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                                                                                                                                   Texas A&M International University
                                                                                                                                               College of Business Administration Staff Directory
    COVER STORY                                                                                                                              Department of Accounting


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dentist colleges work
                                                                                                                                             and Information Systems                       Dr. Jorge Omar R. Brusa, Assistant Professor of
                                                                                                                                                                                         Finance, Department of Economics and Finance,
     1 Choice scoops                                                                                                                Dr. Willie N. Cargill, Professor/Chair, Department   326-2511, jbrusa@tamiu.edu
                                                                                                                                  of Accounting and Information Systems, Distance
       Kaleidoscoops offers a new spin on ice cream with a rainbow of flavors                                                     Learning Coordinator, 326-2501, cargill@tamiu.edu         Dr. Van Miller, Associate Professor of
                                                                                                                                                                                         International Business, Department of Economics


    ON THE BORDER
                                                                                                                                    Mr. Jesus S. Carmona, Instructor of Information
                                                                                                                                  Systems, Department of Accounting and Information
                                                                                                                                  Systems, 326-2530, jcarmona@tamiu.edu

                                                                                                                                     Dr. Oscar Flores, Assistant Professor of
                                                                                                                                                                                         and Finance, 326-2512, vmiller@tamiu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                           Dr. J. Michael Patrick, Professor of Economics,
                                                                                                                                                                                         Department of Economics and Finance, Director,
                                                                                                                                                                                         Texas Center for Border Economics and Enterprise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  to attract more
     3 Party World                                                                                                                Information Systems, Department of Accounting and
                                                                                                                                  Information Systems, 326-2503, oflores@tamiu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                         Development, 326-2547, jmpatrick@tamiu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                BY VICTOR GODINEZ
                                                                                                                                                                                          Dr. Michael J. Pisani, Instructor of Economics,
       Gatherings for children, adults get boost from new party place                                                               Mr. Hafizul Islam, Instructor of Information         Department of Economics and Finance, 326-2531,         The Dallas Morning News
                                                                                                                                  Systems, Department of Accounting and Information      mpisani@tamiu.edu
     4 Sales tax rebates for November returned                                                                                    Systems, 326-2507, hislam@tamiu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                           Dr. Dev Prasad, Associate Professor of Finance,
       Border Economy                                                                                                               Dr. Stephen E. Lunce, Professor of Information       Department of Economics and Finance, 326-2515,           DALLAS — Dentistry isn’t all about drills and root canals
                                                                                                                                  Systems, Department of Accounting and Information      dprasad@tamiu.edu
     5 Keeping it clean: Congress gets act together to flush out money laundering                                                 Systems, 326-2502, slunce@tamiu.edu                                                                           anymore, and local and state dentists say they’re trying to
       Border Business                                                                                                              Dr. Gary Miller, Professor of Accounting,
                                                                                                                                                                                           Dr. David Yoskowitz, Assistant Professor of
                                                                                                                                                                                         Economics, Department of Economics and Finance,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                get that message out before a shortage of dentists crops up
       Boelis Gift Shop celebrates grand opening
                                                                                                                                  Department of Accounting and Information Systems,
                                                                                                                                  326-2513, gmiller@tamiu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                         326-2509, yosko@tamiu.edu                              in the next several years.
     6 LCC offers new welding course                                                                                                Dr. William A. Newman, Radcliffe Killam
                                                                                                                                                                                            Department of Management and Marketing                “Currently, the need for Texas dentists is being met
                                                                                                                                  Distinguished Professor of Information Systems,          Dr. Jacqueline R. Mayfield, Associate                because we are graduating at least as many dentists as are
       Briefs                                                                                                                     Department of Accounting and Information Systems,      Professor/Chair, Department of Management and
                                                                                                                                  326-2536, wnewman@tamiu.edu                            Marketing, 326-2533, jmayfield@tamiu.edu               retiring,” said Dr. Janet Harrison, associate professor in the
     7 Labor council comes to Laredo
                                                                                                                                     Dr. Jacqueline L. Power, Assistant Professor of       Dr.    Milton    R.    Mayfield,    Associate        Department of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials at the
                                                                                                                                  Accounting, Department of Accounting and               Professor/Chair, Department of Management and
                                                                                                                                  Information Systems, 326-2505, power@tamiu.edu         Marketing, 326-2534, mmayfield@tamiu.edu               University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston. “But if you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                look at the projections for the increase in the population of
    SPECIAL               FEATURE                                                                                                   Dr. Kannan Raghunandan, Radcliffe Killam
                                                                                                                                  Distinguished Professor of Accounting, Department
                                                                                                                                                                                           Dr. John P. Kohl, Dean, College of Business
                                                                                                                                                                                         Administration and Graduate School of International
                                                                                                                                  of Accounting and Information Systems, 326-2504,       Trade and Business Administration, 326-2480,           Texas and increase in dentists’ retirement in about 10 years,
      8     On the move                                                                                                           raghu@tamiu.edu                                        jkohl@tamiu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                we certainly are going to be seeing a need.”
            Outdoor store J.C. Twiss expands north as third-generation owner carries on tradition                                   Dr. Dasaratha V. Rama, Professor of Information
                                                                                                                                  Systems, Department of Accounting and Information
                                                                                                                                                                                           Dr. Pedro S. Hurtado, Associate Professor of
                                                                                                                                                                                         Logistics and Management, Department of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Those projections are in contrast with the Bureau of Labor
                                                                                                                                  Systems, 326-2521, dvrama@tamiu.edu                    Management      and
                                                                                                                                                                                         hurtado@tamiu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Marketing,    326-2522,          Statistics’ 1998 survey, which found that nationally, demand
                                                                                                                                    Dr. Betty S. Rogers, Assistant Professor of
                                                                                                                                  Business   Communication,    Department    of             Dr. Michael Landeck, Professor of Marketing and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                for dentists through 2008 would grow slower than the
    IN      EVERY            ISSUE                                                                                                Accounting and Information Systems, 326-2527,
                                                                                                                                  brogers@tamiu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                         International Business, Department of Management
                                                                                                                                                                                         and Marketing, 326-2541, mlandeck@tamiu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                average for all professions as preventive care becomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                more prevalent.
      5     Labor Statistics                                                                                                        Dr. Rolando P. Sanchez, Assistant Professor,          Dr. Ananda K. Mukherji, Assistant Professor of
                                                                                                                                  Department of Accounting and Information Systems,      Management, Department of Management and                 Harrison is also chairwoman of the Texas Dental
      7     Border Briefs                                                                                                         326-2519, rsanchez@tamiu.edu                           Marketing, 326-2526, max@tamiu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Association’s Council on Dental Education, and she said
      10    Market Watch                                                                                                            Dr. Robert Shapiro, Visiting Associate Professor      Dr. Jyotsna Mukherji, Assistant Professor of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                that the wave of dentists retiring over the next several years
                                                                                                                                  of Accounting, Department of Accounting and            Marketing, Department of Management and
      11    Money Wise: Keeping 401k plan with former employer a good idea                                                        Information
                                                                                                                                  rshapiro@tamiu.edu
                                                                                                                                                      Systems,            326-2524,      Marketing, 326-2542, jyo@tamiu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                will hit rural areas particularly hard.
            Market Briefs                                                                                                            Dr. Jacques Verville, Assistant Professor of
                                                                                                                                                                                          Dr. Kamal D. Parhizgar, Professor of
                                                                                                                                                                                         Management, Department of Management and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dr. Jack Long, director of admissions for the Baylor
            Around the Nation                                                                                                     Information Systems, Department of Accounting and
                                                                                                                                  Information Systems, 326-2532, jverville@tamiu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                         Marketing, 326-2525, parhizgar@tamiu.edu               College of Dentistry, part of the Texas A&M University
      12    Intel Corp.’s earnings end on high note                                                                                 Dr. Edward Willman, Associate Professor of
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Center for the Study of
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Western Hemispheric Trade
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                System Health Science Center in Dallas, said he also sees
      13    Consumer prices turn in best year since 1998                                                                          Quantitative Methods, Department of Accounting
                                                                                                                                  and        Information     Systems,      326-            Dr. Wayne A. Label, Director, 326-2516,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                a need for minority dentists.
            December retail sales decline is smaller than expected                                                                2508,willman@tamiu.edu                                 wlabel@tamiu.edu                                         Long said Baylor’s Health Careers Opportunity Program
            Census: Home-based workers make more                                                                                       Department of Economics and Finance                 Ms. Virginia F. Vincent, Associate Director, 326-    targets students from kindergarten to high school,
                                                                                                                                                                                         2506, vvincent@tamiu.edu
      14    Tax changes for 2002 help small businesses                                                                              Dr.    Antonio    J.   Rodriguez,  Associate                                                                promoting careers in dentistry and informing kids about
                                                                                                                                  Professor/Chair, Department of Economics and             Ms. Suzanne Hansen-Alford, Associate Director,
                                                                                                                                  Finance & Assistant to the Dean, 326-2517,             Western Hemispheric Trade Information Center,          different financial aid packages available to dental students.
            Around the State                                                                                                      rodriguez@tamiu.edu                                    326-2551, salford@tamiu.edu
                                                                                                                                    Dr. William L. Boyd, Professor of Finance,                                                                    But Long said that even college undergraduate students
      15    Dentist colleges work to attract more students                                                                        Department of Economics and Finance, Director of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                are often unaware of the changing roles of dentists.
                                                                                                                                  International   Graduate   Studies,  326-2510,
                                                                                                                                  lboyd@tamiu.edu




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                   Laredo Community College                                                                                                                William B. Green/Publisher
                             Education Issues
                                                                                                                                                                728-2501/bill@lmtonline.com
         Ramon H. Dovalina, Ph.D., President, 721-5101,              Sandra Rodriguez, Welfare to Work Mentor, 764-5961
       president@laredo.cc.tx.us                                                                                                   Frank J. Escobedo/Gen. Mgr.                                Odie Arambula/Editor
                                                                       Priscilla G. Medina, Welfare to Work Account
         Juan L. Maldonado, Ph.D., Vice President                        Executive, 764-5960, pmedina@laredo.cc.tx.us               728-2510/frankesc@lmtonline.com                        728-2561/odie@lmtonline.com
       for Instruction and Student Development,
       721-5142, jlmaldon@laredo.cc.tx.us                                            Business Instruction/Operations
                                                                                                                                                            Deirdre Reyna/Business Editor
                 Workforce Education                                            Francisco Martinez, Jr., Dean of Second                                     728-2529/deirdre@lmtonline.com
                                                                               Campus          Planning,      721-5437,
        Alma Hernandez, Dean of Adult                                          fmartinez@laredo.cc.tx.us
       and Continuing Education, 721-5830,                                                                                                                Kelly Hildebrandt/Business Writer
       ahernandez@laredo.cc.tx.us                                              Federico Solis, Jr., Dean of Workforce                                       728-2547/kelly@lmtonline.com
                                                                              Education, 721-5437, fsolis@laredo.cc.tx.us.
         Roxanne Vedia, Business and                                                                                              Estella Rodriguez/Managing Editor                       Cuate Santos/Chief Photographer
       Industry Training Coordinator, 721-                                     Ernestina C. Vela, Chair of Management
       5891, rvedia@laredo.cc.tx.us                                           Department, 721-5870, eevela@laredo.cc.tx.us         728-2581/estel@lmtonline.com                           728-2589/cuate@lmtonline.com
         Rosaura      Medellin,    Workforce                                Javier Moctezuma, Chair of Office Occupations,          Adriana R. Devally/Retail Mgr.                       Socorro Garza/Adv. Billing Inquiries
       Development     Specialist,  721-5174,                            721-5187, jmoctezuma@laredo.cc.tx.us
       rsmedellin@laredo.cc.tx.us                                                                                                 728-2511/adriana@lmtonline.com                           728-2509/soco@lmtonline.com
                                                                     Dan Flores, Chief Financial Officer and Business
          Virginia Mayers, Director of Continuing Education         Manager, 721-5124, dflores@laredo.cc.tx.us                      Margie Aguirre/Classified Mgr.                          Agustin Magallanes/Circulation
                        Work to Succeed Programs                             Community Development/Border Issues                  728-2526/margieb@lmtonline.com                                           728-2550
         Susan Barrientos, Welfare to Work Facilitator, 764-5959,    Blas    Castañeda,     Chief   Development        Officer,                                  Michael Castillo/MIS Director
       sbarrientos@laredo.cc.tx.us                                  bcastaneda@laredo.cc.tx.us                                                                 728-2505/mike@lmtonline.com


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