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Harville honored for care

Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto recently recognized Nicole Harville, a registered nurse, with the DAISY Award for extraordinary nurses. Harville was nominated by several patients who each said she went the extra mile to anticipate their needs, put them at ease in an overwhelming situation and was dedicated to providing quality, individualized care with a smile. Each month, Baptist DeSoto’s nursing administrators ...

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4-County hires one, promotes two

Brian W. Davis of Columbus has joined 4-County Electric Power Association as director of human resources and training. He will lead the human resources and training team in the areas of policies, procedures, compliance issues and promotion of positive employee relations and morale. Davis comes to 4-County after serving 13 years in the chemical manufacturing industry (logistics and human resources) ...

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MACE elects officers

The Mississippi Association of Colleges and Employers has elected officers. They are: president — Lea Thomas (Trustmark Bank); vice president — Casey Cockrell (University of Mississippi); secretary/treasurer — Tonya Nations (Millsaps College); marketing/technology director — Hayley Taff (Mississippi College); employer director — David Scobey (US Army Corps of Engineers); four-year institution director — Mark McCloud (University of Mississippi); two-year institution ...

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Hardy Reed staffers attend conference

Scott Reed, John C. Hardy and Ken Parkinson, Accredited Investment Fiduciary designees, from Hardy Reed Capital Advisors were among those attending the fifth-annual Fiduciary360 (fi360) National Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz. Attendees at the conference were updated on numerous issues relating to fiduciary best practices including new approaches to asset allocation in the aftermath of the crisis, professional ethics, implementing a ...

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UM welcomes Waggoner

Joshua Waggoner has joined the University of Mississippi (UM) as director of development for the School of Engineering. In this role, Waggoner is seeking private financial support for the school. He comes to UM with eight years of development experience, having successfully garnered major gifts for Tulane University’s medical school, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Savannah College of Art and ...

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Millsaps brings in new faculty

Millsaps College in Jackson has added eight new faculty members. Richard Boada has joined as a teaching fellow in rhetorical studies and writing center administration. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Bellarmine University, a master’s degree from the University of Louisville and a doctorate degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. Curtis D. Coats has joined as assistant professor of ...

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Baker hired as wellness director

BankPlus announced that Elizabeth Baker has been hired as the bank’s director of wellness. A native of Hazlehurst, Baker graduated with a bachelor of science with an emphasis in food, nutrition and dietetics from Mississippi State University. She later earned a master of arts in education with an emphasis in exercise physiology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Baker ...

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Suter new CEO of United Way chapter

United Way of South Mississippi announces the selection of Sue Donahue Suter as the new CEO of the organization. Suter most recently served as executive director at United Way of the Greater Seacoast in Portsmouth, N.H., where she raised over $40 million during her 12-year tenure. Her other United Way experiences include three years as director of United Way of ...

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BancorpSouth promotes Ferrell

Katie Ferrell has been promoted to banking officer of the Highway 61 North office of BancorpSouth in Vicksburg.  Ferrell has been with BancorpSouth for one year. Ferrell is a native of Vicksburg and attended the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg where she obtained a degree in family and consumer sciences-hospitality management. Since being with BancorpSouth, she has attended the ...

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Landry named quarter’s best

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has selected Evelyn Landry of Gulfport as the MDOT District Six Employee of the Quarter. As office manager of the Gulfport Project Office, Landry was nominated by her supervisors for demonstrating the highest standards of professionalism. She has worked for MDOT for 13 years.

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