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.
Swayze Scholar Jimmie Webb and MYB Scholar Sabrina Turner are pictured with Assistant Professor of Finance Dr. Alvaro Taboada at the 2019 MYB Association Convention in Point Clear, AL.