Thursday, February 22, 2007
Black History Month feature
By William B. Mitchell (son)
Mr. Willie B. Mitchell was born in Columbus, Jan. 25, 1921, and was a graduate of the old Union Academy High School of Columbus, in 1942.
He attended Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo. There he earned a B.S. degree in business administration and furthered his education at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan., and earned his master’s degree in business administration.
While on the instructional staff at Rust College in Holly Springs, he was recognized as one of the youngest instructors at the institution. His contribution indoctrinated positive teaching, learning and applications related to business, “positive thinking produces positive results.” He would often make that statement to his students.
As an encouraging tool of motivation he would say “if you don’t have it, it’s available in the books.” In recognition of his dedicated works and contributions toward the modern business society upcoming candidates for success he served as a gifted instructor, innovator and role model for anyone who was willing to accept the challenge. “I believe we will always be candidates until we succeed,” he said.
Professor W.B. Mitchell accepted the challenge and succeeded. I also believe that he earned that status from our God the creator. He went on to become the cornerstone of business administration at Rust College in Holly Springs.
“Some contributions are labeled as unknown and will eventually pass. But the results of an intimate vision will last.” -- Intimate Visions
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