Howdy! The Spring semester is already underway and many good things are happening at the BAEN department. First, join me in welcoming Steve Searcy as our new Department Head. Steve has great ideas to maintain the quality of our programs and our reputation as one of the best in the nation. The faculty, staff, and students will certainly work with him to make great things happen. In this issue, you will learn of former faculty and students accomplishments and much more. I hope you enjoy this issue and please remember to send me an e-mail if you have any news you want to share with us.