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Vol. 2 Issue 9 September 2017


Message from the Dean

The first week of fall classes is drawing to a close. I will spare you the usual long, hot South Alabama summer complaints; I will note that it has been very wet this summer. All in all, a good summer for the College.

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Dean Mitchell College of Business

Faculty Accomplishments

2016 – 2017 Mitchell College of Business Faculty Awards

Frank R. Urbancic Faculty Fellow - Dr.Treena Finney

Professor of the Year - Dr. Ermanno Affuso

Researcher of the Year -  Dr. Matthew Howard

Instructor of the Year - Mrs. Ellen Madden

MCOB Gonfalon

Ask the Expert: Brent Barkin

The Mitchell College of Business is delighted to showcase Shoe Station, a Mobile-based organization, led by Brent Barkin, CEO.  Shoe Station is one of the nation’s largest independent shoe retailers with nineteen stores in five states.

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Shoe Station

Mitchell Scholars

Since 1999, the Abraham Mitchell Scholars Program has provided outstanding Mitchell College students the best business scholarship opportunity in the state of Alabama.

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Mitchell Scholars

Student Spotlight: Nick Barton

Nick Barton, a junior finance major, spent his summer raising money for people with disabilities during Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity's national philanthropy, Journey of Hope. “This event is planned by The Ability Experience, which is Pi Kappa Phi’s

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Nick Barton

Alumni Spotlight: Lindsay Overton Rainey

What is South to me? South is community. South is flexibility.

South was the answer for me when considering colleges. I was offered a full volleyball scholarship.

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Lindsay Overton Rainey

Introducing Amelia Baldwin

The Mitchell College of Business welcomes Dr. Amelia A. Baldwin to the Department of Accounting. Dr. Baldwin most recently served as the Neal Pendergraft Professor of Accounting at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith.

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Amelia Baldwin

Alabama Banking School

This summer the Mitchell College of Business was honored to host the Alabama Banking School’s 40th graduating class where Governor Kay Ivey served as the keynote speaker.  Her presence was fitting; she was instrumental in the design and implementation of the school.  We thought a review of the history would be appropriate.

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Alabama Banking School

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