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Welcome to the latest edition of the Else School of Management E-Newsletter!


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Celebrate the Else School’s 25th Birthday!


ESOM 25th AnniversaryCharles and Eloise Else left a remarkable gift to Millsaps College.  In 1977, they endowed a scholarship fund for seniors and freshman with interest in business showing outstanding academic promise and achievement.  When the MBA program was added, graduate students were included.  In 1986 their generosity was recognized when the Else School of Management was dedicated.  Since that time, hundreds of students as well as the Mississippi business community have benefitted from their gift.

While the only constant in business is change, Millsaps College and the Else School of Management have remained constant in their commitment to a high quality business education delivered by an exceptional faculty dedicated to student-centered learning and leadership development originally recognized and nurtured by Charles and Eloise Else.   We want to continue to make this educational experience available to future business leaders.  Help us celebrate the Else School’s 25th anniversary by helping raise $25,000 in the Else School Alumni Challenge!  These new dollars will go to scholarships to benefit the next 25 years of Else School students.

To make this challenge more interesting, we are instituting a participation challenge.  Encourage your classmates to give $25 or more to the Else School 25th anniversary challenge.  The class with the most participants wins!  Each participant in the winning class will receive a watercolor print of Murrah Hall painted by Dr. Jerry Whitt, the first dean of the Else School of Management.   This is a wonderful opportunity to give a little that will mean a lot.  The winning class will be announced at the 25th anniversary luncheon on October 26.

The competition kicks off now and runs through October 25.  With everyone’s support, we will reach our goal!

For more information on the luncheon, or to give your gift online, please visit the Else School 25th Anniversary web page. If you would like to make your donation by check, please make checks payable to Millsaps College and mail to:

Millsaps College
Office of Development –  Else 25th Anniversary

1701 North State Street
Jackson, MS  39210-0001

Make sure you include your class and year!



Else School Center for Business & Culture in Yucatán gets Extreme Makeover


Opened in 2006, the Center for Business and Culture has served as the Else School’s base of operations for its Yucatan Programs for the past 5 years.  However, one major need was an indoor classroom facility.  (For anyone who hans not visited the Yucatan in May, the average high temperature is 105).

Casa Millsaps, Yucatan

With a significant gift from Donna Ruth Roberts, we began construction on what would become our conference/classroom on the second floor of the Center.  With additional donations from Howard and Mary Eliza McMillan and our first Else School Continuing Legal Education in the Yucatan attendees, the classroom was completed with custom-made furniture and TWO well functioning air-conditioners!

Casa Millsaps, Yucatan

We completed the renovations with a terrace on the third floor over the classroom, added a ninth bedroom, bath, and a welcome plunge pool.  After upgrading linens, this Center is now on par with upscale small hotels in the area and is ready for any small conferences or group vacations!  For more information or to rent the facilities, contact Harvey Fiser, Associate Professor of Business Law at fiserhl@millsaps.edu or 601.842.9991.



Murrah Hall Classroom Renovated for Upcoming Executive MBA Program


Murrah Hall 204

Murrah Hall classroom 204 got a makeover over the summer! The tiered classroom was renovated to better accommodate the Executive MBA program which will begin in January 2012. In addition to Smart Board technology, the seating was revamped to be more amenable to long class sessions.



Grad Student Receives First Horne LLP Scholarship


Adam Haywood

Adam Haywood’s tuition bill will be a little lighter in the spring thanks to a group of MIllsaps Else School accounting alumni at Horne LLP.

These alumni pooled their resources to create the Horne LLP Sponsored Scholarship Fund. Adam, BBA – Accounting 2011, MAcc 2012, is the fund’s first recipient.



Else School Students & Faculty Celebrate Back-to-School


ESOM at the Cherokee ESOM at the Cherokee

The Else School recently welcomed 42 new graduate students to Millsaps College with a back to school get together at the Cherokee Drive-In.  On the left, MBA students Robert Lewis, Paul Walton, Rials McWilliams talk with Dr. Jesse Beeler.  On the right, Andrew Hatten visits with Laura Jackson and Hannah Hinson.



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