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EMBDC Recognizes November Ambassadors of the Month

The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation (EMBDC) recently presented its November Ambassadors of the Month awards. In first place was Casey Hendricks (second from right) with The Community Health Improvement Network, second place went to Heather Woodall (second from left) with the MSU Career Center, and third place went Mary Atterberry (left) with Rush Health Systems.  Also, winning the red ...

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Ivey Mechanical promotes 2 to vice president

Ivey Mechanical in Kosciusko recently promoted Nicholas Upchurch the Vice President for Business Development and Steve Barnhill the Vice President of Fabrication Services. Upchurch began with Ivey Mechanical in 2008 and has served in numerous roles such as: project coordinator, project manager, and business development manager. As Vice President of Business Development, Upchurch will continue to build and maintain customer ...

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Ellis Named New Merit Health Rankin’s CNO

Cynthia Ellis, BSN, has joined the Merit Health Rankin team as chief nursing officer. Ellis joins Merit Health Rankin from Merit Health Central, where she served as assistant chief nursing officer. Previously, she was the director of surgery and medical units at Merit Health River Region. Cynthia has 28 years of hospital experience and more than 10 years of hospital ...

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Carl Small Town Center at MSU receives public outreach, design honors for ‘Marking the Mule’ project

Mississippi State’s Carl Small Town Center is receiving two statewide awards for its “Marking the Mule” project focused on advancing citizen engagement in the Marks community. CSTC Director Leah F. Kemp recently accepted a 2017 Public Outreach Award from the Mississippi Chapter of the American Planning Association. The award recognizes an individual or program that uses information and education to ...

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Stevie Rushing Joins Bradley’s Jackson Office as Associate

Stevie F. Rushing has joined Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP’s Jackson office as an associate and member of the Litigation Practice Group. Rushing earned her J.D. (summa cum laude) from Mississippi College School of Law, where she was editor-in-chief of the Mississippi College Law Review, vice chair of internal affairs for the Moot Court Board, and an extern for Judge ...

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Gloria Peterson, from USM Named to the Aramark Ring of Stars Class

Gloria Peterson, food service associate who work with the University of Southern Mississippi, joins 200 of Aramark’s outstanding team members from around the world who have been named to the company’s 2017 Ring of Stars class. Aramark’s Ring of Stars program is comprised of frontline employees who serve customers and consumers as chefs, cashiers, hawkers, servers, route drivers, custodians and ...

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Memorial Hospital Pharmacy Recognized for Outstanding Performance

Comprehensive Pharmacy Services, the nation’s leading provider of pharmacy management services, named Memorial Hospital at Gulfport the 2017 Site of the Year for outstanding pharmacy performance. The Site of the Year award is given for exemplary clinical and financial performance, strong audit results and positive relationships with hospital staff. Staff member are, seated, from left, Kim Nguyen, RPh; Andrea Kormondy, ...

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Tray Hairston Selected as Fellow for Delta Leadership Program

Tray Hairston of Butler Snow has been selected to represent Mississippi as a fellow in the Delta Regional Authority’s Delta Leadership Institute. Hairston is one of eight fellows from Mississippi selected by Gov. Phil Bryant and the DRA leadership. These leaders will join fellows from seven other states and participate in a 10-month DLI Executive Academy program to further their ...

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MSU College of Business professor receives international honor

Merrill Warkentin, a professor of information systems at Mississippi State University, is one of five scholars worldwide to be recognized with the 2017 Outstanding Service Award by the International Federation for Information Processing. Warkentin, the James J. Rouse Professor of Information Systems in MSU’s College of Business, recently received the honor from IFIP, the leading multinational apolitical organization in information ...

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