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MUW workplace cited

For the third year in a row, Mississippi University for Women has been named one of the best colleges in the nation to work for and the only Mississippi institution named to the Honor Roll, according to a survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. It also was the third consecutive year for MUW to be named to the Honor ...

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Corps of Engineers holds awards day in Vicksburg

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District recently hosted its annual Engineer’s Day Awards ceremony at District Headquarters. David Wallace of the Technical Support Branch of Engineering and Construction Division received the Vicksburg District’s Employee of the Year Award for his dedication and initiative associated with providing valuable architect-engineer contracting and facilities relocations capabilities for the District, the ...

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Samantha McCain earns accreditation

Samantha McCain, public relations and content manager for The Focus Group in South Mississippi, has successfully completed the Accreditation in Public Relations certification. The APR is granted to candidates who successfully complete a process that includes a portfolio presentation to a Readiness Review Panel and sitting for a computer-based examination. The process aims to improve the practice of public relations ...

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Medley & Brown in Top 300

Medley & Brown, LLC, has been named to the Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers, as of June 18. The list recognizes top independent RIA firms from across the U.S., and Medley & Brown, LLC, is the only firm selected from Mississippi. This is the second annual FT 300 list, produced independently by the FT in collaboration with Ignites ...

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Cary Spence earns accreditation

Cary L. Spence, general manager of the River Hills Club in Jackson, has been accredited with the Certified Club Manager designation by the Club Managers Association of America. Spence was approved by the Certification Committee of CMAA after successfully passing an extensive certification examination on club operations. He joins more than 1,500 club managers worldwide who have attained this hallmark ...

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Changes at Merit Health

Merit Health is announcing the addition of four new executives to the Merit Health Central management team. Sam Dean joins Merit Health Central as Chief Operating Officer. Dean began his healthcare career nearly 15 years ago and comes to Merit Health Central from Trinity Medical Center in Birmingham, Ala., where he served as Vice President of Clinical Services/Assistant Chief Executive ...

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Lampkin Butts joins Federal Reserve

Lampkin Butts, president and chief operating officer, Sanderson Farms Inc., has been appointed to the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s New Orleans Branch. Butts’ term runs through Dec. 31, 2017. Butts is filling an unexpired term. Butts has served as president and chief operating officer of Sanderson Farms Inc. since 2004. He has been with ...

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Sarah Link promoted at Mississippi Optometric Association

The Board of Directors of the Mississippi Optometric Association has named Sarah Link as its Associate Executive Director. She previously served as MOA Membership Coordinator. Prior to joining MOA, Link worked with large accounts at Mad Genius ad agency, at Belhaven University, as well as in management positions for Family Christian Stores in Texas. The Flower Mound, Texas, native is ...

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Jana Causey named VP at PRCC

A Pearl River Community College alumnus has been named the college’s vice president for Forrest County operations. Dr. Jana Causey of Petal moved into the job on July 1 after two years as assistant vice president. She succeeds Dr. Cecil Burt who retired after 43 years, most of them as the college’s top Forrest County administrator. Causey has worked at ...

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Saltine hires chef de cuisine Andrew Allen

Andrew Allen is the new chef de cuisine at Saltine, a Jackson oyster bar and seafood restaurant.
Photo courtesy of Saltine

Andrew Allen has joined Saltine as chef de cuisine at the Jackson oyster bar and seafood restaurant. The Mississippi native returns to his home state from The National in Athens, Ga., to join executive chef Jesse Houston in the kitchen. The New England Culinary Institute graduate discovered his passion for cooking while working as a dishwasher at Janie’s Pastry Shop ...

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