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.
Adkerson School of Accountancy Ranked Third in the 2016 CCH Public Accounting Report!
Congratulations to the Richard C. Adkerson School of Accountancy, as they are now ranked 3rd in the nation for both undergraduate and graduate accounting programs (with 15 or fewer full-time faculty) in the the latest Commerce Clearing House Public Accounting Report. A division of the Wolters Kluwer tax solutions firm, CCH has published annual rankings of the nation’s best college accounting programs for almost 30 years.
Dr. Kathleen Thomas Recently Featured in International Blog Post by Economists Talk Art
Dr. Kathleen Thomas, Associate Professor of Economics, was recently featured in an international blog by Economists Talk Art, for her research regarding public school courses in visual art, music, theatre, and dance-- and their potential to influence both arts participation and school commitment.
COB Grad Brandon McBride to Compete in Men's 800m Track Semifinal in 2016 Olympics!
Congratulations to recent College of Business graduate and MSU track star Brandon McBride, who finished in first place in the Men's 800m Preliminary for his native country of Canada in the 2016 Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro! Brandon will compete in the semifinal round on Saturday August 13! We wish you the best of luck!
Horne, LLP Generously Supports the Adkerson School of Accountancy
The College of Business' Adkerson School of Accountancy recently received a $75,000 charitable contribution from Horne, LLP, a three-year pledge to support three areas of focus: undergraduate scholarships, graduate scholarships and the newly-created Horne Strategic Initiative Fund, which will provide a source of flexible funding for high impact programs and needs of the nationally ranked Adkerson School of Accountancy.
MSU VBOC's Pornovets Recognized as Mississippi's Small Business Person of the Year by U.S. SBA
Mike Pornovets, a U.S. Navy veteran who served three tours in Afghanistan and another in Iraq returned home to Gulfport five years ago to start his now thriving retail business, Everything Kayak. Also a counselor for Mississippi State’s Veterans Business Outreach Center, Pornovets recently has been honored by the Small Business Administration as Mississippi’s 2016 Small Business Person of the Year. Pornovets started working last August as a part-time counselor with MSU’s VBOC—which advises military veterans and spouses who are aspiring entrepreneurs on how to start and maintain their businesses. One of only 15 VBOC’s in the nation, MSU’s program serves Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Tennessee. The center is a partnership between MSU’s College of Business and the G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery Center for America’s Veterans.
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.