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The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi paid tribute to distinguished faculty members and students during its annual Honors Banquet held Tuesday, March 26 at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

Dr. Bret Becton received the Joseph A. Greene Teaching Award, while Dr. Fujun Lai took home the Louis K. Brandt Publication Award. Other award winners from each department include the following:

Accounting:

Becker CPA Review 50 % Scholarship – Aaron Thomas

Beta Alpha Psi Award – Katie Carona

University of Southern Mississippi seniors Jazmyne Butler and Ashley Betts have been invited to join a prestigious group of collegiate standouts as part of the Clinton Global Initiative University.

Dr. Faye Gilbert, who earned her undergraduate and master’s degrees in business administration at The University of Southern Mississippi, will return to her alma mater as the next dean of the University’s College of Business. Pending approval by the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning, her official start date will be July 1.

Economic trends and forecasts will be the focus of a special symposium presented by the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi on Thursday, Feb. 28 at the Trent Lott Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

The Mississippi Polymer Institute at The University of Southern Mississippi will host a group of special European visitors on April 24-26 as part of a clean technology project that could lead to transformative partnerships.

University of Southern Mississippi marketing seniors Chelsea Thomas and Mikel Mangipano were part of a team that captured first place honors in the 2nd Annual Startup Weekend competition held Jan. 18-20 in Jackson, Miss.

The new year brought a new tenant to The Accelerator at The University of Southern Mississippi as pharmaceutical distributor South Point Distributors LLC moved into the University’s technology park earlier this month.

Innovate Mississippi (formerly the Mississippi Technology Alliance) has announced that Startup Weekend Jackson will take place Jan. 18-20 at Millsaps College. Startup Weekend is an intense 54-hour event powered by the Kauffman Foundation that operates worldwide and brings together like-minded entrepreneurs for a weekend of company creation.

The University of Southern Mississippi plans to restore its masters of business administration program on the Hattiesburg campus for the fall 2013 semester.

 

The program was shifted from the Hattiesburg campus to the Gulf Coast-only format in fall 2011 as part of budget cuts within the Southern Miss College of Business in 2010.

Dr. Steven Jackson has received the 2012 Joseph A. Greene Excellence in Teaching Award from the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Retired businessman Spencer Adams and budding entrepreneur Jared Loftus were honored as Alumni of the Year by The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business during a luncheon on Friday, Nov. 2 at Southern Oaks in Hattiesburg.

 

Adams, former president and CEO of Pickett & Adams Insurance, received the Boardman Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award. Loftus, president and CEO of online apparel store College District, was presented the Outstanding Young Alumnus of the Year Award.

The Provost’s Office is asking Southern Miss students and faculty to assist in the Fall 2012 Textbook Survey that is now available on SOAR. Faculty and students will find separate surveys, which must be completed before midnight on Friday, Nov. 16 to be included in the final results.

From gang member to renowned fashion designer, the story of Nary Manivong offers a testament to determination, perseverance and fortuitous timing.

 

Members of The University of Southern Mississippi community and the Pine Belt area at large will have a chance to learn more about Nary’s incredible journey during a screening of the documentary “Dressed” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9 at Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

The task of finding a good job can prove daunting in these stringent economic times. The 2012 Pine Belt Job Fair, set for Wednesday, Nov. 7 at the Hattiesburg Lake Terrace Convention Center, can certainly help.

Approximately 50 University of Southern Mississippi business students will spend Halloween being treated to a unique look at career opportunities in the casino resort industry and Tunica as a potential job market.

University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast students have elected Amanda Crowe of Gulfport, a master’s in business administration student, to represent the student body at the university’s upcoming homecoming and Spirit Week festivities on both the Gulf Park and Hattiesburg campuses.

The Southern Entrepreneurship Program, an educational outreach initiative housed within the University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Education (CEEE), commenced its sixth year of youth education during a statewide symposium held on Sept. 27. 

The Department of Casino, Hospitality and Tourism Management at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast is offering a fully online program to earn a certificate in casino management.

Dr. Cynthia Easterling, University of Southern Mississippi Senior Associate Provost, has watched a fledgling resource idea for marketing students become a genuine “must-have” across a wider scale with the fifth-edition printing of “Merchandising Mathematics for Retailing.”

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business has reached an historic milestone with inclusion among the country’s Top-200 undergraduate business programs as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

 

The magazine’s 2012 rankings put Southern Miss in elite company. According to the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), there are approximately 13,000 business programs worldwide. Of that total only 655 (less than five percent) have qualified for AACSB accreditation. This marks the first time Southern Miss has climbed inside the Top-200 list.

University of Southern Mississippi Provost Dr. Denis Wiesenburg has announced that Dr. Joseph Peyrefitte, senior associate dean in the College of Business, will serve as interim dean during the college’s period of transition.

Preliminary construction work has begun on Scianna Hall, future home of the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi.

 

A temporary fence has been erected to encircle the project area, formerly known as Loyalty Field.

The University of Southern Mississippi has been named one of the nation’s top sales universities in an annual report announced by the Sales Education Foundation (SEF).

 

Southern Miss is the only Mississippi university listed among the top 60 recognized in the foundation’s annual salute to collegiate sales programs.

Dr. Brent Hales, interim chair of the Department of Economic and Workforce Development at The University of Southern Mississippi, recently published a text entitled “Entrepreneurship Economics” targeted to high school entrepreneurship teachers.