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.