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Southern Miss staff members take home top awards at 2017 PRAM state conference

The University of Southern Mississippi staff members from four offices took home two of the top awards. at the Public Relations Association of Mississippi’s (PRAM) annual state conference. Southern Miss received two PRism Awards, PRAM’s highest honor for outstanding work in the field of public relations, and two Awards of Excellence, PRAM’s second highest honor. PRism Award recipients were April ...

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MSU College of Business earns national reaccreditation by AACSB

The Mississippi State University College of Business has been reaccredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, also known as AACSB International, for another five years. maintaining a distinction held by only five percent of business schools in the world. AASCB accreditation is the highest marker of excellence in business education. The accreditation standards require quality in management, ...

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Travis named dean of MSU’s College of Arts and Sciences

Rick Travis, a longtime Mississippi State University faculty member and administrator, has been named dean for the College of Arts and Sciences, the university’s largest academic unit, after serving in an interim role for the past year. Travis earned a 1993 doctoral degree and 1989 master’s in political science at the University of Georgia. His undergraduate degree in international relations ...

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Ole Miss grad completes Senate internship with Cochran

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) recently commended Melissa Ramsey of Ridgeland, a University of Mississippi graduate, for successfully completing a semester-long internship in his Washington office. Ramsey assisted Cochran’s office in several capacities, including constituent services, correspondence, administrative tasks and assorted legislative duties. Ramsey earned a degree in English from Ole Miss in 2016 and is on track to attend ...

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Millsaps College awards Allison Coggin Lee Scholarship

Margaret Pitts of Flowood is the recipient of Millsaps College’s Allison Coggin Lee Scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year. Pitts, a sales assistant at Ballew Wealth Management, earned a B.A. in English with a minor in public relations from Mississippi State University in 2016. At MSU, she was president of Sigma Tau Delta English honor society and served her sorority, ...

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Millsaps College selected as academic home of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty

Millsaps College has been selected as the new academic home of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP). Established at Washington and Lee University in 1998 as the “Shepherd Poverty Alliance,” a poverty studies program, SHECP has grown into a nonprofit association of 23 higher educational institutions in the United States, dedicated to the goal of preparing students for ...

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Jackson Heart Study names Sims chief science officer

Dr. Mario Sims, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, has been named the new chief science officer of the Jackson Heart Study. The JHS is a community-based prospective cohort study of cardiovascular disease in more than 5,000 African-Americans in Hinds, Madison and Rankin counties. Initiated in 2000, the study is a partnership between UMMC, ...

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JSU College of Business earns extension of AACSB accreditation for all programs

The Jackson State University College of Business, under the leadership of Dean Ramin Maysami, has earned an extension of accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB accreditation is known worldwide, as the longest standing, most recognized form of specialized/professional qualification an institution and its business programs can earn. Post-secondary institutions are granted this honor in acknowledgement ...

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MSU faculty honored

Four faculty members in Mississippi State’s College of Architecture, Art and Design recently received national awards for their exemplary work in architectural education. School of Architecture associate professors Hans Herrmann and Alexis Gregory and assistant professor Emily McGlohn, along with Building Construction Science assistant professor Michele Herrmann, were formally recognized with two Architectural Education Awards by the Association of Collegiate ...

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Foundation adds member

The Phil Hardin Foundation Board of Directors has elected Michael Van Veckhoven, a Meridian businessman and public education advocate, as its newest member. He will join the seven-member board of the statewide education philanthropy at its May meeting. A Meridian native, Van Veckhoven is Dealer Principal of New South Ford and Nissan of Meridian. He is a member of the ...

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