College of Business Names 2017 Alumnus of the Year
Toxey D. Haas, III was chosen as the 2017 Alumnus of the Year for the College of Business. Haas is the founder and CEO of Haas Outdoor, Inc. In 1986, he invented the Mossy Oak Brand Camouflage. Haas Outdoor, Inc. is also the parent company of Mossy Oak Properties, BioLogic, and Nativ Nurseries. He was instrumental in the development of Mossy Oak Golf Club. Haas graduated with a degree in Business Management from MSU in 1982. He was recognized at the Alumni Association Awards Banquet on Friday, February 3, 2017.
BankFirst Establishes Scholarship to Support College of Business Students
BankFirst Financial Services recently gave a charitable gift to Mississippi State University's College of Business to support the academic endeavors of its students. Their contribution serves to establish the BankFirst Loyalty Scholarship, which will be awarded to deserving freshman and community college transfer students in the College of Business. Presenting a check to Dean Sharon Oswald and Finance & Economics Department Head Mike Highfield are members of BankFirst's leadership team (l-r) Marcus Mallory and Dennis Bock.
College of Business Distance Programs Move Up in National Rankings
The 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings of best online programs lists MSU’s Distance MBA program at No. 18 nationally in the latest rankings, up from No. 22 in last year’s rankings. MSU’s Distance Master of Science in Information Systems (non-MBA) program is ranked No. 43, up 11 spots from the 2016 rankings. MSU’s Distance MBA program has now been in the top 25 of the U.S. News online rankings for three consecutive years and is the highest-ranked program in Mississippi. MSU was the only Mississippi university ranked in the top 100 non-MBA online business and online engineering program rankings as well.
Mississippi Lt. Gov. Reeves Highlights MSU Consumer Credit Symposium
An all-day event at The Mill at MSU Conference Center Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 brought together leading public policy and economic minds for analysis of the past, present and future of consumer credit. Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves gave the lunch session keynote for the “Consumer Credit Symposium: A Century of Experience with the Uniform Small Loan Law.” The event was hosted by the COB's Department of Finance & Economics, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, MSU’s Institute for Market Studies and the Jack R. Lee Chair in Financial Institutions & Consumer Finance. Panelists included former Federal Reserve Board Senior Economist Thomas Durkin, Mississippi Department of Banking and Consumer Finance Commissioner Charlotte Corley and Todd Zywicki, executive director of the Antonin Scalia Law School’s Law and Economics Center at George Mason University. Augustana College History Professor Lendol Calder keynotes the symposium's dinner session.
College of Business Names 2016 Alumni Fellow
Jan Lewis was recently selected as 2016 Alumni Fellow for the College of Business. Jan Lewis is a Tax Partner with Haddox Reid Eubank Betts PLLC in Jackson, MS. Her responsibilities include income and estate tax planning, research, and compliance for individual and business clients. Her areas of practice include healthcare, oil & gas, construction and real estate. Lewis is a native of Jackson, MS, and a 1985 summa cum laude graduate of MSU. She is a member and past chairperson of the Richard C. Adkerson School of Accountancy Advisory Board at MSU. She was chosen as MSU Beta Alpha Psi Alumnus of the Year in 2000. Lewis was recognized at the MSU Alumni Fellows Awards Banquet on Friday, November 4, 2016.
COB's Gamma Iota Sigma Recently Honored at the GIS International Conference for 2015-16 Academic Year!
Congratulations to the Pi Chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma who were recently recognized during the Gamma Iota Sigma International Conference in Columbus, Ohio, taking home awards for community service, membership development, and public relations for the 2015-2016 academic year! More than 500 students and advisors were in attendance at the conference and 60 organizations participated in the sessions and career fair.
MSU Launches Innovative Executive Mentoring Program
The Center for Entrepreneurship and Outreach (CEO), housed in MSU’s College of Business, is launching an innovative mentoring program with state’s top business developer. Glenn McCullough, Jr., executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority will be the center’s first executive in residence, providing one-on-one mentoring opportunities to the more than 100 student start-ups! The inaugural session is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 1:30 – 3:00 in the CEO, located in Suite 101 in McCool Hall on the MSU campus.