Message from the Dean

Bob Wood

This month it’s my pleasure to introduce our Mitchell Ambassadors.  These undergraduate students are leaders in extracurricular activities and excel in academics.  Mitchell Ambassadors represent the college in meetings with external constituents.  They also meet prospective students and parents at USA Day and they work closely with the MCOB Student Services Office by assisting with new student orientation and registration.  They are leaders in the MCOB PREP Program, serve on the MCOB Strategic Planning Committee, and are ad hoc members of the MCOB Executive Advisory Council. 

Allison Beck is a senior accounting major from Hatton, Alabama, a small town outside of Huntsville.  In addition to academics, she keeps busy by staying involved in a number of campus activities including Beta Alpha Psi and Chi Omega.  She also works part-time as a Desk Assistant on campus.  Allison plans to get her master’s degree and CPA before beginning her career.  In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends and playing video games.

Miena Haider is a junior majoring in international business and economics.  She was born in Germany and moved to Daphne, Alabama following her father’s work transfer. She came to South because of the small classes and the faculty. Miena is a Mitchell Scholar.  After graduation, Miena plans to attend graduate school.  She speaks five languages (French, German, Spanish, Farsi, and English).  In her spare time she enjoys playing music, cooking and working out.

Audrey Hofer is a senior accounting major from Mobile.  She is a Mitchell Scholar and a member of Beta Alpha Psi.  After graduation, Audrey plans on attending graduate school and sitting for the CPA.  Her ultimate goal is to work with developing countries through microfinancing.  She has traveled extensively visiting over 20 countries.  In her free time, she enjoys running, going to the beach and hammocking. 

Olivia Johnson is a senior marketing management major.  She is a member of the Personal Sales and Marketing Association and Financial Management Association.  Olivia was born in Mobile before moving to Goodway, Alabama.  In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors, going to the beach, watching movies, and baking.  After graduation, Olivia plan to work with Wind Creek Casino’s marketing department.

Kristin Lee is a junior marketing major with a minor in management.  A native of Mobile, she has worked with football recruitment for the University and has spent the past year serving as a USS Alabama Crewmate.  Kristin is currently working part-time at a bakery as a cake decorator and hopes to open her own bakery one day.  In her spare time she enjoys photography and traveling.

James Mozur is a senior studying Economics and International Relations and he is earning a minor in German. He has also completed courses in Geographic Information Systems focusing on marketing and economics applications. James is a Mitchell Scholar, a student in the Honors Program, the treasurer of Phi Sigma Iota, and a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, and Sigma Iota Rho honors societies. He has also begun undergraduate research, with a particular interest in utilizing both econometrics and spatial analysis available through GIS. He has worked as a GIS Intern for the City of Mobile and studied abroad in Passau, Germany to develop professional fluency in German. In his spare time, he plays soccer several times per week as a goalkeeper, and officiates regularly as a USSF Grade 8 referee.

Tymber O’Neal is a senior majoring in general management.  She transferred to South from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College where she earned an Associate of Arts (AA) in Business Administration.  Although Tymber grew up in the small town of Gautier, Mississippi, she dreams of big cities and corporations.  After graduation she plans to begin her career in the organic food industry and to pursue an MBA shortly thereafter.  When she’s not studying, she’s cooking and spending time with her boyfriend.   

Joseph Raebel is a senior marketing major minoring in Spanish.  He is from Huntsville.  Joseph enjoys staying active on campus and is also a Mitchell Scholar.  He is president of the Alpha Tau Omega chapter here at the University of South Alabama.  He also serves as a housing Resident Assistant.  Upon graduation, he plans on working in a management position for an international firm.  His spare time is filled with cooking, running, and fishing.

Tabitha Simison is a senior majoring in marketing with a concentration in marketing management.  She was born in Mobile and grew up in Satsuma, Alabama.  In addition to being a Mitchell Ambassador, Tabitha is active on campus as a member of the Professional Sales & Marketing Club, Beta Gamma Sigma, and Sigma Tau Delta.  She also serves as the treasurer of American Advertising Federation USA student chapter. Off campus, Tabitha is a national member of the American Marketing Association and the American Advertising Federation. She also currently works as an administrative and marketing assistant at Cain Real Estate. In her spare time, Tabitha enjoys cooking, reading, writing, playing video games, and spending time with her friends

Shelby Weaver is a senior accounting major.  She was born in Mobile and has lived here all of her life. Shelby is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and participates with the chapter on campus. After graduation, she plans to earn a master’s degree in accounting and become a CPA. In her spare time, Shelby likes to read, hangout with friends and family, and shop. 


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