Charles Rees of Baton Rouge has been named the recipient of the Allison Coggin Lee Scholarship for the 2015-2016 academic year at Millsaps College.
The $12,000 Allison Coggin Lee Scholarship is the largest endowed scholarship awarded to a Millsaps MBA student. The recipient must exemplify exceptional aptitude for graduate business study, exhibit involvement in college and community activities and demonstrate business professionalism and highly developed communication abilities.
Rees received a BBA from Millsaps College in May 2015. He was a Presidential Scholarship recipient and was named to the President’s Scholars List. As an undergraduate, he worked in research and innovation for several start-up companies in the Jackson area.
He was chosen for membership in Beta Gamma Sigma, the highest recognition a business student can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International –The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
Rees served as team captain for the Millsaps tennis team and received the David M. Halbrook Award for Academic Achievement among Athletes.
He was named to the Regional All-Conference Team and the Conference All-Academic Team and earned the Major Award, which is given to the player with the best work ethic on the team. Rees shared his love for tennis with community organizations, including Brown Elementary School, the Mississippi Children’s Home Services and Special Olympics Mississippi.
A member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Rees served as recruitment chair, head of the fraternity’s judicial council, alumni relations chair and warden. He was a member of the Catholic Student Association.