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Vol. 2 Issue 5 February 2017

 

Message from the Dean

Welcome to Mardi Gras season. Mobile is the original home of Mardi Gras, and the first krewe paraded last weekend. Parades, balls, king cakes, beads, and Moon Pies (a long story for another issue) galore for the next four weeks.

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Dean Mitchell College of Business


Student Spotlight: Mary Kristen Lee

Hello! My name is Kristen and I am a senior marketing major. I am a native of Mobile and always knew that I would earn my undergraduate degree from South. I have had the opportunity to serve with the Mitchell Ambassadors since their start in 2014, and am their reigning pumpkin carving champ.

Mary Kristen Lee


Alumni Spotlight: Andrew E. Byrd

It is hard to pinpoint when and where my endearment for the University of South Alabama, “South” as we say, began. Both of my parents earned masters’ degrees from USA in the 1970’s. I personally have been involved with South for almost 18 years.

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Andrew E. Byrd

Ask the Experts: What is the Future for Coffee Houses?

W.W.K.D.? What would Kaldi do?  What would that young man from over a thousand years ago say about what happened to his accidental discovery?  From that Ethiopian goat herder, to monks, to baristas serving coffee in ubiquitous coffee houses, coffee and its delivery have certainly evolved beyond Kaldi’s wildest dreams.

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Celton Hayden, Jr.

Sold! Preparation, then the Pitch

Location, location, location! That’s the historic expression defining property value, but USA business students are learning that investing in real estate isn’t always that simple.

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Sold! Preparation, then the Pitch

DBA Update

The MCOB Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) degree program has reached a new milestone. In 2013 the DBA program accepted its first class and is now in the final stages of selecting the fifth class.

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Joe Hair

CREED Offers Smart Personal Finance Series for Students, Faculty and Staff

The Center for Real Estate and Economic Development, in collaboration with the Mitchell College of Business (MCOB), is introducing Smart Personal Finance Series to help people become better at making their personal financial decisions.

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CREED Offers Smart Personal Finance Series for Students, Faculty and Staff

MCOB Goes Green with Water Bottle Filling Stations

In an effort to contribute to the sustainability of our environment, the Mitchell College of Business has installed two bottle filling stations for students, faculty and staff.

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Water Bottle Filler

Students Observe Hearings before the Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy

The Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy held its January 13, 2017 meeting on the campus of the University of South Alabama.  The meeting was hosted by the Mitchell College of Business Department of Accounting.

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Students Observe Hearings before the Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy

Mother and Children Create a Legacy at the University

Karen Naman’s return to college after her children were in high school set an excellent example for them. “This was my opportunity to set the bar high to be a good example,” said Karen, who graduated with honors from the MCOB in December.

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Karen Naman and children

Student Organizations News

FMA met on January 19, and the guest speaker was Stephen Baker from Merrill Lynch.  He discussed internships and what it takes to get hired.

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FMA met on January 19, and the guest speaker was Stephen Baker from Merrill Lynch.

Faculty News

Ermanno Affuso, Reid Cummings, and Ben Le recently received notification that the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics has agreed to publish their manuscript, “Wireless Towers and Home Values: An Alternative Valuation Approach Using a Spatial Econometric Analysis.”

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MCOB Gonfalon

Snap Shots

MCOB students are learning the importance of helping others.  In response to the call from Dr. Mike Mitchell, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, freshmen students in Dr. Clark’s Professional Readiness Engagement Program donated items for students, who were displaced when their college, William Carey was severely damaged by a tornado in January. 

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Donuts with Dean

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