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Fulbright taps Shaw for U.S.-France International Education Administrators Program

David Shaw, Mississippi State University’s chief research officer, has been selected by the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program for its prestigious U.S.-France International Education Administrators Program. In October, Shaw will spend two weeks in France learning about that country’s higher education and research system. He and 11 other senior administrators from U.S. colleges and universities will participate in briefings, campus visits ...

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Rosetti retires from Mladinich Holdings LP and COMVEST Properties LLC

After 40 years as an accounting manager for Mladinich Holdings LP and COMVEST Properties, Gary Rosetti, CPA, has retired. Rosetti joined the Mladinichs in the late 1960s to oversee the payroll and other accounting duties of the family’s many Biloxi enterprises. He went on to become a CPA and auditor for the Defense Contract Audit Agency, the Department of Navy ...

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Machado-Patano’s Moody passes qualification exam

Nicholas W. Moody of Machado | Patano, PLLC recently passed the Professional Engineering Qualification exam. Moody received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Mississippi State University in 2008, and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Mississippi College in 2006. He joined Machado | Patano in 2009. He received is EI & LEED AP BD + C certification ...

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Miles awarded Mississippi Vision Foundation’s Helen Allison St. Clair scholarship

Royce Miles, Jr. of Starkville has been named the recipient of the Mississippi Vision Foundation’s first Helen Allison St. Clair scholarship for students of optometry. Miles, a third year student at the Southern College of Optometry (SCO), is a graduate of Starkville High School, Itawamba Community College, and the University of Mississippi with a BA in Biology. At SCO he ...

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MEA’s Grantham Named Mississippi State Medical president

Dr. William M. Grantham, Medical Director of MEA Medical Clinic in Clinton, has been named the new president of the Mississippi State Medical Association. The Association’s members elect a new president every year. Dr. Lee Voulters of Gulfport is the immediate past president of the Association. A family practice physician and native of Hattiesburg, Grantham attended medical school at the ...

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Sanderson Farms Names New Corporate Processing Manager

Casey Butts has been promoted to Corporate Processing Manager at Sanderson Farms, Inc., headquartered in Laurel. As a Corporate Processing Manager, Butts will provide leadership in the management and administration of the company’s 11 processing divisions and one further processing facility. He will work closely with plant management at the company’s McComb, Mississippi and Moultrie, Georgia processing facilities by providing ...

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Trustmark Promotes Matt Farrell to First Vice President

Trustmark has promoted Matt Farrell to First Vice President at its corporate headquarters in Jackson, where he serves as Commercial Relationship Manager. Farrell has 10 years of banking experience and has completed the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. He earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Mississippi and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical ...

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MSU, Habitat for Humanity partner to build ninth Maroon Edition home

Mississippi State University and Starkville Area Habitat for Humanity officials recently broke ground on the ninth Maroon Edition home, which will be built this fall by volunteers from Habitat for Humanity and MSU. The groundbreaking ceremony officially kicked off construction of the house on Owens Street, which is being built for Habitat partner family Kareema Gillon and her two young ...

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