It is our honor and privilege to announce our 2018 New York Aggie Muster Speaker, Dr. Ben Welch!
Dr. Welch is Director of Halliburton Programs and Clinical Professor for the Department of Management in Mays Business School. He received his BBA from the University of Dayton, his MS from Houston Baptist University, and Ph.D. from Texas A&M University. Dr. Welch has previously served as the Director of the Department of Student Activities for Texas A&M University, Director of Mays College of Business Fellows and Honors Programs and as the Associate Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Texas A&M University.
Dr. Welch has held various supervisory and managerial positions with the Harris County Commissioner’s Court, the Fourteenth Supreme Judicial Court of Appeals, and several retail affiliates. He has had two Fish Camps (1991 and 2011) and a T-Camp (1995) named after him. Dr. Welch was selected as Professor-of-the-Year for 1995-96 and 1991-92 by student members of the Management Society, as well as the College of Business Honors-Professor-of-the-Year for 1991.
He served as Academic Advisor for Squadron 17 with the Corps of Cadets for seven years. During this time he served on the Commandant’s Advisory Council and was the 1991-92 Corps-wide recipient of the Outstanding Academic Advisor.
Dr. Welch was the 1992-93 recipient of two University wide awards including the John J. Koldus III Faculty/Staff Achievement Award and the Ed Guthrie Advisor-of-the-Year Award. Dr. Welch was the 1993 recipient of the College-level Association of Former Students Award for College Teaching. He was named as Teacher-of-the-Year for 1993-94 by Texas A&M University Student Government. He was named Outstanding Faculty Member-of-the-Year for 1993-94 by Alpha Kappa Psi and Professor-of-the-Year for 1994-95 by Delta Delta Delta.
Dr. Welch was the 1994 recipient of the coveted University-wide Association of Former Students Award for Student Relations. He was the 1999 University recipient of the Mentor-of-the-Year. Dr. Welch was a 2003 nominee for the first Texas A&M Presidential Professor of Teaching Excellence Award. Dr. Welch was the 2005 recipient of the coveted University-wide Association of Former Students Award for Teaching. He was the 2009 University recipient of the Student-Led Award for Teaching Excellence (SLATE) sponsored by the University Chancellor. Dr. Welch is proud to be faculty advisor to the Aggie Men’s Club (AMC).
Dr. Welch and his wife, Sherri, have been married for twenty-five years and have three children, Rachel who is 22, Ryan who is 19, and Graham who is 16.