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TAMIU Business Dean Hosts ‘Pig’ Event Today
Posted:4/30/15

Sanchez Business School Dean
Hosts Really ‘Pig’ Event Today

Texas A&M International University’s A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business Dean Dr. Steve Sears is proud of the School’s students and enthusiastic about ways to advance their School experience...in a really “Pig” way.

Steve Sears

Dr. Steve Sears

He’ll prove just that Thursday, April 30 at 1:30 on the Student Center patio when he kisses a pig as part of a student-led fundraiser supporting student field and out of town trips.

“We strive to provide our students with the best education possible, and offering value-added, relevant field experiences and paid internships help us to elevate our program and our students.  I realize that this may seem a different way to bring that point home, but I think it helps to underscore both my and the School’s commitment to our students, ” Dr. Sears said.

The event has been organized by the Dean’s Student Advisory Council, which represents the majors and minors offered by the Sanchez School. 

Daniel Jimenez, the Council’s public relations officer and senior Accounting major, said the students are proud of Dean Sears and his cheerful willingness to step up to the challenge.

“He’s been great…he said he wanted to do something that would attract students, faculty and our business partners around the community.  This should do just that and be a lot of fun as well…we’ll even be taking selfies,” Jimenez said.

The students have broken down a menu of charges for the “Kiss a Pig” event, based on kiss location, of course.  Individual and group donations are welcome.

“It’s $500 on the forehead, $1000 on the cheek and $1500 on the pig’s snout,” Jimenez explained.

Students are gathering donations on campus and can be contacted at tamiu.businesscouncil@gmail.com for those wishing to contribute.

Sears routinely holds opportunities to interact with Sanchez School students, including events where he sits down and shares pizza with students.

He’ll do just that prior to the “Pig” Event, sharing free pizza, beverages and prizes with the students. Then, he’ll get ready to pucker up on the Student Center Patio.

The A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). A gifted, global faculty, 40 holding a Ph.D. and 18 as adjunct faculty, imparts an international, quality business education.

To learn more about Sanchez School of Business and its undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs, visit www.tamiu.edu/arssb.

For University information, please contact the TAMIU Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at 326.2180, e-mail prmis@tamiu.edu or visit offices in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 268.

University office hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.


Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu