Economic Development Administration Grant Will Help MSU Promote Innovation, Strengthen Regional Economy
Spurred by a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), Mississippi State University’s Office of Outreach and Corporate Engagement will continue to promote innovation and use its resources to strengthen the regional economy. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross recently announced MSU was one of 22 colleges and universities to receive a grant under the 2017 University Center Economic Development Program Competition. Jeffrey Rupp, outreach director for MSU’s College of Business, said MSU will receive nearly $600,000 over five years as part of the program. MSU has received continuous grant funding from this economic development program for about 20 years.
Starkville's First Micro-Transportation System Founded by COB Student Entrepreneurs
College of Business sophomores, James Moore and Cameron Maddox, are transforming the transportation system in Starkville. Moore and Maddox are bringing the city its first micro-transportation system, called “Cowbell Carts.” The two carts can seat up to six passengers, with routes to MSU's campus, the Cotton District and Main Street. The owners said their business will focus on the safety of the night life crowd, serving as an designated driver for students and residents. Cowbell Carts will officially begin business on the August 17, with business hours every Thursday-Sunday from 6 p.m.-2 a.m.
MSU’s Adkerson Receives National PGA Honor
Jeff Adkerson, director of Mississippi State’s PGA Golf Management program, is the 2017 recipient of the Professional Golfers’ Association National Horton Smith Award. The honor recognizes golf professionals for outstanding and continuing contributions to professional education. Adkerson will be recognized during an awards ceremony in conjunction with the 101st PGA of America Annual Meeting this November. The two-time MSU alumnus has received the Gulf States PGA’s Horton Smith Award four times.
Adkerson School of Accountancy Receives Five-Year Extension for AACSB Accreditation!
The Richard C. Adkerson School of Accountancy is proud to announce that its AACSB Accreditation has been extended for the next five years! Founded in 1916, AACSB is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting. AACSB Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and has been earned by less than five percent of the world's business schools.
Painting with a Purpose
Anna Davis, an 11-year-old who just finished fifth grade at Overstreet Elementary in Starkville, presents her painting of McCool Hall to MSU College of Business Dean Sharon Oswald and Department of Finance and Economics Department Head Michael Highfield. The painting will hang in the Department of Finance and Economics' re-modeled offices in McCool Hall. Davis worked on the painting every Thursday afternoon for approximately three months. She has been interested in painting since she was two years old and hopes to study art at MSU, including classes in McCool Hall that will help her learn the business side of selling her artwork.
COB Students Take Home First Place at 2017 AIG University Innovation Challenge!
Congratulations to MSU College of Business students Anna Barker, Allen Coe and Hassan Tariq, as they won first place at the 2017 AIG University Innovation Challenge in Houston, TX on April 21! During the competition, teams present to AIG judges their most creative concepts and business models to reduce business risk and improve operations using technology. The team from Mississippi State University's idea will use technology to help reduce the risk of fire-related disasters by leveraging data.
National Science Foundation Grant Will Fund MSU I-Corps Site
Thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the MSU Center for Entrepreneurship and Outreach (CEO) will be able to help the university broaden the economic reach of its research and innovation. Housed in the the College of Business, the CEO will serve as an NSF I-Corps site, providing infrastructure, advice, resources, networking opportunities, training and modest funding to enable groups to transition their work into the marketplace or into becoming I-Corps Team applications.