Posts Tagged ‘University of Southern Mississippi’

MDOT recruits Southern Miss for port study

HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi College of Business is part of a team the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has assembled for its Statewide Port Needs and Marketing Study, which is being conducted over the next year to more fully leverage the economic development potential of the state’s 16 public ports. The team […] [...]

State universities see first enrollment decline in 20 years

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — More than 80,000 students are working toward building a successful career and brighter future by pursuing a college degree. However, across Mississippi’s eight public universities, preliminary fall 2013 enrollment figures show a decrease of 490 students from fall 2012 numbers. This is the first time in 20 years that overall enrollment has […] [...]

MAKING A FULL RECOVERY — USM-Gulf Park reopens last Katrina-damaged building

by Wally Northway Published: September 6,2013

Tags: education, Gulf Coast, Hurricane Katrina, Mississippi, University of Southern Mississippi

Perhaps nowhere else was the full devastation of Hurricane Katrina more evident than at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus at Long Beach. On Aug. 29, 2005, Katina damaged or destroyed some 30 buildings on the USM-Gulf Park campus. Throwing in the damage from the hurricane on the main Hattiesburg campus, Southern Miss […] [...]

USM-Gulf Park cuts ribbon on last Katrina-damaged building

LONG BEACH — The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus has cut the ribbon on opening of Elizabeth Hall, the final of five building projects that was completed following the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Southern Miss administrators, faculty, staff, students, and community leaders took part in the ceremony to celebrate the […] [...]

College Board approves university construction projects

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s College Board has approved the top 10 construction priorities of the state’s universities. Here is the total amount requested from the Legislature by each institution for the top 10, as well as the top two projects from each: ___ Alcorn State University Total for top 10 projects: $56.2 million. Top projects: […] [...]

USM program receives certification from ASTL examiners

HATTIESBURG — The American Society of Transportation & Logistics Board of Examiners has approved the online master of science for logistics, trade and transportation at the University of Southern Mississippi as a certified transportation and logistics academic program. Administered by the Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation (CLTT) at Southern Miss, the program’s graduates may […] [...]

Jeff Hammond back at USM

by MBJ Staff Published: August 9,2013

Tags: education, Jeff Hammond, University of Southern Mississippi

Jeff Hammond has a new position at the University of Southern Mississippi come Aug. 1. Hammond has returned to his alma mater as the special assistant to the president for military and veterans student affairs. The retired Army major general had served as the university’s athletic director for one year. His contract, which expired June […] [...]

USM professor Casey Maugh publishes communications work

by MBJ Staff Published: August 2,2013

Tags: Casey Maugh, education, University of Southern Mississippi

Dr. Casey Maugh, assistant professor of communication studies at the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, recently had her book chapter “Blogging for Peace: Realistic job preview strategies from the 21st century Peace Corps volunteer” published in Volunteering and Communication: Studies from Multiple Contexts. Maugh earned her doctoral degree in communication arts and sciences from […] [...]

Accountancy society recognizes Patricia Munn

by MBJ Staff Published: August 2,2013

Tags: education, Patricia Munn, University of Southern Mississippi

Patricia Munn, an instructor in the School of Accountancy at the University of Southern Mississippi, has been named the 2013 Outstanding Educator by the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA). Munn was recognized during the business meeting portion of the organization’s annual convention in Destin, Fla., and represents the eighth instructor from Southern Miss […] [...]

KEEPING OUR EYE ON: Melissa Weinberger

by Stephen McDill Published: July 26,2013

Tags: GodwinGroup, Keeping Our Eye On, Melissa Weinberger, University of Southern Mississippi

Name: Melissa Weinberger Age: 24 Position: Assistant Brand Manager Company: GodwinGroup Although she grew up in Maryland, Melissa Weinberger spent summers visiting family in Gulfport and knew that she wanted to attend college in the South. “I love the downtown areas along our Mississippi Gulf Coast — being able to walk to the beach is something […] [...]

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