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.
RECOGNIZING EXTRAORDINARY STUDENT EFFORTS MARTIN STEGENGA ACADEMIC AWARD IN MANAGEMENT AND INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS Christopher Reeves, Laurel, MS SCHOOL OF MARKETING AWARDS OUTSTANDING STUDENT IN SALES AWARDS Josh Sullivan, Laurel, MS Gabriela Alongia, Metairie, LA DOLLY LOYD SPIRIT OF MARKETING AWARD Rebekah Besselman, New Orleans, LA OUTSTANDING STUDENT IN MARKETING Michelle Le, Biloxi, MS Elizabeth Snyder, Waveland, MS DAVID E. FORD MARKETING LEADERSHIP AWARD Cameron Kenny, Mobile, AL MERCHANDISING FACULTY AWARD KiAndre McMillian, Picayune, MS PASSION FOR FASHION AWARD Quadriyyah Russell, Jackson, MS OUTSTANDING STUDENT IN MERCHANDISING Crystal Toole, Merdian, MS OUTSTANDING STUDENT IN HEALTHCARE MARKETING Caitlin Halsey, Gulfport, MS Alexandria Nguyen, Hattiesburg, MS SPIRIT OF HOSPITALITY Shelby Vibbert, West Lafayette, IN OUTSTANDING STUDENT IN HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM Ashley Duncan, Lexington, KY Sabrina Darby, Slidell, LA LEADERSHIP IN SPORT MANAGEMENT AWARD Valentia Haupt, Santiago, Chile OUTSTANDING STUDENT IN SPORT MANAGEMENT Andrew O’Dell, Columbia City, IN Rikeetha Pereira, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates GULF PARK CAMPUS STUDENT AWARDS OUTSTANDING ACCOUNTING STUDENT Nhiem Nguyen, Ocean Springs, MS OUTSTANDING BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION STUDENT Orlando Bradford, Gautier, MS OUTSTANDING MANAGEMENT STUDENT Dejan Duric, Biloxi, MS OUTSTANDING MARKETING STUDENT Elizabeth Snyder, Waveland, MS OUTSTANDING GRADUATE STUDENT David Domonkos, D’Iberville, MS GRADUATE STUDENT AWARDS OUTSTANDING GRADUATE STUDENT IN PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANCY Sheri Lowery, Sumrall, MS Aubrey Sanders, Hattiesburg, MS OUTSTANDING MASTER OF SCIENCE IN SPORT MANAGEMENT AWARD Carly Della Sala, Mcungie, PA Adam Boardman, Sun Prairie, WI GRADUATE SPORT MANAGEMENT LEADERSHIP AWARD Leah Williams, Waynesboro, MS OUTSTANDING MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AWARD Dr. J. Reid Cummings, Mobile, AL Jennifer Hooper, Mobile, AL OUTSTANDING MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AWARD Charles “Alden” Bennett, Hattiesburg, MS Susan O’Basuyi, Saint Louis, MO COLLEGE AWARDS OUTSTANDING COAST BUSINESS STUDENT AWARD Elizabeth Snyder, Waveland, MS 50 | C O L L E G E O F B U S I N E S S A N D E C O N O M I C D E V E L O P M E N T
RECOGNIZING EXTRAORDINARY STUDENT EFFORTS OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (UNDERGRADUATE) Lakesha Pittman, Byram, MS Brooke Hodges, Clinton, MS Kirkland McCarty, Hattiesburg, MS OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (GRADUATE) Nishu Gupta, Punjab, India Joshua Dove, Louisville, KY BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LEADERSHIP AWARD Matthew Keller, Metairie, LA DELTA SIGMA PI SCHOLARSHIP KEY AWARD Ronald Tyler Russell, Niceville, FL CITIZEN SCHOLAR AWARD Ronald Tyler Russell, Niceville, FL SPIRIT OF BUSINESS AWARD Kirkland McCarty, Hattiesburg, MS Michelle Le, Biloxi, MS THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT FOR THESE GOLDEN EAGLE GRADUATES TOP (LEFT TO RIGHT) Jenna Van Dan – BKD Award Recipient; Accounting; Accepted position with HORNE LLP Trey Haire – Finance Faculty Student Award Recipient; Finance; Accepted position as a bank examiner for the Mississippi Department of Banking and Consumer Finance BOTTOM (LEFT TO RIGHT) Joshua Spivey – Federation of Schools of Accountancy Award Recipient; MPA; Accepted position with Ernst and Young Paige Dillistone – Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants Award Recipient; Accounting; Accepted position with KPMG upon completion of MPA Brady Anderson – Haddox Reid Eubank Betts Award Recipient; MPA; Accepted auditing position with Haddox Reid Eubanks Betts PLLC Cameron Kenny – David E. Ford Marketing Award Recipient; Marketing; Accepted management trainee position with Cintas LEAVING SOUTHERN MISS BETTER THAN THEY FOUND IT Joshua Spivey and Leah Williams were two of 13 students inducted into the 20<strong>19</strong> Graduate Student Hall of Fame. Joshua Spivey is in the Master of Professional Accountancy program and will graduate in summer 20<strong>19</strong>. During his last semester, he traveled abroad with the Southern Miss Asian Studies Program to Tokyo, Japan, and Hong Kong. Upon graduation and completion of the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam, Spivey will be a tax associate with Ernst and Young, one of the “Big 4” accounting firms. Leah Williams is currently in the Master of Science in Sport Management program and plans to pursue a career in collegiate sports marketing within a university athletic marketing department. A N N U A L R E P O R T 2 0 1 8 - 1 9 | 51