COB Student Emma Jumper Named Top Recipient of the NRF Foundation's 2016 Next Generation Scholarship!
Congratulations to College of Business student Emma Jumper, who was selected as the top recipient of the 2016 Next Generation Scholarship at the National Retail Federation (NRF) Foundation's Gala in New York City on Sunday, January 17, 2016! Jumper, one of five finalists, was awarded a $25,000 scholarship during the event, which included a crowd of more than 700 retail executives, students and other industry partners at the Gala.
COB Graduate Turner Wingo Named MSU's 2016 National Alumnus of the Year!
College of Business alumnus Turner A. Wingo of Collierville, TN is Mississippi State’s 2016 national alumnus of the year! The 1967 business administration graduate enjoyed a successful career in retail for a number of years and was a longtime proprietor of Sherry’s Hallmark. Wingo previously was honored by the university as the College of Business’ 2011 alumnus of the year. A member of MSU Foundation’s board of directors, he long has provided support for student scholarships, an endowed professorship, various campus facilities and the athletic program. Wingo will be recognized formally during campus ceremonies in February, as well as the 2016 COB Alumnus of the Year, Mr. Haley R. Fisackerly.
College of Business Names 2015 Alumni Fellow
Kenneth B. “Ken” Robinson was recently selected as 2015 Alumni Fellow for the College of Business. Robinson currently serves as vice president of global diversity and inclusion for Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble Co., where he leads its global audit, enterprise risk and compliance efforts. He is a 1977 finance graduate and currently serves on the COB Executive Advisory Board. Robinson was recognized at the MSU Alumni Fellows Awards Banquet on Friday, October 23, 2015.
Dr. Merrill Warkentin Awarded for Outstanding Leadership at the 2015 DeWald Roode Information Security Workshop!
Congratulations to Dr. Merrill Warkentin, Professor of Information Systems and Drew Allen Endowed Fellow, as he was the recipient of the Outstanding Leadership Award during the 2015 Dewald Roode Information Security Workshop, hosted this year by the University of Delaware. Warketin is the founder of the annual workshop and chair of its associated IFIP Information Systems Security working group.
COB Student Athlete Chinwe Okorie Nominated for 2016 Allstate Good Works Team!
Congratulations to Chinwe Okorie, business administration student and MSU Women's Basketball center, for her nomination to be a member of the 2016 Allstate WBCA Good Works Team! In its fourth year, the Allstate WBCA and NABC Good Works Teams® recognize players at all levels of college basketball who have made outstanding contributions in the areas of volunteerism and civic involvement. From establishing nonprofits that provide youth with the necessary tools to become leaders of tomorrow, to raising awareness around pertinent issues that could save lives, these student-athletes exhibit leadership skills both on and off the court.
COB Student Represents MSU at Beijing Student Exchange Conference
Feifei Zeng, an international student majoring in international business, supply chain management and Spanish, will join other delegates selected for the Initiating Mutual Understanding through Student Exchange (IMUSE) conference in Beijing. Founded in 2008 by Harvard, Peking and Tsinghua universities, IMUSE is a non-profit organization that brings together promising university students from the U.S. and China to facilitate mutual curiosity, respect and understanding through cross-cultural communication and friendship.
Startup founded by Mississippi State students gets $100,000 boost!
CampusKnot, a startup business created by a team of students at Mississippi State, is getting a $100k investment from a private investor, bringing its value to $1 million! CampusKnot is a free social media website with about 150 current users. It connects students to MSU academic and campus-life resources.