FALL 2008


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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.


Legacy Campaign Update

Millsaps Legacy Campaign

The Millsaps College Legacy campaign has raised over $105 million to date.  The Else School campaign, which only began a year ago, has raised $2,465,000 in gifts and pledges.  That amount includes a grant from the Hearin Foundation to fund the Millsaps Business Advantage Program, an intensive summer program designed to give non-business students a competitive edge in the job market.

“We are very excited about the response to Else School’s capital campaign,” said Hugh Parker, volunteer campaign chair.  “The money raised will enable the Else School to prepare our future leaders for the unique responsibilities and risks involved in today’s business climate and give them a stronger foundation for success.”

The Legacy Campaign isn’t the only giving opportunity available to alumni and friends of the Else School.  “Annual fund giving continues to provide vital revenue to enhance Else School teaching and learning opportunities,” said Dean Howard McMillan.  “In addition, a planned giving effort has been initiated for alumni, suggesting life insurance as a way to make a significant gift that will strengthen the Else School’s resources in the future.”

For more information about donating to the Else School, please contact either Howard McMillan at 601-974-1250 or email Howard.Mcmillan@millsaps.edu, or Nancy Flowers at 601-974-1454 or email Nancy.Flowers@millsaps.edu.

Else School Ranked No. 3 for "Best Classroom Experience" by Princeton Review

Princeton Review 296 Best Business Schools

The Else School of Management at Millsaps College has been named an outstanding business school and ranked No.3 in the country for “Best Classroom Experience” by the Princeton Review’s 2009 edition of “Best 296 Business Schools”.  This is the third year in a row the Else School of Management has appeared on a Princeton Review Top Ten list.  It is the second consecutive year for the Else School to be ranked No. 3 in the “Best Classroom Experience” category.

The Princeton Review, known for its college rankings based on how students rate their schools, compiled the list based on 19,000 student surveys and school-reported data.  Millsaps students surveyed in the book agreed that the Else School of Management provided solid preparation in teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills, and presentation skills. 

“Our Else School of Management focuses on creating big-picture leaders with the skills to succeed in today’s challenging and changing business environments,” said Dr. Frances Lucas, president of Millsaps College.

Former WorldCom V.P. Speaks to Else School Students

Cynthia Cooper

Cynthia Cooper, former vice-president and director of internal audit at WorldCom, recently shared her story with students from the Else School of Management and the Faith and Work program. She offered a unique and compelling story about ethical behavior and personal behavior in extraordinary circumstances.  “We can teach this in the classroom, but there really is no substitute for hearing from the source,” said Dr. Kim Burke, professor of accounting. 

Else School Welcomes New Advisory Board Members and Faculty

The Millsaps College Else School of Management Advisory Board met recently on the Millsaps Campus. Pictured are new board members (front) Sherry Stegall, Martha Cooke, Jill Beneke and (back) Tate Reeves. They were welcomed by Advisory Board chair George Pickett and Dr. Rick deShazo. Else School Advisory Board
The Else School of Management welcomed two new faculty for the 2008-2009 year. They are Terri Hudson, CPA, and Damon Campbell, Ph.D. Ms. Hudson, former CFO of the Mississippi Development Authority, is a visiting professor of accounting and finance. Dr. Campbell comes to us from Washington State University and will be teaching Management Information Systems. Terri Hudson, CPA, and Damon Campbell, Ph.D.

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