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Smith promoted to Captain

Charles Louis Smith III, of Jackson has completed his training with FedEx and has been promoted to Captain. Smith began his pilot career in 1993 and began his tenure as an Air Force Pilot from 1994-2007. He was assigned as a C-17 pilot for the Jackson Mississippi National Guard as well as piloting for the FedEx Corporation.

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Forrest General market awards include Best in Show

Forrest General’s Marketing and Communications Department was honored recently with several awards at the Mississippi Hospital Association’s 29th Annual Maggie Awards ceremony, including Best In Show Electronic Media. Forrest General received a Maggie Award and the Best in Show Electronic Media designation for a video promoting Heart Month. The video, which featured members of the Sweetea Club, encouraged viewers to ...

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Top ambassadors

The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation recently presented its November Ambassadors of the Month awards. In first place was Stacey Thompson (right) with the City of Meridian, second place went to Heather Woodall (second from right) with MSU Career Center, and third place went to Derron Radcliff (second from left) with MSU Riley Center. Also, winning the red ticket drawing ...

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Special Olympics names executive director

Special Olympics Mississippi has named Monica Daniels as its new executive director. Daniels has more than two decades of experience in fundraising and management of non-profit and for-profit organizations. Daniels will advance Special Olympics Mississippi’s strategic plan and guide the organization’s programs and mission. Under her leadership, Special Olympics Mississippi will continue to provide children and adults with intellectual disabilities ...

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Thompson earns grant

MSU assistant professor Courtney E. Thompson, who specializes in the history of U.S. women, science and medicine, has been named a 2017 recipient of the New York Academy of Medicine’s Audrey and William H. Helfand Fellowship in the History of Medicine and Public Health. The award supports research using Academy library resources for scholarly study of the history of medicine ...

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HORNE promotes Rushing

The accounting and business advisory firm of HORNE LLP recently promoted Kassi Rushing, APR, to the director of people growth and engagement. Rushing now leads the people growth and engagement strategy for more than 500 team members across the country. The newly formed team is a result of her vision to unite the former communication department and learning and development ...

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USM honors 2 alumni

Todd Gregory and Brandt Schmersahl, both executives with the Cintas Corporation, have been recognized as Alumni of the Year by the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi. Gregory, a 1981 graduate, and Schmersahl, a 1976 graduate, were honored during an awards ceremony held earlier this month on the Hattiesburg campus. Gregory serves as vice president for the ...

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Museum selects Joachim

The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art has named Harry Joachim as its Director of Development. He will be charged with bolstering memberships, admissions and special events for the museum. He will also be responsible for identifying and securing charitable gifts and donations for the beachfront museum. A native of Biloxi, Joachim earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Mississippi. After ...

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Bailey to become Fellow

James E. Bailey III of Butler Snow will be inducted as a fellow to The American College of Bankruptcy. Bailey will be inducted on March 10 in Washington, D.C., at the Smithsonian Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture. Bailey is AV-Rated by Martindale Hubbell and has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America in bankruptcy and ...

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White leads Cochran staff

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, recently named Brad White as the chief of staff, effective Jan. 1, 2017. White has served as Cochran’s state director since June 2015. In his new position, White will advise the senator and oversee his Senate office staff in Washington and Mississippi. White will replace Keith Heard, who ...

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