MSU Finance & Economics Student Named MYB Association's 2019 Swayze Scholar!
Senior Jimmie Webb, a finance and economics major from Pelahatchie, MS, is this year's Swayze Award selection. Webb, the University's seventh Swayze recipient, recently accepted the prestigious honor at the organization's conference and convention in Point Clear, Ala. The $5,000 award is presented annually to the top Magnolia State university major in banking and finance that best represents the tradition of banking excellence exemplified by Swayze, a senior officer for Trustmark until his retirement in 1967. Since 1979, the Mississippi Young Bankers, a division of the Mississippi Bankers Association, has recognized five finalists. In addition to the Swayze Scholar, four other awards of $1,500 each are presented to MYB Scholars. All finalists must be interviewed by the organization's scholarship committee and participate in sessions during the four-day conference. Additionally, MSU senior Sabrina Turner, a finance major from Gulfport, MS, is a 2019 MYB Scholar recipient.Learn more about MSU Finance & Economics Student Named MYB Association's 2019 Swayze Scholar!
In Memoriam - Dr. William C. Flewellen (1918-2019)
The MSU College of Business is saddened by the loss of Dr. William C. Flewellen Jr., Lt. Col. U.S. Air Corp. (Ret.), of Tupelo, who passed away on March 12, 2019. He was 100. Dr. Flewellen served as the former dean and professor of accounting at Mississippi State. He earned his BS and MS degrees from University of Alabama, and doctorate from Columbia University. After serving as an accounting professor and assistant business dean at the The University of Alabama, he was named dean of MSU's College of Business in 1961. Flewellen was instrumental in establishing the doctoral programs and obtaining accreditation for the master’s and doctoral degrees. He left in 1968 to take a similar position at the University of Georgia, where he remained until retirement in 1989. Visitation for Dr. Flewellen is scheduled for Saturday, March 23, 2019, from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m., prior to the funeral service at 3 p.m. Both visitation and funeral will be held at Tupelo First United Methodist Church (412 Main Street Tupelo, MS 38804).Learn more about In Memoriam - Dr. William C. Flewellen (1918-2019)
MSU Idea Shop Officially Opens in Downtown Starkville
MSU and city of Starkville officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony to formally open the Idea Shop, a 2,000-square-foot Main Street facility that includes the Turner A. Wingo Maker Studio and the MSU Retail Product Accelerator. The Idea Shop was made possible through private support, as well as the USDA Rural Business Development Program. It is part of the MSU Center for Entrepreneurship and Outreach and operated by the College of Business and School of Human Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. . MSU President Mark E. Keenum said facilities like the Idea Shop help make downtown Starkville the home of entrepreneurship in Mississippi. “We are charged with trying to help prepare young people to get a job, but through our entrepreneurship program, we’re allowing our students to not just get a job but to create jobs, even jobs that don’t exist today,” Keenum said.Learn more about MSU Idea Shop Officially Opens in Downtown Starkville
College of Business Names 2019 Alumnus of the Year
Dr. Helen M. Currie has been selected as the 2019 Alumnus of the Year for the College of Business. Currie is the Senior Economist at ConocoPhillips overseeing the company’s long-range plan development and advising on investment analysis, political risk, scenario planning and other strategic initiatives. A 2000 PhD graduate from the College of Business, Currie served on the faculty at Elon University and LaGrange College. Her academic research focused on mortgage-backed securities valuation and financial institutions management. She previously worked with the State of Washington’s Department of Ecology, conducting Economic Impact Studies and Small Business Economic Analyses for environmental regulations. Currie is a current member of the COB Executive Advisory Board and was named among the Top 100 COB Alumni during the College of Business Centennial Celebration in 2015.Learn more about College of Business Names 2019 Alumnus of the Year
MSU Idea Shop Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting March 7, 2019
Please join us Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 10 a.m. for the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the new MSU Idea Shop located on Main Street in Starkville! The MSU Idea Shop is about bringing concepts to reality – and ultimately into the hands of customers – all in one building. The 2,000 sq.ft. facility houses the Turner A. Wingo Maker Studio and the MSU Retail Product Accelerator. Attendees will be able to tour the maker space and participate in a small maker project. Light refreshments will be served. Parking is limited downtown and may require additional time. Please contact us if you need assistance. Please RSVP online to attend.Learn more about MSU Idea Shop Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting March 7, 2019
Michael Lane Named Program Coordinator of Downtown MSU Idea Shop
The MSU Center for Entrepreneurship and Outreach has named Michael Lane as program coordinator for MSU’s new Idea Shop. Lane, who graduated from MSU in December with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, will be responsible for MSU’s new downtown makerspace and retail storefront. Launched in late 2018, the Idea Shop is located at 114 E. Main Street in Starkville and houses the Turner A. Wingo Maker Studio and the Retail Product Accelerator, which are operated by MSU’s College of Business and School of Human Sciences.The Idea Shop will have a grand opening on March 7 at 10 a.m. and will be open to the public Wednesday through Friday, 1-9 p.m., and from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.Learn more about Michael Lane Named Program Coordinator of Downtown MSU Idea Shop
Warkentin Recognized for Outstanding Scientific Contributions by the Association for Computing Machinery
Dr. Merrill Warkentin, the James J. Rouse Endowed Professor of Information Systems, has been named a Distinguished Member for Outstanding Scientific Contributions to Computing by ACM. He is the first person in the state of Mississippi to be selected for the honor. An MSU faculty member for over 17 years, Warkentin’s research focuses on individual user behavior in the context of information security and privacy. The ACM Distinguished Member program recognizes members of the international organization with at least 15 years of professional experience who have made significant accomplishments or achieved a significant impact on the computing field. According to ACM, Distinguished Members are exemplars for their peers. Warkentin is among 38 researchers honored for their scientific contributions to computing in 2018.Learn more about Warkentin Recognized for Outstanding Scientific Contributions by the Association for Computing Machinery