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Alcorn: The Magazine wins Best Alumni Publication Award at the 2017 HBCU Awards Ceremony

Alcorn State University’s alumni publication, Alcorn: The Magazine, recently won the Best Alumni Publication Award at the 2017 HBCU Awards Ceremony. Alcorn was also nominated in the Best Student Organization, Male Coach of the Year and Female Student of the Year categories. The HBCU Awards, established by Jarrett L. Carter Sr., founding editor of HBCU Digest, celebrates the achievements of ...

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Forrest General Hospital welcomes new group of 3-year residents

Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg recently welcomes its fourth class of 3-year residents into the Family Medicine Residency Program. These doctors will practice at the Forrest General Hospital Family Medicine Center located on the first floor of Hattiesburg Clinic and will rotate through departments throughout the 3-year program. Residents have an inpatient service allowing them to admit patients into the ...

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MGCCC named 2017 Great College to Work For

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College has been named a 2017 Great College to Work For with an Honor Roll distinction by the Chronicle of Higher Education. MGCCC’s top-rated categories are Compensation and Benefits, Job Satisfaction, Professional/Career Development Programs, Respect and Appreciation, Supervisor/Department Chair Relationship, and Teaching Environment. Through the survey conducted by ModernThink LLC and information compiled from the U.S. ...

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Turner Chosen for ASHA Leadership Program

Dr. Courtney Turner, educational audiologist at The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi, was recently selected for the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) 2017 Leadership Development Program. Each year, ASHA selects 30 professionals in the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology who demonstrate leadership potential to participate in the year-long Leadership Development Program. ...

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Mississippi Automobile Dealers Association names new leaders

Stephen Franks has been elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Mississippi Automobile Dealers Association (MADA). Franks is the dealer principal of Chevrolet–Buick–GMC in Kosciusko and Crowson Auto World in Louisville. As Chairman, Franks will serve in the highest elected position for the Association. Dwayne Blackmon has been elected Chairman-Elect. Blackmon is the owner of Dwayne Blackmon Chevrolet ...

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Phelps Dunbar Jackson partner Tommy Siler inducted as College of Labor and Employment Lawyers fellow

Tommy Siler, managing partner of Phelps Dunbar’s Jackson office who focuses his practice on labor and employment law, has been elected as a new Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Election as a Fellow is the highest recognition by one’s colleagues of sustained outstanding performance in the profession, exemplifying integrity, dedication and excellence. The 22nd installation of ...

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Meis, Faerber join Baker Donelson global team

Sebastian Meis and Felix Faerber have joined Baker Donelson’s Atlanta office in the Firm’s Commercial Transactions and Business Counseling Practice Group. Sebastian joins as a shareholder, and Faerber is a member. Meis is a cross-border transactional corporate attorney licensed in the U.S. and Germany. Faerber represents domestic and international clients in areas including corporate and partnership law, cross-border transactions, mergers, ...

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Contractor wins Firestone award

E. Cornell Malone Corp. has been named one of the winners of Firestone Building Products’ 2017 Gold Master Contractor award. The Jackson firm is in the top 2 percent of Firestone Building Products Red Shield Licensed Roofing Contractors. This is the 30th year for the program that honors Firestone Building Products licensed roofing firms in the U.S., Canada and Mexico ...

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Waggoner Engineering Welcomes Lynn Wolfe as Senior Project Manager

Lynn Wolfe has joined Waggoner Engineering, Inc., as senior project manager. In this role, Wolfe will be responsible for managing a portfolio of Waggoner’s client accounts and ensuring their success. Prior to joining Waggoner, Wolfe served as a civil engineering manager for BAE Systems, Inc., where he consulted for the U.S. Air Force. He has also held positions at Neel ...

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