The College of Business

COB Fall Celebration

When / Where

November 15, 2018
Leslie Town Center

Guest Speaker Archie Manning

When people think of Archie Manning, they think football—but Archie’s appeal transcends his athletic achievements. People far and wide have been inspired by his warm personality, drive, and sense of humor.
Archie is active in a wide variety of charitable and civic causes. His community activities include Louisiana Special Olympics, the New Orleans Area Boy Scout Council, The Salvation Army, United Way Speakers Bureau, Allstate Sugar Bowl Committee, and the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation. He is also Chairman of the Board of the National Football Foundation.
Archie attended the University of Mississippi, where he was an All-American. He was voted Mississippi’s Greatest All-Time Athlete in 1992 and was named Mississippi’s Most Popular Athlete of the Century. In 1971, Archie was the second player chosen in the NFL draft—the number one draft choice of the New Orleans Saints. While in pro football, he received the Byron “Whizzer” White Humanitarian Award, the Bart Starr Humanitarian Award, and the Spirit of Good Sports Award from the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
Archie recently received one of the highest honors in football, the Gold Medal Award, presented by the National Football Foundation, which has gone to seven Presidents, Admirals and Generals, corporate CEOs, and other distinguished Americans.