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Madison resident graduates from executive program at Harvard Business School

Monica Harrigill of Madison, Managing Member and co-founder of The Sunray Companies, recently graduated with a certificate from the Owner/President Management Program (OPM) at Harvard Business School in Boston. Established more than 45 years ago, OPM is a 9-week Executive Education program held over a 3-year period, for business owners and entrepreneurs with at least 15 years of management experience ...

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Mississippi State earns gold distinction as 2018 Military Friendly School

Mississippi State has earned the 2018 Military Friendly Schools Gold Medal for its veteran-oriented campus culture. Presented annually by Victory Media, the distinction showcases some of the most powerful and effective veteran-centered programs at more than 800 post-secondary schools that were designated as Military Friendly Schools. Criteria for inclusion is based on commitment, effort and success in creating sustainable and ...

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Analysis: Benefits from good preschool programs could be big

It’s a soft sell – come and listen to renowned figures who have studied the benefits of educating very young children, and maybe people will leave charged up to support more and better preschool programs in Mississippi. With that in mind, the University of Mississippi’s Graduate Center for the Study of Early Learning brought two of the most renowned figures ...

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JSU’s University Communications wins at 2017 HBCUgrow LEAD Awards

Jackson State University director of social media Spencer McClenty (left) and executive director Maxine R. Greenleaf (right) accepts an award from Me’chelle Degree on behalf of Jackson State University. The school’s Department of University Communications were recently presented with three LEAD Awards for outstanding work in social media advertising, viral profiles of “People of JSU” and the university’s main website. ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Early interventions could lift Mississippi off bottom

What one thing could Mississippi do to have a more competitive workforce, a healthier population, more college graduates, fewer welfare mothers, better school performance, fewer special needs children, less drug usage and pay for itself seven times over?   Improve cognitive development in at-risk children right from birth.   Sound too good to be true?    Science says otherwise. It ...

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USM College of Business Presents Student Awards

Students in The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business were recently recognized for outstanding academic achievement during the fall 2017 honors program held Friday, Nov. 17 on the Hattiesburg campus. Honorees (with hometowns): School of Accountancy Outstanding Accounting Student – Hattiesburg campus: Sheri Lowery, Sumrall. Outstanding Accounting Student – Gulf Park campus: Moises Espinal, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Department ...

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Carl Small Town Center at MSU receives public outreach, design honors for ‘Marking the Mule’ project

Mississippi State’s Carl Small Town Center is receiving two statewide awards for its “Marking the Mule” project focused on advancing citizen engagement in the Marks community. CSTC Director Leah F. Kemp recently accepted a 2017 Public Outreach Award from the Mississippi Chapter of the American Planning Association. The award recognizes an individual or program that uses information and education to ...

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Analysis: Many parents for 2 Mississippi history museums

Two museums telling the story of Mississippi are opening on the eve of the state’s bicentennial, culminating years of planning. Many people deserve credit for pushing the projects from vague concepts into see-it-and-touch-it reality. High on that list is former Gov. Haley Barbour. During his final year in office, in 2011, Republican Barbour persuaded lawmakers to approve $38 million in state financing ...

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Gloria Peterson, from USM Named to the Aramark Ring of Stars Class

Gloria Peterson, food service associate who work with the University of Southern Mississippi, joins 200 of Aramark’s outstanding team members from around the world who have been named to the company’s 2017 Ring of Stars class. Aramark’s Ring of Stars program is comprised of frontline employees who serve customers and consumers as chefs, cashiers, hawkers, servers, route drivers, custodians and ...

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MSU College of Business professor receives international honor

Merrill Warkentin, a professor of information systems at Mississippi State University, is one of five scholars worldwide to be recognized with the 2017 Outstanding Service Award by the International Federation for Information Processing. Warkentin, the James J. Rouse Professor of Information Systems in MSU’s College of Business, recently received the honor from IFIP, the leading multinational apolitical organization in information ...

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