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Belhaven brings in new faculty members

Belhaven College has added three new faculty members on the Jackson campus. Caleb Mitchell has joined as assistant professor of dance. He holds a bachelor of fine arts from the University of Arizona and a master of fine arts from the University of California. Benjamin Carr has joined as assistant professor of exercise science. He holds a bachelor of science ...

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Heritage Vision makes donation

Kevin Harrison, owner of Heritage Vision Center in Hattiesburg, recently presented a check for $2,000 to Margaret Buttross-Brinegar, director of the Children’s Center for Communication and Development at the University of Southern Mississippi. Each July, Heritage Vision donates a portion of proceeds from eyeglass sales during that month to the center.

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Perrett honored for lifetime achievement

Recently retired Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (DMR) deputy director William “Corky” Perret has been awarded the America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) Lifetime Achievement Award. Lake Charles, La., Mayor Randy Roach presented Perret with the award at the third-annual America’s Energy Coast Leadership Forum in Biloxi. After receiving both a bachelor of science and master’s degrees from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, ...

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Keeton replaces Jones on board

Dr. James E. Keeton, recently appointed interim vice chancellor for health affairs at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), is the newest member of the board of directors for the Jackson Medical Mall Foundation. Keeton replaces Dr. Daniel Jones, who was appointed to chancellor of the University of Mississippi. In addition to serving as interim vice chancellor, Keeton is ...

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Yuceer lands $500,000 award

Assistant professor Cetin Yuceer of Mississippi State University’s Forest and Wildlife Research Center is being honored with a 2009 NSF Early Career Development Award of $500,000. He will be seeking to identify and characterize genes that control reproductive bud formation in poplars, fast-growing trees that hold potential use as sources of bioenergy. The Early Career Development Award is the NSF’s ...

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Flynn now seeing patients at clinic

Hattiesburg Clinic welcomes Matthew E. Flynn, RN, MSN, ACNP, FNP, CCRN, to the Department of Pulmonary Medicine. Flynn is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi where he received his bachelors of science in nursing.  He received his masters of science in nursing from the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing. Flynn is a member of the ...

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Cognevich to serve as SEDC chair

The Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC), the oldest and largest regional economic development association in North America, has announced that Angie Cognevich will serve as the incoming chairman on the board of directors. Cognevich is the regional manager of the Mississippi Development Authority’s Southeast Regional Office located in Hattiesburg. She will take office in Jan. 2010. SEDC is a non-profit ...

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Howell named chair of Co-Lin division

Amye Howell of Brookhaven has been appointed chairperson for Copiah-Lincoln Community College’s newly established Developmental Education Division. Howell has been a member of the Co-Lin faculty since 2000 as a reading instructor. She authored and compiled the textbook used in Co-Lin’s orientation classes. Howell received her bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University and her master’s degree from Mississippi College. She ...

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Seymour completes IOM program

Rachael Seymour, IOM, director, Biloxi Chamber of Commerce of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, has graduated from Institute for Organization Management, a four-year nonprofit leadership-training program at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga. Graduates of the institute receive the IOM recognition, signifying completion of 96 hours of course instruction in nonprofit management. In addition, participants can earn ...

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McLain added at Wesley Medical

Wesley Medical Center announces the addition of Dr. Holly McLain to its staff as the director of the neurodiagnostics department. McLain received both her bachelor’s degree and doctor of audiology from the University of Southern Mississippi.

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