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Vol. 2 Issue 4 December 2016

 

Message from the Dean

Another holiday season is upon us.  The years seem to be passing by more quickly; perhaps it’s that we have so much happening.  I know it's been that way in the Mitchell College.

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Dean Mitchell College of Business


Student Spotlight: Savannah Otte

My name is Savannah Otte and I am a graduate of the fall class of 2016. I am from Hoover, Alabama, and decided to visit South Alabama after meeting with a college recruiter at my high school.

Savannah Otte


Alumni Spotlight: Pam Rhea

The story of my time at the University of South Alabama is different than the majority of students who attend.  I moved to Fairhope in 2003 as a single Mom.  In December 2008, working at a company for five years, I was laid off, so I decided to bite the bullet and finish my education. I chose to attend the Mitchell College of Business to get my degree in Finance.

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Pam Rhea

Ask the Experts: Advice for Avoiding Tax Pitfalls

As the end of 2016 approaches, the time for making year-end tax adjustments is running out. To ensure maximum benefit of eligible deductions and to avoid potential tax pitfalls, a year-end tax projection is likely to prove a very useful tool.

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IRS

Student Entrepreneurs Compete in first Causeway Pitch Competition

The Melton Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MCEI) hosted the first Causeway Pitch Competition on Veteran's Day at the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park.

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Causeway Pitch Competition

Students Learn about Leadership from Brad Israel, Former US Army Special Forces Detachment Commander

Brad Israel, former USA Army Special Forces Detachment Commander and a member of the PREP Advisory Board, awed the audience with harrowing tales of leading troops into war ravished areas and the leadership his missions required to get his guys back home safely.

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Brad Israel

Executives Offer Advice to MCOB Students

In association with National Career Development Week, members of the Dean’s own Executive Advisory Council volunteered to bring their expertise to MCOB and lead panel discussions to prepare students for the workforce.

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Executives Offer Advice to MCOB Students

MCOB Participates in National Career Development Week

The Mitchell College of Business joined an annual, nation-wide effort spearheaded by the National Career Development Association by engaging business students in a week of career preparedness activities in recognition of National Career Development Week (NCDW)

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MCOB Participates in National Career Development Week

MCOB Students Learn the Art of Interviewing by Participating in Mock interviews

Twelve professionals from a variety of industries and disciplines conducted 53 mock interviews with undergraduate and MBA students during National Career Development Week.

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Mock Interviews

Student Organization News

Beta Alpha Psi completed its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive for the Bay Area Food Bank on Tuesday November 22.  BAP started the Food Drive in 2009 and has conducted every year since.  For the last several years, BAP has been one of the largest non-corporate donors to the Bay Area Food Bank.

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Food Drive

Faculty News

Reid Cummings was featured recently in a USA News article on 8 Ways to Avoid Holiday Financial Stress (http://www.southalabama.edu/departments/publicrelations/pressreleases/112216debt.html). The article was also published in the Mobile Press Register and AL.com.  

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MCOB Gonfalon

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