Thursday, July 29, 2010

Dr. V. Thomas Dock - Dean of the College of Business Administration at TAMK

The guest speaker for the July 29 meeting was Dr. V. Thomas Dock, Dean of the College of Business Administration at Texas A&M-Kingsville.  Dr. Dock was the dean of the College of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (UWEC) for 18 years prior to coming to Kingsville.  While at UWEC, he oversaw the establishment of the first endowed chair, program and department advisory boards and helped raise more than $4 million in gifts and grants.

Dr. Dock spoke of his vision for the CBA and the many changes needed to get there.  In the future, the College of Business Administration at Texas A&M-Kingsville will be the only College of Business (either in state of Texas or in the Texas A&M System) to offer numerous specialties and students will have more offerings to choose from, and supplemental opportunities to distinguish themselves from graduates of other institutions.

Improvements in technology, non-traditional learning environments and changes in the leadership structure at the College of Business were some of the other topics he touched on.  With such an enormous task ahead of him, we barely scratched the surface and will need to have Dr. Dock back to update us on the progress he is making and what we can do to help surpass his ambitious goals.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Bo Atterberry

Texas A&M-Kingsville head football coach, Bo Atterberry, was the guest speaker at the Sunrise Rotary Club meeting on July 22.  Bo talked about the upcoming football season (which he is very upbeat about), some of the new players joining the team, and what it will take for another successful season.

He also talked about the team's off-the-field accomplishments - participating in numerous community engagement projects, contributing to the Javelina athletic department winning the Lone Star Conference Community-Engagement Award of Excellence, and success in the classroom.  He highlighted returning safety, DeIra Glover, recently named a finalist for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team - an honor reserved for student-athletes who stand out for their positive influence in their communities.

2010-11 Officer Installation

Albert presents a plaque of appreciation
to a delighted and relieved Barbara.

The Kingsville Sunrise Rotary recently installed new officers for the 2010-11 year at the home of Lance and Kim Hamm.  The normally brutal South Texas summer weather relented for an evening, allowing the club to enjoy the festivities on the patio overlooking Santa Gertrudis Creek.

Mary Ann, Barbara and Albert
ready for the 2010-11 year
Immediate past president Barbara Oates swore in Albert Ruiz, now the 12th president of the moring club.  Succeeding Albert as President-Elect is Sam Cooper.  Mary Ann Oldham will retain the treasurer's postion.  Dora Martinez will also remain the club's secretary for the upcoming year.