Zellipah Githui grew up in Kenya and learned to weave sisal bags from her mother. She knew these artisanal skills passed from generation to generation could be appreciated more broadly. She also believed they could be a vehicle for improving the lives of artisan groups and families in Sub-Saharan Africa. This belief sparked the creation of her organization, Gitzell … [Read more...] about How leading through service can produce the equivalent of gold
Tim Foote, ’72, and Mike Oldham, ’80, didn’t know each other in college, but ended up taking similar paths. They were both first-generation students. Both played sports at MSU and studied business. They both moved to Colorado shortly after college and made their living in sales. The men were connected via Sophie Pierpoint, director of development for the Missouri State … [Read more...] about Two alumni, one mission
Lauren Trace Graduated in 2017 with a bachelor’s in Finance and MBA in 2019 Finance Supervisor at Koch Ag and Energy Solutions, LLC. Trace landed an internship at Koch Ag and Energy Solutions during a COB career fair. Now she recruits at the career fair. “That internship turned into my full-time career,” she said. Why is Missouri State a good place … [Read more...] about These Bears now recruit other Bears!
In addition to preparing students for the workforce, the College of Business develops students for PhD programs. They help create the next generation of professors. These former students share their stories. Mentors make a difference Dr. Yaoyi Xi, assistant professor of finance at San Diego State University, started his journey at Missouri State University’s Dalian campus. … [Read more...] about Their PhD journey
Michael Owens says he wouldn’t be where he is today without mentors like Dr. Philip Rothschild, director of the entertainment management program. When Owens, a Springfield native, enrolled at Missouri State University, he planned to be a teacher but soon discovered entertainment management. “I love live music. I never really understood that there was this entire … [Read more...] about Making his mark