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MAS promotes Gray to director

Steve A. Gray has been promoted to director of governmental affairs for the Mississippi Association of Supervisors (MAS). Gray’s responsibilities include directing MAS’ policies and objectives involving matters of government and regulations, analyzing proposed legislative actions and determining the potential impact on the association. He will monitor legislative and regulatory activities and develop a position with the consensus of the ...

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Davis named dean/VP at Millsaps

Millsaps College associate professor of history and associate dean for the Division of Arts and Letters David Davis has been appointed interim vice president of academic affairs and dean of the college. He replaces Richard A. Smith, senior vice president and dean of the college, who earlier this year accepted a similar position at Roanoke College in Salem, Va. Davis ...

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Parsons named conference delegate

Glenn Parsons, professor of biology at the University of Mississippi, has been selected as a delegate to the Southeastern United States-Canadian Provinces Alliance Second Annual Conference, which is being held July 26-28 in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The alliance, known as SEUS-CP, is a strategic trade and investment-focused partnership between six southeastern states and seven Canadian provinces. One ...

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Patterson to direct new school

Viking Culinary Group, a division of Viking Range Corporation, is pleased to announce that Chan Patterson has been named cooking school manager of the soon-to-open Viking Cooking School in Ridgeland. Patterson, who has over 30 years of experience in teaching cooking classes and managing cooking schools, began her culinary education began while living in Germany where she mastered basic French ...

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MSMA welcomes former lawmaker

Mississippi State Medical Association (MSMA) executive director Charmain Kanosky announced that Neely C. Carlton has joined the MSMA staff. Neely, of Greenville, began her career at the Mississippi Supreme Court while clerking for Justice Edwin Lloyd Pittman. She returned home to Greenville in 1995 to open a law firm. That same year and at the age of 25, Neely became ...

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Dornier joins Citizens' team

Todd Mixon, president of The Citizens Bank, South Mississippi, recently announced that veteran banker Lisa C. Dornier has joined the bank and will serve as loan assistant to Travis Moore in the bank’s Biloxi Loan Production Office. Prior to joining The Citizens Bank, Dornier served as assistant vice president at Hancock Bank. She has worked in the banking industry for ...

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Dornier joins Citizens’ team

Todd Mixon, president of The Citizens Bank, South Mississippi, recently announced that veteran banker Lisa C. Dornier has joined the bank and will serve as loan assistant to Travis Moore in the bank’s Biloxi Loan Production Office. Prior to joining The Citizens Bank, Dornier served as assistant vice president at Hancock Bank. She has worked in the banking industry for ...

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Berry joins staff at NCSSSS

Corey Berry is the newest staff member of the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security at the University of Southern Mississippi. Berry, a 2009 Southern Miss computer science graduate, is working to complete the beta version of the center’s Sport E-Vac Toolsuite, a program designed to assist emergency personnel in preparation and training for evacuation scenarios in sports ...

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Thompson takes top honor

State Health Officer Dr. Ed Thompson has been named the 2009 State Health Officer of the Year by the National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH). The presentation of the award was made during the organization’s annual conference in Philadelphia, Pa. The award is given annually in recognition of outstanding contributions of time and energy in supporting state and ...

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Harper named to another committee

The House Republican Conference has confirmed U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) to serve as the only freshman on the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct. Selected by Republican Leader John Boehner of Ohio, this leadership appointment marks Harper’s fifth committee assignment for the 111th Congress. The Committee on Standards of Official Conduct is the only House panel with equal ...

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