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Ratliff joins Jeffery P. Reynolds

The Jackson law firm Jeffery P. Reynolds, P.A., has welcomed attorney Julie Ratliff to the firm. Ratliff will focus her practice on construction litigation, bankruptcy, insurance defense, corporate litigation, collection litigation and civil defense litigation. “We are thrilled to welcome Julie to Jeffery P. Reynolds, P.A. Her background and experience in a variety of fields will bring additional depth to ...

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Mitchell comes to The First

Hattiesburg banker and community leader Hayden Mitchell has joined The First as head of the bank’s Mortgage Division. He has over 35 years of experience in bank lending and administration, with over 20 years experience in the Hattiesburg area. Mitchell received his BBA in banking and finance from Delta State University. He has earned numerous scholastic awards and honors including ...

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Welch named year’s best

Dr. Charles R. Welch, a senior scientist and research physicist in the Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) at the Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg has been named the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Researcher of the Year for his work with carbon nanotube (CNT) research. Welch’s research on material development and supercomputer modeling in the molecular field of ...

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Welch named year's best

Dr. Charles R. Welch, a senior scientist and research physicist in the Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) at the Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg has been named the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Researcher of the Year for his work with carbon nanotube (CNT) research. Welch’s research on material development and supercomputer modeling in the molecular field of ...

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MC School of Law welcomes professors

The Mississippi College School of Law has added three new faculty members. Christopher Henkel, S.J.D., has joined as an assistant professor of law and faulty advisor for the International Law Society. Henkel received his law degree from the University of Wisconsin. A member of the American Bar Association, American Society of Comparative Law, American Society of International Law and the ...

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Horne promotes three staff members

HORNE LLP recently promoted two employees in its Hattiesburg office — Brooke Pierce and Leslie Curry — to supervisor, physician services. HORNE LLP also recently promoted Bruce Harris to manager of outsourcing services in its Biloxi office. Harris joined HORNE LLP in 2008. He has more than 25 years of experience in providing business performance reports, developing business models, defining ...

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Adams completes MTA course

DeAnna Adams, director the MS e-Business Innovation Center, has completed all requirements to become a founding member of the Mississippi Technology Alliance Venture Coaching Academy (VCA). The course included a nine-week series of online classes, individual study and team assignments to learn the fundamentals of high-value venture coaching from nationally recognized venture development expert Dr. Randy Goldsmith, president and CEO ...

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Hollywood recognizes quarter's best

Hollywood Casino Bay St. Louis cast members and supervisors of the third quarter for 2009 were recently recognized for their outstanding service. Cast members of the quarter included: Denise Boehl, spa; Katie DiBenedetto, human resources; Asia Hughes, Jackpot Java; Dinorah Hernandez, slots; and, Jesse Loftin, table games. Pam Ladner, finance and table game’s Cindy Malone were named supervisors of the ...

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Hollywood recognizes quarter’s best

Hollywood Casino Bay St. Louis cast members and supervisors of the third quarter for 2009 were recently recognized for their outstanding service. Cast members of the quarter included: Denise Boehl, spa; Katie DiBenedetto, human resources; Asia Hughes, Jackpot Java; Dinorah Hernandez, slots; and, Jesse Loftin, table games. Pam Ladner, finance and table game’s Cindy Malone were named supervisors of the ...

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USM adds to faculty and staff

Dr. Katherine Nugent, director of the School of Nursing at the University of Southern Mississippi, was recently elected vice president of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), Council on Nursing Education. Founded in 1948, the SREB is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that works with leaders and policy-makers in 16 member states to improve pre-K through post-secondary education. The Council on ...

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