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Brian Reed Selected Hederman Scholar at Mississippi College School of Business

June 4, 2013

A National Merit Finalist who’s active with his church and community, Brian Reed is the newest Hederman Scholar at the Mississippi College School of Business.

A May 2013 Madison Central High graduate, Reed will enroll as a freshman at MC in late August and major in accounting. He hopes to become a certified public accountant.

“I believe that a career in accounting offers many wonderful job opportunities, whether it is in public accounting practice or private, in a small business environment or with a large international company,” Reed said. “The opportunities and possibilities are endless.”

School of Business Dean Marcelo Eduardo was delighted to welcome Reed aboard. “We are glad to have someone as talented as Brian continue to represent the high achievements that this scholarship embodies.”

The scholarship is among the largest at the MC School of Business that’s produced more than 6,000 graduates over the years. They include CEOs and CFOs at companies scattered across Mississippi, the rest of the United States and the world.

Reed will get a taste of what’s in store at the Clinton campus by attending the Super Summer camp sponsored by the Mississippi Baptist Convention in July. He plays trumpet in the First Baptist Church of Madison orchestra at Sunday morning services twice each month.

For two years, as a sophomore and junior at Madison Central, Brian traveled with a youth group at his Madison church to minister to special needs people in Nashville, Tennessee and help develop a community garden in Choco Springs, Alabama. The trips were part of the national network of Mission Fuge summer camps.

An “A” student, who scored a 34 on the American College Test, he stays active in Jackson metro area church basketball leagues. Brian is the son of Kathy and Steven Reed of Madison.

Celebrating his 18th birthday on June 29th, Reed is excited about spending the next four years at Baptist-affiliated Mississippi College.

“I chose MC because it is a Christian college and has a top-notch School of Business,” he said. “I want to learn and prepare for the future while continuing to grow spiritually. I like the idea that I can surround myself with new people that share my values.”

Brian hopes to go on several mission trips as a Mississippi College student and stay involved with activities at First Baptist Church in Madison.

Last year’s Hederman Scholar at MC’s School of Business was Avery Caldwell, a Jackson Academy graduate from Brandon.

Photo: Brian Reed of Madison is a 2013 Hederman Scholar at the Mississippi College School of Business.

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