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Alcorn 3rd on Value Colleges’ Top 50 Best Value HBCUs list

Alcorn State University in Lorman has been recognized again as one of the nation’s top historically black colleges and universities. The University is ranked third on the Top 50 Value Colleges’ Historically Black Colleges & Universities 2018 list. Alcorn is the highest ranked Mississippi school on the website’s list. Value Colleges is a website that offers researched, straightforward, and practical ...

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Economic Education board elects Mosley to be chairman

Brooks Mosley The Mississippi Council on Economic Education Board of Directors recently elected Brooks Mosley as chairman of the board for the 2018-19 term. Brooks is the president of Ballew Wealth Management. As preseident of Ballew Wealth Management, he advises clients, particularly in retirement investing. Brooks’ other responsibilities include business development and compliance, as well as administrative and management functions. ...

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Casey Lauer named Ole Miss facilities management director

Casey Lauer, an experienced engineer and facilities operations expert, has been named director of the Facilities Management Department at the University of Mississippi. Casey Lauer The Kansas native has more than 11 years of leadership and experience in the fields of energy engineering, facilities operations, and property and project management. Lauer also will be responsible for assessing needs for growth, ...

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PHIL HARDWICK: How to speak to a college class

PHIL HARDWICK The fall academic semester approaches. If you are successful in business there’s a good chance that sooner or later you will be asked to speak to a college class about your company or a current business issue. The experience can be personally rewarding or a flop. I’ve been teaching as an adjunct professor/instructor at the college level since ...

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Mississippi Delta school merger foiled by lawsuit for now

A school district in the Mississippi Delta has given up efforts to consolidate two schools in the face of legal opposition. The North Bolivar district sought to merge Shelby’s Broad Street High School and Mound Bayou’s John F. Kennedy High School, citing declining enrollment and the cost of needed repairs. However, supporters of the Mound Bayou school sued. Bolivar County ...

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Jackson residents strongly approve $65M in school borrowing

Residents in Mississippi’s capital city are overwhelmingly approving a $65 million bond referendum that supporters say will provide funds to make repairs to the Jackson school district’s aging facilities. More than 85 percent of voters on Tuesday favored the borrowing, easily clearing the 60 percent threshold required in bond votes. Voters reauthorized 5 mills in property taxes for additional capital ...

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Zook named Ole Miss associate vice chancellor in communications and marketing

Jim Zook, a veteran communications and marketing leader, has been named associate vice chancellor for strategic communications and marketing at the University of Mississippi. Zook has more than 25 years of expertise from a career spanning corporate communications, consulting and media. Zook, joined Ole Miss from Deloitte, a global professional services firm where he served most recently as head of ...

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Hopkins announced as new development officer

A familiar face has joined Mississippi University for Women’s Office of Development & Alumni team. Timothy L. Hopkins, who served as the university’s senior admissions counselor, was recently announced as The W’s new development officer. A W alumnus, Hopkins obtained his degree in bachelor of arts in psychology with a minor in family studies in 2009. He earned his master ...

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Canopy welcomes new director of development

Canopy Children’s Solutions recently named Heidi Noel as its new Director of Development. Noel has more than 20 years of sales management experience and five years of non-profit management and governance experience. Prior to joining Canopy, Noel was the president of the Junior League of Jackson. She also served on the League’s Board of Directors for four additional years simultaneously ...

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New board members join Woodward Hines

The Woodward Hines Education Foundation (WHEF) has elected two new members to the board of directors, Haley Fisackerly and Camille Scales Young. They take positions left open by the outgoing Ronald Smith and the founder Jack Woodward who died in February. Fisackerly is the president and chief executive officer of Entergy Mississippi, Inc., which serves approximately 445,000 customers in 45 ...

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