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Horne Provides Solid Support to the Mississippi College School of Business

January 8, 2013

One of the nation’s top accounting and business advisory firms, Horne LLP has been a strong supporter of the Mississippi College School of Business for several years.

At a check presentation Monday, School of Business leaders thanked the company for its generous support as a corporate partner and its history of hiring a large number of MC graduates.

“We are grateful for Horne’s longstanding support of our School of Business,” said Marcelo Eduardo, the school’s dean. “Horne employs many Mississippi College graduates and we are proud to have them as a Corporate Partner supporting our activities here at MC.”

Founded in 1962, Horne operates offices in Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Texas and Louisiana. One of its area offices in Central Mississippi is in Ridgeland.

Horne has provided financial support to the School of Business for years, and recently pledged an additional $15,000 gift, Eduardo said. Funds are used to support enhancements and improvements to the School of Business, especially the accounting program.

Josh Edwards, a 2007 Mississippi College accounting graduate and Horne representative, was on hand in the Self Hall lobby to present the company’s latest check to School of Business leaders. The group included assistant dean Michele Ricker, development director Katrina Pace, Accelerated Degree Program recruiter Chad Phillips and business professor Lloyd Roberts.

Recently, Eduardo visited with Horne leaders and MC graduates at the firm to give them a progress report on new developments in the School of Business – from enrollment reports to improvements to facilities at Self Hall.

Eduardo said such visits will occur more often in 2013 to keep alumni and the business community aware of the school’s progress.

Photo: Josh Edwards, a 2007 Mississippi College accounting graduate and representative with the Horne CPA group, makes a generous check presentation on behalf of the Mississippi company to the MC School of Business leaders on January 7, 2013. Also pictured are assistant business dean Michele Ricker, director of development Katrina Pace, Accelerated Degree Program recruiter Chad Phillips and business professor Lloyd Roberts.