Six undergraduate students in the College of Business and Economic
Development at The University of Southern Mississippi are recipients
of scholarships through the Business Advisory Council Faculty Scholars
Program this fall.
pairs promising junior and senior business students with an expert
research professor who serves as a mentor. Students receive a $1,000
scholarship and are given the opportunity to conduct research in
their chosen field of study. Research assignments vary by professor
and this fall include economic development, embezzlement in Mississippi,
product placement, and cynicism in the workplace.
these students have a unique opportunity to work directly with faculty
members on research projects, something more typically reserved
for graduate students," said Dr. Harold Doty, dean of the college.
"Through these scholarships, we are able to recognize students'
potential and open the doors to a key learning experience for them."
Fall 2003 recipients
a senior accounting major from Purvis. The daughter of Steve and
Barbara Saucier, she is working with Dr. James Crockett, professor
Chandra, a senior management information systems major from Laurel.
She is married to Anurag Chandra and is working with Dr. Edward
Nissan, professor of economics.
-- Tessa Pousson,
a senior economics major from Gretna, La. The daughter of Mark and
Rebecca Pousson, she is working with Dr. Frank Mixon, professor
a junior marketing major from Taylorsville. The daughter of Don
and Laurie Gambrell, she is working with Dr. Laurie Babin, professor
Womack, a senior business management major from Mendenhall. The
son of Billy Womack and Kathy Morris, he is working with Dr. Michael
Vest, associate professor of management.
a senior management information systems major from Long Beach. The
daughter of James and Janelle Sieber, she is working with Dr. Chang-Tseh
Hsieh, the McCarty professor of management information systems.
The BAC scholarships
are made possible through the college's Business Advisory Council,
a group of distinguished business leaders from Mississippi and other
states who advise and support the College of Business and Economic
Development. The scholarships are for one semester and are subject
to renewal based upon successful completion of assignments and availability