- Twelve business students from The University of Southern Mississippi
Gulf Coast were recognized recently at the Division of Business
Administration's 2003 Excellence in Business Awards Luncheon.
held at the Gulf Park Conference Center Auditorium in Long Beach
on April 27, was hosted by ChevronTexaco Pascagoula Refinery.
students represent something unique among Mississippi's higher education
programs," said Dr. Walt Taylor, professor of finance and chair
of the Southern MissGC Division of Business Administration. "The
differences are that most work full time, have families and mortgages
and go to the university part time. The remarkable thing is that
they balance their commitments so well."
majors Wade Howk, a junior from Gulfport, and Celia Wilcox, a senior
from Waveland, won the Excellence in Management award, sponsored
major Amanda Carlisle, a senior from Moss Point, received the Excellence
in Business Administration award sponsored, by ChevronTexaco.
information systems (MIS) major Jayson Gardner, a senior from Gulfport,
went home with the Excellence in Management Information Systems
award, sponsored by ChevronTexaco.
major Brandon Lamm, a junior from Biloxi, won the Scholarship in
Management award, sponsored by Munro Petroleum.
major Charles Evans, a senior from Long Beach, received the Scholarship
in Business Administration award, sponsored by The Sun Herald.
MIS major Jennifer
Horton, a senior from Moss Point, won the Scholarship in Management
Information Systems award, sponsored by Northrop Grumman Ship Systems.
major Deborah Aiken, a senior from Ocean Springs, went home with
the Outstanding Senior in Accounting award, sponsored by the accounting
firm of Alexander, Van Loon, Sloan, Levens and Favre.
major Cheryl Stewart, a junior from Lucedale, received the
Junior in Accounting award, sponsored by Piltz, Williams, LaRosa
major Darlene Bilbo, a senior from Bay St. Louis, won the Scholarship
Award, sponsored by the Mississippi Gulf Coast Society of CPAs.
major Jennifer Wilson, a graduate student from Biloxi, won the MBA
Excellence award, sponsored by the CBA Business Advisory Council.
major Justin Wadsworth, a senior from Diamondhead, received the
Special Achievement Award, sponsored by the Southern MissGC Division
of Business Administration.
Jeffress, professor and director of the Gulf South Economic Research
Center, earned the Outstanding Faculty Award.