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  • “The best way to predict the future is to create it." - Peter Drucker
  • “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” - Bill Gates
  • “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” - Albert Einstein
  • “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain
  • “To win without risk is to triumph without glory.” - Corneille
  • “Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself.” - Oprah Winfrey
  • “To any entrepreneur: if you want to do it, do it now. If you don’t, you’re going to regret it.” - Catherine Cook
  • “It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.” - Babe Ruth
  • “If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • “I’m not afraid of dying, I’m afraid of not trying.” – Jay Z
  • "Do. Or do not. There is no try." - Yoda, Jedi Master

The Melton Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MCEI) is under new leadership with a renewed vision and mission. Dr. Donald Mosley, Jr. is the incoming Executive Director of the MCEI, having recently stepped down as Chair of the Department of Management in the Mitchell College. Dr. Mosley has extensive experience as a consultant/facilitator for organizations in the public and private sectors, including the RSA Tower, Parsons Brinckerhoff, San Diego Padres, City of Fairhope, FEMA, Johnstone Adams Law Firm, Providence Hospital, Leadership Mississippi, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He leads a new team of Directors seeking to positively impact the university and regional communities. 

Pitcher & Pitching Podcast

University of South Alabama’s Thomas Nelson Ph.D., director of student competition within the Melton Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Mitchell College of Business, breaks into the Podcast world in The Lagniappe's Real Deal podcast. 

Dr. Nelson and Johnny Gwin discuss the historical difficulties of getting a prom date and the upcoming Causeway Pitch Competition. Check it out here.