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.
A Raceland, La., native, Duplantis earned his bachelor’s degree in human resource education and workforce development from Louisiana State University and his master’s degree in educational administration from Auburn University. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Human Capital Development at the University of Southern Mississippi.
He also serves as the vice president of the board of directors of Hattiesburg Area Habitat for Humanity.