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Administrative assistant program graduates

James Chastain, left, Mississippi State Hospital director, and Craig Kittrell, right, assistant director, recognize recent graduates of the Mississippi State Personnel Board’s administrative assistants program. Recognized were, from left, Tarshall Wilson of Byram, Kristi Kindrex of Florence and Debra Scott of Brandon. Wilson has been at MSH for 20 years and works in the Human Resources Department as a Vocational Training Instructor. Kindrex has worked at MSH for over 21 years and is an Administrative Assistant in in the Human Resources Department. Scott is an Administrative Assistant in the Support Services Department and has worked at MSH for 26 years.
Courtesy of Mississippi State Hospital

James Chastain, left, Mississippi State Hospital director, and Craig Kittrell, right, assistant director, recognize recent graduates of the Mississippi State Personnel Board’s administrative assistants program. Recognized were, from left, Tarshall Wilson of Byram, Kristi Kindrex of Florence and Debra Scott of Brandon. Wilson has been at MSH for 20 years and works in the Human Resources Department as a Vocational ...

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Memorial hires Rose

Rebecca Rose, MD, has joined in the practice of family medicine at Memorial Physician Clinics, Family Medicine & Walk-In Clinic in Cedar Lake — Biloxi. Rose received her medical degree, and completed her family medicine residency from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. She is board certified in family medicine.

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Gulfport hospital hires VP

April LaFontaine, has accepted the position of Vice President, Revenue Cycle Services, at Memorial Hospital at Gulfport. She has a Bachelor of Science and Master’s degree in Business Administration. LaFontaine has earned the distinction of board certification from American College of Healthcare Executives. LaFontaine has experience in healthcare finance and revenue cycle management with other large health systems. Her role ...

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2 join MC admissions team

Tori Langworthy and Kaitlin McCarty have been selected as the newest members of the Mississippi College’s admissions team. Both are 2016 graduates of MC and members of the MC Hall of Fame. A Clintonian and graduate of Clinton High, Langworthy, 21, will work to attract students from South Alabama, Florida and Clinton schools. At Mississippi College, Langworthy was member of ...

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Watkins & Eager pair listed

Stephanie M. Rippee and Rebecca Lee Wiggs of Watkins & Eager PLLC have been chosen for inclusion in the Fifth Edition of Benchmark’s Top 250 Women in Litigation, the definitive guide to America’s leading female litigators. Only four Mississippi lawyers made the list. Rippee is a partner in the firm who has divided her practice between general commercial litigation and ...

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Jackson to lead DFA

Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed deputy state treasurer Laura D. Jackson executive director of the Department of Finance and Administration. Jackson replaces Kevin Upchurch, who is retiring. Jackson will manage more than 400 employees and be responsible for the management of the state’s budget. She will also serve as the state’s fiscal officer. Jackson has more than 27 years of ...

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Claiming a slice of the American Dream

Luis Ortiz (right), owner, and (from left) servers Yessenia Hernandez and Arturo Gonzalez and manager Jorge Ortiz.
Photo by JACK WEATHERLY

By JACK WEATHERLY Las Palmas Mexican Grill ain’t refried beans. It’s Luis Ortiz’ sueño, his dream. Ortiz, a native of Zacatecaz, high in the mountains of central Mexico, started as a dishwasher in a restaurant in Cancun and worked his way up the food chain, you might say, till he became a sous chef, eventually becoming top chef. Then he started ...

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Award-winning landscape architect discovered passion for career early

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Christian Preus, who grew up in the small Mississippi Delta town of Webb, found his professional calling when he was just a high school student in Clarksdale. “I discovered landscape architecture and felt it was a great fit for me,” he said. What appealed to Preus most was the diversity of the profession, and how “I could have opportunities to ...

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Students winning national auto competitions highlight of Marshall Molen’s MSU career

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When Dr. G. Marshall Molen, P.E., Ergon distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering at Mississippi State University, first got involved in supervising MSU student teams to compete in the Challenge X Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions (AVTCs) sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, he could have little dreamed the outcome. When they first started, Molen and his colleagues—engineering Dean ...

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