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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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Jo Beth Dodds interning with MDOT

The Mississippi Transportation Commission has selected Jo Beth Dodds of Starkville as the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) Public Affairs Intern for the summer semester. Dodds is a student at Mississippi State University in Starkville where she is pursuing a degree in communication with a concentration in public relations and a minor in religion. This past semester, she was inducted ...

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LaForge leads Delta State into the future

By CALLIE DANIELS BRYANT Five years ago, Delta State University welcomed home its beloved student as its president: Bill LaForge. As a Cleveland native, and the son of DSU’s Dean of College Arts and Science William LaForge (whose name can be found on the university’s library building), his homecoming seems obvious. But he is a nontraditional president. “I did not ...

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MVSU professor appointed to FLHCF board

A Mississippi Valley State University professor was recently appointed to the board of a local organization devoted to eradicating cancer, particularly in the Mississippi Delta. MVSU Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Dr. Mark Dugo has joined the board of directors for the Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Foundation (FLHCF). The Ruleville-based non-profit was founded and is led by MVSU alumna Freddie ...

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Liz Corso Joachim receives the 2018 Hornsby Award from MGCCC

Liz Corso Joachim recently received the 2018 Hornsby Award from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. The Hornsby Award, named after MGCCC alumnae Claire Sekul Hornsby, is given annually to a leader, trailblazer and outstanding supporter of the college. Joachim, owner of Liz Joachim’s Emporium from 1988-1992, is the owner of Corso Inc., her family’s 90-year-old wholesale distribution and full-line vending ...

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DeSoto schools build expansions, expect additional growth

Mississippi’s largest school system is adding classrooms to keep up with student growth. WHBQ-TV reports that the DeSoto County school system is spending $3 million to expand or renovate four different schools. That includes classroom additions at three elementary and one middle school. The district is also completing a major renovation of Olive Branch Intermediate School. Superintendent Cory Uselton says the ...

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Man who integrated Ole Miss chosen for alumni hall of fame

The University of Mississippi is honoring the man who integrated the campus in 1962. James Meredith of Jackson is one of five people being inducted into the Ole Miss alumni hall of fame during homecoming in October. The list of honorees also includes longtime U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran of Oxford, who retired in April. Meredith sued to gain admission as ...

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AOP announces 2017-2018 Administrator, Office Professional of the Year

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Association of Office Professionals (AOP) recently named Rusty Anderson Administrator of the Year and Alfreda Horton Office Professional of the Year for 2017-2018. Anderson is director of Career Services at Southern Miss, and has served in that role since 1995. Horton is coordinator of the Office of Student Ombudsman Services and has been a Southern ...

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