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OUR VIEW: Give new life to Mississippi Coliseum, Trade Mart

by Published: March 19,2015

Tags: Business, Cindy Hyde-Smith, coliseum, Legislature, Mississippi, NEWS

Parking a problem out in the backyard until the problem goes away may work for some (see Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber and Farish Street). The backyard treatment has been the undeserved fate of the 53-year-old Mississippi Coliseum for more than a decade. This could be the year that changes, however. A makeover for the “Big […] [...]

Dr. David A. Horner named director

Dr. David A. Horner is the new director of the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg.  Horner assumed his new duties Jan. 12, taking over for John West, who has accepted a position with the Texas Advanced Computing Center, University of Texas-Austin. […] [...]

MEC taps Stephanie Patton, Edmond Hughes

The Mississippi Economic Council has announced the 2015 and 2016 officers for Leadership Mississippi. Stephanie Patton, Editor/Publisher of The Leland Progress, will serve as Leadership Mississippi Chair for 2015. Edmond Hughes, Vice President, Human Resources and Administration for Ingalls Shipbuilding, will serve as Leadership Mississippi Chair for 2016. Before purchasing the newspaper in 2011, Patton […] [...]

Wilson Crockett joins Waggoner

Wilson Crockett has joined Waggoneer Engineering in Jackson at a new engineering intern in the firm’s Water Resources Department. In this role, Crockett will focus primarily on transportation drainage design, hydraulic studies for bridge replacement projects and FEMA flood mapping projects. Crockett most recently served as an environmental engineering intern with the Mississippi Department of […] [...]

John Little earns certification

John Little, Venture Technologies Executive Vice President-Enterprise, has achieved the Cisco Business Value Practitioner Certification. Recipients of this certification learn advanced business value related techniques, plus further develop communication and stakeholder management skills. The Cisco Business Transformation certification portfolio is for sales professionals that engage in customer conversations designed to pinpoint a strategic view of […] [...]

JSU’s Dr. Vivian Fuller takes new post

Athletic Director Dr. Vivian Fuller has accepted the post of associate vice provost for Student Affairs, says Jackson State University President Dr. Carolyn W. Meyers. Meyers cited Fuller’s success in improving academic scores within the athletic department. This academic year, JSU led the Southwest Athletic Conference with the number of student-athletes maintaining a 3.0-plus GPA […] [...]

Ole Miss to honor Charles Overby

The Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy will honor Charles Overby, a champion of the First Amendment and the free press, with the 2015 Legacy Award this spring at the University of Mississippi. Overby will receive the Legacy Award, presented by C Spire, at a dinner April 18 at Carrier House, home of Chancellor Dan […] [...]

American Physiological Society appointee has UMMC ties

The next shift in leadership at the American Physiological Society will see another University of Mississippi Medical Center scientist preparing to take the helm of the organization. As of April 1, Dr. Jane Reckelhoff will become the ninth person who trained or worked at UMMC to serve as president-elect of the society, a factor she […] [...]

Brannock selected to Archives Leadership Institute

Jennifer Brannock, associate professor and curator of Rare Books and Mississippiana at the University of Southern Mississippi, has been selected as a participant in the 2015 Archives Leadership Institute (ALI). ALI is a program funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, a statutory body affiliated with the National Archives and Records Administration, and […] [...]

McMillan retiring at MDRS

After 22 years at the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services, the last 18 as Executive Director, H.S. “Butch” McMillan has announced he is retiring, effective June 30. McMillan’s career began as a member of the House of Representatives from 1980 to 1992.  As executive director at MDRS, he successfully gained legislative support to expand services […] [...]

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