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.

HARD WORK PAYS OFF

EAGLE SCHOLARS PROGRAM

This year, David Jones, Jeremiah Willis, Elizabeth Rivera-Vega and Hayes Thompson joined the Eagle Scholars Program.

“I HAVE ALWAYS WORKED HARD, AND THANKS TO SOUTHERN MISS AND THE FOUNDATION, I HAVE AN

OPPORTUNITY TO WORK SMART. I REMAIN GRATEFUL FOR EVERY OPPORTUNITY AFFORDED TO ME. THE EAGLE

SCHOLARS PROGRAM WILL PROVIDE THE SAFETY, FREEDOM AND PROTECTION I NEED TO REACH GRADUATION

BY PROVIDING FUNDS FOR MY EDUCATION NOW AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS FOR MY CAREER AHEAD.”

C. David Jones, Accounting | Biloxi, Miss.

“AS A THIRD-GENERATION GRADUATE OF SOUTHERN MISS, THE EAGLE SCHOLARS PROGRAM

SCHOLARSHIP HAS ALLOWED ME TO GROW AND DEVELOP AS A STUDENT, BUSINESS PERSON

AND INDIVIDUAL. THE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE HAS BEEN A TRUE BLESSING TO MY FAMILY

AND ME, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY THE KNOWLEDGE SHARED WILL LAST A LIFETIME.”

S. Hayes Thompson, General Business | Summit, Miss.

“BEING CHOSEN AS AN EAGLE SCHOLAR HAS OPENED MANY DOORS AND CONTINUES TO OPEN DOORS

TO OPPORTUNITIES FOR ME. IT HAS HELPED ME GROW PROFESSIONALLY, AND IT HAS CHALLENGED ME

ACADEMICALLY. I AM TRULY GRATEFUL AND PROUD TO HAVE BEEN CHOSEN AS AN EAGLE SCHOLAR.”

Elizabeth Rivera-Vega, Finance | Biloxi, Miss.

“TO KNOW THAT PEOPLE BELIEVE IN ME ENOUGH

TO PROVIDE ME WITH THE EAGLE SCHOLARS

PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP HAS ENCOURAGED

ME EVEN MORE TO MAKE MY DREAM OF

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT A REALITY.”

Jeremiah Willis, Marketing | Jackson, Miss.

Interested in

being a part of

this program?

We have an endowment fund where you can make your

gift, of any amount, to support the Eagle Scholars. If

you are interested in leaving a lasting legacy, consider

changing lives by establishing an Eagle Scholars Program

Scholarship. For more information about contributing,

contact J.T. Tisdale at 601.266.6824.

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