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Millsaps chapel project has ‘special place in our heart’ for contractor

By BECKY GILLETTE W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Company is not only the general contractor for a project to totally transform the interior of the Millsaps Christian Center in Jackson, but has also donated $2.2 million toward turning the historic building into a modern facility that will include at its center an inspiring light-filled cruciform chapel that will welcome people ...

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Millsaps College names LeAnne Brewer Director of Executive Education

LeAnne Brewer of Madison is the director of executive education at Millsaps College, a newly created role in which she works with the Mississippi business community to develop professional education and training programs that use the expertise of professors in the Else School of Management at Millsaps. Brewer served as executive director of the former Foundation for Public Broadcasting in ...

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Millsaps College awards Allison Coggin Lee Scholarship

Margaret Pitts of Flowood is the recipient of Millsaps College’s Allison Coggin Lee Scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year. Pitts, a sales assistant at Ballew Wealth Management, earned a B.A. in English with a minor in public relations from Mississippi State University in 2016. At MSU, she was president of Sigma Tau Delta English honor society and served her sorority, ...

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Millsaps College selected as academic home of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty

Millsaps College has been selected as the new academic home of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP). Established at Washington and Lee University in 1998 as the “Shepherd Poverty Alliance,” a poverty studies program, SHECP has grown into a nonprofit association of 23 higher educational institutions in the United States, dedicated to the goal of preparing students for ...

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Millsaps College gets pledge of $1 million from physician

A Jackson ophthalmologist and his wife are pledging a $1 million gift to Millsaps College. Dr. Richard Blount and his wife, the Rev. Martha Blount, announced the pledge Tuesday. They are providing a $1 million trust that will go to the college in 2026. The Jackson college, with nearly 1,000 students, will decide how the gift is used, although the ...

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Millsaps president comes out against Bryant signing anti-gay bill

Millsaps president Robert W. Pearigan has come out against HB 1523. His statement is as follow: “On March 4, 2016, Millsaps College issued a statement expressing hope that, if passed, House Bill 1523 would not be used to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, or sexual orientation. “Since then, there has been much discussion on campus about H.B. ...

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Else School ranks high

For the third year in a row, the Else School of Management at Millsaps College ranks in the top tier of North American MBA programs and Global EMBA programs, as listed in the latest issue of CEO Magazine. The Else School is the only Mississippi business school in the 2015 rankings. Developed by the International Graduate Forum for CEO Magazine, ...

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Else School of Management among the best

The Else School of Management at Millsaps College is included in Princeton Review’s 2016 edition of The Best 295 Business Schools. The schools are not ranked. Princeton Review editors describe the Else School as distinguished by an intimate environment in which “faculty and staff always take a personal interest in helping students reach their goals.” The Princeton Review asked students ...

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Millsaps Community Enrichment Series helps launch entrepreneurs and improve business strategies

By BECKY GILLETTE  The Millsaps Community Enrichment Series adult education courses don’t provide college credits, but provide something that many might find more valuable such as taking a great business idea from a gleam in the eye to a successful launch of a new business. “I view my role as that of a facilitator,” said Joe Donavan, who teaches several ...

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Charles Rees wins Millsaps grant

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 ...

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