Posts Tagged ‘Southern Miss’

USM, Neel-Schaffer recreating tornado devastated campus

by Wally Northway Published: May 3,2013

Tags: disaster, EF-4 tornado, Neel-Schaffer, Southern Miss, University of Southern Mississippi

Loren Erickson watched from his Hattiesburg home that Sunday in February as an EF-4 tornado ripped through the heart of the Hub City. He feared the worst. “I could see the debris raining out of the top of the tornado — I knew it was going to be bad,” Erickson remembered. After freeing a person […] [...]

MBA program returning to Hattiesburg

by Lisa Monti Published: February 8,2013

Tags: HATTIESBURG, Joe Peyrefitte, MBA, Southern Miss, University of Southern Mississippi, USM

The next couple of years will be key to the University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business, with the return of the MBA program to the Hattiesburg campus, the selection of a new dean and the opening of a new building to house its students, faculty and staff in Hattiesburg. Budget cuts in 2010 forced […] [...]

Milroy conducting experiment

by MBJ Staff Published: August 6,2012

Tags: Scott Milroy, Southern Miss, Stennis Space Center

Scott Milroy, a University of Southern Mississippi assistant professor, is embarking on a year long project to grow a form of blue-green algae in incubation chambers at the Stennis Space Center in Hancock County. Milroy hopes to mimic conditions that exist on the surface of Mars. NASA has provided funding for the research. Milroy says […] [...]

USM breaks ground on business program building

HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi is starting construction on a new home for its College of Business. >> Donor: $5 million gif to USM business college an investment — not a payback >> USM’s College of Business growing its expectations >> USM FUNDRAISING FOR COLLEGE OF BUSINESS REACHES A MILESTONE — Gift from […] [...]

Atkins-Sayre wins award

Dr. Wendy Atkins-Sayre, assistant professor in the Communication Studies Department at the University of Southern Mississippi, was recently awarded the Outstanding Alumni Award from her alma mater, Texas State University at San Marcos. Atkins-Sayre joined USM in 2007 as director of The Speaking Center and scholar within the Communication Studies Department. She has published in […] [...]

Willis moves to foundation

Russ Willis has transitioned from the position of vice president for administrative affairs at The University of Southern Mississippi to a role with the University Foundation. Chad Driskell, executive assistant to the president for external affairs, will replace him on an interim basis, while Willis will join the staff of the USM Foundation as assistant […] [...]

Jordan receives award

by MBJ Staff Published: January 15,2012

Tags: Southern Miss, University of Southern Mississippi, USM

Linda Jordan, assistant to the dean for the College of Business at the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, was recently presented the 2011 Office Personnel Staff Excellence Award, which came with a commemorative plaque and a $1,200 monetary gift. Jordan, who has been working at Southern Miss for 20 years, was commended for her […] [...]

USM faculty in the news

Evelyn Edwards, vice president of community reinvestment for BancorpSouth, has been named the 2011 Housing Initiative Partner of the Year by the University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS). The award is presented annually to an individual or agency participating on the IDS Housing Advisory Council who has worked in the housing, disability […] [...]

IMSLEC honors Cornett

Daphne Cornett, assistant director of the DuBard School for Language Disorders at the University of Southern Mississippi, recently earned the 2011 IMSLEC Innovator Award for Outstanding Educator in a College or University. Cornett, a certified speech-language pathologist, taught at the DuBard School for 20 years before taking over as assistant director and out-client service coordinator […] [...]

Polk, Palazzo honored

Longtime Magee businessman John Polk and U.S. Congressman Steven Palazzo were honored recently as alumni of the year by the College of Business at the University of Southern Mississippi. Polk, retired executive of Polk Meat Products and newly elected state senator, received the Boardman Distinguished Alumnus of the Year award. Palazzo, who is serving his […] [...]

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