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Farewell and Onto a New Chapter! Alex Alonso Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Mo Wang University of Florida 106 For those of you that know me, there is no question that I am a Yankee fan. From the moment I first watched a spring training game in Tampa and saw Donny Baseball hit from his customary crouch, I knew I would love the pinstripes till the day I die. This love affair with the New York Yankees has seen the 1970s, 1980s, the stellar 1990s, and early 2000s come and go. During that period, I saw the likes of Mr. October and Mo rise to legendary heights. I relished Aaron “Bleeping” Boone’s shot and survived 2004, 2007, and 2013 with all the Eric Dunleavy teasing I could withstand. During this era, one Yankee has stood above all others as a paragon of performance and wizard of winning. Derek Jeter is Mr. November and the quintessential Yankee. This season is his final season and like all great athletes he is retiring after having brought joy (or angst) to the hearts of baseball fans for years. In my admiration of the Yankee captain, I must acknowledge his class and his desire to do what’s best for the game. His future is full of other endeavors that will continue to support his mission. Like Jeter, Mo and I have encountered new endeavors where we can further our mission of further driving I-O psychology in a global setting. For Mo, there is furthering the science of I-O through the National Science Foundation and continued research. For me, there is my role on the SIOP Executive Board and furthering practice through my role at SHRM. Like Jeter, it is time for us to hand the reins to a new col- umnist. Before we bid everyone farewell and introduce your new TIP International Practice Forum columnist, we thought it would be worthwhile to review some of the highlights from the last 3 years. When choosing highlights I focused on some of the more memorable lessons learned from the global I-O community. At first, I scoured our columns. July 2014 Volume 52 Issue 1