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School of Business

Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 8:10am
Local engineer Kyle Wallace was honored as the recipient of the Small Business Leadership Award at the 25th annual award luncheon co-hosted by William Carey University and the Area Development Partnership at Southern Oaks House and Gardens in Hattiesburg on May 6.
 
Wallace is vice president and managing partner with Shows, Dearman & Waits Inc. in Hattiesburg. After graduating from R.H. Watkins High School in Laurel, Wallace received the Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Mississippi State University in 1990. He joined his present employer in 1998 after spending three years with Simmons Consulting Engineers and five years with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. Wallace received his professional engineering license in 1995 and is past president of the Hattiesburg Rotary-Sunrise chapter and the Mississippi Engineering Society's Southeast chapter. He was named Engineer of the Year in 2008 by the Mississippi Engineering Society.
 
Currently, Wallace serves on the board of directors for the ADP and as a member of the American Council of Engineering Companies. He is a graduate of the ADP's Leadership Pinebelt program and is also a dedicated blood donor, having recently surpassed the five-gallon mark in donations. He is married to Stacie and they have three children, Madison, Shelton and Anna Morgan. The family attends Heritage United Methodist Church in Hattiesburg with Wallace serving as a videographer for the morning services.
 
The keynote speaker for the annual Small Business Leadership luncheon was Philip Gunn, speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives. Gunn discussed the importance of education and small business on the overall economy of the state and also spoke to local business and government leaders about their responsibilities in leading forward the state's momentum in economic and workforce development. Prior to Gunn's keynote, Carey President Dr. Tommy King, ADP Executive Vice President Valencia Williamson, ADP President Chad Newell and Dr. Cheryl Dale, dean of Carey's School of Business, welcomed guests.
 
During the luncheon, the Richard "Pepper" Jones Endowed Scholarship was presented to BriAnna Cook of Nelly, a Carey senior majoring in business administration. The Jones Endowed Scholarship is presented on an annual basis and is named for the late Hattiesburg business owner and community leader Pepper Jones Sr. Additional scholarships made possible by luncheon sponsors were presented to Carey business students Lauren Ishee, a junior from Taylorsville, and Ashley Pitts, a senior from Florence.
 
The Small Business Leadership Award recognizes the important contributions of small businesses to the economic, social and cultural life of the community and the particular achievements of one individual or family. Nominees for the award must meet several criteria, including employing 100 or fewer employees, operating locally except for marketing, exhibiting Judeo-Christian ethics, being financially sound and participating in community service. Additional sponsors for the luncheon included Economy Supply, Coca-Cola of Hattiesburg, SouthGroup Insurance Services, Owens Business Machines, Keesler Federal Credit Union, Simmons Furniture, McMullan Motors and Toyota of Hattiesburg.
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 8:37am
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 1:00pm
William Carey University honored active duty service members and veterans during Military Appreciation Day sponsored by the School of Business Leadership Institute on April 11.
 
Approximately 60 area veterans, including a large group from the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport, attended the event, which was held between games of a baseball doubleheader versus Martin Methodist College. The honorees and their families received free admission to both games and were served lunch catered by Newk's Eatery, Raising Cane's and Coca-Cola.
 
During the day's events, retired Army Maj. Gen. Jeff Hammond, director of veteran and military student services at the University of Southern Mississippi, led an opening prayer while retired Army Maj. Gens. Walter Yates and Dewitt Irby Jr. tossed opening pitches. Students from the Winters School of Music and Ministry led a special a cappella version of The Star-Spangled Banner. The Crusaders won both games against the Martin Methodist Redhawks, one of their rivals in Southern States Athletic Conference play.
 
The annual Military Appreciation Day is now in its second year as a program of the Leadership Institute, which seeks to develop leadership skills of elite Carey business students through professional and community activities. Selection for the Institute is based on academic standing, involvement in university activities, community service, character and demonstration of professional behavior.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 12:55pm
The William Carey University School of Business inducted 17 students into the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society in Business, Management and Administration during Homecoming activities on March 28.
 
The 2015 inductees are Samuel Barnsley of Sheffield, United Kingdom; Rodney Beech of Perkinston; Gleb Bilyalov of Encino, Calif.; Taylor Fortenberry of Columbia; Brooklyn Guillot of Port Allen, La.; Brandy Holley of Lucedale; Ashlynn Hust of Petal; Miguel Izquierdo Puertas of Burgos, Spain; Thilo Koerperich of Duisburg, Germany; Carlos Ramirez of Biloxi; Larry Rexford of Gulfport; Kristel Rodriguez of Laurel; Leonard Sechi of Friedrichsdorf, Germany; Katie Sims of Purvis; Tiffany Stover of Moselle; Shannel Wilson of Lumberton; and Brook Young of Calais, Maine.
 
The induction ceremony included an address by keynote speaker Jeremiah Talton, a 2014 Master of Business Administration graduate now serving as district sales coordinator for AFLAC. The ceremony also featured a presentation from Priscilla Brown and Cynthia Young, representatives from the Fieldhouse for the Homeless in Hattiesburg.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 9:28am
The William Carey University School of Business Leadership Institute will host Military Appreciation Day during a baseball doubleheader at Milton Wheeler Field on the Hattiesburg campus beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 11.
 
The Crusaders will play the Martin Methodist College (Pulaski, Tenn.) Redhawks. Active duty military members and veterans, along with their families, will receive free admission to both baseball games along with free food provided by Newk’s Eatery and Raising Cane’s.
 
For more information, contact the School of Business at (601) 318-6199.