Mississippi College Alumni Magazine | Summer 2012

Accreditation Where Accreditation is Due

Interior Design program gains accreditation and School of Business is reaffirmed

Designed for Recognition

Following a rigorous qualification process, the Michigan-based Council for Interior Design Accreditation granted a six-year accreditation to the Mississippi College interior design program. MC is one of only three accredited interior design programs in the state of Mississippi and one of less than 200 programs accredited nationwide."Our faculty, students, and administrators are excited and very proud to have our program recognized at this level," says Mandy Pickett Berdami, the MC interior design coordinator. "Gaining national accreditation will help with recruiting efforts and will make our current students' degrees even more valuable."

Taking Care of Business

In May, the MC School of Business saw its accreditation reaffirmed by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, confirming the School of Business's status as one of the premier business programs in the United States. The Kansas-based council recognized MC as upholding the council's stringent standards of teaching excellence, faculty involvement with the business world, and balance between teaching and research."Our caring instruction sets the MC School of Business apart," says Dr. Marcelo Eduardo, dean of the School of Business. "That level of caring might not be an item on the reaccreditation check list, but it's what distinguishes us from other schools and it supports everything we do at MC."

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