Posts Tagged ‘education’

Teacher exam fraud case ends; four agree to stop teaching

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Four people caught in a teacher certification test fraud scandal have agreed to stop teaching, ending the federal case involving a long-running scam that affected students in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee, prosecutors said yesterday. Janett Dixon, of Northport, Alabama; Corey Holmes, of Metcalfe; Charles Ray Lee, of Magee; and Nia Kimble-Harris of […] [...]

State’s students score higher on ACT, but still below U.S. average

by Published: August 20,2014

Tags: ACT, college, education, public education, public school, test

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — ACT scores in Mississippi rose slightly again last year, although only about one in eight Magnolia State students are ready for college by the standards of the test. Mississippi’s 2014 high school graduates made an average composite score of 19 on the test, ticking up from 18.9 last year. That’s still well […] [...]

Scientists release thousands of red snapper on Ship Island reef

GULF OF MEXICO — More than 2,000 red snapper were recently released on an artificial reef south of Ship Island in order to produce more of this fish that is so popular along the Gulf Coast. Representatives from the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Lab participated […] [...]

Traci Forrest, Katie Hoggatt, Alison Howell, Kevin Jackson and Zachary Ring promoted at Haddox Reid Eubank Betts

by Published: August 19,2014

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi

          Haddox Reid Eubank Betts, PLLC has promoted four of its accountants. Traci Forrest, CPA, has been promoted to senior manager. She is a graduate of Mississippi State University. Her experience includes income tax planning and compliance for business, individuals, trusts and estates. Katie Hoggatt, CPA, has also been promoted to […] [...]

Zack Harrington joins Mississippi State University fundraising team

by Published: August 19,2014

Tags: Business, education, fundraising, Mississippi

Zack Harrington has joined the Mississippi State University fundraising team as assistant director of development for the university’s College of Business. A Hattiesburg native and MSU alumnus, he holds two degrees from the college — a 2009 bachelor’s in business administration with an emphasis in real estate mortgage finance and 2010 master’s in sport administration. [...]

USM makes administration changes; Dr. Bret Becton will serve as the college’s associate dean

by Published: August 19,2014

Tags: Business, education, HATTIESBURG, Mississippi

Several administrative changes have taken place in the College of Business at the University of Southern Mississippi for the start of the 2014-2015 year. Dr. Bret Becton will serve as the college’s associate dean after Dr. Joe Peyrefitte returned to a faculty position. Becton will be in charge of operations and accreditation for the College […] [...]

People Lease hires Dita Collier and Penny Mahaffey

by Published: August 19,2014

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi

    People Lease and Account Services Group have added two new staff members. Dita Collier and Penny Mahaffey add several years of customer service experience to the People Lease family of companies. Dita has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and international business from Mississippi State University and bachelor of arts degree in Spanish.  […] [...]

Singing River Health System recognizes David Greer and Brandon Cloud

by Published: August 19,2014

Tags: Business, education, Gulf Coast, healthcare, Mississippi

Singing River Health System (SRHS) has two physical therapists that have recently been recognized as board certified specialists for orthopedic rehabilitation by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Brandon Cloud, PT, OCS, and David Greer, DPT, OCS, were awarded the board certified orthopedic specialty in June. [...]

Hattiesburg Clinic Urology welcomes Jennifer Stewart

by Published: August 19,2014

Tags: Business, education, healthcare, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

Jennifer S. Stewart, CNP, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Urology as a nurse practitioner. She earned her bachelor of science in nursing through the University of Southern Mississippi and her master of science in nursing from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Stewart is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. [...]

UMMC chooses Terri Gillespie as chief nursing executive officer

Terri Gillespie, a veteran nursing leader and Children’s of Mississippi chief nursing and clinical services officer, has been named the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s chief nursing executive officer and chief nursing officer of the adult hospitals. Effective Sept. 1, she will succeed Dr. Janet Harris, who will move to a full-time role as associate […] [...]

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