September 2013

Womack Ends His Term As Student
Regent for The Texas A&M System 
By Julie Navejar

Quinten Womack turned over his special cell phone to someone else May 31, after serving one year as the student regent for The Texas A&M University System. With the passing of the torch, Womack should enjoy a much less eventful senior year, but he has the opportunity to look back and know that he was part of something important and the decisions he made affected his fellow students across the System.
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A Moment with an Expert
Dr. John E. Cicala, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Discusses Negotiating 
By Jason Marton

The Office of Marketing and Communications maintains a list of campus experts that provide answers for the media on more than 200  different topics. These are faculty and staff who have volunteered to be "on call" when needed.

Among those experts is Dr. John Cicala, assistant professor of marketing in the Department of Management and Marketing, based within A&M-Kingsville's College of Business Administration.
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Pictured above are Duane Gardiner Crissy Hinojosa and Dean Delcoure.
Hinojosa Is Honored by the Center for Teaching Effectiveness 


Crissy Hinojosa, lecturer in the Department of Management, Marketing and Information Systems, received a plaque at a reception given by the Center
for Teaching Effectiveness on Wednesday, September 11 for her non-tenure track teaching award that was announced in April of this year. To receive the award, Hinojosa showed the types of things that she incorp- orated into the classroom to make her teaching more effective, such as active and experiential learning, the way she incorporated her industry experience to provide real-world examples, live demonstrations, case studies and role playing. We are very proud of Crissy!

De-Bundling the Airline Industry 
Two College of Business Adminstration Faculty Members Take on a Lot of Baggage for Insight into the Effect of Separate Fees  
By Julie Navejar

As summer is in full swing, and travelers take to the skies to reach their favorite vacation spot, they are paying more to get there with the essential personal items. Two faculty members from the College of Business Administration decided to take a look at the effect of the added baggage fees many airlines have chosen to pass on to their passengers.

Dr. Hans Schumann, professor in the management and marketing department, and Harmeet Singh, lecturer in the accounting and finance department, published their findings in the January 2013 issue of the Journal of the Academy of Business and Economics, in an  article entitled "The De-bundling of U.S. Airline Bag Fees and Fares: an Exploratory Study." Read more.

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