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Hunt, Odom honored by NAAA

Kevin M. Hunt and Janet S. “Jan” Odom of Mississippi State University are 2010 winners of honors given by the National Academic Advising Association.  Hunt is receiving an Outstanding Academic Advising Award/Faculty Category, while she is a selection for an Outstanding Advising Certificate of Merit/Primary Role Category. Hunt is an associate professor in the department of wildlife, fisheries and aquaculture; ...

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Prevost promoted, Pittman honored

Craig Prevost was recently named chief of Directorate of Public Works (DPW) Engineering Division at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC). In this position he will be responsible for planning, directing, controlling and reviewing activities that involve design, construction, maintenance and repair of ERDC facilities.  A 25-year veteran of the Corps of Engineers, Prevost joined ERDC in ...

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Grubbs, Hoard promoted at BancorpSouth

Beth Grubbs has been promoted to vice president, CRE risk management, at BancorpSouth’s Tupelo location.  She has over 15 years experience in banking and has served as assistant vice president and credit analyst before this promotion. Grubbs holds a bachelor’s degree in banking and finance from the University of Mississippi in Oxford. She and her husband, Mark, have two children. ...

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Dugan joining Southern Miss faculty

Longtime University of Alabama professor Michael Dugan is joining the faculty at the University of Southern Mississippi School of Accounting. Dugan, 52, is set to join the Southern Miss faculty for the fall 2010 semester in the new Horne Professor position. Dugan earned his bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from the University of New Orleans and his master’s degree in ...

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Council elects new board members

Dr. Rod Risley, chair of the Mississippi Humanities Council, recently announced the election of four new board members. Harold Comby, Philadelphia, is a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and captain of support for the Choctaw Reservation police force. He has a degree in social work from Jackson State University and has completed courses in vocational counseling at ...

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Nurses named year's best at Forrest General

Forrest General Hospital recently honored three outstanding nurses during National Nurses Week celebrations, including Clinical and Non-Clinical Nurses of the Year and the Patient Choice Awards. At a celebration held May 7 for nurses hospital-wide, Clinical Nurse of the Year was awarded to Trudie Eubanks, RN, who works in Forrest General’s Outpatient Clinical Solutions. At a luncheon for Nurse of ...

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HORNE holds board elections

HORNE LLP recently held elections for its board of directors. Joel Bobo, CPA, was newly elected to the board, and John Scott, CPA, was re-elected to the board.  Both will serve three-year terms. HORNE’s executive partner Hugh Parker, Ph.D., CPA, was reappointed as chairman of the board. Bobo is the industry director for construction and an assurance partner at HORNE. ...

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Nurses named year’s best at Forrest General

Forrest General Hospital recently honored three outstanding nurses during National Nurses Week celebrations, including Clinical and Non-Clinical Nurses of the Year and the Patient Choice Awards. At a celebration held May 7 for nurses hospital-wide, Clinical Nurse of the Year was awarded to Trudie Eubanks, RN, who works in Forrest General’s Outpatient Clinical Solutions. At a luncheon for Nurse of ...

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Keeping Our Eye On: Amanda Young

Age: 26 Hometown: Carthage Education: B.A. in speech communication (University of Southern Mississippi) Current position: Realtor, Coldwell Banker Nell Wyatt Inc. Amanda Young says that residential real estate is “her first love.” The lifelong Mississippian entered the real estate world as a licensed agent working under Coldwell Banker Don Nace of Hattiesburg. After moving to Jackson last April, Young joined ...

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Koerber named committee chairman

Jim Koerber, CPA/ABV, CVA, CFE, CFF, has been named chairman of the Business Valuation and Litigation Support Services Committee of the Mississippi Society of CPAs. Koerber is a shareholder in The Koerber Company, P.A. Based in Hattiesburg, the firm provides valuation and litigation support services to attorneys, CPAs and their clients throughout the Gulf South.

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