Southern Miss College of Business Hosts First MBA Reunion

Southern Miss College of Business Hosts First MBA Reunion

LONG BEACH, MS (WDAM) - The following is a news release from The University of Southern Mississippi

MBA alumni were welcomed back to The University of Southern Mississippi at the Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach on Tuesday, June 16, for the first reunion in the program's more than 50-year history.

The reunion started with a luncheon, which was followed by round-table discussions aimed at both reconnecting with alumni and developing the current program. "The reunion provided an invaluable opportunity to discuss our curriculum, experiences, and career development," said Dr. Faye Gilbert, dean of the College of Business.

The reunion concluded with a dinner reception. MBA Director Dr. Beth LaFleur noted that the reunion reunited alumni years after graduation. "The MBA has been offered at Southern Miss for over 50 years and we have more than 2,000 alumni around the world," she said. "This reunion was enjoyable and productive and we look forward to growing our connections in the future."

Joseph F. Boardman, Jr. sponsored the event. "We would like to extend our many thanks to Mr. Boardman for his generosity and for supporting the programs that have such an impact on our future," added Dr. Gilbert.

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