The Leo W. Seal, Jr. Distinguished Speaker Series Proudly Presents: Lilly Ledbetter
Women's equality activist, public speaker, and author Lilly Ledbetter will serve as our 2018 Leo W. Seal, Jr. Speaker on Tuesday, March 27 at 5 p.m. in Taylor Auditorium, with a reception to follow. All students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend. Sponsored by the MSU College of Business & the MSU Undergraduate Women in Business organization, Ledbetter will share her inspirational story of her fight for equal rights in the workplace, and how her determination became a victory for the nation, when President Obama signed into law his first official piece of legislation as president: the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act. Today, she is a tireless advocate for change, traveling the country to urge women and minorities to claim their civil rights.
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.
Junior Business Administration Student Shelby Baldwin Featured in MSU's "Our People"
Whether leading a student organization, pursuing an internship or planning her professional career, third-generation Bulldog Shelby Baldwin means business. Baldwin has kept busy through her work as vice president of marketing with the university’s Undergraduate Women in Business organization, which she co-founded in fall 2017 with fellow College of Business student Feifei Zeng. While the membership includes those pursuing a degree in MSU’s College of Business, the organization has grown to include 130 students from various academic disciplines who share a common interest in advancing the individual and professional development of women in business.