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Spiceland Family’s Impact on Past, Current, and Future Fogelman College Students

Family members of Professor Emeritus Jesse W. Spiceland have made a generous gift to create the Professor Jesse W. Spiceland Endowed Graduate Scholarship for the School of Accountancy. The endowed fund will be awarded to a first year graduate student enrolled at the University of Memphis in the School of Accountancy masters program.

The scholarship is in honor of Professor Jesse Spiceland who taught at the University for over 40 years.  During his tenure at the U of M he taught every accounting course in the curriculum as well as several courses in other departments in the College. Also, he served as Department Chair and served on virtually every committee in the college and university at one time or another. In addition to his job as a professor he also was the owner and operator of Maywood Pool, which was a famous local beach and recreation park in Olive Branch, Mississippi.

Professor Jesse Spiceland has passed down his passion for the University of Memphis to his family.  Professor David Spiceland, the son of Professor Jesse Spiceland, has taught in the School of Accountancy at the U of M for the past 29 years. Professor David Spiceland’s wife, Charlene Spiceland (M.Ed 86’ & M.S. 00’) also is an Instructor in the School of Accountancy at the U of M. Carol Warren (BBA 75’), a daughter of Professor Jesse Spiceland, is the University Bursar.  Professor Spiceland also has a granddaughter (Jessica) and son-in-law (Ron) who have earned accounting degrees from the University of Memphis.  Daughters, Susan and Kathy somehow  eluded the lure of accounting.

“Dad has been a positive influence on the lives and careers of so many students,” notes son, David. “With the creation of the Professor Jesse W. Spiceland Endowed Graduate Scholarship, his influence will continue on in perpetuity for future accounting students.”  Granddaughter, Laura Rach, proudly adds: “What a perfect tribute to a man who has championed our family's education and taught and influenced so many throughout the community.”

The Fogelman College and the University of Memphis would like to thank the Spiceland family for their generous gift. If you are interested in making a donation to the Professor Jesse W. Spiceland Endowed Scholarship please contact E. Kenneth Siegfried, Director of Development at 901-678-3068.

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