Summer 2013

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We're Updating Our Information!

Over the last few weeks, the Else School of Management has been working to update its graduate alumni database. If you have not already, please take a few minutes (less than 10) to complete the survey titled "Else School of Management Alumni Survey" at We really do want to hear from you!

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Else School Grad Wins Neely Medal

Laura Litten Gillenwater

Laura Litton Gillenwater (BBA 2010, MAcc 2011) is the 2012 Fred T. Neely Gold Medal award winner. This award is given the Mississippi Society for Certified Public Accountants for the highest score on the CPA exam during the award year. Laura was a Founder's Day Medal winner as an undergraduate accounting major before completing Master of Accountancy degree at Millsaps.

"We are extremely proud of Laura," said Dr. Kimberly Burke, Else School of Management dean. "She is one of the most poised and personable students I have ever taught. I'm not at all surprised she won the Neely Medal." Laura works for Horne LLP.



CEO Magazine Has Something to Say About the Else School!

Else School of Management's MBA, one of the 20

The Millsaps MBA and Executive MBA programs were featured in CEO Magazine's April issue. A four-page story highlighted the distinctive attributes of the programs. Millsaps was the only Mississippi school listed on the magazine's Global MBA Super Table, and the MBA was listed as a North American top tier school.

Look for more news on the Else School in the coming months!



Recent Else Graduate named one of the Jackson Free Press's "Guys We Love"

James Russell Morrison
Photo by Melanie Boyd

Congratulations to James Russell Morrison, MBA 2013! Russell was recently selected as one of the "Guys We Love" by the Jackson Free Press. The Jackson Free Press annually spotlights a few men who "make Jackson a little cleaner, brighter, compassionate, smarter, or a little more delicious."

Russell, the Else School's 2013 recipient of the Charles H. Sewell Outstanding MBA Student Award, was recognized for the work of his company, S.O. TEREC. The company produces t-shirts, which in turn help Mississippians in need. You can read the story here.

Russell was also very active with ELSEWorks, the Else School's entrepreneurial initiative.



Upcoming Events



Fall Forum - September 25, 2013

The Millsaps College Else School of Management will host the State of Mississippi's Economic Outlook Forum on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 in the Leggett Center on the Millsaps Campus at 8:30 a.m. This is an annual event where premier economists present the national and state economic outlook for the coming year. This year Greg Daco will present the national forecast. Daco is a Senior Principal Economist in the U.S. Macroeconomics Group. His primary responsibility is to track and forecast the international trade and government sectors using IHS Global Insight's U.S. Macroeconomic Model. His expertise in the U.S. economy includes government policy, international trade, as well as monetary policy.

Dr. Darrin Webb will present the forecast for Mississippi. Dr. Darrin Webb became the State Economist and Director of the University Research Center in July 2010. The State Economist serves as the chief economist for the State of Mississippi. Through oversight of the University Research Center staff, he is responsible for economic forecasting and socio-economic policy analysis.

For more information on the Forum, or to make reservations, call 601-974-1250.



Millsaps College MBA

Millsaps College wants you back on campus as a graduate student. The Else School of Management waives the GMAT requirement for Millsaps alumni with a 3.0 GPA and three years professional work experience. All of our MBA courses are offered at night, and the Executive MBA classes meet every other weekend for 16 months. So you can keep your current job while elevating your career. Our national-caliber faculty teaches you to think like a leader. And our excellent reputation creates
opportunity throughout the business world. Talk to us about scholarships - and ask your employer about tuition assistance.
Welcome back. Now let's advance your career. Contact us at 1-800-352-1050 or