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Board to ask lawmakers for additional $30M for 2015 budget

JACKSON — The College Board will seek roughly $30 million more in state money in the 2015 budget year. The board members voted today to ask the Legislature for the money for Mississippi’s eight public universities. Though the 2014 budget year doesn’t begin until July 1, state agencies begin planning requests for the following year […] [...]

Another community college raising its tuition next year

SUMMIT — The Southwest Mississippi Community College board of trustees has voted to raise tuition for the 2013-14 academic year. The move follows three other state community colleges’ recent decisions to raise tuition. “We haven’t raised tuition in three years. We felt like we needed a slight increase to maintain the quality in instruction,” SMCC […] [...]

WCU, Tradition unveil health care zone plans

HARRISON COUNTY — William Carey University and the Tradition community intend to create a health care industry zone centered around WCU’s Tradition campus on Highway 67 in Harrison County. At a news conference, Jerry Bracey, dean of WCU’s Tradition campus, congratulated Rep. Hank Zuber of Ocean Springs and Sen. Sean Tindell of Gulfport for sponsoring […] [...]

New USM president raises mininum annual salary

HATTIESBURG — University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney Bennett has announced a new minimum salary of $21,000 a year to go into effect July 1. Currently 194 employees, many of them in custodial positions, make below that amount. Bennett called the salary hikes “the right thing to do.” He said that many employees work second […] [...]

Foundation raises $130K in a day for tornado recovery efforts

HATTIESBURG — In just 24 hours, the University of Southern Mississippi Foundation successfully raised $130,234.46 to support the restoration of the front lawn of the University’s Hattiesburg campus that was heavily damaged by the tornado on February 10. During the Southern Miss Campus Beautification Day of Giving on May 8, the USM Foundation utilized the […] [...]

Community college to graduate record number of students

MERIDIAN — Meridian Community College will graduate a record number of students for the Spring 2013 term. The Meridian Star reports 554 students will be awarded their Associate Degrees and certificates when commencement ceremonies are held tomorrow. MCC Dean of Student Services Soraya Welden said that brings MCC’s total number of graduates for the school […] [...]

Two more jucos announce fall tuition increase

BOONEVILLE and FULTON — Northeast Mississippi Community College and Itawamba Community College are raising their tuition fees for the fall semester. They join Copiah-Lincoln Community College, which earlier this week announced a tuition increase. Northeast President Johnny L. Allen said in a statement that the increase was the first since 2010. Allen said while the […] [...]

The Accelerator adds three new tenants, including GE Aviation

HATTIESBURG — The Accelerator, the University of Southern Mississippi’s technology commercialization center, has added new tenants GE Aviation, Radiance Technologies and Vatican Capital. GE Aviation, which just opened a new aircraft engine composite parts production facility in Ellisville has leased space at The Accelerator and is working with Mississippi Polymer Institute (MPI) and Jones County […] [...]

Community college raising tuition next fall

MCCOMB — Copiah-Lincoln Community College will increase tuition beginning with classes this fall. The Daily Leader reports the Copiah-Lincoln board approved the increases this past week in a $25 million budget. President Ronnie Nettles says fulltime tuition will increase $125 per semester to $1,100. Nettles says out of state fees are increasing from $900 to $1,000 […] [...]

Study: State sees manufacturing growth, but…

KENNESAW, Ga. — Manufacturing activity in the Southeast improved slightly on the strength of higher new orders, production and employment, staying ahead of the national index, according to the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) report released by the Econometric Center at Kennesaw State University’s Michael J. Coles College of Business. “Alabama, Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana experienced […] [...]

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