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Economic trends and forecasts will be the focal points during the Economic Outlook 2018 Forum hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi at two different venues this year – the Hattiesburg campus on Jan. 25, and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC) on Feb. 1.

Dr. Wayne Kelly, Chair of the Department of Finance, Real Estate, and Business Law at The University of Southern Mississippi, offers expert analysis about credit scores as part of a feature by personal finance website WalletHub (https://wallethub.com/).

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Hattiesburg will join forces with the Gulf Coast center to conduct a series of Business 101 workshops in January, 2018.

Audience members at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Fall 2017 Commencement no doubt noticed many graduating seniors sporting bright turquoise cords for the first time as part of their graduation ensemble.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Hattiesburg will join forces with the Gulf Coast center to conduct a series of Business 101 workshops in December.

One current and one former graduate student in The University of Southern Mississippi’s Master of Business Administration program delivered presentations during the annual Society of Marketing Advances conference held earlier this month in Louisville, Ky.

Students in The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business were recognized for outstanding academic achievement during the fall 2017 honors program held Friday, Nov. 17 on the Hattiesburg campus.

Small businesses are an important economic driver in Mississippi. The Mississippi Small Business Profile, 2017, published by the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy, reports that Mississippi small businesses employed 432,231 people, or 47.7 percent of the private workforce, in 2014 and that small businesses created 5,423 net jobs in 2014.

Longtime Sanderson Farms executive and former State College Board President Robin Robinson has been named the 2017 Boardman Alumna of the Year by The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business. She will be honored during a special ceremony set for Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. in Scianna Hall’s McDonnell Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Hattiesburg will join forces with the Gulf Coast center to conduct a series of Business 101 workshops in November.

The Southern Entrepreneurship Program (SEP) youth series will kick off its 11th year of competition with a special program set for Tuesday, Nov. 7 at Hinds Community College’s Clyde Muse Center in Pearl, Miss.

College of Business students at The University of Southern Mississippi will have an opportunity to hear from one of the country’s top executives when R. Chad Gober, vice president of finance for the McKesson Corporation, visits the Hattiesburg campus on Thursday, Nov. 9. The appearance, set for 5:30 p.m. at Scianna Hall, is sponsored by the Financial Management Association at USM.

College of Business students in sport marketing at The University of Southern Mississippi were treated to a presentation recently by Miranda Black, Director of Tickets and Communications for the Mississippi Braves baseball organization.

The University of Southern Mississippi is partnering with three other major universities on a unique initiative designed to benefit mid-level to senior level economic development practitioners.

A packed audience on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus heard Mars Wrigley Co. executive Edward Taylor extol the virtues of education and core values as part of the Inspired Leaders Series sponsored by the University’s College of Business.

College of Business students at The University of Southern Mississippi received special training in safety and security measures during a visit by Landmark Event Services. The students were trained in various security measures such as fire safety, crowd control, and bag check and were also taken through an official screening process for new workers.

The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi has partnered with clothing retailers Talbots and Jos. A. Bank on a new initiative called the Eagle Suit Fund. The fund is sponsored by a generous alumnus of the University.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Hattiesburg will join forces with the Gulf Coast center to conduct a series of Business 101 workshops in September.

Dr. Chad Miller, associate professor in the Department of Economic Development, Tourism, and Sport Management at The University of Southern Mississippi, served as a featured speaker for an International Economic Development Council webinar held recently.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Hattiesburg will join forces with the Gulf Coast center to conduct a series of Business 101 workshops in August.

 

University of Southern Mississippi alums Bradley Floore and Stephen Broome received the Gold and Silver honors respectively at the annual convention of the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA) last month. 

Loretta Williams, a student in the Master or Professional Accounting program at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded a Newton D. Becker Scholarship.

The College of Business chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) at The University of Southern Mississippi inducted 48 students and one faculty member this spring. Beta Gamma Sigma is a business honorary that recognizes academic excellence in business studies only at schools that are AACSB accredited (Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business).

For the 10th consecutive year students majoring in international business at The University of Southern Mississippi conducted research and presented senior capstone projects critical to the export of Mississippi goods and services around the world.