Alumni and Friends

The College of Business has multiple opportunities for alumni and friends to remain connected to Southern Miss.

If business or personal travel brings you to either the Hattiesburg or to the Gulf Coast campus, please give us a call. Hattiesburg – 601.266.4849 and Gulf Coast Campus - 228.214.3447


The College of Business has a full calendar of events for fall 2016.  Please call Becky Vinzant at 601.266.4849 for more information about attending, sponsoring or volunteering.

  • Sept. 1 – Meet the Firms

  • Sept. 8 – Experience Business Casually
  • Sept. 29 – Inspired Leaders Series
    • Speakers: Mr. Rich Pascoe, CEO or Apricus Biosciences and Mr. Patrick Daly, CEO of COHERA
  • Nov. 10 - Inspired Leaders Series
    • Speaker: Mr. Stephen Cannon, CEO of AMB
  • Nov. 18 Alumnus of the Year and Student Awards Ceremony


The Partnership Society is the College of Business' alumni/friends organization. It was launched to establish and promote program that strengthen ties among members, the business community and the university. Funds donated to The Partnership Society through the Annual Fund will be used to meet needs that are not funded by state dollars.

Corporate Partners:

At the COB, we pride ourselves on the ability of our students to make immediate, significant contributions to their employers. This requires us to make sure our faculty and students have a continuous dialogue with business professionals. Several opportunities exist for our corporate partners to interact with the COB:

  • Inspired Leaders Series -- Each semester the College of Business invites industry leaders to campus to speak with students about industry issues, career preparation and other relevant topics. These talks provide valuable opportunities for students to hear directly from professionals and for business leaders to positively impact the educational and career development of Southern Miss business students.
    Contact Becky Vinzant at 601.266.4849 for more information.
  • Student Internship Programs -- Working with the Career Services Office, we help businesses identify interested students for significant learning opportunities.
    Contact Amy Yeend at 601.266.5931 for more information.
  • Business Advisory Council-- The Business Advisory Council for the College of Business (COB) is made up of outstanding business leaders from around the country who support the College and its efforts for national recognition as a top-ranked business school.
    Contact Becky Vinzant at 601.266.4849 for more information.