that when it comes to faculty awards in the accounting department at Mays, the list of fellowships available is far too short. This kind of gift rewards and encourages great teaching, says Baggett, who hopes that his recent contribution of $150,000 to a teaching excellence fund in the Department of Accounting will benefit faculty who emphasize teaching as well as research.

Baggett earned an accounting degree from A&M in 1981, graduating magna cum laude in two years. He started his career with Deloitte & Touche and became a partner with Deloitte before serving in executive capacities in the energy and construction industries. In 2005, Baggett founded Opportune LLP, a Houston-based energy consulting firm focused on helping clients with technology, corporate finance, and outsourcing. He now wears the title of managing partner at Opportune. At Mays, he serves on the Accounting Advisory Council and the Dean’s Development Council.

“The Andrases set an example in that process, a powerful example.”

He has served on the boards of directors of several entities, including ERCOT, and currently serves on the board of Genesis Energy, Inc. David is active in several civic and professional organizations, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Independent Petroleum Association of America, and the Turnaround Management Association.

John Groth


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New Development Activity (Calendar year ending December 31)

Total New Commitments Total Cash Gifts (Non-endowed) Total New Development Activity

















Endowment Market Values (Millions) (Fiscal year ending August 31)

$97.3 100 90 80




$78.2 $68.7

70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0








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Sources and Uses of Funds (Fiscal year ending August 31)

Sources State Allocation
















Executive MBA







Executive Education: Non-degree







Real Estate Center/Grants & Contracts







Endowment Income







Annual Gifts & Contributions












100% $48,089,530




Tuition & Fees

Miscellaneous Revenue Total Sources

Uses Faculty Compensation

205,077 $41,815,859





Staff Compensation


Benefits - Other


Operating Expenditures





























Graduate Assistants























100% $48,089,530




Funds Returned to Texas A&M Commitments for Future Investment Excess of Sources over Uses Total Uses



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he following individuals and corporations have provided, or committed to, endowments or designated gifts of $25,000 or more as of December 31, 2009.

General Endowments Douglas J. Abbott Judy Ley and Robert H. Allen ’50 Anonymous John H. Atterbury III ’70 Denise and David C. Baggett ’81 Jo and W. Mike Baggett ’68 Bank of America Randall C. Barclay Sandy and Ron W. Barclay ’68 Foreman R. Bennett ’27 BKD Business Student Council Susan ’82 and Fred F. Caldwell ’82 Canadian Consulate General John R. Carmichael III ’73 Chase Bank of Texas Joseph Collerain ’37 Computer Associates International Dorothy and Carroll W. Conn, Jr. Kay ’02 and Jerry S. Cox ’72 Barbara and Ralph F. Cox ’53 D.P.M.A. Student Chapter Deloitte Dean’s Development Council (Mays) Cydney C. Donnell ’81 DuPont Enform Ernst & Young Janis and John T. Eubanks ’62 Executive MBA Class of ’07 (Mays) Executive MBA Class of ’09 (Mays) ExxonMobil Ron and Debbie Fash Department of Finance Advisory Council (Mays) Gina and William H. Flores ’76 Lynn and Creed L. Ford III ’75 Bradley R. Freels ’81 Frost Bank/Myra Pryor Trust Gallery Furniture/Jim McIngvale Nancy and William J. Gardiner ’76 Sam and Barnett L. Gershen ’69 Kathleen M. Gibson Marvin J. Girouard ’61 G. William Glezen, Jr. ’56 Glenda ’91 and Ricky W. Griffin Katherine Collins Griffin ’90 Halliburton Patricia and Raymond R. Hannigan, Jr. ’61 Julia and T. Britton Harris IV ’80 Kathy and Terry E. Hatchett ’68 Debbie and Michael R. Houx ’73 Information Advantage Associates

Department of Information and Operations Management Advisory Council (Mays) Mrs. Leland T. Jordan David H. Kelling ’76 Cathie and Dennis Klockentager Marian ’82 and Willie T. Langston II ’81 David J. Lesar Mimi and Herbert L. Levine ’71 Department of Management Advisory Council (Mays) David C. Martin ’86 Peggy and Lowry Mays ’57 MBA Class of ’08 (Mays) Craig R. McMahen ’90 Julie and Balous T. Miller Paula and Douglas Miller Teresa and David L. Moore ’72 Mortgage Bankers Association NationsBank Louis M. Newman ’66 Donald H. Niederer ’53 Linda and Phillip Z. Pace ’85 Maria and Chris Pappas Vicky and Harris Pappas ’66 PG&E Bernadette and G. Edward Powell ’59 PPA Former Students Cathy ’77 and Randall C. Present ’77 PricewaterhouseCoopers Nedra and Paul Ravesies ’46 Helaine and Gerald L. Ray ’54 Susan A. and Kevin F. Roach Reliant Energy John A. Rodgers ’68 Stephanie ’93 and Todd S. Routh ’86 Ryan Charlotte and C. Fagg Sanford SBC Foundation Helen and Daniel L. Sparks ’89 John H. Speer ’71 Robin ’76 and Robert “Bob” Starnes ’72 Jamey and Richard C. Tanner ’53 Texas Commerce Bank Jeffrey A. Toole ’80 TXU Prehlad S. Vachher Cindy ’84 and Tony Weber ’84 Brian ’65 and Stanford Weiner The West Endowment Earline and A.P. Wiley, Jr. ’46 Sharon ’81 and James P. Wilson, Jr. ’81

Alton and Marion R. Withers ’48 Women’s Leadership Forum Linda and J.D. Woodward III ’70 Faculty Chairs Andersen Foreman R. Bennett ’27 John R. Blocker ’45 Blue Bell Creameries/ Paul W. Kruse ’77 Brandon C. Coleman, Jr. ’78 Dorothy and Carroll W. Conn, Jr. Kay ’02 and Jerry S. Cox ’72 Cullen Trust for Higher Education Lisa ’85 and Peter H. Currie ’85 Dean’s Development Council (Mays) Ford Motor Company Joe B. Foster ’56 KPMG/KPMG Foundation Paula and Steve Letbetter ’70 Peggy and Lowry Mays ’57 Trisha and L.C. “Chaz” Neely ’62 Newfield Exploration Company JCPenney Company PricewaterhouseCoopers Ed Rachal Foundation Kathleen and J. Rogers Rainey ’44 Paul M. and Rosalie Robertson Ruby and Earle A. Shields, Jr. ’44 Toni and Ralph Wallingford ’53 Elizabeth and James R. Whatley ’47 Barbara and Donald Zale ’55 Faculty Professorships Andersen Anderson Clayton & Co. Anonymous The Bank Advisory Group T. J. Barlow ’43 Randall C. Barclay Foreman R. Bennett ’27 Chase Bank of Texas Center for Executive Development (Mays) Deloitte Sandra and P.G. “Buck” Eckels ’52 Ernst & Young Federated Foley’s Lawrence E. Fouraker ’44 General Electric Jenna and Calvin R. Guest Gulf Oil Foundation The Herman F. Heep and Minnie Bell Heep Foundation Howard W. Horne ’47


KPMG Julio S. Laguarta Lamar Savings George L. Nelson ’64 Rebecca U. ’74 and William S. Nichols III ’74 Ernest and Dorothy Niederer David R. Norcom ’73 M. Bookman Peters ’59 Mervin D. Peters ’64 PricewaterhouseCoopers RepublicBank Deborah D. Shelton Tenneco Carol and G. David Van Houten ’71 Wells Fargo Bank Earline and A.P. Wiley, Jr. ’46 Faculty Fellowships Anella Bauer Pamela M. and Barent W. Cater ’77 John W. Clanton ’84 Coopers & Lybrand Deanna ’80 and G. Steven Dawson ’80 Gina and William H. Flores ’76 Ford Motor Company Halliburton KPMG Peggy and Lowry Mays ’57 Bryan N. Mitchell ’70 and Family Carroll W. Phillips ’54 PricewaterhouseCoopers RepublicBank John H. Speer ’71 Shelley and Joseph V. Tortorice, Jr. ’70 Endowed Student Scholarships/Fellowships Accenture Anonymous Cathy and Bradley C. Almond ’89 Pat and C. J. Allen ’45 Judy Ley and Robert H. Allen ’50 Kathie N. and R. Scott Amann ’78 Andersen Andersen Consulting Anne ’84 and David S. Andras ’85 Anonymous Darryl Archer ’88 Donnelle and Billy M. Atkinson, Jr. ’72

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Lauren D. Murphy ’85 and Michael J. Baker ’85 Jo and W. Mike Baggett ’68 Stanton P. Bell ’54 Carolyn and James Benjamin Foreman R. Bennett ’27 M. L. “Bill” Bolen Rosalie and Clifton J. Bolner ’49 and Family Mary Pat and Michael J. Bolner ’73 Howard B. Bratton ’20 Peggy and Charles Brittan ’65 Charles A. Brown ’61 Business Student Council Valerie and James Byrd ’57 Scott Cabeen Charlene and Harry Cain ’50 Mildred A. Carmichael Center for Executive Development (Mays) Center for the Management of Information Systems Advisory Board (Mays) Durwood Chalker ’50 Connie Chalmers Kimberly A. ’91 and J. Robert Chambers ’89 Sue Clement and Bill P. Cicherski ’54 Albert Coldeway Alicia G. ’90 and Robert C. Collins ’86 ConocoPhillips Friends and Family of Jeffrey S. Conant Barbara and Ralph F. Cox ’53 Charles and Murl Danna Suzanne Danuser Dean’s Development Council (Mays) Deloitte

Jerry Lastelick ’53 Betty and Paul J. Leming, Jr. ’52 Paula and William C. Lonquist, Jr. ’48 Miley Lorenz David E. Marion ’86 Nancy ’73 and Jack Matz ’71 Peggy and Lowry Mays ’57 MBA Class of ’03 (Mays) MBA Class of ’07 (Mays) MBA Class of ’08 (Mays) MBA Class of ’10 (Mays) Susan E. ’86 and John P. McNamara ’86 The Roy F. and Joann Cole Mitte Foundation James A. Mobley ’74 Frank M. Muller ’65 J. Campbell Murrell Trisha and L.C. “Chaz” Neely ’62 Donald H. Niederer ’53 David R. Norcom ’73 Walton and Jesse Norton Owen Susan ’74 and William R. Ouren ’74 Pappas Restaurants Merita S. ’86 and Stephen G. Parker ’88 Jack E. Pearson Carroll W. Phillips ’54 Charles W. Plum PricewaterhouseCoopers Anne and Thomas E. Potthoff ’72 Helaine and Gerald L. Ray ’54 Perry D. Reed ’76 Caryl and Albert L. Reese, Jr. ’71 Thomas P. Richards ’65 John R. ’68 and Pamela A. ’98 Richardson Cynthia ’84 and Rance Richter ’83 Robyn L. ’89 and Alan B. Roberts ’78

Lorraine and Theodore H. Dinerstein ’53 Dow Aggies in Marketing Annie and Nelson D. Durst ’37 A. M. Early ’34 Sandra and P.G. “Buck” Eckels ’52 Mitzi and Bob English ’46 Ernst & Young Executive MBA Class of ’08 (Mays) Julie Mayes Faske ’89 Gina and William H. Flores ’76 Fluor Enterprises, Inc. Ford Motor Company Lupe Fraga ’57 Stephen M. Fraga ’97 Wanda Funchess Gainer, Donnelly & Desroaches Lisa and Ray Garcia ’90 David K. Gillespie ’82 Samuel A. Gillespie ’81 Marvin J. Girouard ’61 G. William Glezen, Jr. ’56 Elizabeth Goldreyer Grant Thornton Cathy ’79 and Frank X. Gruen ’65 Patricia and Raymond R. Hannigan, Jr. ’61 Judith A. and Richard L. Harris ’54 The Herman F. Heep and Minnie Bell Heep Foundation Abby Hoffman ’88 Grant Holy Sandra and J. S. Britt Jenkins ’65 Dennis G. Johnston ’69 David H. Kelling ’76 Cathie and Dennis Klockentager Cheryl and Charles Korbell, Jr. ’71 KPMG William Krumm Joyce and Charles E. Lake ’52

Summerfield G. Roberts Foundation Rotan Mosle Michael D. Rupe ’93 Laurie A. ’82 and Thomas J. Saylak ’82 Ivan ’66 and Luanne Schmedemann ’75 Shell Oil Company Ruby and Earle A. Shields, Jr. ’41 Virginia and L. E. Simmons Jeffery Spiegelhauer ’72 James M. Stark ’84 Robert H. Strawser Jerry R. Strawser ’83 Christine and Mark D. Taylor ’83 TaxMasters Sheila and Robert Templeton Rebecca A. and Neal T. Thompson ’66 UHY Advisors Carolyn Schmidt Valenta Valero Energy Alan P. Valli ’83 Fred G. Walsh ’74 and Family Lisa Walters ’79, Charles Walters, and friends of Lindsay Walters ’09 Jane and Boyd K. Watson III ’65 Nelle and Charles Henderson White Edwin P. Whitson ’45 Earline and A. P. Wiley, Jr. ’46 Harriet and David B. Wolf ’52 Shana and Jeffrey R. Wood Alvin B. Wooten ’45 Lorraine and Edmond D. Wulfe ’55 Barbara and Donald Zale ’55 M.B. and Edna Zale Foundation Names in maroon indicate gifts established in 2009 Italicized names recognize donors who have made multiple gifts in a category.

The Project Conant fundraiser encouraged the Mays community to purchase tee shirts to support the Jeffrey S. Conant Memorial Scholarship fund. (See page 6)


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2009 Giving


oday, no major business school can achieve excellence without a combination of funds from both the public and private sectors. That is why the unparalleled loyalty and generosity of Mays Business School’s former students, friends and corporate partners holds the key to our future. We proudly recognize and thank the many former students, friends and corporate partners who are dedicated to our vision for the future. Mays’ donors help support our dedication to creating an environment of excellence that fosters and sustains nationally recognized academic programs, outstanding faculty and students, innovative learning facilities and successful former students. This listing includes cash contributions received between January 1 and December 31, 2009. It does not include total amounts pledged to the school. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy and completeness. If we have inadvertently omitted your name, please notify us.

Corporate and Corporate Foundation Contributions $1 million and above Center for Executive Development (Mays) $100,000 – $249,999 ConocoPhillips Ernst & Young PricewaterhouseCoopers $50,000 – $99,999 Blue Bell Creameries ExxonMobil Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo KPMG $25,000 – $49,999 American Institute of CPAs BKD The Boeing Company BP Chevron Deutsche Bank Gallery Furniture Marathon Oil PKF of Texas Shell Oil TaxMasters $10,000 – $24,999 Anadarko Petroleum Barnes and Noble College Booksellers BDO Seidman CIMA Energy Dell USA Deloitte Dillard’s Inc. EDS GDF Suez Goldman Sachs Hewlett Packard Company Integer JCPenney Lockheed Martin

Sungard Texas Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Company United Services Automobile Association World Floor Covering Association

Lynntech, Inc. Macy’s Magnus Energy National Association of Realtors OfficeMax Paragon Innovations Inc. Payless ShoeSource QUALCOMM Raytheon Company The Research Valley Partnership Inc. RRI Energy Sewell Village Cadillac/Pontiac/ GMC/Oldsmobile Spectra Energy Foundation Stage Stores, Inc. Tauber Oil Company UHY Advisors TX Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Walgreens Wells Fargo Bank Zale-Delaware, Inc.

$2,500 – $4,999 7-Eleven Inc. Bank of America Bray International, Inc. Briaud Financial Planning Bridgeway Capital Calpine Energy Capital Farm Credit Dealer Computer Services, Inc. DTE Energy Corp David Gardner’s, Inc. Franklin Advisors Frontier Risk IAG Advisors ICAP Energy Industrial Valuation Services, The Institute of Internal Auditors Investment Technology Group Manning Brothers Trading Miner Corp. NiSource The Powell Group Q Investments Structure Group Texas Teacher Retirement Fund Total Gas and Power North America Trafigura ZT Global

$5,000 – $9,999 Accenture Foundation Inc. The Association of Former Students BMC Software Brooke’s Landing Apartments CenterPoint Energy Service Co. Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc. FRM Management General Electric Power Systems Geothermal Power Grant Thornton Foundation Halliburton Hastings Entertainment, Inc. Haynes and Boone Integra Realty Resources DFW Maritz Inc. Northmarq Capital Oil States Industries Ryan SavaSenior Care Administration Suddenlink Communications

$1,000 – $2,499 Advanced Inspection Technologies B & B Laboratories Bridgestreet Consulting Burlington Northern Santa Fe CAPSHER Technology Inc. CareerPhysician Advisors


Centauri Technologies Chaparral Energy Commercial Insurance Solutions. Compliance Strategies and Solutions Inc. Coyle, Lynch and Company Law Offices of Seth I. Davenport DDF Technology E.A.G. Services Inc. Employer Flexible HR, Inc. Farm Credit Bank of Texas Forest Oil Corp. Grump Holding Hajoca Corp. Heard, Robins, Cloud & Lubel Hollinden Marketing Solutions Houston A&M Club Internet Truckstop Kolar Advertising & Marketing Latshaw Drilling Company Lobo Logistics Mackey and Tanner MacResource Computers and Service Macuclear Inc. Magarita Naturalmente McLane Advanced Technologies Mosak Marketing Group Inc. Robert John Myers & Associates D. Newman and Associates Inc. Path Consulting Ltd Premier Placement Media REDE Inc. Southwest Appraisal Group St. Joseph Regional Health Center Sterling Structures Texas Digital Texas Insurance and Financial Services, Inc. Texas Society of CPAs Trans-Tex Fabricating Co. Vanguard Fire Systems Zogo Technologies

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$500 – $999 16x9 Productions, Inc. Adamcik Industries Inc. AgForce Inc. Allstar Recycling American Wall Systems AXYS Industrial Solutions Barhorst Insurance Group G. R. Birdwell Construction, Inc. Bullfrog Bikes Cabinrock Investments Carino’s Italian Kitchen Inc. Carney Ranker Architects Catapult International Inc. Command Commissioning Compass Bank

The Liere Agency LiquidFrameworks Lockard and White, Inc. Mechanical Reps, Inc. Microsoft JP Miles Construction Corp. Mullin Hoard & Brown Mustang Engineering Nichols, Jackson, Dillard, Hager, Smith Northwest Harris County Texas A&M Mothers’ Club The Payton Company Perryton Aviation, Inc. Pictoric Media Group Quaker Sales & Distribution, Inc. Quest Diagnostics Terry Ray Construction Inc.

Constellation Energy Group Employee Fund Coyle Engineering, Inc. Dailey Electric DGMK Limited Partnership Digital Discovery Corp. Doré & Associates, Attorneys Duff & Phelps EdVenture Partners Fiberoptic Bulbs Inc. Geodynamics Inc. Georgetown Performing Arts Studio Inc. Horizon Bay Management Hormel Foods Corp. Integral Power Layne’s of College Station Liberty Mutual Insurance

Rackspace Hosting Salvaggio, Teal and Associates SAS Institute, Inc. Schipul Technologies Inc. Select Premium Services Sledge Engineering Southern Land Design Group State Farm Companies Foundation Steele and Freeman Inc. Stress Engineering Services, Inc. Tapco International, Inc. Tyco Valley Garden Center Inc. Jon P. Wheeler, DDS Whitworth and Company ZT Group of Companies

Individual and Individual Foundation Contributions $1 million and above Peggy and Lowry Mays ’57 Kathleen L. and J. Rogers Rainey, Jr. ’44 Elizabeth and James R. Whatley ’47 $100,000 – $249,999 Trisha and L.C. “Chaz” Neely ’62 $50,000 – $99,999 Debbie and Michael R. Houx ’73 Paul W. Kruse ’77 David R. Norcom ’73 Shelley and Joseph V. Tortorice, Jr. ’70 Cindy ’84 and Tony Weber ’84 $25,000 – $49,999 Anne ’84 and David S. Andras ’85 Denise and David C. Baggett ’81 Pamela M. and Barent W. Cater ’77 Lisa H. ’85 and Peter H. Currie ’85 Bradley R. Freels ’81 Kathy and Terry E. Hatchett ’68 Craig R. McMahen ’90 Albert L. Reese, Jr. ’71 Michael D. Rupe ’93 Robin ’76 and Robert "Bob" Starnes ’72 Jeffrey R. Wood $10,000 – $24,999 Danielle and Billy M. Atkinson Jr. ’72 Todd Brock ’85 David L. Brown ’89 T. Randall Cain ’82 Bill P. Cicherski ’54 Barbara and Ralph F. Cox ’53 Lorraine and Theodore H. Dinerstein ’53 Raymond R. Hannigan ’61 Richard A. Hanus ’76 Donald G. Kaspar ’49 Marion ’82 and Willie T. Langston II ’81 Sandra and David Marion ’86 Perry D. Reed ’76 Thomas P. Richards ’65 Robert M. Scott ’78 Virginia and L.E. Simmons Foundation Robert B. Steudtner ’91

Christopher R. Chastain ’91 Julie Neal Chronis ’95 Alicia G. ‘90 and Robert C. Collins ‘96 Mack O. Forrester ’81 Thomas M. Gloger ’96 David E. and Denise A. Green Sherri Ann Greenwood ’87 Gregory E. Hall ’82 Thomas J. Hever Patricia Januszewski D. Dwain Kennedy ’90 Michael Lister ’90 Matthew A. Malinsky ’93 W. Payton Mayes ’98 Jon M. McDowell Richard D. Nijoka Ramona L. Paetzold Karen N. Pape ’80 Christopher J. Patton T. Edgar Paup ’74 Clyde L. Pehl ’85 Charles Randolph Barbara L. Rayner ’82 Randy D. Robason Keith Rowden Robert Scott Gregory S. Sissel Kevin T. Six ’89 Robert Smith III ’61 V. Scott Soler ’91 Jason W. Strahan ’95 Jon A. Unroe Dennis Whalen Gregory L. Williams Bradley D. Williams Chester G. Williams ’91

Graham Weston ’86 Donald Zale ’55 $5,000 – $9,999 Lauren D. Murphy ’85 and Michael D. Baker ’85 Andrew M. Beakey III ’84 Peggy and Charles Brittan ’65 James R. Byrd ’57 Stephanie ’93 and Todd S. Routh ’86 Charles Blake Randolph Bradley C. Almond ’89 Larry R. Baldwin ’74 John W. Bell Jorge A. Bermudez ’73 Susan ’82 and Fred Caldwell ’82 Christopher R. Cooper ’89 Kyle M. Cooper ’89 Kay ’02 and Jerry S. Cox ’72 F. Craig D’Andrea James M. Donnell ’82 Thomas Bret Farrar ’88 Lisa and Ray R. Garcia ’90 William B. Guess III ’88 Randall L. Hill ’83 Charles L. Korbell, Jr. ’71 Susan ’86 and John P. McNamara ’86 Rhonda L. Munnerlyn ’93 J. Dean Nelson ’79 Paul S. Ozanus ’81 Merita S. ’86 and Stephen G. Parker ’88 Timothy Prichard, Jr. ’92 Stephen A. Ramseur ’90 Susan A. and Kevin F. Roach Misty A. Roeder ’92 Carol and John W. Steffes ’87 John J. Stephens Stacy M. Sturgeon ’92 Christine and Mark D.Taylor ’83 Cynthia B.Taylor ’84 Sandra G. Wells ’88 Linda and J.D. Woodward ’70

$1,000 – $2,499 Anwer S. Ahmed Shadi Awwad ’10 L. Christine Baumann ’95 Alan W. Beaton ’91 James and Carolyn Benjamin A. Kent Bettisworth ’75 Alicia N. Blythe ’95 Michelle M. Brekken Karen G. Brooks ’96

$2,500 – $4,999 Douglas J. Abbott Bob Bolen ’47 Bruce D. Broussard ’84

Scott M. Bubier ’94 Kelly S. Butler ’00 Van E. Butler ’78 Troy Butts Hershell W. Cavin Cristin ‘92 and Kenneth R. Clay ’92 Tina M. Daugherty ’93 Douglas K. Duffie ’80 Bret J. Eckert ’89 Bradley Forsberg Jeffrey N. Francis ’96 Kent E. Gerety ’93 Darron J. Gill ’92 Patrick A. Gosselin ’08 James W. Greenspan ’85 Rachel J. Hanse ’95 David B. Hendricks II Foundation Megan Flohr Hess Paul L. Horak ’90 Ross T. Johnson ’83 Eli Jones III ’82 John L. Kauth ’77 Michael R. Kinney Curtis J. Klement ’78 Jeffrey A. Koecher ’88 Meredith E. Kuehler ’95 Bert F. Lacativo Shawn W. Lafferty ’90 Curtis F. Lard Jennifer S. Lindsay ’88 Howell J. Lynch, Jr. ’91 Sarita Martinez David B. Miller Philip T. Miner III ’80 Robert Bruce Morgan II Tyler R. Oatman ’08 Sandra Oliver Nicholas J. Palmos ’03 Craig A. Parks ’93 Julia R. Petty ’88 Brian K. Pinto ’93 Patricia L. Quintana-Perron Balavithya Ramadoss ’94 Michael W. Rasmussen ’91 Stanton D. Ray ’96 Ryan K. Robinson ’90 Megan A. Ryan ’98

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August H. Saxe ’75 Deborah S. Scanlon Michael K. Shaub Scott E. Smith ’91 William C. Starnes ’82 Burton R. Stevens ’97 George S. Storey Michael P. Terracina Beth Clevenger Thompson ’86 Donald C. Tierney ’90 Robyn A. Veal ’00 Virgil Wade Skip Wagner W.R. Wallace Brian L. Weiner ’65 Sunita Mathur White ’93 Richard W. Woodman Dana G. Wright ’07 up to $999 Charles H. Adams ’02 Ashley E. Albright ’05 Danna L. Allen Marcus L. Arnwine ’08 Jefferson Baker Quentin A. Baker ’78 Melanie D. Baker ’99 Peter A. Baltmanis ’96 Murray Barrick Andrew W. Barron ’98 Karey W. Barton ’84 Jonathan B. Bass ’82 Thomas W. Beard, III Anne Grimes Beauregard ’09 Anthony J. Benich ’07 James Benjamin, Sr. David A. Bessler Trushar R. Bhakta ’04 Leonard Bierman Rickey Blackman David W. Blackwell Scott H. Boston ’94 Ryan Boubel Chad A. Bradford ’93 Jeffrey W. Brennan ’97 Cheri H. Bridges Megan D. Bruegger Meredyth L. Bryant ’05 Sarah Buffo Karen A. Burke ’80 Sarah M. Busker ’01 Thomas I. Butler Justin M. Cade ’03 Lisa Callicotte Ansley M. Carruth ’02 Lanie A. Carson ’99 Joseph Cerami Kristina Chaloupka Ariyada Changchit ’08 Joe Chavara Heather R. Chilek ’09 Kevin J. Cogan James K. Colquitt, II ’97 Kirsten A. Cook ’07 Clifton J. Coufal ’06 William H. Coyle ’93 Kimberly D. Crawford ’97

Raymond H. Kopecky Jr. ’72 Lynn D. Krebs ’92 Charles E. Lake ’52 Frederick J. Lalumandier ’89 Karin E. Lamb ’94 Clara E. Lamb ’98 D. Scott Lee Richard H. Lester ’03 Marvin R. Linson ’08 Carolyn Long Ahmed M. Mahmoud ’87 Tracy Etzler Manning ’99 Janet G. Marcantonio ’07 Prabha C. Mathew ’07 Susannah May Mary Lea McAnally Travis D. McCain ’99 Nathan R. McClellan ’88 David M. McCutcheon ’92 Stephen W. McDaniel ’71 Michael McGee Bradley McGrath Robert N. McGuire, Jr. ’64 Daniel McMaster Sarah G. McMaster ’04 Sandi Means Kaley V. Medina ’07 Jean-Claude Mercier ’83 Lindsay Meredith ‘06 Cara V. Methvin ’01 Jill Minshaw Terri Mocker Victor R. Moran II ’02 Kristine E. Morley ’08 David A. Morrison Michael D. Mulholland ’89 Sarah K. Mullins ’08 Kevin D. Munkres ’90 Sean D. Murphy ’96 Brian S. Newson ’09 Jaclyn T. Nguyen ’08 Andrew J. Nicholas ’02 James C. Niemann ’07 Jana C. Noonan ’07 Stephanie Nuckolls Stephanie Oldham Rogelio Oliva Kevin E. Olson ’90 Jennifer Peace Roger C. Pfaffenberger ’68 Theresa M. Phinney ’81 Lindy Pieratt Lisa M. Pitts ’10 Todd R. Porter ’09 Mary N. Powell ’01 Charles W. Pringle ’01 Michael W. Pustay Jason D. Ramey ’95 Rishika Ramkumar Kami N. Recla ’07 Emily L. Reese ’07 Mary Ann Ricca ’77 David R. Riddle, Jr. ’05 Brad F. Ringleb ’97 Mary K. Roark Tiffany Robertson Ross A. Robinson ’07

Margaret H. Cunningham ’91 Claver D. D’Silva ’07 Shirley E. Dale ’09 Dixie L. Dale ’79 Erin C. David ’08 Rachael Davidson Lynne C. Dawson ’01 Daniel H. Dawson ’07 John U. DeWitt ’51 Sharon Lasko Doan ’89 Amber Donelson Mark Dotzour Sarah E. Dudley ’02 Cristy Duke Jesse C. Durden ’04 Karyn Edminson Sarah M. Elliott ’99 Scott A. Espenshade ’07 Todd N. Falk ’02 Masroor Fatany Vincent C. Fellone ’08 Jay Fenlaw O.C. Ferrell David L. Fields Mindy A. Fisher ’02 Summer L. Ford ’93 Joe C. Fuentes, Jr. ’09 Terrance G. Gabel ’90 Kody B. Gann ’08 Caroline Grahmann Gardner Amber N. Gillespie ’07 Kara Goodloe Scott Graham Wendy and Phil Gramm Lauren Graves Raymond Louis Greensage Kathryn J. Greenwade ’88 Phill Gremm Steven A. Gunderson ’81 Cassandra L. Guthrie ’94 Adam W. Hartman ’92 Kelly L. Haws David A. Hayob Gregory R. Heim Patricia L. Hendricks ’84 Jason J. Hennessey ’99 Karen L. Hensley-Chelstowska Rebecca M. Hesson David C. Hobbs ’05 Jennifer P. Hoffpauir ’08 Shawn T. Huecker ’92 Stephen P. Huzar ’93 Jennifer Ice Diana I. Iossifova ’99 Duane Ireland Sarah M. Jacob ’97 Paul D. Jacobs ’09 Sanjay Jain Ram Janakiraman ‘Jon Jasperson Eiftat Karp Tiffany B. Kaspar ’08 William T. Ketchen III ’97 Samuel G. Kirk ’03 Karen Kirwan Dale M. Knapp ’87 Brett R. Koch ’03


Justin R. Rodriguez ’06 Allison J. Rose ’08 M. D. Rosenfeld Evan C. Russell ’09 Megan Scardello Gregory Scheland Cassandra Schneider Magen H. Shearrer ’07 Lauren Carruth Shimanek ’04 D. Jordan Simms ’00 Sharon R. Simons Katherine T. Smith Christina G. Smith ’06 Cynthia R. Smith ’81 Vanessa Smitth Mark I. Smithard ’09 Samuel J. Sommer ’06 Jason B. Sparks ’01 Lisa Springs William E. Stall William E. Stein Kyle Steward Michael Stewart Casey D. Stewart ’02 Stacy Braden Stewart ’04 Ric O. Stewart ’68 Debby Swick Neera Talbert ’87 Clay M. Taylor ’96 Susan Thibodeaux Billy M. Thomas Brooke Totah Lauren R. Trost ’07 Donald V. Turilli ’99 Jill M. Vacek ’05 Sonia Valdez Rajan Varadarajan Jennifer D. Viggato ’97 Joseph S. Villarreal ’07 Sherri R. Malpass Wagner ’89 Charles A. Walters Gary K. Walters Lisa D. Walters ’79 Morgan Watson Angela L. Walton ’02 Min Wang ’03 Jason Watson Connie D. Weaver Shelly Wenmohs Liesl S. ’92 and Michael J. Wesson ’92 Kristen C. West ’07 Jon P. Wheeler Benjamin T. White Dean W. Wichern Janice Falor Wildman ’87 Mike Wilkins Gretchen L. Wilkinson ’97 Paul T. Williams ’08 Bonnie Wilson Karen P. Winterich Ryan J. Witz ’98 Walter D. Worrall, Jr. Manjit S. Yadav Jing Zhu ’06 Mary R. Zimmer

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Lifetime Donors

Together with the support and dedication of our former

students, friends and corporate partners, Mays Business School is advancing educational opportunities, sponsoring the brightest students and adding more outstanding teachers and scholars to our faculty. We are proud to be affiliated with supporters of such vision. Thanks to those who have cumulatively contributed $250,000 or more to enhance Mays as of December 31, 2009. We’ve made every effort to ensure this list is complete and accurate. If we inadvertently omitted your name, please let us know.

$15 Million +

Kathleen L. and

$250,000 +

Peggy and Lowry Mays ’57


$3 Million +

Texas A&M Research Foundation

Reliant Energy $2 Million + Kay ’02 and Jerry S. Cox ’72 Andersen Foreman R. Bennett ’27 The Roy F. and Joann Cole Mitte


$1 million +

J. Rogers Rainey, Jr. ’44

Helaine and Gerald L. Ray ’54 Elizabeth and James R. Whatley ’47 Barbara and Donald Zale ’55 M.B. and Edna Zale Foundation $500,000 +

Pamela and Barent W. Cater ’77 Caterpillar Center for Executive

Development (Mays)

Chase Bank of Texas General Electric Energy Future Holdings Corporation


Janis and John T. Eubanks ’62

Bank of America

Sam and Barnett L. Gershen ’69

Sandy and Ron W. Barclay ’68


Brandon C. Coleman, Jr. ’78

Debbie and Michael R. Houx ’73


Bryan N. Mitchell ’70 and Family


Newfield Exploration Company

Randall C. Barclay


Rebecca U. ’74 and

John R. Blocker ’45

Joe B. Foster ’56

Computer Associates International

The Herman F. Heep and Minnie

Donald H. Niederer ’53

Dorothy and Carroll W. Conn, Jr.

David R. Norcom ’73

Cullen Trust for Higher Education

JCPenney Company

M. Bookman Peters ’59

Ernst & Young

Randall’s Food Markets, Inc.

RadioShack Corp.

Gina and William H. Flores ’76

Paul M. and Rosalie Robertson

Shell Oil Company

Ford Motor Company

Ruby and Earle A. Shields, Jr. ’41

John H. Speer ’71


Deborah D. Shelton

Robyn L. ’89 and

Paula and Steve Letbetter ’70


Trisha and L.C. “Chaz” Neely ’62

The West Endowment

Jamey and Richard C. Tanner ’53


Earline and A.P. Wiley, Jr. ’46

Linda and J.D. Woodward III ’70

Ed Rachal Foundation

Carol and G. David Van Houten ’71

Bell Heep Foundation

William S. Nichols III ’74

Alan B. Roberts ’78

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