In Memoriam - Dr. Dora R. Herring (1928-2018)
The College of Business family is saddened by the loss of Dr. Dora Herring, Professor Emeritus and former Director of the Richard C. Adkerson School of Accountancy. A woman of many firsts, Herring was the first person in the state of Mississippi to receive a doctoral degree in accounting and the first female to teach accounting. She was also the first female to serve as President of the Mississippi Society of CPAs. Herring was the first DBA student, earning her doctoral degree in 1968. She received an associate's degree in accounting from Bowling Green University, and the rest of her degrees from MSU. Herring was the Director of the School of Accountancy from 1988 until her retirement. Dr. Herring touched the lives of countless students, faculty and staff during her 30-year career in the College of Business and we will miss her dearly.
Bash and Breazeale Honored During Annual MSU Faculty Awards and Recognition Reception
Congratulations to College of Business Academic Advisor Vergie Bash and Assistant Professor of Marketing Dr. Michael Breazeale who were both recognized during the 2018 MSU Faculty Awards and Recognition Reception! An academic advisor for more than 6,000 students during her career, Bash was named a recipient of the Irvin Atly Jefcoat Excellence in Advising Staff award. Breazeale was the recipient of the Alumni Association Early Career Undergraduate Teaching Excellence award. Both were chosen for these university-wide awards based on recommendations from other faculty and staff members, and former students.
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.”
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.