MSED Student Inducted into the Inaugural Graduate School Hall of Fame
Chelsey Everett, a recent graduate from the Master of Science in Economic Development program was recently inducted into the inaugural Graduate Student Hall of Fame. She is from Sumrall, Mississippi and did her undergraduate work at USM in Mass Communications. Everett was nominated by Dr. Faye Gilbert, Dean of the College of Business based on her work with Covington County, Mississippi.
As part of the senior capstone project, Chelsey Everett and Samantha Walker examined the economic impact of adventure and rural tourism in Covington County, Miss. Everett and Walker met with the Chamber of Commerce President and interviewed several local business owners. Everett spent time researching the potential growth of adventure tourism throughout the country which includes sports such as canoeing, kayaking, hiking, etc. Through her research she found that Covington County does offer the perfect adventure get-a-away for local residents and college students.