Twelve business students from The University of Southern Mississippi
Gulf Coast were recognized recently at the College of Business and
Economic Development's 2004 Excellence in Business Awards Luncheon.
Hosted by the
ChevronTexaco Pascagoula Refinery, the luncheon was held May 1 at
the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.
the accomplishments of our students is something we believe is very
important," said Dr. Harold Doty, dean of the College of Business
and Economic Development. "In addition to completing course
work toward their degrees, these students work full time, have families
and mortgages. The remarkable thing is that they balance their commitments
major Evelyn Herrington, a senior from Biloxi, received the Excellence
in Management Award, sponsored by ChevronTexaco.
major Stacy Rushing, a senior from Biloxi, and accounting major
Linda Zakkak, a senior from Gulfport, received the Excellence in
Business Administration Award from ChevronTexaco.
information systems major Melissa Dorn, a senior from Waveland,
and management information systems major Jennifer Horton, a senior
from Moss Point, received the Excellence in Management Information
Systems Award from ChevronTexaco.
management major Lisa Phillips, a junior from Bay St. Louis, received
the Scholarship in Management Award, sponsored by Munro Petroleum.
major Heather Buras, a senior from Kiln, received the Scholarship
in Business Administration Award, sponsored by "The Sun Herald."
information systems major Kelly Coleman, a sophomore from Long Beach,
received the Scholarship in Management Information Systems Award,
sponsored by Northrop Grumman Ship Systems.
major Thien Phan, a senior from Pass Christian, and Cheryl Stewart,
a senior from Lucedale, went home with the Outstanding Senior in
Accounting Award, sponsored by the accounting firm of Alexander,
Van Loon, Sloan, Levens and Favre.
major Shara Stone, a junior from Vancleave, received the Outstanding
Junior in Accounting Award, sponsored by Piltz, Williams, LaRosa
major Lianne Kenney, a junior from Long Beach, received the Scholarship
Award, sponsored by the Mississippi Gulf Coast Society of CPAs.
management major Ryan Heafner, a senior from Jackson, received the
Outstanding Senior in Tourism Management Award, sponsored by Rex
a graduate student from Long Beach enrolled in the university's
MBA program, received the MBA Excellence Award, sponsored by the
College of Business and Economic Development Business Advisory Council.