Posts Tagged ‘University of Southern Mississippi’

MDEQ seeking public comment on post-oil spill restoration

LONG BEACH — On July 16 in Long Beach, the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) will seek public input on the types of early restoration they would like to see implemented as part of the ongoing Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA). “Making the Gulf whole following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and […] [...]

Colleges prep for interior design job surge

It’s all about space planning at the state’s interior design schools where students learn ways to make interior spaces more livable and workable. There are four-year accredited programs such as Mississippi College, Mississippi State University and the University of Southern Mississippi where students earn bachelor degrees in interior design. There are also university parallel programs […] [...]

Mississippi Polymer Institute earns A2LA accreditation

HATTIESBURG — Over the course of the last year, the Mississippi Polymer Institute (MPI) worked to achieve accreditation through the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) by transforming their laboratories into ISO/IEC 17025 compliant spaces. Laboratory accreditation is based on internationally accepted criteria for competence and has been awarded to MPI based on an independent, […] [...]

The Accelerator recruits three new businesses

by Associated Press Published: July 9,2013

Tags: GE Aviation, The Accelerator, University of Southern Mississippi, Vatican Capital

HATTIESBURG — The Accelerator, a 60,000-square-foot incubator that rents space and equipment to fledgling and expanding technology companies, is now home to three new businesses. GE Aviation, which opened its Ellisville facility in May, recently rented laboratory space in The Accelerator for the purpose of training new employees to make components for jet engines. GE […] [...]

Aubrey Lucas to receive education award

by MBJ Staff Published: July 5,2013

Tags: Aubrey K. Lucas, education, University of Southern Mississippi

The 2013 Winter-Reed Partnership Award will be presented to Dr. Aubrey K. Lucas, president emeritus and professor of higher education at the University of Southern Mississippi, during a tribute dinner Oct. 1 at Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg. In 1975, Lucas became the sixth president of his alma mater, Southern Miss, launching an era […] [...]

Lhay Thriffiley named director-liaison

Lhay Browning Thriffiley has been chosen as the new director-liaison for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. Thriffiley is a graduate of the master of science in economic development program at Southern Miss, where she excelled in graduate level classes in grant writing, nonprofit leadership and administration studies. […] [...]

Amy Chasteen Miller named USM associate dean

by MBJ Staff Published: June 4,2013

Tags: Amy Chasteen Miller, education, University of Southern Mississippi

Dr. Amy Chasteen Miller, associate professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, is taking on the role of associate dean for academic affairs in the University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Arts and Letters. Miller earned her bachelor of arts degree from the University of Alabama, master of arts from the University […] [...]

USM chooses Thomas Schoemann

by MBJ Staff Published: May 31,2013

Tags: education, Thomas Schoemann, University of Southern Mississippi

Thomas Schoemann has been selected as the Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation’s operations manager at the University of Southern Mississippi. Schoemann is a retired Air Force veteran and spent the last eight and a half years with Rapiscan Systems as the U.S. operations manager for cargo and people screening. A resident of Ocean Springs, […] [...]

Seth Case-Price to lead USM Children’s Center

by MBJ Staff Published: May 31,2013

Tags: education, Sarah Case-Price, University of Southern Mississippi

Sarah Case-Price began her affiliation with The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi more than a dozen years ago as a student worker. On July 1, she will take over the reins as director. Case-Price has served in several capacities at the center since becoming a full-time staff member […] [...]

USM brings in Douglas Vinzant

by MBJ Staff Published: May 24,2013

Tags: Douglas Vinzant, Tom Estes, University of Southern Mississippi

Longtime higher education administrator Dr. Douglas Vinzant has been named the new vice president for finance and administration at the University of Southern Mississippi. His appointment was pending before the State Institutions of Higher Learning board at press time. Vinzant comes to Southern Miss after serving as vice president for finance and administration at St. […] [...]

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