Posts Tagged ‘NEWS’

Dr. Yolanda Powell-Young named dean of nursing on Alcorn’s Natchez campus

by Published: May 1,2014

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

Alcorn State welcomes Dr. Yolanda Powell-Young as new dean of nursing on the Natchez campus. Powell-Young has been in the nursing field for 21 years, 12 of which has been dedicated to educating both practicing and aspiring nurses. She has been an investigative member of funded research totaling more than $7 million. Her most recent […] [...]

Four Pine Belt residents Spirit in Action Awards

by Published: May 1,2014

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

Five Pine Belt residents were recently honored for their commitment to caring for the community as winners of the Spirit in Action Awards. Dr. Rodney Bennett is the 10th president of the University of Southern Mississippi. But, before he even became president, he jumped into action leading the university’s recovery from the powerful EF-4 tornado […] [...]

Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station recognizes Raja Reddy and Brett Rushing

by Published: April 24,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

The Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station recently honored members of the Mississippi State University faculty and staff for outstanding research, service and facility maintenance. Fei Yu, a MAFES scientist and assistant professor in the MSU Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, received the 2014 Excellence in Research Award sponsored by Mississippi Land Bank. Yu […] [...]

Magnolia State Bank welcomes Anne Carol Johnson

by Published: April 24,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

Magnolia State Bank welcomes Anne Carol Johnson was as business development officer at the Hattiesburg office. A native of Laurel, Johnson studied marketing at the University of Southern Mississippi and has over 16 years of commercial and residential mortgage experience. She has been working as a commercial banker in the Hattiesburg market since 2007. Previously, […] [...]

Larry Porter receives Gulf States Shipbuilders Consortium Navigator Award

by Published: April 24,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College master trainer Larry Porter recently received the Gulf States Shipbuilders Consortium (GSSC) Navigator Award in Biloxi. Porter oversees the welding and maritime programs at MGCCC. Porter was recognized because of his leadership resulting in training and placing approximately 670 welders in the shipbuilding/maritime industry in the past year. [...]

Mississippi State Hospital honors workers

by Published: April 24,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

Mississippi State Hospital (MSH) recently honored employees with April anniversaries for their years of service to the hospital. Award recipients include: Mariah Rogers of Canton (20 years); Michael A. Moore of Magee (one year); Patricia Mahaffey of Pearl (10 years); Ebony Elbert of Ridgeland (one year); Misty Morgan of Florence (five years); Phillip Walker of […] [...]

Sumesh Arora testifies at U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee hearing

by Published: April 24,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

Sumesh Arora, Ph.D., vice president of Innovate Mississippi and director of Strategic Biomass Solutions, was recently invited to testify in Washington, D.C., at a U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee hearing. During the committee hearing, Arora delivered his testimony on the beneficial role advanced biofuels in Mississippi and the Southeastern United States play regionally in creating jobs […] [...]

Camgian’s Gary Butler named to post at Vanderbilt University

by Published: April 24,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

Vanderbilt taps Butler Camgian chairman and CEO Gary Butler has been named vice chair of Vanderbilt University School of Engineering’s Board of Visitors. Butler is a 1994 graduate of Vanderbilt University with a master’s degree in mechanical engineering. After graduating from Vanderbilt, Butler went on to receive his doctoral degree from the University of Cambridge. […] [...]

Chef Damien Cavicchi named regional director of culinary operations

by Published: April 24,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

The Blake at Flowood and The Blake at Township recently welcomed chef Damien Cavicchi as regional director of culinary operations. Cavicchi joins The Blake with extensive experience in high-end restaurants under his belt, most recently at the historic Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C., where he served as corporate executive chef for five years. He also […] [...]

Rick Hartzog named director of information technology at Madison River Oaks Medical Center

by Published: April 24,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

Rick Hartzog of Ridgeland has been named director of information technology at Madison River Oaks Medical Center. Hartzog earned a bachelor of science in computer science from Belhaven College and has nearly 20 years of experience working in the IT industry.  He is highly skilled in project leadership, relationship management, vendor relations and strategic planning.  […] [...]

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