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Released February 1, 2005

BUSINESS STUDENTS RECEIVE BAC SCHOLARSHIPS

Hattiesburg- Ten 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 (601) 266-4659.

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April 1, 2005 4:46 PM