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MIS Advisory Council Hitting on All Cylinders

For release:  November 9, 2010

Over 40 IT executives from the area (and Texas!) have been busy working on behalf of the Fogelman College's MIS Department's academic programs, students, and faculty.  After last year's review and advisory role in helping to create the most innovative undergraduate curriculum in the country, the MIS Advisory Board wasted no time in digging into several new initiatives.

At their recent semi-annual MIS Advisory Board Meeting held at the new University Center, board members discussed plans to create a speakers bureau for MIS courses, an innovative joint venture with the college's MILE program to offer mentoring opportunities to MIS Honors students, the creation of two scholarships for two deserving undergraduate MIS majors, as well as funding for doctoral student conferences and MIS faculty teaching awards.  A special treat for attendees was a surprise visit by former Memphis Tiger basketball star Andre Turner and Coach Josh Pastner, where the coach shared his plans for the coming basketball season. (Pictured from left to right are Andre Turner, MIS Advisory Council Chairman Pat Ruckh, and Coach Josh Pastner).

The excitement didn't end there. The next day, several board members and their wives joined MIS Professor Brian Janz, Fogelman Director of Development Kenneth "Ziggy" Siegfried, Associate Dean Jasbir Dhaliwal, and University Provost Ralph Faudree in Dr. Faudree's suite at the Liberty Bowl to watch the football Tigers take on the UT Volunteers. Despite the score of the game, all in attendance had a great time socializing and getting to know each better.

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