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.

PREPARING STUDENTS TO LEAD

STUDENT ECONOMIC

DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION

The Student Economic Development Association attended a roundtable

discussion hosted by the Golden Triangle Development Link. In addition, the

Golden Triangle facilitated tours of PACCAR Engine, Steel Dynamics Inc. and

Columbus Brick Company, allowing students to see the impact that these

industries have on the Golden Triangle region.

“I enjoyed seeing real-life applications for what we have learned in the classroom.

Each location was unique,” said Caleb Prine, Master of Economic Development

student and member of the SEDA.

SEDA touring PACCAR Engine

Each year, the Mississippi

Forestry Association (MFA)

hosts the SEDA students for

a tour of the GP Leaf River

Cellulose plant in Perry County.

ACCOUNTING SOCIETY OF GULF PARK

The ASGP hosted a number of local accounting professionals, who shared their

stories, information on unconventional career options available to those in

business, and opportunities for internships at their firms. Although the society

consists of accountants, a number of members and visiting supporters from

all studies of business enjoyed meeting and networking with the organization.

They hosted a representative from Wiley’s CPA review course, who raffled off

a review course, courtesy of Wiley, worth $1,800. Members also volunteered at

the MSCPA's “CPA Day of Service,” Warrior Dash for St. Jude, and USM's very own

Jazz and Blues Festival.

ETA SIGMA DELTA

Hospitality and tourism management

students attended the American Hotel

and Lodging Association HX Hotel

Experience Conference in New York.

AMERICAN MARKETING

ASSOCIATION (GULF PARK)

The Gulf Park chapter of AMA held a variety of educational events for students,

including a branding seminar with Lance Hopkins, a success seminar with

Sadie Anderson, and introduction to the Graduate School and MBA Program

with Heather Sison and Lauren Agnew. The chapter also participated in the

university’s Welcome Week Student Involvement Fair and the Homecoming

Week Lawn Banner Competition.

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