undergraduate students in the College of Business at The University
of Southern Mississippi have received scholarships through the Business
Advisory Council Faculty Scholars Program this spring.
The program pairs promising junior and senior business
students with an expert research professor who serves as a mentor
for a special research project. Each of the students receives a
$1,000 scholarship and is given the opportunity to conduct research
in his or her chosen field of study.
"Research will be an integral part of the graduate
program and I feel that the opportunity to work under one of the
professors in the business college, as well as being introduced
to the field of research, will be invaluable to my studies,"
said first-time recipient Carol E. Vann, a senior accounting major
from Hattiesburg whose faculty mentor is Dr. Charles Jordan.
Five student scholars are continuing their projects
from last fall, and five are new recipients this spring. The spring
2005 recipients (in addition to Vann) are listed below.
Nicholas Ray Adams, a real estate major from Lucedale,
is the son Dennis and Nita Adams. His mentor is Dr. Ed Nissan, professor
of economics and international business.
Jessica Monique Gordon, a junior international business
major from Biloxi, is the daughter of Zera Gordon. Her mentor is
Dr. Frank Mixon, professor of economics.
Shara P. Stone, a senior accounting major from Vancleave,
is the daughter of Anita L. Stone. Her mentor is Dr. Beth LeFleur,
professor of marketing.
Matthew Joseph Zasada, a junior accounting major from
Crestview, Fla., is the son of John J. and Patricia A. Zasada. His
mentor is Dr. Sean Salter, assistant professor of finance.
Student BAC scholars who are continuing research projects
from the fall semester are Samuel oleware of Seminary, Robert Dossett
of Petal, Muhammad Imran of Sumrall, Jessica Olive of Hattiesburg
and Kimberly Swan of Purvis.
For more information about the BAC Faculty Scholars
Program, contact the dean's office in the College of Business at