College of Business and Alumni Association Host Lion’s Spirit Mixer at Alumni-Owned Distillery

The Texas A&M University-Commerce College of Business, in collaboration with the A&M-Commerce Alumni Association, hosted a networking evening mixer at the Hermann-Marshall Distillery, an alumni-owned business located in Wylie, Texas.

The event attracted nearly 50 alumni, representing graduating classes spanning over five decades, showcasing the enduring bond among the college's graduates.

Amanda Lowe, Director of Alumni Engagement, greeted attendees and shared her vision for the Association's future. This included plans to establish a comprehensive business directory for alumni to foster stronger business connections and opportunities within the community. Scott Wheeler, dean of the College of Business, also welcomed the guests and informed the attendees regarding new initiatives and programs the college is launching, such as the B.B.A. in Banking and the real-estate license partnership with KW of Rockwall, as well as sharing exciting news such as our students’ successes at various competitions.

Director of Marketing and Communications and Adjunct Professor of Marketing Yazan Kakish emphasized the importance of connecting with the attendees’ alma mater on social media. He encouraged the alumni to share their stories and successes, connect and inspire current and prospective students, and simply connect to stay informed about all the workshops, activations, events and opportunities they could take part in.

Jennifer Spring, a College of Business alumni and a recently returned student, expressed joy about attending the mixer. “Attending the College of Business alumni mixer was such a fantastic experience! It was wonderful to reconnect with old friends and make new connections with the younger alumni. I loved hearing about the exciting growth and opportunities our school is experiencing. The energy and enthusiasm in the room were contagious, and it made me proud to be part of such a dynamic and thriving community.”