Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi Council on Economic Education’

MCEE chooses Wilson

Cory T. Wilson, a Moss Point native, has been selected chair-elect by the board of the Mississippi Council on Economic Education. Wilson manages the Jackson Office of Heidelberg, Steinberger, Colmer & Burrow. He attended the University of Mississippi, where he graduated summa cum laude in economics in 1992. Wilson received his law degree from the […] [...]

Southern Miss, Hinds Community College partner on student entrepreneurship

Bubba, the Army buddy of Forrest Gump in the 1994 movie, loved all kinds of shrimp and could endlessly recite uses for the tasty crustacean. Charles Johnson III feels the same way about Kool-Aid. The Delta youngster is turning his affection for the fruity-flavored beverage powder into dollars by becoming a fixture at school, community […] [...]

Swartzfager tapped by NAEE

Selena Swartzfager, president of the Mississippi Council on Economic Education (MCEE), has been elected to the position of council representative on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Economic Educators (NAEE). Swartzfager’s position is a three-year term, which begins in January 2012. A graduate of Millsaps College and the University of Southern Mississippi, Swartzfager, […] [...]

Economic Ed. Council receives third-place ranking

A project to educate Mississippi students on economics, entrepreneurship and personal finance has earned national recognition for the first six months of the year. The Mississippi Council on Economic Education, or MCEE, received a third-place national ranking for 2011 from the Council on Economic Education. “This would not be possible without the high levels of […] [...]

Mabry named to boards of directors

Michelle Mabry, founder and CEO of Wealth Management Consultants, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Mississippi Council on Economic Education and The Greater PineBelt Community Foundation. A mother of five, Mabry is active in community service. She has raised tens of thousands of dollars for the American Cancer Society and for […] [...]

Getting Smarter About The Numbers

Effort integrates financial education into classroom subjects Even the most forgiving of school teachers would be hard pressed to give current consumers more than a C-minus for knowledge of how to use financial services smartly. They have, after all, helped to create the biggest banking mess in several generations, essentially through signing on the dotted line for […] [...]

Tardy mortgages reflect struggling economy

Mississippi’s 14.1 percent delinquent rate applies to loans by 30 days or more Mississippi mortgage bankers are awaiting third quarter tallies from the Mortgage Bankers Association to learn whether the state will continue to have the unfortunate distinction of having the nation’s highest rate of tardy home-loan payments. The 14.1 percent rate for the second quarter […] [...]

Entrepreneurs Corner: Smooth transition expected in MCEE’s changing of the guard

Economic education group works with teachers, students After years of success and accomplishment at the helm of the Mississippi Council on Economic Education, Pam Smith is passing the president’s baton to Selena Swartzfager. Under Pam’s tenure, the programs at MCEE have risen to second best in the United States. The programs have touched 5600 teachers […] [...]

Entrepreneurs Corner: Proving the critics wrong

The Mississippi Council on Economic Education is out to make a change in way children are educated Some critics of public education commonly point to the lack of what they refer to as “practical” education in secondary schools, by which they mean that schools do not do an effective job of preparing students for real-world […] [...]

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