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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.

The Southern Entrepreneurship Program (SEP) at The University of Southern Mississippi concluded its series of educational high school events and competitions on Wednesday, May 3, by hosting the 10th Annual SEP State Business Plan Competition at the Trent Lott National Center.

We’ve all seen or heard the conventional rap on collegiate student-athletes: preferential treatment while taking the easiest courses offered. At The University of Southern Mississippi, that long-held stereotype has been expelled.

 

Enter Cameron Tom, Picasso Nelson Jr., Parker Adamson, Brittany Taylor, and Randall Dias II – scholarship student-athletes who are making distinct marks in the highly demanding banking and finance program. With just two weeks remaining in the 2017 spring semester, this group owns five of the 10-highest GPA’s among banking and finance seniors.

The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi honored students and faculty during its annual Awards Ceremony held Friday, April 21 in the Scianna Hall McDonnell Auditorium. A reception followed the ceremony. Southern Farm Bureau Insurance sponsored the event.

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 May.

Several University of Southern Mississippi business students walked away with awards during the Mississippi Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference held recently in Columbus, Miss.

The University of Southern Mississippi College of Business honored one of its own on Friday, April 7 as mortgage industry expert Dr. Bill Rayburn received the 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year award.

 

Rayburn, a 1981 Southern Miss Business Administration graduate, became the co-founder of FNC, Inc., a financial technology company that focused on scoring appraisals for the mortgage industry. Rayburn and his partners sold FNC,Inc. in 2016 and started mTrade.com.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Master of Science in Economic Development program will offer a new online elective course, ED 761 - Contemporary Issues in Economic Development Economic Development for Defense Communities, from June 5-July 31 in the 2017 summer semester. 

The University of Southern Mississippi College of Business recently announced that students Josh Spivey and Marshall Acklin have been chosen to join the EAGLE Scholar Program for the 2017-18 year.

Mortgage industry expert Dr. Bill Rayburn will be honored by The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business as its 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year during a special luncheon set for Friday, April 7. The luncheon will be held at the Trent Lott Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

University of Southern Mississippi business students Justin McCool and Morgan Musgrove have been selected for the 2017 Eli Lilly and Company Sales Internship – a 10-week training program with the global pharmaceutical company.

 

McCool and Musgrove, both Healthcare Marketing majors, competed against students from other schools to earn the training opportunity. There were only 60 internships awarded across the country for Eli Lilly’s program.

Russ Willis, a management and human resources professor of practice at The University of Southern Mississippi, spent his spring break as a guest lecturer at Keele University, located just outside Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, England.

Senior banking and finance major Zachary Irons has extended an impressive streak for The University of Southern Mississippi by capturing the prestigious 2017 Orrin W. Swayze Scholarship.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s part-time Master of Business Administration degree program has been recognized among the nation’s best in rankings just released by U.S. News & World Report. The USM program is the only part-time program from Mississippi ranked in the Top 200.

The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi has maintained elite status internationally with re-accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). The accreditation covers a five-year period.

 

Cancer drug delivery, solar cell innovation, and developing a better helmet for U.S. Army soldiers — University of Southern Mississippi faculty and students are ambitious and innovative in their current research. Those projects promise to change, and in some cases, save lives. And the value of discoveries can be measured in numerous ways, including monetary.

Nearly 700 students came to the Southern Miss Career Fair last week in the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg Campus. There were nearly 100 employers in attendance ready to hire Southern Miss students and alumni.

High school students from across South Mississippi explored the intricacies of market research during a regional youth symposium held Tuesday, Feb. 21, at The University of Southern Mississippi and sponsored by the Southern Entrepreneurship Program.

More than 225 business leaders, students, and community members gathered on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus recently for the annual Economic Outlook 2017 Forum hosted by the University’s College of Business.

The Sport Management master’s degree program at The University of Southern Mississippi has been recognized among the nation’s best in rankings released recently by two online publications.

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 this month.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Board of Trustees reaffirmed the accreditation of The University of Southern Mississippi (USM), during its annual meeting in Atlanta, Dec. 3-6, 2016.

 

SACSCOC is the acknowledged accrediting body for degree-granting institutions (public, private for-profit and private not-for-profit) in the southeastern United States and is recognized by the United States Department of Education to conduct accreditation activities. SACSCOC, through a peer review process, conducts a comprehensive review of its nearly 800 member institutions every 10 years.

Economic trends and forecasts will take center stage during the Economic Outlook 2017 Forum hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi at two different venues this year -- the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach on Thursday, Jan. 12 and the Hattiesburg campus on Thursday, Feb. 2.