Posts Tagged ‘Newsmakers’

PRCC inducts six into Lifetime Achievement Hall of Fame

by Published: May 1,2014

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Pearl River Community College recently honored six outstanding alumni with induction into the Lifetime Achievement Hall of Fame. Honored were entertainer Jimmy Buffett, the late Delos H. Burks of Picayune, James Ginn of Diamondhead, Francis Herrin of Hattiesburg, Howell Purvis of Purvis and Donnie Waits of Gulfport. Burks graduated from PRCC in 1936, served in […] [...]

Granville Tate and Jana Edmondson-Cooper honored by MC School of Law

by Published: May 1,2014

Tags: Business, education, law, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Mississippi College School of Law leaders have selected Granville Tate and Jana Edmondson-Cooper as the 2014 Lawyer and Young Lawyer of the Year. The awards, presented annually by the law school, recognizes lawyers who have been a credit to the law school and legal community. Tate is chairman of the board of directors at Brunini […] [...]

Beverly Martin named executive director of Gulf Coast branch of Hospitality and Restaurant Association

by Published: May 1,2014

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, Newsmakers

The Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association has named Beverly Martin as its new executive director of the Gulf Coast chapter. Martin brings a wealth of experience as a non-profit executive, most recently as the executive director of the Mississippi Casino Operators Association.  Her career in tourism included appointments to the Mississippi Coast Coliseum Commission, the […] [...]

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 […] [...]

USM’s Elena Azadbakht receives honor

by Published: May 1,2014

Tags: Business, education, HATTIESBURG, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Elena Azadbakht, a reference librarian for health sciences at the University of Southern Mississippi, recently received the 2014 EBSCO American Library Association (ALA) Conference Sponsorship. The award provides up to $1,000 in reimbursements for expenses to attend the 2014 ALA Conference in Las Vegas June 26-July 1. Azadbakht is one of seven librarians to receive […] [...]

Thomas M. Fortner, J. Cal Mayo Jr. and David W. Upchurch inducted to College of Trial Lawyers

by Published: May 1,2014

Tags: accounting, Business, law, Mississippi, Newsmakers

The Mississippi Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers has inducted Thomas M. Fortner, J. Cal Mayo Jr. and David W. Upchurch into the Fellowship. Lawyers must have a minimum of 15 years trial experience before being considered for Fellowship and membership in the College cannot exceed 1 percent of the total lawyer population […] [...]

Willmut Gas adds Dean Wade and Joseph Barker to its staff

by Published: May 1,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Willmut Gas has added Dean Wade and Joseph Barker to its staff. Wade will serve as the company’s residential marketing specialist. He will focus his efforts on serving residents living inside the Willmut Gas service area who are looking to add natural gas to their homes or businesses. Dean recently worked as a news anchor […] [...]

Jo Ann Malone named superintendent of Mississippi School for the Blind

by Published: May 1,2014

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi, Newsmakers

The Mississippi Board of Education has named Jo Ann Malone, state administrator and former teacher, as the new superintendent of the Mississippi School for the Blind, effective June 1. Malone, a Flora resident, taught grades 7-12 mathematics, business and pre-vocational education courses at the school from 2001-2006. She joined the Mississippi Department of Education’s Office […] [...]

Mississippi Board of Education has hired Gretchen Cagle

by Published: May 1,2014

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi, Newsmakers

The Mississippi Board of Education has hired Gretchen Cagle, a 20-year veteran special education teacher, advocate and administrator, as the new director for special education. A Clinton native, Cagle began her career teaching students with significant disabilities at Hudspeth Regional Center in Whitfield. She attended the acclaimed Peabody College at Vanderbilt University in Nashville where […] [...]

Neel-Schaffer welcomes Maria Scheitz

by Published: May 1,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Maria Scheitz has joined Neel-Schaffer as a community planner in the Louisville office. Scheitz previously worked for the Louisville Metro Division of Planning and Design, the Boone County (Ky.) Planning Commission and the University of Cincinnati. She is experienced in land use planning, development review, land use code development, and GIS mapping and analysis. Scheitz […] [...]

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