2018-19 Annual Report

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The 2018-19 Annual Report, published by the College of Business and Economic Development at The University of Southern Mississippi, tells stories of outstanding achievements made by our faculty, students, staff, donors, and alumni over the course of the academic year.

CONNECTING WITH REAL-WORLD LEADERS

ECONOMIC OUTLOOK FORUM

Experts from banking, finance, economics and academia came together

to explore research related to the economic outlook for 2019. Dr. Darrin

Webb, state economist for Mississippi, and Adrienne Slack, VP and

regional executive of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, spoke about

economic trends and forecasts for 2019.

Sponsored by the College of Business and Economic Development, the

Trent Lott National Center and The First, A National Banking Association

“THE ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

FORUM CONTINUES TO GROW EVERY YEAR.

IT GIVES US AN OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT WITH

PEOPLE FROM THE GULF SOUTH REGION, TO

FIND OUT WHAT IS GOING ON AND HOW OUR

COMPANY CAN BE OF SERVICE. WE BELIEVE THE

CONFERENCE GIVES THOSE IN ATTENDANCE A

SOLID FOUNDATION OF ECONOMIC EXPECTATIONS

UPON WHICH TO PLAN THE UPCOMING YEAR.”

Quote from M. Ray “Hoppy” Cole, President and CEO of The First,

A National Banking Association

From left to right: M Ray “Hoppy” Cole, Adrienne Slack, Dr. Darrin Webb,

President Rodney D. Bennett

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