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Category Archives: Department Head’s Corner
Howdy, As we approach spring break, I want to update you on several activities important to the department. New faculty – You will see in other parts of this newsletter introductions to Drs. Hardin, King and Moore, our new assistant professors. We are extremely pleased to have them join the department, and look forward to their contributions. New faculty means new ideas and fresh energy, so be on the lookout for stories on their accomplishments in future newsletters. Record number of graduates – Our capstone courses AGSM 440… Read More →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →