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Vol. 2 Issue 3 November 2016


Message from the Dean

The third class of Mitchell Ambassadors began their duties in August. The group represents the College with internal and external constituents acting as a resource for students, faculty, and the community.

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Dean Mitchell College of Business

Student Spotlight: Harrison Spruiell

My name is Harrison Spruiell and I am a senior majoring in finance in the Mitchell College of Business (MCOB). I am originally from Shreveport, Louisiana but transferred to South from Paris Junior College in 2014.

Harrison Spruiell

Alumni Spotlight: Melanie Sumerlin

Over the past 13 years, my personal and professional history have been strongly intertwined with the University of South Alabama and its academic programs.

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Melanie Sumerlin

Ask the Expert from the MCOB Executive Advisory Council –What is the Value of a Symphony to a City?

Scott Speck, Music Director of the Mobile Symphony, says there is no great city without a great orchestra. They simply do not exist.  I agree.  Mobile is on the pathway to becoming a great city.  Your orchestra is already there.

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Celia Mann Baehr

Endowing a Scholarship is Easier than You Think!

Good news – with the Mitchell-Moulton Scholarship match, there are a number of ways you can make twice the impact in the lives of our students.

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 Scholarship Campaign

Sandra S. Fitzgerald-Angello, Vice President and Dealer Operator, Pohanka of Salisbury, Executive Leadership Series Speaker

Sandra S. Fitzgerald-Angello, Vice President and Dealer Operator, Pohanka of Salisbury, Maryland was the Executive Leadership Series Speaker during the 2016 National Women’s Business Week.

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Sandra S. Fitzgerald-Angello

Dr. Craig Pearce Receives Highest Alumni Honor from Penn State

On October 26, Professor Craig L. Pearce was honored as one of the 24 Alumni Fellows for 2016 during a ceremony at University Park, State College, PA.

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Dr. Craig Pearce

MCOB Celebrates National Business Women’s Week

For the third year, MCOB has celebrated National Business Women’s Week (NBWW). This year 27 women, representing a wide range of occupations, businesses, and non-profit organizations, spoke to 33 MCOB classes.

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Dr. McDonald

Student Organization News

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.

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BAP members

Faculty News

Terry Grant, Carol Van, and X. Jasmine Bordere have a forthcoming publication titled “Unsustainable Dividend Payouts: How Internal Auditors Can Help Protect the Company’s Long-Term Success,” 

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Faculty News

Snap Shots

Eight members of the USA Student Chapter of SHRM attended the annual Alabama State Student Conference at Athens State University on October 14 and 15. 

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