Student Organization News
Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Fraternity
BAP members (this picture is the cooking crew - prep and cleanup crew also participate) along with Dr. Vann cooked a meal for the families at the Ronald McDonald House in Mobile on Saturday October 15th.
Beta Gamma Sigma Invites New Members
October 17 and 18 Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) invitation letters were distributed during classes to prospective inductees. This year 41 of MCOB’s top students were invited to join and 23 accepted the invitation. Beta Gamma Sigma is the premier honor society recognizing business excellence. Lifetime members of the Society have earned the right to be considered the "Best in Business." Only business schools accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) have BGS chapters.
Financial Management Association
FMA had a meeting on Oct. 27th and the guest speaker was Melissa Osborne, the director of operations for Newport group (a leading provider of retirement plans, insurance, and consulting services).
Collegiate Entrepreneurship Organization
The Collegiate Entrepreneurship Organization has been very busy this semester with a focus on understanding the entrepreneurial effort in our local community.
CEO volunteered in Bay Magazine’s annual silent auction “Bay Bash” and were able to network with community leaders and members of the organization. CEO also participated in networking with several small business owners. They toured 202 Exchange and identified the differences in a co-work space and an incubator for start-up businesses. Members and guests finished the month with a Halloween party at the historic Petrinovich House; a 100yr old house renovated into bed and breakfast, learning the value of management practices and what to expect when starting a business.
This month CEO will focus on generating and preparing pitch ideas for the Causeway Pitch Competition that the Melton Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation will be hosting on November 11th. If anyone is interested in learning more about CEO, you can follow us on facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/groups/usaceo/
Society for Human Resource Management
Eight members of the chapter attended the North Alabama Regional HR Conference and the Alabama State Student Leadership Conference at Athens State University and HR Games on October 14 and 15. The USA Chapter placed first in the HR Games, a jeopardy style competition that tests students’ knowledge of the HR field. The photo shows the HR Game winners Darcy Bross, Tiphanie Evans, Jordan Brown, Victoria Huckabee (left to right)
The chapter’s second monthly meeting on October 27 featured Sarah Gladish, the Learning and Development Specialist, at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, who spoke to the students about effective training techniques. She also shared with the students fun icebreaker games to use during training.