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JCJC no more: Call me Jones, says Mississippi 2-year-college

The last educational institution in Mississippi that called itself a junior college is rebranding. What had been Jones County Junior College will now call itself Jones College, although its official and legal name won’t change. All the other two-year colleges in Mississippi that had called themselves junior colleges have officially changed their names to community colleges. Jones, however, long held ...

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Clinton voters to decide $25M in borrowing for schools

Voters in one central Mississippi school district go to the polls Tuesday to decide whether the district will borrow $25 million. Residents of the Clinton school district are being asked to approve borrowing that would finance a new career complex at Clinton High School. The funds would also help renovate the current complex at Clinton Junior High School and expand ...

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William Carey’s Turner appointed to COCA

Dr. James Turner Dr. James Turner, dean of William Carey University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM), has been appointed to the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA). Turner and the other commissioners will review site visits, as well as mid-cycle and annual reports submitted by COMs in the United States with the goal of ensuring that each is meeting COCA ...

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Charles H. Dean Jr. Annual Memorial Scholarship awarded

Dean and Dean/Associates recently awarded the Charles H. Dean Jr. Annual Memorial Scholarship to Tony D. Coleman Jr. of Gulfport. The scholarship recognizes any full-time students at Mississippi State University in their third through fifth year of design studio in the School of Architecture. Applicants must be residents of Mississippi and can demonstrate financial need. Coleman is in his fourth ...

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Inaugural Hall of Fame class announced by Hattiesburg schools foundation

Fourteen alumni of Hattiesburg’s city schools will be inducted into the inaugural HPSD Foundation Hall of Fame during a two-day event October 4-5 at Eureka School Museum. The Foundation’s Hall of Fame steering committee selected the alumni, including three posthumously, for the Hattiesburg Public School District Foundation Class of 2018: • Former Professional Golfers Association president James Ray Carpenter; • ...

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Analysis: Appeal over charter school funding heats up

JEFF AMY Chancery court was never going to be anything but the first round in a lawsuit over how Mississippi’s charter schools are funded. Hinds County Chancery Judge Dewayne Thomas ruled in February that diversions of local property taxes to charter schools are acceptable. But the inevitable appeal to the state Supreme Court is now in motion. In recent weeks, ...

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MIST Cluster brings marine technology business and government partners together

Joe Graben By BECKY GILLETTE Businesses and governments involved in developing and implementing applied technologies for a marine or coastal environment face some similar challenges, one being the highly corrosive nature of saltwater. The Marine Industries Science & Technology (MIST) Cluster is a regional group formed to provide opportunities for people in maritime-related industries from the Florida Panhandle to coastal ...

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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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