Posts Tagged ‘University of Mississippi’

Webster dies in accident

by MBJ Staff Published: February 8,2013

Tags: Joe Webster, Mississippi Supreme Court, University of Mississippi

Former Coahoma County Court Judge Joe Webster died Jan. 16 after a traffic accident in Clarksdale. Webster, 65, of Clarksdale, continued to preside over cases as a senior status judge by appointment of the Mississippi Supreme Court. He handled 15 cases by appointment of the Supreme Court in 2012. Webster served as a County Court […] [...]

Norris wins appointment

Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed Gulf Coast business leader Jack Norris to the Mississippi State Port Authority Board of Commissioners. Norris will assume the unexpired term of former port commissioner Frances Turnage, who resigned Dec. 14, 2012. Norris is president of the Gulf Coast Business Council. He previously served under Gov. Haley Barbour as executive […] [...]

New post for Boydstun

by MBJ Staff Published: December 28,2012

Tags: John Boydstun, Regions Bank, University of Mississippi

Regions Bank has named John Boydstun vice president, commercial banking relationship manager. A native of Baton Rouge, La., Boydstun has seven years of banking experience, and most recently served as a community banking relationship manager for Regions in Baton Rouge. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi and his M.B.A. from the […] [...]

Baker rejoins agency

by MBJ Staff Published: December 7,2012

Tags: Cheryn Baker, Mississippi Secretary of State, University of Mississippi

Cheryn Baker has rejoined the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office as assistant secretary of state of the Securities Division. Prior to her return, she acted as corporate counsel to Hancock Bank in Gulfport. She previously served as assistant secretary of state of the Policy and Research Division. A Lexington native, Baker graduated magna cum laude […] [...]

Kyle Veazey realizes life goal of writing sports book

by Clay Chandler Published: November 23,2012

Tags: Champions for Change, Kyle Veazey, Mississippi State University, University of Mississippi

Kyle Veazey, an Ole Miss journalism graduate and a sports enterprise reporter for the Commercial Appeal in Memphis, has written a book about Mississippi State University’s 1962-63 men’s basketball team, which defied an unwritten Mississippi law that forbade the state’s college teams from competing against integrated squads. “Champions for Change” is Veazey’s first book. Q […] [...]

Thompson’s take an inspiring look back

Wright Thompson makes the point, “What is the cost of knowing our past, and what is the cost of not?” As Mississippians, we probably don’t talk about the past enough. We want to sweep it under the rug and move on, but in the recently aired “Ghosts of Ole Miss,” ESPN’s “30 for 30” series […] [...]

Pettis merits chair

by MBJ Staff Published: November 2,2012

Tags: James Pettis, University of Mississippi, Wyatt Tarrant & Combs

James L. (Jim) Pettis III, partner-in-charge of the Jackson office of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP, has been selected to chair the Taxation Section of the Mississippi Bar Association. Pettis is a graduate of the University of Mississippi, the University of Mississippi School of La, and the University of Florida, where he received a postgraduate […] [...]

SBJ welcomes Bishop

by MBJ Staff Published: November 2,2012

Tags: Robbie Bishop, Southern Bone & Joint Specialists, University of Mississippi

Occupational therapist Robbie Bishop, has joined the staff of Southern Bone and Joint Specialists Rehabilitation. Bishop brings 17 years of occupational therapy experience to the group. He received his bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from the University of Mississippi. He completed his master’s of public health degree with an emphasis in occupational health and safety […] [...]

GodwinGroup hires Hawkins

by MBJ Staff Published: November 2,2012

Tags: Don Hawkins, GodwinGroup, Ocean Springs, University of Mississippi

GodwinGroup recently named Don Hawkins, of its Jackson office, as project manager. A native of Ocean Springs, Hawkins is a graduate of the University of Mississippi in Oxford, where he received a bachelor of business administration degree in business management. Hawkins joined the agency in 2004.   [...]

Ole Miss eyes development of old Whirlpool plant

by Clay Chandler Published: October 29,2012

Tags: Institutes of Higher Learning, Ole Miss, Oxford, University of Mississippi, Whirlpool

Among the list of projects the University of Mississippi recently submitted to the College Board was the redevelopment of the old Whirlpool plant into a recreational facility and a hub to help ease traffic and parking woes. Schools annually submit their Facilities Needs Requests, which give the College Board an idea of each school’s funding […] [...]

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