College of Business

U.S. Must Return to the Gold Standard, Says Steve Forbes, at DSU’s Spring 2019 Colloquia Distinguished Speakers Lecture Series

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“When money is trustworthy,” Steve Forbes told a capacity crowd at Delta State University’s Spring 2019 Colloquia Distinguished Speakers Lecture Series, “human progress comes about.” Inversely, continued the notable economic prognosticator, “When money is untrustworthy, bad things can happen.” The U.S. needs to pay close attention to this, he urged. Read More

Delta State University Receives $50,000 Endowed Scholarship from Cleveland State Bank in Honor of Calvin Dye, Who Graduated from the Former and Headed the Latter

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Delta State University alumnus and local banking executive Calvin Dye defined family in three ways: through immediate relations, work colleagues, and alma mater. His wife, Charlotte Armstrong Dye, also graduated from Delta State, as did their three daughters. Dye worked for more than 25 years at Cleveland (Miss.) State Bank, including the final 18 years as president and CEO, until retirement in 2014, and he continued to serve on its board until his death in 2018 at age 69. To commemorate his love of kin, bank, and school, Cleveland State Bank has given $50,000 to establish the Calvin Dye Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund. It will award a scholarship annually to a Delta State College of Business student; the initial recipient will receive a $2,000 scholarship. Read More

Crockett wins scholarship from Sanderson Farms aviation department

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Tristan Shemar Crockett, left, is presented a scholarship from the flight department of Sanderson Farms. Presenting the award was Brett Oleis, instructor of commercial aviation at Delta State.


Delta State University Commercial Aviation is pleased to announce the inaugural recipient of a scholarship provided by members of the flight department of Sanderson Farms.

The scholarship came out of a fundraiser held by the corporation’s flight department and was spearheaded by Kevin Blair and Ryan McBride. Both serve as pilots for Sanderson Farms, and McBride is a Delta State flight operations graduate.

Receiving the scholarship was aviation major Tristan Shemar Crockett of Grenada.

“I am extremely grateful to receive this scholarship,” said Crockett, a junior working on his instrument rating. “I would like to thank the Sanderson Farms aviation department for providing the scholarship and Delta State’s Department of Commercial Aviation for choosing me. These funds will help me continue my flight training into the summer.”

Brett Oleis, instructor of commercial aviation at Delta State, said he was thankful for the longstanding support from organizations in the aviation industry.

“Our graduates go on to make big impacts in the aviation field, both locally and globally,” said Oleis. “We are always appreciative of companies in the industry that give back to our students.”

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