Professor Spiceland was a well-respected accountancy teacher at the U of M. A scholarship
has been established in his honor.
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 Spiceland who taught at the University for more than
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 Fogelman College.
Also, he served as department chair and served on virtually every committee in the
college and university at one time. 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, Miss.
Spiceland has passed down his passion for the U of M to his family. His son, professor
David Spiceland, has taught in the School of Accountancy at the U of M for the past
29 years. David Spiceland’s wife, Charlene Spiceland (MEd ’86 & MS ’00), also is an
instructor of accountancy. Carol Warren (BBA 75’), a daughter of Jesse Spiceland,
is the University bursar. Jesse Spiceland also has a granddaughter, Jessica, and son-in-law,
Ron, who have earned accounting degrees from the University.
“Dad has been a positive influence on the lives and careers of so many students,”
said 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 said, “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 U of M 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, contact E. Kenneth Siegfried, director of development,
at 901-678-3068 or firstname.lastname@example.org.