Posts Tagged ‘education’

Musgrove: About 30 more school districts might join lawsuit

JACKSON — Former Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove said yesterday that about 30 more school districts are considering whether to join an education-funding lawsuit he filed against the state. Fourteen districts, including Greenville and Hattiesburg, are already plaintiffs in the lawsuit, which seeks money to make up for budget shortfalls since 2010 because the Legislature has […] [...]

John Kelly, Richard Morrison appointed to Mississippi Board of Education

by Published: September 8,2014

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

The Mississippi Board of Education has appointed Dr. John R. Kelly to serve as board chairman for a two-year term. Kelly, who since 2007 has served as Gulfport’s chief administrative officer, previously served as the board’s vice chair. Former Gov. Haley Barbour appointed Kelly to the Board of Education in 2011. A Utica native, Kelly […] [...]

Dr. Hannah Gay to get honorary degree

Dr. Hannah Gay, professor of pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree at William Carey University’s commencement on Aug. 9. Gay will also was the speaker for the graduation ceremony, which honored graduate students on the Hattiesburg campus. Gay, a Mississippi native, received her bachelor’s degree […] [...]

Johnny Franklin, Danny Spreitler chosen for Mississippi’s state board of education

by Published: September 5,2014

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi

Gov. Phil Bryant has named Johnny Franklin of Bolton and Danny Spreitler of Amory to fill unexpired terms of Mississippi’s state Board of Education. Franklin, 69, a former education adviser to Bryant and Gov. Haley Barbour, will fill the unexpired term of banker Hal Gage of Vicksburg representing the state’s central Supreme Court district. That […] [...]

Rachel Westerfield named director of Hydraulics Division at MDOT

by Published: September 5,2014

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi, transportation

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has appointed Rachel Westerfield to the position of director of the newly created Hydraulics Division. Westerfield was the state hydraulics engineer for MDOT’s Bridge Division prior to her appointment as the Hydraulics Division director. Westerfield has worked at MDOT since 2003 and is a graduate of Mississippi State University […] [...]

MEC welcomes Kenny Goza as project manager

by Published: September 5,2014

Tags: Business, economic development, education, Mississippi

Kenny Goza has joined the Mississippi Economic Council as project manager. His work experience includes 40 years in various positions with Entergy Mississippi. Goza has served as chairman of the Brookhaven/Lincoln County Mississippi Scholars as well as serving as chairman of the Copiah Lincoln Community College Workforce Advisory Board. Currently, he serves on the board […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

MGCCC again makes national ranking for awarding associate degrees

PERKINSTON — Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College has again been named a top associate degree producer in the nation, with 1,754 students receiving degrees in 2013. This is the 11th year since 2002 that MGCCC has been named in the top 100, and it is the only community college in Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and […] [...]

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