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Southeastern MBA Society hosts online auction April 24-28

Contact: Christina Chapple


MBA Society members and advisors prepare for auction

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COLLECTING ONLINE AUCTION ITEMS – Members of Southeastern Louisiana University’s MBA Society look over items donated by businesses for the society’s April 24-28 online auction, which will be conducted at From left, are Joanna Kennedy of Walker, vice president of communication; Anna Lisa Carmichael of Hammond, president; Candice Sanders of Slidell, and advisors David Bowes and Dawn Wallace, Southeastern general business faculty members.


      HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s MBA Society is hosting an online auction April 24-28 as a fundraiser to help business administration graduate students get an edge in the job market.

      Proceeds from the auction, which will be conducted at, will be used to create a resume portfolio of Master of Business Administration graduates, said MBA Society advisors Dawn Wallace and David Bowes, members of the university’s general business faculty.

      “Since Hurricane Katrina, the job market in our area has become uncertain,” said Wallace. “This is especially true for professional employment. With auction funds, we hope to create a resume portfolio of MBA graduates to send to businesses. We want to help our MBA students make connections with businesses.”

      She said the MBA Society also hopes to sponsor an event that will bring together business leaders and students.

      Wallace said MBA Society members solicited auction items by sending letters to Forture 500 companies, requesting donations such as gift certificates, merchandise, and promotional items. In return for donations, businesses’ company logos will be placed next to their auction item and linked to their web site.

      Online auction items range from a golf bag and IPOD Shuffle to a big bag of gum, apparel, bookbags, and a year’s supply of chicken.

      Members are still accepting donations, which can be brought to room 84 of Garrett Hall, located on Western Ave., or mailed to Southeastern MBA Society, care of Dr. Dawn Wallace, SLU 10735, Hammond, LA 70402.

      For additional information, contact Wallace at (985) 549-2146.

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