Leo W. Seal Jr. Distinguished Speaker Series Presents: Julia Cheek
Julia Cheek, CEO of EverlyWell and ABC’s Shark Tank Winner, will be our 2018 Leo W. Seal Jr. Distinguished Speaker on Thursday, November 15 in Taylor Auditorium from 3:30-4:30 p.m., with a reception to follow in McCool Hall Atrium. Cheek will share advice and details of her personal career story on how she started her successful company, EverlyWell. EverlyWell is a company that offers at-home testing services that offers 30+ mail-shipped lab kits and digital lab results. EverlyWell’s mission is to provide a better way for our community to understand their bodies and address health issues as people, not as patients.Learn more about Leo W. Seal Jr. Distinguished Speaker Series Presents: Julia Cheek
Four COB Students Elected to 2018 Homecoming Court!
Congratulations to our College of Business students who were recently elected to be part of MSU’s Homecoming Court! Homecoming Queen Emily Turner is a senior Accounting major from Madison. Junior Maid Riley Vergara-Cruz is a Marketing/IB and foreign language/French double major from Franklin, TN, and Sophomore Maid Ashley McLemore is a Business Administration and Fashion Design & Merchandising double major from Starkville. Shelby Baldwin, a senior Marketing major from Ridgeland, is 2018’s Miss MSU. The court will be presented formally during halftime of the MSU v. La Tech football game on November 3.Learn more about Four COB Students Elected to 2018 Homecoming Court!
Old Money Finds New Home in MSU Libraries After Being Discovered in COB Safe
When Kathleen Thomas became the department head for Mississippi State’s Department of Finance and Economics this summer, she accepted the challenge of giving MSU students everything they need to thrive in a 21st century economy. However, she quickly discovered a collection in a closed office safe that contained unique insight into the Mississippi economy of the 19th and 20th centuries. The unopened safe, it turns out, contained hundreds of pieces of antique money dating back to before the American Civil War. In the 1970s, the money was gathered by College of Business faculty, including George Verrall, to create a display on economic history in McCool Hall. After re-discovering the collection this summer, Thomas and the College of Business donated the old money to MSU Libraries. At Mitchell Memorial Library, the money will be stored and made available to those interested in using the collection for research.Learn more about Old Money Finds New Home in MSU Libraries After Being Discovered in COB Safe
Dean Sharon Oswald Honored as CVM's VP Pegasus Award Recipient!
Congratulations to COB Dean Sharon Oswald for receiving the Vice President’s Pegasus Award, presented to her by Reuben Moore, Interim Associate Vice President for the Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine. The VP Pegasus Award was given to Dean Oswald for her significant contribution to veterinary medicine in the state of Mississippi! She endowed a client consultation room, a private client waiting room, in the MSU Animal Health Center in memory of her late Shih Tzu, Quinn, who was loved and cared for by the members of the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine. The Quinn Oswald Client Consultation Room offers clients and attending clinicians a comfortable, private space to discuss veterinary care. Today, every client room in the Animal Health Center has been named by generous alumni and friends following Dean Oswald’s lead.
Happy 103rd Birthday, College of Business!
Happy 103rd Birthday to Mississippi State University's College of Business! Founded on October 15, 1915, the College of Business is the oldest college of business in the state of Mississippi and one of the oldest in the South.
USDA Rural Development Announces MSU Entrepreneurship Grant for Makerspace in Downtown Starkville
Mississippi’s Senate delegation and top officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture were at Mississippi State on August 13 to announce a $100,000 grant for the university’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Outreach to create a makerspace in Downtown Starkville. Project leaders said the new makerspace will fill a critical need in providing prototyping capacity to area entrepreneurs. It will house equipment to help entrepreneurs with small and emerging businesses produce prototypes they need to get customer feedback and reach the marketplace. USDA Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett, as well as Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and Sen. Roger Wicker, were on hand for the USDA Rural Business Development Grant announcement. They spent the morning learning more about MSU’s efforts to bolster an entrepreneurial culture on campus and throughout Mississippi.Learn more about USDA Rural Development Announces MSU Entrepreneurship Grant for Makerspace in Downtown Starkville
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.