November 26, 2014  

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Michael Mason and Kevin Smathers were honored as the 2014 Boardman Distinguished Alumni of the Year by the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi during the annual Honors Banquet held on Nov. 20 at the Thad Cochran Center.

 

Students representing several teams at The University of Southern Mississippi will tackle one of the state’s more pressing problems as part of the “Blueprint Mississippi Social Business Challenge” set for Monday, Nov. 17 on the Hattiesburg campus.

 

Students from Mississippi Public Universities across the state are preparing to unveil their ideas for solving Mississippi’s most pressing problems and helping reach the goals established by Blueprint Mississippi. Beginning tomorrow, student teams will compete in competitions held on campus. The winning team from each campus will advance to the state competition, which will be held in Jackson in March.

 

For the first time, The University of Southern Mississippi’s Graduate School will offer a unique opportunity for students to showcase their thesis or dissertation work in a competitive format.

 

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition invites graduate students to describe the significance of his/her thesis or dissertation to a general audience in three minutes or less. Cash prizes will be awarded to the eight finalists – ranging from $250 for finalists to $1,000 for the Grand Champion.

A new program in the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi will enable finance students to gain a competitive edge as they pursue professional opportunities.

 

This semester Southern Miss became a member of the Corporate Treasury Management (CTM) Program – an exclusive arrangement between the Association of Financial Professionals (AFP) and business schools across the country. Less than 50 universities in the U.S. are members, and Southern Miss currently offers the only CTM Program in Mississippi.

The University of Southern Mississippi Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation (CLTT) has received a grant from the United State Department of Transportation Research and Innovative Technology Administration to develop tools and techniques to assess the impact of potential reshoring on transportation infrastructure.

James Wilcox, director for the Center of Economic and Entrepreneurship Education (CEEE) at The University of Southern Mississippi, received the Rising Star Award at the 53rd Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference Awards dinner earlier this month in Dallas, Texas.

The Department of Economic Development and Tourism within the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi has received a federal grant to study the impact of the increased use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on freight transportation distribution patterns.

For the first time, the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi will offer online courses in its acclaimed MBA program, beginning in January, 2015.

More than 50 participants recently took part in The University of Southern Mississippi's annual True South Economic Development Course, presented by the Department of Economic Development and Tourism in the College of Business, Sept. 15-18. The course, hosted by the university's Trent Lott Center, exposes participants to the fundamentals and practice of creating jobs, increasing wealth, improving the tax base and enhancing a community’s quality-of-life. It can also be applied as credit toward securing certification as an economic developer. For more information, visit http://www.usm.edu/professional-development-educational-outreach/true-so....

Kimberly Docter, a junior marketing and international business double major at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus, spent two months in Kenya and Uganda earlier this spring working with the organization - Know Think Act.

Blake Dunaway, who is pursuing a double major in finance and pre-med in the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded the 2014 Mississippi Young Bankers (MYB) Leadership Scholarship.

Efforts to better serve the students, faculty and staff at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus have been enhanced with the filling of two associate dean positions so that each of the University’s six academic colleges now have a full-time academic administrator working locally in Long Beach.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi announced today that its Fall 2014 entering class is the most academically talented in the institution’s recorded history.

 

With a renewed focus on student recruitment, retention, progression and graduation, the University’s newest students have the highest grade point average of any entering class. In addition, retention and graduation rates have improved.

 

Students from Mississippi Public Universities will have the opportunity to do well by doing good as they develop business plans to tackle some of Mississippi’s most pressing problems and help reach the goals established by Blueprint Mississippi.

 

The Blueprint Mississippi Social Business Challenge was announced by Gov. Phil Bryant, Mississippi Economic Council President and CEO Blake A. Wilson and Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Hank M. Bounds at a press conference held today in Jackson.

Dr. Karen S. Coats, a decorated scholar with nearly 25 years as an educator and administrator, has been named the new dean of the Graduate School at The University of Southern Mississippi. She will begin work in Hattiesburg on Aug. 1, pending IHL Board approval.

University of Southern Mississippi graduate Kristin Howard has been chosen to participate in the 2014 Leadership Academy class which honors rising stars in the accounting profession.

 

Several administrative changes have taken place in the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi for the start of the 2014-2015 year.

 

Marketing and Merchandising students at The University of Southern Mississippi enjoyed some hands-on retail experience during the annual “Passion for Fashion” event held April 7-11 on the Hattiesburg campus.

The business portfolio of Joseph F. Best III reads like an instructional manual for entrepreneurial success.

 

Best, chief executive officer of H&F Bread Company and president of Best Building, LLC, has amassed more than 40 years of comprehensive consulting and senior line management across a wide variety of industries including – retail, distribution, systems development, project management, and the service sector.

University of Southern Mississippi seniors Benjamin Arnold and Tanner Jones are among five college students recently named as Mississippi Young Bankers Scholars.

The Southern Entrepreneurship Program (SEP) launched its annual series of regional qualifier business plan competitions on March 25-26 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus. 

 

More than 120 students were recognized for academic achievement by the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi during the College’s annual awards banquet held Monday, March 24 at the Thad Cochran Center.

The University of Southern Mississippi Enactus team raised more than 5,000 pounds for Campbell’s Let’s Can Hunger Project Partnership for the third consecutive year.