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LEAP selectees unveiled

Fourteen Mississippi State staff members are participating in the university’s 2013 Learning Experience for Aspiring Professionals program. Chosen through a competitive nomination and selection process, this year’s group includes: Heather Andrews, information services coordinator, Shared Advancement Services; Bobbie Baker, business manager II, Vice President for Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine; Michael K. Busby, manager/distance education, Center for Distance Education; David ...

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Johnson elected VP

Rosi Johnson, CEO and president of Mississippi Music and Mississippi Music Acceptance Corporation, was elected vice president of the National Association of School Music Dealers during its 51st annual convention, held in San Antonio, Texas. She is on track to become the first woman to serve as president of the association. Johnson is president of Mississippi Music Inc., a four-store, ...

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Riley-Collins named director

The ACLU-MS has appointed Jennifer A. Riley-Collins as its new executive director. Riley-Collins, a native Mississippian, is an attorney with a demonstrated commitment to social justice and equality. She brings 14 years of legal experience, along with more than 25 years of leadership and organizational management both as an attorney and a military officer. Riley-Collins is a member of the ...

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Dania receives award

Alcorn State University School of Business faculty member Dr. Akash Dania’s research paper titled “Examining Performance of Socially Responsible Investing: Case of Faith Based Compliance” was awarded the McGraw-Hill/Irwin Distinguished Paper Award in International Business studies at the recently held 2013 Federation of Business Discipline conference in Albuquerque, N.M. This research paper was co-authored with Dr. D.K. Malhotra at Philadelphia ...

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Appointees confirmed

Gov. Phi Bryant has appointed Lee Bush of Jackson, Dolly Marascalco of Grenada and Sue Stedman of Natchez to the Mississippi Community College Board. Bush will fill an unexpired term through June 30, 2014. Marascalco and Stedman will serve six-year terms beginning July 1. Additionally, current board member Bubba Hudspeth of Louisville was re-appointed to a six-year term. All four ...

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BOOK BIZ: Person you love may not be who you think he or she is

Hot off the press with an April 23 release date, The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope is an impressive debut novel by Gainesville, Fla., resident Rhonda Riley. It comes with the hearty endorsement of Adam Brady, an employee of Square Books in Oxford, who was fortunate to read an advance copy. “It’s a really good book and has a twist ...

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Firm welcomes Stovall

Butler Snow Advisory Services has added Troy A. Stovall as its newest strategic advisor. Stovall is a former executive vice president and COO at Howard University in Washington, D.C. As a strategic advisor at Butler Snow Advisory, Stovall will utilize his experience in university leadership and venture capital, along with his institutional knowledge of the state of Mississippi and key ...

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Board likes Taylor

Greenville Public School District has granted a three-year contract extension to school superintendent Leeson Taylor II. The district’s board of trustees voted unanimously to extend Taylor’s contract. Taylor, who has served in the district for more than 15 years, was named interim superintendent in June following Harvey Franklin’s resignation. Franklin pleaded guilty in August to accepting bribes and kickbacks, stealing ...

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Board selects Wilson

The board of directors of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Mississippi has selected Brent Wilson as its new president and CEO following a national search. Wilson joins the organization with a strong business background in addition to being a successful leader in the nonprofit arena. He began his professional career in 1994 with the accounting firm KPMG. Since 2002, he has ...

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