Mitchell Report

                            VOL. 1 ISSUE 2 October 2015

Bob Wood

Message from the Dean

This month it’s my pleasure to introduce our Mitchell Ambassadors.  These undergraduate students are leaders in extracurricular activities and excel in academics.  Mitchell Ambassadors represent the college in meetings with external constituents. 

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Devery Stallings

Student Spotlight Devery Stallings

If you had asked me where I was going to college or what I was planning on doing with my life at the beginning of my high school senior year, I would have looked at you with a blank stare. I chose business, although the majority of my family works in healthcare.

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Alumni Spotlight Janea Sims McDonald, PhD, PHR

Alumni Spotlight Janea Sims McDonald, PhD, PHR 

I graduated from The University of South Alabama with a degree in Human Resources Management in 1997.  The knowledge and skills I gained at South prepared me for a successful career in human resources, and allowed me to accomplish my dream of completing my PhD.

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Janet Hayes

Are Low Gas Prices Good For The Economy? 

After averaging more than $100 per barrel for almost 4 years, crude oil prices recently dipped below $40 per barrel for the first time since 2009 before finally settling around $45.  The decline in price is largely attributable to weak demand globally and surging production in the United States. 

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Innovation Showdown

MCOB Student’s Team Wins the AAE Innovation Showdown – October Mitchell Report

Last month Dr. Hunsader emailed me, Micah Calhoun, about an opportunity to participate in the AAE Innovation Showdown, which is a competition between students from three universities on four teams, sponsored by Airbus Americas. 

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Meet the Firms

Accounting Career Fair Meet the Firms at the Mitchell Center 

Dr. Tom Noland, Chair of Accounting, stated, “Meet the Firms allows our students the opportunity to network with professionals from accounting firms, major corporations, and governmental entities.  It also allows representatives of these organizations a chance to see our beautiful campus.”  

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Faculty and spouses tour Children’s and Women’s Hospital

Faculty and spouses tour Children’s and Women’s Hospital

Faculty and spouses were treated to lunch and a tour of the USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital on August 13.  The group was welcome by Mr. Owen Bailey, Administrator of the Hospital, who provided an overview of the unique health services provided by the hospital and the populations served. 

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MCOB Students Generously Donate School Supplies to Wilmer Hall

MCOB Students Generously Donate School Supplies to Wilmer Hall

This past spring the MOCB Society for Human Resource Management coordinated an effort to collect school supplies for Wilmer Hall. Wilmer Hall is not only a facility where children reside if they can no longer live with their parents, but it is also an institution focused on building and improving the education of children of all ages and walks of life.

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