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American Council of Engineering Companies-Mississippi installs officers to board of directors

by Published: September 5,2014

Tags: architecture, Business, engineering, Mississippi

The American Council of Engineering Companies-Mississippi has installed officers to the board of directors. Members of the 2014-2015 board include: president, Jimmy Nelson of Allen & Hoshall; president-elect, David Bowman of Neel-Schaffer Inc.; secretary/treasurer, Scott Burge of A. Garner Russell & Associates; past president, Jeff Dungan of Dungan Engineering, P.A.; national director, David Compton of […] [...]

Derek Horne named new athletic director at Alcorn State

by Published: September 5,2014

Tags: Alcorn State University, athletics, Business, education, Mississippi

Derek Horne has been named Alcorn State University’s new intercollegiate athletic director. Horne previously served as director of athletics at Florida A&M. Prior to that post, he had a 15-year tenure at his alma mater, the University of Mississippi, in athletics administration. As a student athlete at the University of Mississippi, Horne earned Academic All-Southeastern […] [...]

Curtis J. Shaffer joins Hattiesburg Clinic Eye Associates

by Published: September 5,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi

Curtis J. Shaffer, OD, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Eye Associates as an optometrist. He received his preoptometry education at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg and his doctor of optometry at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tenn. Shaffer is a member of the Mississippi Air National Guard. [...]

MSU extension experts honored

by Published: September 5,2014

Tags: agriculture, Business, education, Mississippi

The National Association of County Agricultural Agents recently recognized Mississippi State University Extension Service experts for their skill in connecting with clients. Gary Bachman, along with videographers Tim Allison and Brian Utley, are the national winners in the video presentation category. Bachman also won first place in the feature story category. Bachman is an associate […] [...]

Pickering Firm adds Terry Durham, Katherine Nelson, Chase Percer, Calvin Payne and Bob Ardary

by Published: September 4,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

Pickering Firm Inc. has added five new members to its staff. Terry Durham, PE, has joined the firm’s Memphis office as an electrical project engineer. Durham received his bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Memphis and has 25 years of experience. Katherine Nelson has joined the firm’s Memphis office as […] [...]

TEC appoints Summer Prestridge provisioning coordinator

by Published: September 4,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers, technology

TEC has appointed Summer Prestridge as provisioning coordinator at in Jackson. Prestridge brings with her over 13 years of experience in the telecommunication industry. She currently resides in Wesson with her two daughters, Lexi and Adalyn. [...]

MSU’s Mark E. Keenum elected vice chairman of Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research

by Published: September 4,2014

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi, NEWS

  Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum has been elected by his fellow directors as vice chairman of the 15-member board of the Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research (FFAR). Keenum was appointed to a three-year term on the FFAR board of directors by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas J. Vilsack. Keenum is a […] [...]

J. Bryan Burnside named director of imaging at Madison River Oaks Medical Center

by Published: September 4,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi, NEWS

J. Bryan Burnside, of Brandon, has been named director of imaging at Madison River Oaks Medical Center. Burnside is licensed by the Mississippi State Board of Health as a medical radiation technologist and has more than a decade of experience in the healthcare field. Burnside’s work experience has allowed him to work in a variety […] [...]

Claussen lands internship with Eley Guild Hardy Architects

by Published: September 4,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS

Eley Guild Hardy Architects recently welcomed Taylor Claussen as an intern architect.  A native of Hueytown, Ala., Claussen received a bachelor of architecture in 2014 from Mississippi State University.  While attending MSU, she was actively involved with the Sigma Chi Lambda sorority where she worked on projects for World Vision. During the summer 2013, Claussen […] [...]

Shaun Abrahams, Morgan Rabby hired by Tice Engineering Inc.

by Published: September 4,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS

Tice Engineering Inc. has hired Shaun Abrahams as project designer and Morgan Rabby as marketing specialist. Abrahams, a graduate of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, specializes in commercial architecture, structural, civil, mechanical, marine and electrical engineering, construction drawings, operations and project management and interior design. Abrahams obtained an associate’s degree in engineering technology and design […] [...]

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