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Governor Abbott Names Chair and Appoints Two to Department of Information Resources
Office of the Governor of Texas: Governor of Texas Greg Abbott has appointed Baylor Business MBA alumnus Ben Gatzke to the governing board of the Department of Information Resources (DIR) for the State of Texas.

Progress Coming on North Bay Recommendations for Change
Northern Ontario Business: Current MBA students, as part of the Focus Firm program, in June presented The Baylor Report—a vision for how the city of North Bay in Ontario, Canada can become a more desirable community—which the city is now putting into action.

Hankamer School of Business Programs Ranked in U.S. News 2017 Best Graduate Schools Rankings
Baylor University graduate programs in law, business, nursing and health disciplines, education, engineering, the sciences and social sciences and humanities were among those nationally ranked in the 2017 U.S. News Best Graduate Schools rankings.

Baylor Student-Managed Investment Fund Provides Contributions For Scholarships
For the 13th consecutive year, Baylor University’s student-managed Philip M. Dorr Alumni & Friends Endowed Investment Fund has provided a generous financial contribution for student scholarships. A check in the amount of $180,000 was presented to Baylor Athletics at halftime of the Feb. 29 fourth-ranked Baylor women’s basketball game vs. Texas.

Baylor Survey Launches Next Chapter
The Baylor MBA Focus Firm project has officially begun Phase II of the project with North Bay, Ontario. Nineteen graduate students from Baylor are steering the next chapter which will focus on the key areas of opportunities identified in Phase I of the project - the development of strategic priorities, as well as the need for enhanced communication, retention and promotion.

Strengthen a Rejected Round 1 MBA Application
U.S. News & World Report: This article, which is about the rigorous and competitive process to get into business schools’ master’s degree programs, quotes Laurie Wilson, director of graduate business degree programs at Hankamer School of Business, about effective ways to apply and ensure a good fit with a program.

Team From Trinity University Takes Home $12,000 From Baylor University’s Case Competition In Healthcare Management
Graduate students from universities across the nation came together at Baylor University last weekend to compete in the inaugural Robbins Case Competition in Healthcare Management. The event is hosted by the Robbins Institute for Health Policy and Leadership at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business.

Cold Calling Anxiety
About Health: The Keller Center for Research in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business and a team of Baylor M.B.A. students partnered with the research and development department at Keller Williams Realty International to conduct a study about cold calling. The study sought to quantify the importance and effectiveness about cold calling as a prospecting tool and measure the effectiveness of cold calls.

Hankamer School of Business Finds New, State-of-the-Art Home
KWBU-FM: AUDIO: The new $100 million Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation is the new home of Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. Media representatives were given a tour this week of the 275,000-square-foot building, which has an atrium, classrooms with the latest technology, collaborative study rooms and more than 250 office spaces. Interviewed for the story were Terry Maness, D.B.A., dean of Hankamer School of Business, and MBA student Kevin Mitchell.

Building Products Plus Hires Seven Prison Entrepreneurship Program Graduates
University Chronicle: Building Products Plus, a Houston-based company, has found success in hiring employees through the Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP), which operates in more than 60 Texas prisons. Baylor researchers in 2013 conducted a study and found that PEP outperformed nine similar rehabilitation programs in achieving lower recidivism rates. Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business partners with PEP to help prisoners pursue certificates in entrepreneurship.

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