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Carey inducts 4 into Hall of Fame

Courtesy of William Carey University
William Carey University inducted four alumni into the Alumni Hall of Fame on April 8. With William Carey President Dr. Tommy King (center) they are, from left, Alan K. Sudduth of Pascagoula; Mary Morton of Mobile, Ala.;  Rose Rainey of Tupelo; and Terry Tinsley of Gainesville, Va.

The William Carey University Alumni Association recently inducted four graduates into its Hall of Fame. The inductees were Mary Strebeck Morton (‘65), Rose Lavern Rainey (‘74), Alan K. Sudduth (‘11) and Terry R. Tinsley (‘88). Morton earned the Bachelor of Arts in elementary education from Carey in 1965. Morton is a retired school teacher and counselor who currently serves alongside ...

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Finkelberg, Rice ranked

Arthur Finkelberg, CFA, CFP® and Joe G. Rice, Jr. of Raymond James & Associates, member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC, were recently named to Barron’s list of “The Top 1,200 Advisors” in the country. The 2016 list selected 1,200 advisors from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Barron’s produced the list after weighing factors such as advisors’ assets under ...

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Graham to chair board

Dr. Mary S. Graham of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College has been named chair-elect of the Board of Directors for the American Association of Community Colleges. The national organization, which represents more than 1,200 two-year colleges and their more than 13 million students, is governed by the 32-member board of directors. There has not been an AACC chair from Mississippi ...

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PERS names internal auditor

Lezlin K. Wallace of Pearl has been named internal auditor for the Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi. Wallace earned her bachelor’s in business administration with an emphasis in accounting from Mississippi College and previously worked as a legal assistant at Jones Walker LLP and as financial services director for the Mississippi Forestry Commission and Mississippi Wildlife Fisheries and Parks. ...

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MSU architectural unit honored for Tanglefoot project

Courtesy of Mississippi State University
A rendering of the proposed trailhead pavilion was the result of a 2014 workshop funded by the Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design.  MSU architecture majors and Carl Small Town Center professionals helped the City of Houston gather ideas for enhancing the southern terminus of the Tanglefoot Trail cycling and pedestrian pathway.

Mississippi State University’s Carl Small Town Center is the American Planning Association’s selection for the 2016 James A. Segedy Award for Outstanding Student Project. The award is among several bestowed by APA’s Small Town and Rural Division. Two years ago, MSU architecture majors and Carl Center professionals helped the City of Houston organize a workshop to gather local ideas for ...

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Jernigan named chairman

Baptist Health Systems has appointed Arthur F. “Skip” Jernigan, Jr. as Chairman of its Board of Trustees. He has served on Baptist’s board for nine years. Jernigan is a partner with Jernigan, Copeland & Anderson in Ridgeland. A native of Jackson, Jernigan is a graduate of Murrah High School and the University of Mississippi, where he earned his law degree ...

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Changes at Community Bank

Community Bank recently made four staffing changes: Charles Ford Moore, Jr., a native of Southaven, has been promoted to Executive Vice President for Community Bank North Mississippi. He previously was Senior Vice President. In his new role he will be responsible for the Memphis market. Moore graduated in 1999 from Delta State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in ...

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NASA honors Mississippian

A monitoring system developed by Scott Jensen of Carriere, an engineer at Stennis Space Center, has been recognized as one of the Top 100 NASA-developed technologies. Jensen recently received a certificate of achievement for development of a wireless, one-way, sensor-to-base station monitoring system for explosive and non-hazardous environments. Developed a number of years ago, the system has gone through several ...

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Franks promoted at MGCCC

Tammy Franks, formerly dean of Business Services at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Jackson County Campus, has been named vice president of that campus. Franks previously was interim vice president in 2011 and 2012. A life-long resident of Jackson County and graduate of Pascagoula High School, Franks has been with the college since 1998 and has served as the dean ...

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Instructor gets scholarship

Joanna Alston, business administration instructor at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Jefferson Davis Campus, has received the Emma Giles Scholarship from The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. A member of the society’s Alpha Lambda Chapter in Mississippi, she is attending The University of Southern Mississippi, where she is majoring in adult education. She earned one of eight scholarship granted nationally.

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