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Bryant appoints Karen Elam

Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed Karen Elam, Ph.D., to the State Board of Education. Elam will fill the unexpired term of Danny Spreitler, who has resigned.  She also serves on the Charter School Authorizer Board. Elam, a resident of Oxford, holds a doctorate degree in consumer economics from the University of Missouri, a master’s degree […] [...]

Waggoner hires Hunter Hyche

by Published: February 20,2015

Tags: CH2M Hill, Hunter Hyche, Waggoner Engineering

Hunter Hyche, PE, has joined Waggoner Engineering of Jackson as a project manager in the firm’s New Orleans office. Hyche will handle civil engineering, municipal infrastructure design, construction, stormwater management and other areas of technical assistance. Hyche has more than 10 years of experience with governmental agencies at program and project management levels and most […] [...]

Petal author Vaughn Wilson recognized

Petal author, Vaughn Wilson, took top honors at the Will Rogers Medallion Award ceremony in Fort Worth, Texas. Wilson won three gold medallions in the “Western Fiction for Younger Readers” category for his books “Bronco Sam and the Mustang,” “Lecile and the Racing Rodeo Mule” and “Trevor and the Cow-Shy Cow Horse.” His publishing company, […] [...]

Cynthia Cooper joins CPT board

Cynthia Cooper of Jackson, CEO of the Cooper Group has been appointed to the board of directors of the NASBA Center for the Public Trust for 2015-16. Cooper was named one of Time Magazine’s Persons of the Year in 2002 after leading the effort to uncover WorldCom’s $3.8 Billion fraud. Cooper now serves as the […] [...]

McCaskill, McDowell, Moore promoted at Community Bank

by Published: February 20,2015

Tags: Alan McCaskill, Andrew McDowell, Community Bank, Jennifer Moore

Alan McCaskill, Andrew McDowell and Jennifer Moore have been promoted at Community Bank. McCaskill becomes senior vice president for Community Bank, North Mississippi.  McCaskill joined the bank in 2006 and specializes in consumer and commercial lending. He  is a 1991 graduate of Delta State University with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Business Management.  He […] [...]

Robert Jeuitt ‘Rob Jay’ promoted at JSU

Jackson State University has named longtime broadcaster and alum Robert “Rob Jay” Jeuitt as interim executive director of University Communications, replacing Eric Stringfellow. Jeuitt serves as general manager of television at the Mississippi e-Center@JSU, overseeing JSUTV and WJSU-FM. In his new role he will manage public relations, marketing, social media and the broadcast installations at […] [...]

Jackson home builders group honors members

                      The Home Builders Association of Jackson held its annual Members of the Year awards presentation in December at The Home Builders Association of Jackson office. The awards luncheon is held to recognize those members who have gone above and beyond for the Association. The […] [...]

Carey professor, Dr. Julie May, pens cookbook

Dr. Julie May, an associate professor of biological sciences at William Carey University and a food blogger, recently published a cookbook, Menu Musings of a Modern American Mom, through Indigo River Publishing. The full-color cookbook, published in October, is 342 pages in length and contains 152 recipes. The book offers interactive features, with each recipe […] [...]

Health workers recognized

Longtime Mississippi State Department of Health employee Ann Jackson has been awarded the Carol Pozsik TB Nurse Award by The National Tuberculosis Controllers’ Association and the TB Educator of the Year award by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These national awards recognize Jackson’s accomplishments and efforts to eliminate tuberculosis in Mississippi. The Carol […] [...]

Lyles named new dean at Alcorn State

Alcorn State University School of Agriculture, Research, Extension and Applied Sciences in Lorman has added Dr. Ivory W. Lyles as interim dean and director of land-grant programs. Lyles arrives with administrative and leadership experience from previous assignments in higher education. As a resource developer and supervisor of finances at the University of Arkansas, he raised […] [...]

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