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USM names 3 new chairs

The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi will have three new department chairs in the College of Business when the 2016 fall semester begins. Dr. Stacey A. Hall is the new chair of the Department of Economic Development, Tourism, & Sport Management; Dr. Joseph Peyrefitte is the new chair of the Department of Management and International Business, ...

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Allen joins Memorial Clinic

Memorial Physician Clinics in Gulfport welcomes Summer Allen, MD, has joined Memorial Physicians Clinic, Gulf Coast Pulmonary Consultants, in Gulfport in the practice of pulmonary diseases. Allen received her medical degree, completed her Internal Medicine residency, and Pulmonary/Critical Care fellowship from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. She is board certified in Pulmonology and Internal Medicine.

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Haddox Reid hires 2 in audit

Haddox Reid Eubank Betts PLLC recently announced two new employees. Kurt Schneider has joined the audit division of the CPA firm. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University where he received his Bachelors of Accountancy in May 2013 and Masters of Professional Accountancy in August 2014. Tyler Madden has joined the audit division of the firm. He is a ...

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Forrest General Residents

Forrest General Hospital Forrest General Hospital recently welcomed its third class of three-year residents into the Forrest General Family Medicine Residency Program. These doctors will practice at the Forrest General Hospital Family Medicine Center in the Hattiesburg Clinic and will rotate through many different departments throughout the program. The residents have an inpatient service allowing them to admit patients into the hospital as necessary and continue to provide them care. Residents are, from left,  Carlos Prays, M.D., Danisha Stevenson, M.D., Danny Seale, M.D., Morgan Miller, M.D., Matthew Phillips, M.D., Ebony Juakali, M.D.

Forrest General Hospital recently welcomed its third class of three-year residents into the Forrest General Family Medicine Residency Program. These doctors will practice at the Forrest General Hospital Family Medicine Center in the Hattiesburg Clinic and will rotate through many different departments throughout the program. The residents have an inpatient service allowing them to admit patients into the hospital as ...

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Rushing & Guice lawyers OK’d for International Trade court

Rushing & Guice P.L.L.C. attorneys William Lee Guice III, R. Scott Wells and Maria Martinez, have recently been admitted to practice before the United States Court of International Trade. The United States Court of International Trade, established under Article III of the Constitution, has nationwide jurisdiction over civil actions arising out of the customs and international trade laws of the ...

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Levens graduates from IOM

Jenny Levens, IOM, Director of the Long Beach and Pass Christian Chamber of Commerce, of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, has graduated from the Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Awarded to all graduates of the Institute program, the IOM Graduate Recognition signifies the individual’s completion of 96 hours ...

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Crawford joins Clinic

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Virginia M. Crawford, MD, was recently named to direct the Hattiesburg Clinic’s new Weight Management Department. Crawford provides specialized care to patients with a specific measurement of body mass. Her goal is to improve health by addressing excess weight as a chronic disease. Crawford obtained her medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson. She completed ...

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Professionalism recognized

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W. Scott Welch of Baker Donelson has received the Capital Area Bar Association’s 2016 Professionalism Award. The award recognizes the exemplary professional careers of lawyers in the Capital area who have demonstrated consistent adherence to professional standards of practice, ethics, integrity, civility and courtesy; encouraged respect for, and avoided abuse of, the law and its procedures, participants and processes; and ...

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Belhaven elects 3 to board

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The Belhaven University Board of Trustees elected new members Sam Lane, Karen Taylor and Dr. Kevin Brown to the board. Lane is Senior Vice President of First Commercial Bank and has over 40 years of experience with Jackson area banks that includes Deposit Guaranty National Bank and First Commercial Bank. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in English from the ...

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Nastasi earns designation

Kimberly Nastasi, Chief Executive Officer of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, Inc., has earned the Certified Association Executive designation from the American Society of Association Executives. The CAE designation is the highest professional credential in the association industry. Nastasi oversees the Biloxi, Gulfport, Long Beach, Pass Christian Chambers of Commerce along with Leadership Gulf Coast, Coast Young Professionals, ...

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