Posts Tagged ‘University of Mississippi’

Jackson faces geographic challenges on warehouse distribution front

Warehouse distribution centers are going to become more prominent than ever once an expanded Panama Canal opens in early 2015 and greatly increases an already-enormous volume of retail goods coming into the United States from China and the rest of Asia. Jackson, though a trucking and rail crossroads, could have a difficult time taking part […] [...]

Keeping Our Eye On: Erika Berry

Name: Erika Berry Age: 27 Position: Advocacy Coordinator Company: Mississippi Coalition for Public Charter Schools Talk to Erika Berry for long and the conversation will wind its way around to education policy. “As technology continues to advance and our marketplace becomes more global, public education is going to have to innovate so that every student […] [...]

Niemeyer heading program chapter

by Published: March 22,2013

Tags: education, Ryan Niemeyer, University of Mississippi

University of Mississippi educational leadership professor Ryan Niemeyer has been selected to lead the UM chapter of the Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program, a joint venture with Mississippi State University to award full scholarships to top-performing students who want to become teachers. The appointment marks the third major move at UM for Niemeyer, who serves […] [...]

Keeping Our Eye On Jordan Downs

Jordan Downs is carrying on a family tradition of public service started by his grandfather, state Rep. Ray Rogers. As U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper’s senior policy advisor, Downs has been on hand for everything from fiscal cliffs to sequesters and all legislative points in between. Each week, Downs is faced with daily challenges involving real […] [...]

Ken Cyree readies Gillespie Business Plan Competition

Q — What is the Gillespie Business Plan Competition? A — The Gillespie Business Plan Competition is a contest that allows students to craft and present their business plans to a group of business professionals. Through this process, students can hone their business ideas and create a persuasive presentation that mimics a pitch to fund […] [...]

Tyner replacing Mullins

by Published: March 1,2013

Tags: Dan Jones, Lee Tyner, University of Mississippi

Lee Tyner, who has served as university attorney at the University of Mississippi since 2003, has been named the new chief of staff for UM chancellor Dan Jones. When he assumes the position July 1, Tyner will replace Andy Mullins, who retires June 30 after 19 years on the Ole Miss administrative staff. Tyner will […] [...]

Bain replaces Seaman

University of Mississippi Office of Communications recently welcomed Hilarie Pryor Bain as director of the Division of Printing and Creative Services. A graduate of the University of Houston and former associate director of Printing and Creative Services, Bain has more than 15 years of experience in the graphic communications industry. She replaces outgoing director Tony […] [...]

Monroe expands team

by Published: March 1,2013

Tags: Leigh Monroe, M'Prints, University of Mississippi

  Tupelo resident Leigh Monroe recently joined the sales team of M’Prints Promotional Products, expanding the company’s footprint to North Mississippi. Monroe will serve as an account executive for the Meridian-based company. She previously served as a provider relations specialist and community outreach coordinator with Magnolia Health Plan’s Centene Corporation, and also has past experience […] [...]

Gladden directing center

Joseph R. Gladden III is the new director of the National Center for Physical Acoustics at the University of Mississippi. Gladden, an associate professor of physics, joined the UM faculty as an assistant professor in 2005. He was a physics instructor at the United World College in Montezuma, N.M., for three years before that. Gladden […] [...]

Massengale earns certification

Marc Massengale of Northwestern Mutual has received the chartered retirement plans specialist (CRPS) designation from the College for Financial Planning. Massengale is a representative of Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company and holds a bachelor of business administration degree from the University of Mississippi. [...]

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