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Millsaps College names LeAnne Brewer Director of Executive Education

LeAnne Brewer of Madison is the director of executive education at Millsaps College, a newly created role in which she works with the Mississippi business community to develop professional education and training programs that use the expertise of professors in the Else School of Management at Millsaps. Brewer served as executive director of the former Foundation for Public Broadcasting in ...

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Alcorn: The Magazine wins Best Alumni Publication Award at the 2017 HBCU Awards Ceremony

Alcorn State University’s alumni publication, Alcorn: The Magazine, recently won the Best Alumni Publication Award at the 2017 HBCU Awards Ceremony. Alcorn was also nominated in the Best Student Organization, Male Coach of the Year and Female Student of the Year categories. The HBCU Awards, established by Jarrett L. Carter Sr., founding editor of HBCU Digest, celebrates the achievements of ...

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MGCCC named 2017 Great College to Work For

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College has been named a 2017 Great College to Work For with an Honor Roll distinction by the Chronicle of Higher Education. MGCCC’s top-rated categories are Compensation and Benefits, Job Satisfaction, Professional/Career Development Programs, Respect and Appreciation, Supervisor/Department Chair Relationship, and Teaching Environment. Through the survey conducted by ModernThink LLC and information compiled from the U.S. ...

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Turner Chosen for ASHA Leadership Program

Dr. Courtney Turner, educational audiologist at The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi, was recently selected for the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) 2017 Leadership Development Program. Each year, ASHA selects 30 professionals in the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology who demonstrate leadership potential to participate in the year-long Leadership Development Program. ...

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Southern Miss AOP Chapter Installs New Officers

The University of Southern Mississippi Chapter of the Association of Officer Professionals recently installed new officers for 2017-18. The new officers include, from left: Jennifer Lewis, President (Compliance Coordinator/Office of General Counsel); Katie Kitchens, President Elect (Reservation Specialist/Thad Cochran Center); Elizabeth Killinger, Vice President (Disability Specialist/Office of Disability Accommodations); Jennifer Brown, Secretary (Office Manager/Gulf Park-College of Education and Psychology); Erin ...

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MSU researcher earns major honor from Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine

Michael R. Nadorff, an assistant professor of psychology at Mississippi State University, was recently recognized nationally for significant contributions to the field of behavioral sleep medicine. Nadorff, who oversees the university’s Sleep, Suicide and Aging Laboratory, is a 2017 recipient of the Art Spielman Early Career Distinguished Achievement Award from the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine. At the group’s conference, ...

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MSU Alumni Association announces new national officers

Mississippi State University Alumni Association has selected new leaders of the national board of directors for a two-year term for fiscal years 2017-2019. The incoming national officers include Brad M. Reeves of Jackson as president; Sherri Carr Bevis of Gulfport as vice president; and Jerry L. Toney of Starkville as treasurer. Ronald E. Black of Meridian continues on the board ...

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Jackson Prep Hires Jina Smith as New Chief of Staff

Jackson Preparatory School in Flowood has hire Jina Smith as Chief of Staff for Interim Head of School Denny Britt. She will continue that role when a permanent Head of School has been named. Among her many responsibilities will be overseeing the day to day operations of the Head of School’s office, performing administrative duties for Prep’s leadership team, and ...

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Gigi Turner Awarded Top Honor for Excellence in Art Education

The Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education (MAAE) honored Gigi Turner, chair and associate professor of Belhaven’s Graphic Design Department, with the 2017 Excellence in Higher Education Award. Turner received her B.F.A. in Graphic Design from The University of Southern Mississippi, and has more than two decades of experience as a professional designer. She serves on the advising board for Madison ...

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PHIL HARDWICK: Escape rooms are sweeping the nation

  Kimberly wasn’t so sure she wanted to participate in the so-called Collaborate Problem Solving Activity that was on the agenda at the conference she was attending. “I hear they lock you in a room with other people and the group has to solve some kind of puzzle to get out.” “Oh, don’t worry,” someone said. “It’s a lot of ...

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