Posts Tagged ‘University of Georgia’

USM finally holds inauguration ceremony for Bennett

HATTIESBURG — More than a year after he took the reins at the University of Southern Mississippi, President Rodney Bennett has been officially inaugurated. Bennett is being hailed as the first black person to lead a historically white university in Mississippi. The 10th president of the 15,000-student university has already faced a major challenge, leading […] [...]

Board certifies Weldon

John S. Weldon, MD, FACP, has successfully earned his board certification in hospice and palliative medicine from the American Board of Internal Medicine, making him a part of the new Supportive Care and Palliative Medicine Program. Weldon obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and his medical degree from Medical College of Georgia. […] [...]

Extension appoints Kirkland

Mississippi State University Extension Service has appointed Cassandra Kirkland as family life specialist. Kirkland received her bachelor’s degree in child and family development from the University of Georgia and her master’s and doctoral degrees in human development and family studies from Auburn University. She holds a certified family life educator credential from the National Council […] [...]

Giesen presented award

James C. Giesen, a Mississippi State University historian who also directs a university-based regional center, is being honored for his book on agriculture in the modern American South. He is receiving the first Deep South Book Prize for “Boll Weevil Blues: Cotton, Myth and Power in the American South” (University of Chicago Press, 2011). Giesen, […] [...]

Duke leaves USM

Rick Duke has resigned after two years as director of the University of Southern Mississippi’s Trent Lott National Center for Economic Development & Entrepreneurship. Duke says he may attend the University of Georgia as a doctoral student in environmental planning and design. [...]

Professors tapped for program

Two Mississippi State University scientists have been selected for a national leadership-training program. MSU Forest and Wildlife Research Center professors Robert Kroger and David Jones will be in the Leadership for the 21st Century, or Lead21, class of 2012-2013. Kroger is an assistant professor of aquatic sciences in MSU’s wildlife, fisheries and aquaculture department. The […] [...]

MARTIN WILLOUGHBY: CEO of Better Business Bureau, John O’Hara, makes sure that quality comes first in his work

Integrity matters. A leader’s ability to lead is built upon a trust relationship. When there is a failure of integrity then the trust can be irrevocably broken. Integrity goes beyond simply being honest. Its definition means, “to be whole, integrated, and complete.” Dr. Henry Cloud, co-author of the bestseller Boundaries noted, “our character, the ability […] [...]

Moon elected chairman

The nominating committee of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) has elected Jay C. Moon, CEcD, FM, president and CEO of the Mississippi Manufacturers Association, as chairman of its board of directors. Moon has more than 25 years of successful economic development experience. He served as the deputy director and director for international development with […] [...]

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