2018-19 Annual Report

USMCBE

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.

PREPARING STUDENTS TO LEAD

BETA GAMMA SIGMA

Nishu Gupta and John “Trey” Haire represented our Beta Gamma Sigma chapter

at the 2018 Beta Gamma Sigma Global Leadership Summit in Chicago, Ill. The

summit is a premier annual event where hundreds of the highest achieving

students from the top five percent of business schools around the world

will gather for a unique learning experience. This year, the event focused

on “Innovative Leadership.” The students participated in activities, such as

discovering strengths and enhancing skills in teamwork, networking, ethical

leadership, time-management and communication.

FASHION

MERCHANDISING

ORGANIZATION

In fall 2018, the organization hosted a clothing

drive for gently used clothing. The clothing

was donated to a local women’s shelter. The

organization is currently planning a fashion

show for fall 2019.

INDUCTED 96

STUDENTS INTO THE

CHAPTER IN 2018-19

THE SOUTHERN MISS CHAPTER OF BETA GAMMA SIGMA

EARNED HIGHEST HONORS FROM BETA GAMMA SIGMA

INTERNATIONAL FOR THE FIFTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR.

SPORT MANAGEMENT CLUB

The Sport Management Club hosted the Sport

Management Symposium as a means for undergraduate

and graduate students to receive advice from sport

professionals. The overall theme of the symposium was

"Getting a Foot in the Door: Entering the Sports Industry."

A panel of professionals from a variety of areas within

the sports industry were asked questions by students.

From left to right: DJ Pulley (Athletic Director, William

Carey University), Deven Matthews (Director of Ticket

Sales, Southern Miss Athletics), Bryan Caldwell (Athletic

Director, Gulfport High School), Jonah Beck (Director of

Operations, Sanderson Farms PGA Championship)

In addition, approximately 10 students attended part of the National Center for

Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS 4 ) conference, titled Managing Crowds

at Sport and Entertainment Events Workshop. The students heard from a variety

of keynote speakers, including William Evans, the executive director of public

safety and chief of police from Boston College, and Abigail Williams, the team lead

for critical infrastructure and special events at the DHS Counterterrorism Mission

Center. The students also networked with many sport security professionals and

toured the Fallen Oaks Golf Course to gain an insight on the security measures

used for events, such as the Rapiscan Systems Classic.

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