Dr. Michael Breazeale Selected as Recipient of Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Early Career Undergraduate Teaching
Congratulations to Assistant Professor of Marketing Dr. Michael Breazeale, who has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 MSU Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Early Career Undergraduate Teaching! Breazeale was recently surprised in the middle of his class lecture by University Instructional Improvement Committee (UIIC) Chair Tom Carskadon, Dean Sharon Oswald and several College of Business faculty and staff members who announced that he had been selected for this prestigious honor. He was chosen for this university-wide award based on recommendations from other faculty members, former students and his personal teaching philosophy. Award. Breazeale will be honored during MSU's faculty awards and recognition reception on Thursday, April 26, 2018.
Lilly Ledbetter Encourages MSU Students to Push for Equality
Women’s equality activist Lilly Ledbetter encouraged Mississippi State students to push for positive change during a Tuesday, March 27 lecture in the university’s McCool Hall. During the presentation, part of the Leo W. Seal Jr. Distinguished Speaker Series, Ledbetter shared her story of fighting for equal pay from her former employer. “Doing the right thing is not always easy,” Ledbetter said. “It wasn’t easy in my case, but I would do it again.”
College of Business Dividends Show - February 2018
In this month's episode of the Dividends Shows, Dividends Show host Jeffrey Rupp speaks with President and CEO of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership, Scott Maynard. Scott has been working alongside the MSU Center for Entrepreneurship & Outreach to develop a connection between graduated Mississippi State entrepreneurs and the Partnership. Our next guest is Jana Berkery, Assistant Director of Development for the College of Business. A native of Starkville, Jana tells us what drove her to work with the College of Business and why giving is so important to the development of Mississippi State University.
Karre Named 2018 Alumnus of the Year for College of Business
Paul Karre has been chosen as the 2018 Alumnus of the Year for the College of Business. Karre is the former senior vice president of Human Resources and Communications for International Paper, working for IP his entire 41 year career. A 1974 graduate of the College of Business, Karre is a current member and past president of the COB Executive Advisory Board, was named among the Top 100 COB Alumni, was recognized as an Alumni Fellow for the College of Business and serves on the board of the MSU Foundation. He was recently recognized at the 2018 Alumni Association Awards Banquet on February 2.
Adkerson School of Accountancy Looks to Future of Analytics, Big Data with Updated Curriculum
The Richard C. Adkerson School of Accountancy is updating its undergraduate and graduate programs to give students the tools needed to remain at the forefront of the accounting profession. The curriculum update emphasizes technology skills relevant to data analytics and big data, areas that are becoming increasingly prominent in the accounting profession. The changes include integrating data analytics content into current courses, adding a required data analytics graduate course, and providing a minor in business analytics in the Masters of Professional Accountancy and Masters of Tax programs.
Senior Management Student and Olympian Marta Pen Freitas Featured in MSU's "Our People"
Coming to the United States to attend college was a new adventure for senior management student Marta Pen Freitas. She had nearly finished a physiotherapy degree in her native Portugal when she was offered a scholarship and chance to pursue her dreams of running track and competing for a national title in the U.S. She is an Olympian for Portugal and competed in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She also became the 2016 1,500-meter U.S. NCAA National Champion competing for Mississippi State. Freitas said when she thinks about MSU and her career as a Bulldog, she always will remember winning the 2016 national championship after a fall ended her race in 2015.