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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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Holmes takes 16 awards at annual CPRAM Conference

Members of the Holmes Community College Communications and Marketing/Recruiting departments won 16 awards at the College Public Relations Association of Mississippi annual conference. Mary Margaret Busby, Steve Diffey and Katherine Ellard from the Communications Department and Bronwyn Martin, Barin von Foregger and Stephanie Wood from the Marketing/Recruiting Department each received awards. Awards were: — Newsletter, Ellard and Wood, “Paw Prints,” ...

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Where are the millennials of insurance? Ole Miss teams with industry executives to replenish ranks as boomers retire

By TED CARTER The prospect of calamities has kept insurance executives from sleeping easy since way back in the 1300s when enterprising Genoans began insuring ships and cargo. Nowadays, insurance execs are trying to head off a modern-day calamity of not having new blood to carry the industry forward as baby boomers retire from the field in droves. Their efforts ...

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15th Annual Salute to Delta Honor Graduates held in conjunction with Delta Council Day

Delta Council held its 15th Annual Salute to Delta Honor Graduates Event during the 83rd Annual Meeting of the regional organization at Delta State University. Alcorn State University President and incoming Commissioner of Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL), Dr. Alfred Rankins, Jr., was the keynote speaker, and State Senator Briggs Hopson of Vicksburg, Vice-Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee ...

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OP-ED — Another case of ill-informed pronouncements on education in Mississippi

Bill Crawford has recently written several pieces on how to best train Mississippi’s work force. He makes his point by using the research generated by the Nobel Prize winning economist, Dr. James Heckman, who has shown that the greatest return on investment (ROI) in educating the workforce of the future is through high quality early childhood education. I suppose Grant ...

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