May 2012

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Pat Taylor

Each year, the graduating seniors at Millsaps College choose a professor to give The Last Lecture. The Last Lecture provides the professor with the opportunity to present on any topic but as if it was the final lecture of the professor’s career. This year, the seniors chose the Else School’s Dr. Pat Taylor, Associate Professor of Economics. Here is a link to a transcript of Dr. Taylor’s last lecture, “Who You Are, Not What You Are.” We hope it reminds you of what it is to be filled with the Millsaps spirit. Enjoy!


Also at Awards Day, several faculty members were recognized for excellence in teaching and service to the College.

Pictured are James Bowley, Division of Arts and Humanities, Excellence in Teaching Award; Debora Mann, Division of Sciences, Excellence Teaching Award; Jesse Beeler, Else School of Management Excellence in Teaching Award; Damon Campbell, Else School of Management, Richard A. Smith Award for excellence in Scholarship or Creative Work; Bill Brister, Else School of Management, W. Charles Sallis Award for Distinguished Service to the College.


Ashley Evans

The Else School of Management is pleased to announce that Ashley C. Evans has been chosen as the 2011-2012 Outstanding Master of Accountancy Student.

Andrew P. Repess and Elizabeth Saunders Johansen received the Charles H. Sewell Award for Outstanding Master of Business Administration Student.


Dr. Jesse Beeler is pictured with Andrew P. Moroux, Outstanding Undergraduate Student.


Beta Gamma Sigma is an academic honorary that was formed in 1907 to encourage and reward scholarship and accomplishment in the field of business studies and to foster personal and professional excellence. 

The 2012 inductees are: Juniors -  Caitlyn J. Dougherty, Margaret A. Eggers, Alexander K. Lawson, and Nicholas O. Lynch; Seniors – Eamonn S. Cottrell and Lauren R. Williams; and Graduate – Tammy W. Amis, John Garrett Bizzell, Christopher J. Cousin, Pablo J. Guardado, Bryce G. Haddad, Saunders Johansen, Maria Da Conceicao Learman, Andrew S. Respess, and Brian Whitfield.  They are pictured with Dr. Bill Brister, chapter advisor and Mr. Victor H. (Hu) Meena, President and CEO of C Spire Wireless, who spoke to the group.


Dr. Bill Brister, Zachary Cunningham, Business Administration Faculty Excellence Award; Dr. Damon Campbell; Sara Millington, Business Administration Comprehensive Exam Award; Dr. Penny Prenshaw, BBA Program Director; Dr. Pat Taylor, Dr. Marko Horn, Ben Clemenceau, Millsaps SIFE Student Leadership Award; and Dr. Walter Neely.


2012 Richard Baltz Award for the Outstanding Economics Student

Dr. Pat Taylor presents the Richard Baltz Award for the Outstanding Economics Student to Shaka D. Moody.


The Else School recognized its outstanding finance students at Awards Day on April 26, 2012.

Ryan Schultz, Houston, TX Merrill Lynch Award, Paul McNeil, Merrill Lynch financial advisor and Millsaps Alum, Warick Alley, CFA Society of Mississippi President, UBS fund advisory and Millsaps alum, Maggie Tumminello, Baton Rouge, LA, CFA Society Award, Dr. Walter Neely, Dr. Bill Brister, Andrew Hatten, Hattiesburg, Merrill Lynch Award, and Joe Dotson, Merrill Lynch financial Advisor.


Millsaps College’s fledgling SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) chapter brought home the Rookie of the Year award from the SIFE meeting in Dallas, TX.  Pictured are Ben Clemenceau, Suzi Nyberg, chapter advisor, Nick Betts, Marko Horn, chapter advisor, Kathryn Wise, Noah Martin, and Lissa McManus. The chapter had worked with Hope Credit Union to bring banking services to rural Mississippi. They also participated in Project Innovation, using a lemonade stand to teach entrepreneurial and personal finance skills to middle school children.