FALL 2009

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The Else School of Management Advisory Board Welcomes New Members

new members

The Else School of Management Advisory Board welcomed new members at its Fall 2009 meeting.  Pictured on the first row are Ryan Beckett, Mark McCreery, Marsha Dieckman, and Alan Lange.  Second row:  John Pigott, Pat Busby, Billy Walker, and David Marsh.


Murrah Hall 200 Renovations

plans for new room

Murrah Hall 200 is getting a facelift!  Renovations are scheduled to begin shortly on Murrah Hall 200, the large tiered class room that is most often used for presentations to groups larger than the usual Else School class.  “Outside groups often use this room, and it really needed to be updated, both technologically and aesthetically,” said acting dean Kim Burke.  “I’m particularly excited that our students and professors will have access to a state of the art presentation area.  We are very appreciative of those donors who made this possible.”      

Finance Room in the Else School to Honor Walter Neely
Murrah Hall 200 isn’t the only place in Murrah Hall being updated.  Plans are in place to transform the current space used as the Dean’s Conference Room into a 21st century conference room that will also be used for small class gatherings, informal student group meetings, and meetings of the Louis Wilson Fund, an investment fund managed by students and community business leaders and overseen by Dr. Neely.  With a goal of $250,000, we’re close to $80,000 so far.  If you’d like to make a gift to honor Dr. Neely, contact Kenton Watt at 601-974-1022 or kenton.watt@millsaps.edu.

Endowment Honors Dr. Carl Brooking

over sized check received

If you took economics at Millsaps during the past 28 years, then you probably know all about Dr. Carl Brooking.  It was easy to spot him in Murrah Hall with his trademark white button-down shirt, dark blue jeans, and cowboy boots.

Dr. Brooking retired this past May, and to honor him, Carl’s former student, Matt Kay, ’86, of Memphis, launched a nationwide fundraising campaign to establish an endowment at Millsaps in Brooking’s honor.  More than $70,000 in gifts and pledges were announced at an event for Dr. Brooking on April 20, 2009.

The Brooking Endowment for Economics Beyond the Classroom gives our economics professors the resources to provide students with quality experiences outside the traditional classroom, such as exposure to top level economists and policy makers, workshops led by non-faculty experts, and funding for outside lecturers in economics.

It’s not too late to be a part of this unique opportunity!  We’ve reached the $80,000 mark, with a goal of $400,000.  If you’d like to know more, contact Nancy Flowers at 601-974-1454 or nancy.flowers@millsaps.edu.

Calendar Notes

December 3, 2009 – Millsaps College hosts former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich for a town hall meeting from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.  For more information, call 601-974-1254

millsaps sign in snowDecember 4, 2009 – Please join us for the annual Else School of Management Friends and Alumni Holiday Cocktail Party at the Weems House, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.  Millsaps MBA student Chris Polk and his trio entertain.  To RSVP or get directions, please call 601-974-1254.

December 9, 2009 – Millsaps College Graduate Programs Lunch and Learn.  If you or someone you know would like more information about the Else School’s MBA or Master of Accountancy programs, join Director of Graduate Admissions Melissa Meacham for lunch at the Capitol Club in Jackson on December 9 from 12:00 – 1:15 p.m.  Reservations are recommended.  To RSVP, or for more information email mbamacc@millsaps.edu.

Frank Abagnale
Frank Abagnale

February 17, 2010 – Else School Spring Ethics Forum.  As part of Ethics Week, the Millsaps College Else School of Management presents Frank Abagnale on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at 8:30 a.m.   Abagnale, a former con artist extraordinaire whose crimes inspired the memoir and movie Catch Me If You Can, is one of the world’s most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement, and secure documents.


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