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Johnson named distinguished alumni

Dr. Linda Johnson of Jackson is the 2018 Indiana University School of Optometry Foley House Distinguished Alumni. The award is the highest honor the school awards to its alumni. Johnson is a 1978 graduate of IUSO, becoming the first African American woman optometrist in Mississippi. She is the Director of Optometry Services at the Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center. Over the ...

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‘Leadership Lafayette’ team recognizes 27 leaders, presents award

Twenty-seven local leaders take their fine-tuned skills into the community after graduating from the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce’s 30th annual Leadership Lafayette Program on Aug. 23. The eight-month program is centered around enhancing teamwork, generating and executing new ideas and serving the local community. “I’m extremely honored each year to be apart of such a prestigious group of leaders ...

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10th annual ANCHOR Awards presented on Coast

The 10th Anniversary ANCHOR Awards program was held recently in Moss Point. The ANCHOR Awards was created to honor, reward and celebrate the achievements of outstanding small businesses and non-profit organizations in the community. This year’s recipients were: Small Business of the Year Award Category 1: Charter Bank Small Business of the Year Award Category 2: Hilton Garden Inn Pascagoula ...

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Rivertrust Federal Credit Union recognized for advocacy efforts

Rivertrust Federal Credit Union in Pearl was recently honored with an Advocacy Award, which recognizes credit unions for efforts to protect, strengthen and expand credit unions and improve the lives of members. Rivertrust FCU was recognized for their achievement at the Mississippi Credit Union Association Annual Meeting and Convention, recently held in Biloxi, Mississippi. Rivertrust President and CEO Kevin Long ...

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LEC’s IIoT Technology garners two 2018 Telecoms Awards

LEC, Inc., recently announced the company’s receipt of two TMT News 2018 Telecoms Awards: Best Industrial Automation Software Provider – USA IIoT Platform of the Year: iQ2™: Intelligence. Squared. The 2018 TMT News Telecoms Awards acknowledge those who have gone beyond their duty to provide technologies that innovate industry. The two honors recognize LEC’s success and leadership in producing automation ...

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Vicksburg District’s Chief of Design Branch receives Commander’s Award

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District has announced that David L. Wallace, recently received the Commander’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Equal Employment Opportunity. Wallace received this award for his contributions to the EEO Program. Wallace is responsible for supervising and managing the branch to provide engineering design activities to support the Vicksburg District’s civil works program. ...

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Stennis employee wins 2018 Women of Color STEM Conference award

NASA engineer Dawn Davis of New Orleans, chief of the electrical design and software branch of the Stennis Space Center Engineering and Test Directorate, has won one of the most important honors in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Davis was named recipient of the Professional Achievement (Government) Award by the Women of Color STEM Conference. She will be honored ...

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Liz Corso Joachim receives the 2018 Hornsby Award from MGCCC

Liz Corso Joachim recently received the 2018 Hornsby Award from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. The Hornsby Award, named after MGCCC alumnae Claire Sekul Hornsby, is given annually to a leader, trailblazer and outstanding supporter of the college. Joachim, owner of Liz Joachim’s Emporium from 1988-1992, is the owner of Corso Inc., her family’s 90-year-old wholesale distribution and full-line vending ...

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Broadcast Media Group documentary pilot wins a Silver Telly

Broadcast Media Group, Inc. of Starkville won a Silver Telly Award for a documentary pilot produced in 2017, bringing the company’s international production awards total to 25. “SideMen: Muscle Shoals” a documentary pilot produced for award-winning guitarist Crash Hamilton, was selected from a large group of submitted work from across the United States and around the world. A panel of ...

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Holmes takes 16 awards at annual CPRAM Conference

Members of the Holmes Community College Communications and Marketing/Recruiting departments won 16 awards at the College Public Relations Association of Mississippi annual conference. Mary Margaret Busby, Steve Diffey and Katherine Ellard from the Communications Department and Bronwyn Martin, Barin von Foregger and Stephanie Wood from the Marketing/Recruiting Department each received awards. Awards were: — Newsletter, Ellard and Wood, “Paw Prints,” ...

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