Category Archives: Department Head’s Corner

Department Head’s Corner – November 2016

As most of the BAEN family will already know, Dr. Brock Faulkner passed away earlier this year after a two year battle with leukemia. His loss is a great one for the department, but recent actions will ensure that his contributions will be remembered regularly. Brock’s wife, Brittney, with the support of the Faulkner family, has established the Brock Faulkner ’04 Memorial Scholarship fund at the Texas A&M Foundation. Once endowed, this fund will provide scholarships to both BAEN and AGSM students. We will always remember the energy… Read More →

Department Head’s Corner – June 2016

Calling all history detectives!  Your help is needed to solve our mystery. If you have been reading our newsletters faithfully, you know about the department’s centennial and efforts to restore the beauty and unique character of Daniels Scoates Hall. These activities were and continue to be linked, but like any good detective tale, there are story lines that seem unrelated, but are important in the telling. Nancy McCoy ’81 was the architect for the Capital Improvement and Restoration project and is currently writing a book on the Depression… Read More →

Department Head’s Corner – April 2016

As I ponder what to share with you, two recent events, separated in time and seemingly unrelated, are what pop into my mind. At our recent awards banquet, Bill Norman, our 2016 inductee into the Academy of Distinguished Graduates, spoke to our students and their families. At the same event, I was congratulated on being selected to serve as President-Elect of ASABE. You might ask, what is the relationship between those two events? Bill’s comments to the students made me think about my new responsibility in a different… Read More →

Department Head’s Corner – February 2016

If you paid attention to the language we used to describe our recent centennial activities, you will remember that we focused on preparing for our second century of education and service.  Since the centennial year is completed, you might wonder what we are doing now.  In a variety of ways, the department is in transition.  One reason for change is our need to compete with all other engineering majors for entering students.  Entering freshmen now enroll in the College of Engineering rather than specific majors, and are given… Read More →