MBA Student Accepts Position with PricewaterhouseCoopers
Congratulations to MBA student, Erik Honkonen, who recently accepted an associate position with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP (PwC). Prior to attending Mississippi State, the native of Groton, Mass. received his undergraduate degree in accounting from Hendrix College in Conway, Ark. Honkonen is set to receive his MBA in May 2014, and will begin his professional career with PwC shortly after graduation.
In Memoriam - Dr. Henry Warren Nash (1927-2013)
The College of Business is saddened by the loss of Dr. Henry Warren Nash, retired College of Business professor and former department head of marketing at MSU. Nash, 86, died Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 in Tupelo, Miss. He was the beloved husband of Frances Lora Venters Nash and father of two sons, Warren Leslie Nash (Valerie) of Birmingham, Ala., and Richard Dale Nash of Starkville. He is also survived by three grandchildren and one great grandchild. The family requests that memorial gifts be made to the Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1008, Tupelo MS 38802, or Starkville First Baptist Church, 106 East Lampkin St., Starkville, MS 39759.
College of Business Names 2013 Alumnus of the Year
Laurence "Larry" Favreau has been chosen as the 2013 Alumnus of the Year for the College of Business. Favreau, Executive Vice President and CEO of Southern Farm Bureaus Life Insurance Company, is an accounting graduate of MSU and currently serves on the Executive Advisory Board for the College of Business. He will be recognized at the Alumni Association Awards Banquet in February.
COB Faculty Member Receives ORED Cross-College Research Grant
Dr. Merrill Warkentin, Ph.D., Professor of Information Systems, was a recipient of the recent Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) Cross-College Research Grant. ORED offers $2,000 to each research team selected, which is intended to facilitate interdisciplinary interaction between faculty and students that have a common research theme. Warkentin, along with Dr. Hugh Medal of the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering received a grant in support of the collaborative proposal, "Cybersecurity Threat Management Optimization".
McNair Honored as 2014 MSCPA Outstanding Educator
Dr. Frances E. McNair, Professor of Accountancy, was recently selected as the recipient of the 2014 Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants' Outstanding Educator Award. She will be recognized during the Annual Business Meeting at the MSCPA Convention in June.
Recent Graduate Starts Online Marketing Firm
Recent College of Business graduate, Amanda Raborn, is already setting the stage for entrepreneurial success. She and her husband, a 2011 College of Business graduate with a degree in Accounting, founded Raborn Media in August of 2013. The goal of Raborn Media is to provide a one-stop internet marketing shop for clients. The company offers 3 lines of service: (1) Social Marketing(2) Search Engine Marketing (3) Web & Mobile Design. Amanda graduated from Mississippi State in 2011 with a degree in Marketing.
News in the College of Business
- 12-13-13 - Graduation Reception
- 12-5-13 - Annual Christmas Luncheon more >
- 11-16-13 - College of Business Tailgate - MSU vs. Alabama more >
- 11-15-13 - BIS 50th Anniversary more >
- 11-15-13 - College of Business Alumni Fellow more >
- 11-13-13 - Jeff Adkerson Gives Insight into Becoming a Successful PGA Professional on PGAmagazine.com more >
- 11-12-13 - Dr. Jacqueline Garner Weighs in on Recent Twitter IPO on WalletHub.com more >
- 10-11-13 - Jack R. Lee Chair of Financial Institutions and Consumer Finance speaker series more >