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Lowell Mooney: The Mentor

The Georgia Society of CPAs recently recognized Lowell Mooney, Ph.D., for his service to the Society as Chair over the past year.


New Blue Card Website

Alumni! Remember the “Blue Cards” Lewis Stewart used to send out? Well, they are now online. Help us stay in touch with you by visiting GeorgiaSouthern.edu/Business/BlueCard to let us know what is going on in your life. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Accounting Faculty Quoted by CNBC on Crowdfunding

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Britton McKay, Ph.D.

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Cheryl Metrejean, Ph.D.

Two Georgia Southern College of Business accounting faculty members were recently quoted by CNBC on crowdfunding and the tax implications of crowdfunding. Cheryl Metrejean, Ph.D., and Britton McKay, Ph.D., have done extensive research on the subject and commented on and recommended advice to those using fundraising sites, such as GoFundMe, Indiegogo and Kickstarter. The full article may be read here.


Georgia Southern University SHRM Student Chapter Receives Merit Award

The Georgia Southern University Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Student Chapter received its tenth annual merit award for 2015-2016. The Merit Award is given to SHRM student chapters for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its student chapter members. 206 schools from across the United States applied for the award, and 163 winners were identified.

The annual Student Chapter Merit Award program, which began in 1972, recognizes chapters for outstanding activities and projects by chapters in the following areas: student chapter requirements, chapter operations, chapter programming and professional development of members, support of the Human Resource profession and SHRM engagement.

“These chapters truly represent the future of the HR profession,” said Susan Post, SHRM-SCP, East Divisional Director at SHRM and the lead for SHRM’s Student Programs. “Their achievements go above and beyond their everyday academic and work commitments, and we applaud the positive impact their efforts have on their schools, their local communities and beyond.”

Currently, the Georgia Southern SHRM Student Chapter is planning for the upcoming academic year and building on the partnership signed with the local Statesboro SHRM professional chapter. A joint Georgia Southern/Statesboro SHRM conference will target local business people, HR practitioners and GS students. The conference will include information sessions, continuing education and a job fair.


Georgia Southern University MBA to Hold Open House and Info Session

 

The Georgia Southern College of Business will hold several events to promote the accelerated MBA offered in Savannah. Working professionals interested in making an investment that will benefit their careers should plan to attend one of the events.

An Open House will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street, Savannah. During the drop-in Open House, graduate program representatives will be available to discuss MBA options and the admission process. On Tuesday, May 31, 2016, prospective MBA students will have an opportunity to meet with graduate program representatives during a drop-in information session at the Double Tree by Hilton Savannah Airport, 50 Y. Johnson Hagins Drive, Savannah, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Additionally, individual appointments with an MBA representative may be scheduled on any Thursday at the Coastal Georgia Center. To schedule an appointment, please email mba@georgiasouthern.edu or call (912)478-5767.

Georgia Southern University has offered the AACSB International accredited MBA since 1977. The program is designed for working professionals and is a cohort-based, 15-month program. To learn more about the Georgia Southern MBA, visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu/MBA or call (912)478-5767.

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