On Dec. 11, members of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, employees of the Pearl River Resort and the general public will have the opportunity to meet with Mississippi State University-Meridian Campus officials and enroll in spring 2007 classes at the Choctaw Hospitality Institute on the Pearl River Reservation.

MSU professors began teaching courses in Neshoba County during the 2006 fall semester after the university entered into a partnership with the Choctaw Indians to offer a bachelor’s degree in business administration with concentrations in accounting, management, marketing, and resort and convention at the CHI campus.

“MSU is pleased to be able to expand the scope of our service to include a partnership with the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, paving the way for individuals to earn a business degree in Neshoba County and offering a resort and convention concentration tailored to prepare individuals for even greater success in that industry,” said Dr. Jack Tucci, chairman of the MSU-Meridian Division of Business and Industry.

MSU will offer three classes at CHI during the spring semester, which begins Jan. 8.

• A management class, Principles of Management and Production, will be taught on Monday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

• Tuesday night’s offerings will consist of Personal Selling from 5:30 p.m. to 7:50 p.m., and International Marketing from 8 p.m. to 10:20 p.m.

While final registration for the 2007 spring semester is Jan. 4-5 on the MSU-Meridian Campus, those interested in admission to the programs at CHI should enroll from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday at the CHI campus. You can also contact Regena Clark by phone at (601) 484-0153 or by e-mail at rclark@meridian.msstate.edu for information.

MSU will be the only institution of higher learning to offer upper-division course requirements toward completion of a four-year degree at CHI. Currently, CHI facilitates two associate of arts programs under the direction of East Central Community College and Tulane University.

For more information, call (601) 484-0100.



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