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.

HARD WORK PAYS OFF

RHYNE E. NEUBERT SCHOLARSHIP

Aubrey Sanders (MPA, Hattiesburg, Miss.) and Jenna VanDan (Accounting,

Summit, Miss.) were awarded the Rhyne E. Neubert Scholarship by the

Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA) Foundation. The

$2,500 scholarship was established in 2016 to honor Neubert, who had served

as a trustee of the MSCPA Education Foundation since its inception.

“I WAS AT A LOSS FOR THE ADEQUATE WORDS TO THANK THE SCHOOL OF ACCOUNTANCY

AT USM, NOT ONLY FOR THE NOMINATION, BUT ALSO FOR ITS INVESTMENT IN ME.

MOREOVER, I WAS AND STILL AM INCREDIBLY GRATEFUL FOR THE MSPCA, MR. NEUBERT

AND THE SELECTION COMMITTEE FOR THIS HONOR.” – AUBREY SANDERS

VanDan echoed those sentiments. “I was ecstatic and honestly in disbelief that

I was being awarded this scholarship,” she said. “Receiving this scholarship

reaffirmed that hard work and determination will be recognized and rewarded.”

MISSISSIPPI YOUNG BANKERS

LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP

Brandon Cade (Finance, Brookhaven, Miss.) was awarded the 2018 Mississippi

Young Bankers (MYB) Leadership Scholarship. Only one student in the state is

chosen to receive the scholarship. Cade is the sixth USM student to win the

$2,000 scholarship in the last eight years.

"I AM EXTREMELY HONORED TO RECEIVE THIS AWARD FROM THE MISSISSIPPI BANKING

ASSOCIATION AND THE MISSISSIPPI YOUNG BANKERS. THIS AWARD IS IMPORTANT TO

ME BECAUSE IT WILL HELP TO CONTINUE MY EDUCATION AT SOUTHERN MISS. I WOULD

LIKE TO THANK DR. (MARVIN) BOUILLON FOR SEEING ENOUGH POTENTIAL IN ME TO

NOMINATE ME FOR THE AWARD.” – BRANDON CADE

In addition, John Trey Haire was recognized as an MYB Scholar at the

Mississippi Young Bankers Scholar Study Conference and Convention. As a

finalist for the 2019 Mississippi Young Bankers Swayze Scholarship, he was

awarded a $1,500 scholarship.

PUBLIC COMPANY ACCOUNTING OVERSIGHT BOARD SCHOLARSHIP

Kameshia Mays (MPA, Greenville, Miss.) was awarded the $10,000 merit-based scholarship from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB)

for 2018-19. A single student is chosen from 332 colleges and universities nationwide. Mays is the first USM student to earn the honor in six years.

“I WAS ELATED WHEN I LEARNED THAT I HAD WON THE SCHOLARSHIP. USM HAS BEEN A SIGNIFICANT PART OF MY SUCCESS. THE UNIVERSITY ALWAYS GOES BEYOND TO ENSURE

THAT EACH STUDENT HAS WHAT IS NEEDED TO SUCCEED, AND FOR ME THAT INCLUDES MAKING THE OPPORTUNITY TO OBTAIN AN EDUCATION AFFORDABLE.” – KAMESHIA MAYS

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