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Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society Inductees Honored

Beta Gamma Sigma 2011

Pictured above are students and faculty at the 2011 Beta Gamma Sigma induction ceremony. David Watkins of Watkins Development was the featured speaker.

Beta Gamma Sigma is an international honor society that provides the highest recognition a business student can receive in a baccalaureate or post-baccalaureate program at a school accredited by AACSB International. The Mission of the International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma is to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business, to foster personal and professional excellence, to advance the values of the society, and to serve its lifelong members.

Millsaps College 2011 inductees are Juniors William Derrick, Alex Granier, Erin Loveland, and Andre Moroux; Senior Peter Rafferty, and Graduate Students Amanda Andrus, Darryl Daves, Fredrick Grunewald, Lauren Guichard, Kelly Hamill, Dale Hancock, Michael Kutcher, Joseph Richardson, Rolfe A. Risher, and Sital Sanjanwala.

Luncheon Honors Donna Ruth Else Roberts, Else Scholars

On April 27, the Else School of Management honored its Else Scholars along with Mrs. Donna Ruth Else Roberts, daughter of Charles Else, at a luncheon on the Millsaps campus. Charles Else, with his wife Eloise, endowed the Else Scholarships, and later the Else School of Management was named for them.

Else Scholars Luncheon 2011

Pictured are Sarah Hartzog, Sara Millington, Erin Loveland, Mary Elizabeth O’Leary,  Donna Ruth Else Roberts,  Sara Schumacher, Peter Rafferty, Steven Eastlack, Josh Whitam, Mike Medlin, Mike Gatling, and Brennan Hancock.

Dr. Carol Scott-Conner Publishes Short Story Collection

Dr. Carol Scott-ConnerDr. Carol Scott-Conner, MBA 95, recently published a book of short stories, A Few Small Moments, about life as a woman in academic surgery. The book is Dr. Scott-Conner’s tenth, her first nine being textbooks.

When asked about writing fiction, she says, "I write short stories from the perspective of life as a female academic surgeon. I choose to write fiction rather than nonfiction because I feel that fiction allows me the freedom to express the essential emotional truths of that life while totally respecting confidentiality."

Dr. Scott-Conner is currently Professor of Surgery at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, where she was formerly Head of Surgery.

"I remain extremely grateful for the experience and training I got at the Else School of Management," says Dr. Scott-Conner.

A Few Small Moments is published by Rachel Lord Press.

Matt Russell Promoted to Product Manager at US BMW

Matt RussellA little more than 10 years ago, after a year of work, Matt Russell (BS 1999, MBA 2001) landed his dream internship at BMW North America. At the time, Matt said, "The Else School has been instrumental in my getting this far, because the professors here are not afraid to open doors for their students to apply what they have learned in class to the real world."

Matt joined BMW North America in 2001 after completing his MBA program. He was recently promoted to Product Manager for the ZS Platform at US BMW.

Matt will be responsible for the product and marketing plans and strategies for the M Brand as well as for ALPINA. He says, "The Else School really helped me begin the needed transition from liberal arts inspiration to real-life application of what I learned in the prior four years."

Scott Respess Awarded Allison Coggin Lee Scholarship

Andrew RespessMillsaps College is pleased to announce that Andrew Scott Respess has been awarded the Allison Coggin Lee Scholarship for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Mr. Respess is a native of Olive Branch and received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Millsaps College in 2011 and minored in Political Science and Economics.

As an undergraduate student Andrew was a member of the varsity baseball team and was awarded Academic All-American for his commitment to athletics and academics. He was also inducted into Order of Omega, a leadership honor society for members of Greek organizations. Andrew plans to begin his MBA at Millsaps College this summer.

The $12,000 Allison Coggin Lee Scholarship is one of the largest endowed scholarship awarded to a Millsaps MBA student. The recipient must exemplify exceptional aptitude for graduate business study, exhibit involvement in college and community activities, and demonstrate business professionalism and highly developed communication abilities.

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