FALL 2006


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Welcome to the latest edition of the Else News Flash! Look for the Flash in your inbox every quarter to keep you up to date on Else School happenings. Feel free to pass this e-newsletter on to other alumni or friends who might be interested. And we want to hear from you, too. Please forward alumni news, comments, or ideas to elsenews@millsaps.edu.


Else School Welcomes Grad Students

The Millsaps College Else School of Management welcomed a class of 49 new students for the Fall 2006 semester.  Thirty-one of the new students are MBA students, while 17 are Master of Accountancy students.  The MAcc students represent the largest entering class the program has ever seen.  “It’s a strong class, with a lot of varied experiences to offer the program,” said Melissa Meacham, associate director of graduate admissions.  The new students represent a number of institutions of higher learning, including Millsaps College, Tougaloo College, the University of Mississippi and Georgetown University.  Undergraduate majors of the new class range from psychology to engineering to business.  “We are very proud of our new graduate class,” said Howard McMillan, dean of the Else School.  “They are a talented group, and we look forward to their accomplishments.”

Dr. Walter Neely discusses the Louis Wilson Fund with graduate finance students.

Join Us for a Homecoming Pre-Game Party!

Please bring your family and join the Else School’s dean and faculty at a Homecoming 2006 pre-game party on Saturday, November 11, 2006, from 12 noon until 2:00 p.m. when the Majors kick off against Trinity University.  Refreshments will be served.  Look for the tent in the north end zone.  “I’m looking forward to the Homecoming activities,” said finance professor Walter Neely.  “Catching up with alumni and friends is one of the highlights of the football season.” 

Else School Advisory Board Meets


The Else School of Management Advisory Board met on September 20, 2006, under the direction of its new chairman, George Pickett.  “The Advisory Board is a group of business men and women who assist the dean and faculty of the Else School in a number of ways,” according to Dean Howard McMillan.  “They offer advice on keeping the curriculum relevant to the work place, help to place our students in meaningful internships or career paths, and are very active in our fundraising efforts. This group has been critical to our past successes, and I expect this will continue into the future.”  


Else School One of 282 Best Business Schools

The Millsaps College Charles W. Else and Eloise T. Else School of Management is an outstanding business school, according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company selected the school for inclusion in the 2007 edition of its book, “Best 282 Business Schools” (Random House / Princeton Review Books, $22.95), available in bookstores in October 2006.   The Else School is one of 45 schools that The Princeton Review is adding to its annual "best business schools" guide this year.

According to Robert Franek, VP / Publisher, Princeton Review, "We select schools for this book based on several criteria covering three areas: our regard for their academic programs and other offerings, institutional data we collect about them, and opinions of students attending the schools.  We are very pleased to feature the Millsaps College Else School of Management in our book.  We highly commend it to readers of the book and users of our website as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn an MBA."

“Best 282 Business Schools” has two-page profiles of the schools with write-ups on their academics, student life and admissions, plus ratings for their academics, selectivity and career placement services.   The book also has 11 ranking lists of the top 10 business schools in various categories from "Toughest to Get Into" to "Best Career Prospects."  (The Princeton Review does not name a best business school overall or rank the schools in the book from 1 to 282.)  The book's ratings and rankings are based on institutional data from the schools and on The Princeton Review's surveys of more than 18,000 students attending the schools profiled in the book.  The survey asked students about themselves and their career plans, as well as their schools’ academics, student body and campus life.

Best 282 Business Schools” is one of more than 200 Princeton Review books published by Random House.  The line includes Princeton Review guides to the best law schools, medical schools, and colleges, plus guides to college and graduate school admission exams.  The Princeton Review (www.princetonreview.com) is also known for its test-prep courses and other admission and K-12 education services.   The company is not affiliated with Princeton University.


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