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Baker Donelson lawyers recognized

by Published: January 16,2015

Tags: Baker Donelson, Mid-South Super Lawyers

Eighty-seven attorneys with Baker Donelson have been named to the 2014 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers. A total of 21 of the Firm’s Mississippi attorneys were named to the list: Sheryl Bey, Jason R. Bush, Michael T. Dawkins, James K. Dossett Jr., Brooks Eason, Stephen C. Edds, Barry W. Ford, Davis Frye, Robert E. Hauberg […] [...]

Leaf Foundation honorees

The Leaf Foundation recently announced its 2014-15 award winners. The following community activists were honored during The Leaf Foundation Pageant held recently at Hattiesburg High School. Nedra Allgood, Dr. Kesia Pope – Volunteers of the Year: Allgood is a Gulf Coast representative on the Leaf Foundation’s Board of Directors.  Responsible for fundraising and special projects, […] [...]

Jackson State University band director honored

by Published: January 16,2015

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Jackson State University Band Director Dowell Taylor is being honored as a 2014 Mississippi Humanities Teacher Award winner. The assistant professor of music and director of The Sonic Boom of the South marching band gave a speech recently in recognition of the Mississippi Humanities Council award. “It’s up to us to keep artistic expression alive,” […] [...]

Belhaven alum gains arts grant

by Published: January 16,2015

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Stephanie Miracle was awarded a U.S. Fulbright Research Grant to study dance in Germany. This prestigious grant enables her to spend a year at Folkwang University, studying the lineage and legacy of Pina Bausch. Bausch is one of Germany’s most influential choreographers of the 20th century and his dance company, Tanztheater Wuppertal, is world-renown. Dancers […] [...]

Dr. Ngoc Phan presenting papers

Dr. Ngoc Phan, assistant professor of political science in the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach, has been selected to present two papers at the 86th Annual Southern Political Science Association (SPSA) Conference in New Orleans in January 2015. Phan will present “Hearing The […] [...]

Natchez Trace Parkway recognizes Shirley Scott

The Natchez Trace Parkway has awarded the annual Steve Ritter Volunteer of the Year Award to Tupelo-area volunteer Shirley Scott. Scott was one of over 60 individual Volunteers-In-Parks personnel honored at the Natchez Trace Parkway’s annual volunteer appreciation banquet. The Volunteer of the Year award is named after the late Steve Ritter, a dedicated member […] [...]

Norris named to Mississippi State Board of Nursing

by Published: December 29,2014

Tags: Mississippi State Board of Nursing, Nancy Norris

Nancy Norris, Hattiesburg Clinic licensed practical nurse and manager of Endocrinology’s Glucose Sensor Clinic, was recently appointed to the Mississippi State Board of Nursing. Norris is the first Hattiesburg Clinic employee to be appointed to the board. During her nursing career of 27 years, Norris has held various nursing and clinical leadership positions, 19 of […] [...]

Mercedes-Benz of Jackson adds Richardson, Waggoner

by Published: December 29,2014

Tags: Jill Richardson, Mercedes-Benz of Jackson, Noel Waggoner

Mercedes-Benz of Jackson has added Jill Richardson as customer relations manager and Noel Waggoner as receptionist. Prior to joining Mercedes-Benz of Jackson, Richardson spent 10 years working for Gannett Media Group. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, where she earned a bachelor of arts in communications with an emphasis in photography and graphic imaging. She […] [...]

Dr. Robert A. McGuire Jr. wins election

by Published: December 29,2014

Tags: AO North America, Dr. Michael Baumgaertner, president-elect

Dr. Robert A. McGuire Jr., University of Mississippi Medical Center M. Beckett Howorth Professor and Chair of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, associate professor of neurosurgery and director of the Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program, has been elected president-elect of AO North America by the organization’s board of directors.
 McGuire will serve as president-elect through July 1, […] [...]

Dr. Maria Perez-Hernandez earns award

Dr. Maria Perez-Hernandez, a Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine veterinary resident, has received a national award for neurological research. The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine recently honored Perez-Hernandez with the ACVIM Knecht Resident Award. The Knecht award, named in memory of veterinary neurologist Dr. Charles Knecht, is given in recognition of outstanding […] [...]

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