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New interior designer at architecture firm

Kenny King has joined Dale Partners Architects, P.A., as an Interior Designer. King is a graduate of Delta State University, and has more than three decades of national and international interior design experience. Having recently lived and practiced commercial and residential interior design in the San Francisco Bay Area for 28 years, King was exposed to diverse sectors of design ...

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Sanderson Farms awarded 3 Public Relations awards

Sanderson Farms’ Corporate Communication Department recently won three awards, including a Judge’s Choice award, during the Public Relations Association of Mississippi’s Prism Awards competition in Hattiesburg. The poultry producer received PRAM’s Judge’s Choice award and a PRism Award for the publication of the annual Sanderson Farms Corporate Responsibility Report. In addition, Sanderson Farms won a second PRism Award for the ...

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Straub named founding associate director of NDSU Institute for Cyber Security Education and Research

Mississippi State alumni Jeremy Straub was recently named as the founding associate director of the North Dakota State University’s new Institute for Cyber Security Education and Research. The institute will coordinate efforts at NDSU and across the North Dakota University System related to network, infrastructure, software and other computer security education and research. Straub’s role is integral in kicking off ...

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Foreman Appointed to TEC IT Systems Administrator

Henry “Chip” Foreman has been to appointed to IT Systems Administrator at TEC in Jackson. Foreman will be responsible for providing system-level support of server operating systems and related hardware and software, including installation, configuration, maintenance, and support of these systems. Foreman graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology/Software Engineering. Foreman is a Veteran ...

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Natchez Trace Parkway employee receives award

Lana Lollar, budget analyst for the Natchez Trace Parkway, recently received the Department of the Interior’s prestigious Superior Service Award. Lollar received the award for the contributions she made to the department through her service to the National Park Service. She has been budget analyst since 1988, and she assists National Park Service Southeast Regional Office and other parks with year-end ...

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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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USM Business Grads Record Top Scores on CPA Exam

University of Southern Mississippi alums Bradley Floore and Stephen Broome received the Gold and Silver honors respectively at the recent annual convention of the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants. Floore, who graduated in 2016 with a double major in finance and accounting was awarded the 2016 Fred T. Neely Gold Medal. Broome, who earned his undergraduate degree in accounting ...

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South Mississippi State Hospital employees graduate from State Personnel Board certification program

Karl Hess and Dr. Scott Willoughby, employees of South Mississippi State Hospital, were among almost 50 government employees representing numerous Mississippi agencies who recently graduated from the Certified Public Manager program offered by the Mississippi State Personnel Board. Hess, of Pearl River County, is the Risk Management Director at SMSH. He was initially hired in May 2006 and left briefly ...

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IRR merger expands market expertise across Mid-South

Integra Realty Resources of Jackson and Gulfport, and Integra Realty Resources of Memphis have recently merged and made staffing changes. IRR offices in Jackson, Gulfport and Memphis are commercial real estate consultation services. The team now includes seven MAI-designated appraisal professionals, a mark of excellence in the field, and eight additional appraisal analysts on staff, along with experienced administrative support ...

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David Kett Joins Dale Partners

David Kett, a recent graduate of the Mississippi State University School of Architecture, has joined the firm of Dale Partners Architects P.A. Kett will provide design, modeling, and cd production services for a variety of projects. Kett is a native of Canada, and moved to Mississippi at age 10. He also received an Associate of Arts from Hinds Community College. ...

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