Master of Industrial Distribution program hosts annual Residency Week

Master of Industrial Distribution program hosts annual Residency Week

The Master of Industrial Distribution program at Texas A&M University will host its annual Residency Week Aug. 3-7 in College Station, Texas. This year, 140 students will be in attendance, making this the largest class to date for the program. Residency Week is filled with intensive learning focused on the latest trends in industrial distribution, as well as with activities to help students build stronger relationships with others in the program. In addition, students have the opportunity to meet the faculty who are in regular contact with them throughout the year.

 Students in the Master of Industrial Distribution program are required to participate in two Residency Weeks. Each year those attending included two sets of cohorts; this year’s attendees are the class of 2016 and class of 2017. While on campus, students have to opportunity to discover Texas A&M’s rich heritage and traditions. Professors present lectures and discussions full of case studies and classroom activity.

 For the class of 2016 this brings them one step closer toward graduation in the spring. For those in the class of 2017, this is their debut into the department and program. Residency Week for the newer students will offer them a chance to become familiar with the program and allow them to dive into the content they have been studying.

 Activities will range from classroom instruction to a Diamond Club Dinner. Students will have the opportunity to order their Aggie Rings, and a Sigma Delta ceremony will be held for awards to be given out to students with a GPA of 3.3 or higher.

 Residency Week officially kicks off with a welcome breakfast with guest speakers Dr. Karen Butler-Purry, associate provost for graduate and professional studies; Dr. John Criscone, assistant dean of the Dwight Look College of Engineering; and Amber Muenzenberger, director for remote learning and outreach education. The week concludes with closing remarks from Dr. Daniel Jennings, founding and program director of the Master of Industrial Distribution; and Dr. F. Barry Lawrence, program coordinator of the industrial distribution program.  

 "The department is elated to have its executive distance education students on campus for this weeklong process,” said Dr. Reza Langari, department head of engineering technology and industrial distribution.


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