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.

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 2019 Graduate Student Hall of Fame. Joshua Spivey is in the Master

of Professional Accountancy program and will graduate in summer 2019.

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.

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