Posts Tagged ‘University of Southern Mississippi’

USM report links school board behavior to student performance

HATTIESBURG — Research by Dr. David Lee, associate professor of educational leadership at the University of Southern Mississippi, and his research team has linked the behavior of school boards with student achievement in their districts. This study suggests that school board behavior does matter, and if gains are to be made in low-performing districts, behaviors […] [...]

USM’s part-time MBA program makes national ranking

HATTIESBURG and LONG BEACH — The University of Southern Mississippi’s MBA program has been rated among the nation’s Top 200 part-time business programs in rankings for 2014 by U.S. News & World Report. Southern Miss currently has approximately 50 students enrolled in the MBA program with most (78 percent) pursuing their degrees on a part-time […] [...]

Polymer Institute assists local manufacturers

HATTIESBURG — The Mississippi Polymer Institute provided technical assistance to four Mississippi-based manufacturing companies yielding $3.6M in direct financial impact and resulting in the creation of 22 new jobs in Mississippi, according to data compiled by InnovateMEP Mississippi during survey period Quarter 3 2012 – Quarter 2 2013. Dr. Jay Tice, director of InnovateMEP Mississippi, […] [...]

Schools, athletes win awards for academic achievement

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Winners of the Halbrook Awards for Academic Achievement Among Athletes and the John C. and Ernestine McCall Halbrook Award were announced during the Mississippi Association of Colleges and Universities Annual Conference, which was held recently at Hinds Community College’s Eagle Ridge Conference Center in Raymond. Administered cooperatively by the Board of Trustees […] [...]

Dr. J. Paige Buchanan named Chemist of the Year

Dr. J. Paige Buchanan, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Southern Mississippi, has been named Chemist of the Year by the Mississippi Section of the American Chemical Society. Buchanan has been at Southern Miss since 2006 where she teaches and maintains an active research group. She earned her […] [...]

Matthews, Cutrer & Lindsay, P.A. promotes five staff members

The accounting firm Matthews, Cutrer & Lindsay, P.A. has promoted five of its staff members. Lisa Hammarstrom, CPA, has been promoted to supervisor in the audit division. She has bachelor and masters of accountancy degrees from the University of Mississippi. Fortson Baird, CPA, has been promoted to senior accountant. He has a bachelor’s degree from […] [...]

Dr. Susi Folse tapped as advisor at Southern Miss

Southern Bone and Joint Specialists, P.A’s Dr. Susi Folse has been named medical advisor for the University of Southern Mississippi School of Human Performance and Recreation Kinesiotherapy program. Folse received her athletic training degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. She received her medical degree from the Louisiana State University Medical Center and also completed […] [...]

MGCCC building new $12M nursing school facility

BILOXI — Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College has announced a $12 million project to build a new nursing school. MGCCC president Mary Graham says the Nursing and Simulation Complex will be located south of the William Carey University campus on Mississippi Highway 67 on about five acres of land. Officials say the groundbreaking on this […] [...]

USM’s Rodney Bennett honored in Ebony’s Power 100

University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney D. Bennett joins an illustrious group of honorees named recently to EBONY’s annual Power 100 list of the nation’s most influential African-Americans. The Power 100 list is divided into 14 categories of recognition. Bennett is included among “The Firsts” for becoming the first African-American to lead Southern Miss or […] [...]

USM’s Polymer Institute signs MOU with WIINTECH

HATTIESBURG — The Mississippi Polymer Institute has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the WIINTECH group, which signifies the first official step in moving local Mississippi businesses toward international collaboration with the companies that are a part of that network. In the spring of 2012, Mississippi Polymer Institute, along with the School of Polymers […] [...]

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