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Released May 15, 2003

SOUTHERN MISS GC BUSINESS STUDENTS HONORED AT AWARDS CEREMONY

LONG BEACH - 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.

The luncheon, held at the Gulf Park Conference Center Auditorium in Long Beach on April 27, was hosted by ChevronTexaco Pascagoula Refinery.

"These 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."

Business management majors Wade Howk, a junior from Gulfport, and Celia Wilcox, a senior from Waveland, won the Excellence in Management award, sponsored by ChevronTexaco.

Business administration major Amanda Carlisle, a senior from Moss Point, received the Excellence in Business Administration award sponsored, by ChevronTexaco.

Management information systems (MIS) major Jayson Gardner, a senior from Gulfport, went home with the Excellence in Management Information Systems award, sponsored by ChevronTexaco.

Business management major Brandon Lamm, a junior from Biloxi, won the Scholarship in Management award, sponsored by Munro Petroleum.

Business administration 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.

Accounting 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.

Accounting major Cheryl Stewart, a junior from Lucedale, received the

Outstanding Junior in Accounting award, sponsored by Piltz, Williams, LaRosa and Company.

Accounting major Darlene Bilbo, a senior from Bay St. Louis, won the Scholarship Award, sponsored by the Mississippi Gulf Coast Society of CPAs.

Accounting major Jennifer Wilson, a graduate student from Biloxi, won the MBA Excellence award, sponsored by the CBA Business Advisory Council.

Accounting major Justin Wadsworth, a senior from Diamondhead, received the Special Achievement Award, sponsored by the Southern MissGC Division of Business Administration.

Dr. Phillip Jeffress, professor and director of the Gulf South Economic Research Center, earned the Outstanding Faculty Award.

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