COB Dividends Show - November 2019

The Dividends Show is a monthly program dedicated to bringing you all the latest news and information from Mississippi State University's College of Business. Each episode will give you an inside look at the College's programs and events, history, faculty, students, and alumni.

In this episode, Dividends Show host Jeffrey Rupp speaks with College of Business student, Ashley McLemore. Starkville native, McLemore is director of Students Paving A Road to Knowledge, otherwise known as S.P.A.R.K. S.P.A.R.K. is an innovative leadership conference that provides students with the tools to inspire, motivate and ignite a desire to succeed in their future. The three-day conference is filled with informative sessions, inspirational keynote speakers and fun/challenging activities. Each day is intended to help each student create their individual plan and goal for the future. For more information on S.P.A.R.K., visit:

We also speak with College of Business student, Brandon Johns. Johns is involved with multiple businesses in the E-Center such as Jitterbean’s Cofee and Rocketing Systems where he is the COO. In October 2019, Johns and his team at Rocketing Systems won first place in the 4th annual SEC Student Pitch Competition, at the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business at Auburn University. The winning team pitched Buzzbassador, a software that automates back-end services to help brands create ambassador and influencer programs. For more information, visit: