Posts Tagged ‘Selena Swartzfager’

SELENA SWARTZFAGER — James Wilcox is a rising star indeed

by Published: February 12,2015

Tags: Business, economy, education, Mississippi, NEWS, Selena Swartzfager

If you don’t know James Wilcox, you are missing out.  I have had the pleasure of working with him for the past four years as he is the director of the Southern Entrepreneurship Program offered by the University of Southern Mississippi Center for Economics and Entrepreneurship Education (check it out at www.thesep.org).  The teachers he […] [...]

Students are learning about economics early thanks to the … STOCK MARKET GAME

Most people don’t play the “stock market game” until they are adults trying to figure out how to invest their money for the best return. The lessons learned can come at great expense. But now more than 60,000 4th through 12th grade students in Mississippi have gotten a lesson in economics and the stock market […] [...]

SELENA SWARTZFAGER — Learning economics in a worldly classroom

By Selena Swatrzfager Welcos, Devcos, Lescos … oh my! I recently had the opportunity to meet trade ambassadors from South America, Africa and Asia.  They came from countries such as Brazil, Ghana and Laos. These ambassadors had the responsibility of importing and exporting goods and services for their countries. While negotiating with ambassadors from other […] [...]

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SELENA SWARTZFAGER: Mississippi students in the top 10, and it is a good thing this time

This summer a teacher and three young men from rural Mississippi traveled to our nation’s Capitol. This was not your ordinary sight-seeing vacation. While they did visit several Smithsonian museums, Capitol Hill and the monuments, they also attended meetings at Morgan Stanley, RKC Investments and FINRA. Nelson Robbins, Wyatt Noris and Trent House, all rising […] [...]

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, […] [...]

Survey shows struggle to survive between paychecks

More than 1 in 3 Mississippians took out payday loans or other type high-cost, short-term loans in last five years Mississippi’s legislators faced with having to decide whether to renew a payday lending law in 2012 have a new factor to consider:  More Mississippians than ever are living paycheck-to-paycheck. Unless conventional banks make short-term, low-dollar loans […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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