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Ellithy wins All-Star Award

Dr. Ghada S. Ellithy, a senior research civil engineer in the Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory of the U.S. Engineer and Research Development Center has been awarded the 2016 Women of Color Magazine Technology All-Star Award. The award recognizes accomplished women of color with mid-level to advanced-level careers in the workforce. Award winners have demonstrated excellence in the workplace and in ...

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TEC promotes Stephens

Tyler Stephens has been appointed Technician at TEC in Bay Springs. In this role, Stephens will be responsible for the installation and repair of company products and services. Stephens lives in Laurel with his wife, Candace and child, Presley.

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IP Casino recognizes 4 for service

IP Casino Resort Spa in Biloxi recognized outstanding team members for their service, dedication and work ethic, selecting the Team Member of the Month for June, as well as honorees for second-quarter 2016. June’s recipients included Front of the House honoree Katrina Brooks (Retail) and Back of the House honoree Tatiana Watson (Finance). The second-quarter honorees included part-time team member ...

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Voulters to lead MSMA

Lee Voulters, M.D., a neurologist practicing at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport, has become the 149th president of the Mississippi State Medical Association. Voulters grew up in the United Kingdom attending medical school at the University of London, making him the first international medical graduate to lead the state’s largest physician organization. Voulters will focus his tenure on advancing MSMA in ...

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3 Mississippi firms win national housing design honors

The American Institute of Architects Housing Design Awards program recognized only 14 projects from around the nation this year, but three Mississippi architectural firms designed two of them — a carefully detailed modern home in Jackson by Duvall Decker Architects, P.A. and a catalog of replacement housing in six neighborhoods of Houston after Hurricane Ike by unabridged Architecture PLLC in ...

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Parker joins Kelly staff

Rep. Trent Kelly (R-Miss.) has selected Susan Parker as his new communications director. Parker, a native of Columbus, attended the Mississippi University for Women where she studied journalism. Parker was a reporter with WTVA TV for 24 years. She has won numerous awards from the Associated Press for writing and photography, including the Howard Lett Newsperson of the Year award ...

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Gulf States names VP

John Murray, CSI, CDT of Canizaro Cawthon Davis Architects in Jackson has assumed the Vice President’s duties and responsibilities for the Gulf States Region Construction Specifications Institute. The Gulf States Region CSI is composed of 16 chapters with nearly 700 members of the construction industry in Alabama, Arkansas, Northwest Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. Murray has been an member of ...

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Boggs named controller

The Washington County Economic Alliance in Greenville has hired Hillary Boggs as Controller. Boggs will handle the organization’s finances and investments. Boggs joins the WCEA with 10-plus years of work experience in advanced statistical and financial analysis as well as business development. She has experience in grant writing and business development, specializing in helping businesses develop marketing and financial plans. ...

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Parden joins Tupelo clinic

Vascular surgeon Justin Parden, M.D., has joined The Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery Clinic of North Mississippi in Tupelo. A native of Mobile, Ala., Parden earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Alabama, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He graduated from medical school at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham. ...

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Chef Szymanski promoted

Chef Frank Szymanski has been promoted to Director of Culinary Operations at the Flora Butcher. Szymanski joins the Flora Butcher with a resume that includes Chef de Cuisine positions at the Louisiana Pantry in Orange Beach, Ala., and Nick’s in Jackson. Szymanski previously worked in the kitchen of NOLA, the famed New Orleans eatery of celebrity Chef Emeril Lagasse. Szymanski ...

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