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Vol. 2 Issue 6 March 2017

 

Message from the Dean

Our spring Executive Advisory Council (EAC) meeting is next week.  We engage our board members by utilizing their expertise and experiences in developing strategies to successfully meet our mission.  The EAC is one of eight advisory councils in the College.

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Dean Mitchell College of Business


Student Spotlight: Stacy Sergeant

My name is Stacy Sergeant, and I am a sophomore marketing major. For all twenty years of my life, I have lived in Mobile, and I do not plan on leaving anytime soon.

Stacy Sergeant


Alumni Spotlight: Sharon Lindsay Davis, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

The University of South Alabama was an “obvious choice” for me as a high school senior. I was fortunate to grow up in a household with 2 parents who held master’s degrees and exemplified the definition of strong work ethic.

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Sharon Lindsay Davis, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Ask the Experts: Gary Carley, Landscaping Manager of the University of South Alabama

Visitors to our campus always comment on the beauty of the campus. This month, we spend a few minutes with Gary Carley, Landscaping Manager of the University of South Alabama to find out his secrets.

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Dr. Stuart Diamond

Dr. Stuart Diamond, renound author and professor of negotiation, served as the Executive Leadership Series Speaker for the month of February. Students, faculty and advisory committee members filled the Student Center Ballroom on February 21 to hear his presentation on the art of negotiation.

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Dr. Stuart Diamond

Speed Networking Connects Entrepreneurs Across the University

The Melton Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation hosted a “speed networking” event, Tuesday, February 7, to promote intercollegiate cooperation for the upcoming Coastal Venture Competition.

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Speed Networking Connects Entrepreneurs Across the University

Neuroscience in Leadership

On Friday (02.24), Drs. David Waldman, Professor of Management, Arizona State University; Pierre Balthazard, Dean, College of Business, California State Sacramento; and Craig Pearce, Ben May Distinguished Professor of Management, MCOB presented "The Neuroscience of Leadership."

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Increasing Students’ Financial IQ

College years are exciting and challenging, and one of the toughest lessons involves how to manage money. For that reason, the University of South Alabama’s Center for Real Estate and Economic Development, in collaboration with the Mitchell College of Business, is offering the Smart Personal Finance Series.

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Increasing Students’ Financial IQ

Student Organization News

David Dye (Chairman of CPSI) made a presentation to a joint meeting of BAP & FMA on February 2nd .  Mr. Dye discussed the process of taking a company public. 

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Ms. Tina Williams, CEO of Mobile Educators Credit Union Addresses student chapters of SHRM and FMA.

Faculty News

Sheila Diann Hammon successfully defended her dissertation titled, “Assessing the Effect of Perceived Organizational Social Responsibility on Organizational Identity and Employee Engagement in a Municipal Context,” on March 3.  Her committee members are Marjorie Icenogle, Chair, Zach Finney, Matthew Howard, and Jeanne Maes.  Congratulations Dr. Hammon!

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MCOB Gonfalon

Snap Shots

Dr. Joe Hair hosted a Mardi Gras party for the DBA students at his home on February 25.  Pictured below is Dr. David Walman in the mask, Professor of Management, Arizona State University enjoying time with MCOB Doctoral Students:     (left to right - Steven Travers and wife Ara, Raj Mitra, Chad Marshall)

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Dr. Diamond

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