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Tresvant receives Tougaloo’s 2018 Chairman’s Award

Marion McNeil Tresvant, a 1978 alumna of Tougaloo College, who has contributed more than a million dollars to the institution, was presented the 2018 Chairman’s Award at the 30th Annual Business Luncheon. The award was established in 2008 as a way to honor individuals who have exemplified extraordinary leadership in a project or cause to advance the goals of Tougaloo ...

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Contributors inducted into Society of Philanthropists at Tougaloo

Two local entities, AT&T Mississippi and the Jackson Medical Mall Foundation, were inducted into the Society of Philanthropists at the 30th Annual Business Luncheon hosted by Tougaloo College. Also, Judge Roosevelt Robinson, Jr. of the Class of 1951 was posthumously inducted into the Society of Philanthropist. To support deserving students, the family of Judge Robinson has created a $100,000 endowed ...

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Airport Deputy Director chosen for National Security Forum

Matt Dowell, deputy director at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport, was recently selected by the Air Force to attend the 65th Annual National Security Forum at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Ala. The Air Force’s Air War College annually hosts approximately 150 civilian distinguished visitors for the NSF. The purpose of the forum is to share perspectives between key ...

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Sims joins Renasant Bank as Starkville market president

Donna Sims has joined Renasant Bank as its Starkville Market President. Sims returns to her hometown, and is responsible for building relationships and managing administration in the Starkville area. Sims is a graduate of Mississippi State University, a graduate of the University of Mississippi’s School of Banking, a graduate of the American Bankers Association’s Consumer and Commercial Lending Schools at ...

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Methodist Rehab names employees of the quarter

Methodist Rehabilitation Center in Jackson has named its latest Employees of the Quarter. Leslie Taylor of Brandon was named Clinical Services Employee of the Quarter. She is a physical therapist for MRC’s stroke recovery program. Toney Vaughan of Jackson was named Support Services Employee of the Quarter. He is a technician for MRC’s environmental services department. Erin Bischofberger of Canton ...

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The Cirlot Agency hires Director of Brand Engagement

The Cirlot Agency has hired Beth Savage as Director of Brand Engagement. Savage will provide clients with strategic branding services, developing trendsetting ideas and market strategies through industry research and analysis. Before joining The Cirlot Agency, Savage worked with engineering and science-based giants including General Motors, IBM and NASA. Eventually seguing into the marketing world, Savage spent the majority of ...

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Keesler federal manager selected for ‘Crash the GAC’ National Program

Christian Hartley, Branch Manager for Keesler Federal Credit Union Gautier-Vancleave, was selected to attend Crash the GAC 2018 by the Cooperative Trust and Credit Union National Association. Crash the GAC is a career-development program for credit union young professionals. It allows them to experience the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference in a dynamic way with exclusive networking ...

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C. Mitchell Waycaster named Honorary Consul of Japan in Tupelo

The Government of Japan has appointed C. Mitchell Waycaster, the president and COO of Renasant Corp. and Renasant Bank, to be the Honorary Consul of Japan in Tupelo. Waycaster will assist the Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville in promoting positive Japan-U.S. relations in Mississippi. He will hold the position for a five-year renewable term. Waycaster has demonstrated his dedication to ...

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Benjamin Malone joins Flora Butcher ss sous chef

Chef David Raines has appointed Jackson native, Benjamin Malone, Sous Chef at Flora Butcher. Malone will be involved in the preparation of the shop’s daily lunch menu and expanding catering business. He joins The Flora Butcher after a tenure at Clinton’s N’awlins Grill. Malone is also a co-owner Jackson’s Cascade On Tap Coffee Company, which he founded with his brothers ...

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Belhaven University named national, state College of Distinction

By demonstrating continued dedication to quality educational practices, Belhaven University has been named a national and state 2017-2018 College of Distinction. The annual process of selecting the Colleges of Distinction requires that institutions adhere to the Four Distinctions — engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community, and successful outcomes. This process also includes a review of each institution’s freshman experience, as ...

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