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College of Business Centennial Celebration Gala- Event Video Now Available for Viewing!

12-10-15 - Nearly 500 alumni, faculty, students and friends came together on Friday, November 13, 2015 to celebrate 100 years of Mississippi State University's College of Business. The College of Business Centennial Celebration Gala was held at the newly renovated Mill Conference Center Ballroom in Starkville, MS.

MSU's College of Business was founded October 15, 1915 and is the oldest business school in the Magnolia State.

Over the last 100 years, the college has produced more than 33,000 alumni, hailing from all 50 states and more than 150 countries.

Renowned comedian, actor, best-selling author, and TV host Steve Harvey served as the keynote speaker for the Gala, sharing how he used imagination and faith to climb from an early adulthood in which he spent three years homeless to having the career and lifestyle he enjoys today. He encouraged those in attendance to tap into their imaginations and entrepreneurial spirits, as well, to make their dreams come true.

“If one day you want to soar, you first have to jump,” Harvey said. “Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent what you do about it.”

As part of the evening's event, the College of Business also recognized the College’s top 100 alumni from the last century-- as voted by their fellow COB alumni-- more than 40 of whom were on-hand that evening. Also a fundraiser for the college, the gala included a formal dinner and silent auction.

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