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Daily Archives: January 29, 2012

Hardnett joins faculty

Cathy Hardnett has completed her Ph.D. studies in accounting from Jackson State University and is now on faculty at the University of St. Thomas-Houston. Hardnett is one of only 195 African-American accounting business school professors in the U.S., most of whom have become professors since The PhD Project was created in 1994. The PhD Project vision is to diversify corporate ...

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Bomgar honored for leadership

Joel Bomgar, founder and CEO Bomgar Corporation, is the recipient of CDHC Solutions’ annual CEO Leadership Award. Each year the publication, the official magazine for The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism, names industry “superstars” that exude outstanding health and benefits management solutions, including the CEO Leadership Award. Bomgar was selected for this year’s honor due to his commitment to providing innovative ...

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Firm welcomes Clinton

M. Blair Clinton has joined the Birmingham. Ala., law firm of Heninger Garrison Davis. Clinton’s practice primarily involves intellectual property litigation, with a focus on patent litigation. He represents clients and inventors from around the world who wish to protect their intellectual property rights in the United States. Before graduating from Mississippi College School of Law in 2011, Clinton completed ...

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HORNE selects interns

HORNE LLP recently welcomed 12 accounting students to its highly competitive spring internship program. They will complete their internship at various HORNE office locations throughout the Southeast. HORNE’s 2011 intern class includes: Blake Barksdale of Columbus (Mississippi State University); Katie Carona of Richton (University of Southern Mississippi); Jenny Davis of Jackson (Mississippi College); Adrianne Domico of Waveland (Mississippi State University); ...

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Fellowship inducts two

Walter T. Johnson and William T. Liston III have been inducted into the Mississippi Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers. The College strives to improve the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics, civility and collegiality of the trial profession. Lawyers must have a minimum of 15 years trial experience before being considered for ...

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Stur pens book

Dr. Heather Stur, a University of Southern Mississippi history professor, has written a book that contends attitudes about the role of men and women in American society were unmasked in a profound way during the Vietnam War, including their impact in shaping U.S. foreign policy. Stur’s “Beyond Combat: Women and Gender in the Vietnam War Era,” published by Cambridge University ...

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Duplantis receives honor

Josh Duplantis, assistant director for the Union in the Office of Community Service Learning at the University of Southern Mississippi, has been presented the Gulf-South Summit Award for Outstanding Practitioner Contributions to Service Learning in Higher Education. The award is given to a practitioner who has demonstrated excellence in creating, providing and sustaining opportunities for engaging college/university students in service-learning. ...

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Hassell opens office

Jay Hassell has opened a new State Farm Insurance office in Jackson. Hassell’s office will be located at 5648 Ridgewood Road, Building 102, Suite A. Hassell is a native of Laurel, but has lived in the Jackson area for the last nine years. He is married to the former Emily Brooks of Memphis, who is the owner of Smitten Gift ...

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Young named VP

Terry Young has been named vice president of nuclear communications for Entergy Corporation. Formerly director of generation communications for Arizona Public Service Company, Young leads the nuclear communications function for the nation’s second largest nuclear energy fleet from its nuclear headquarters in Jackson. Communications professionals at Entergy’s nuclear facilities in seven states as well as those at its Mississippi nuclear ...

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Jenkins leading office

LW Hospitality Advisors, LLC of New York has opened an Atlanta office to be led by Tony Jenkins MAI, CCIM, ISHC. Jenkins will serve as managing director, and brings more than 25 years of experience in a wide range of hospitality operational, valuation and advisory services. Most recently, Jenkins served as vice president with PKF Consulting USA. He was previously ...

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