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Local Main Street programs earn national accreditation

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi Main Street Association cities have been designated as accredited National Main Street Programs for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. The cities are Aberdeen, Amory, Baldwyn, Batesville, Bay St. Louis/Waveland, Belhaven, Biloxi, Booneville, Canton, Carthage, Cleveland, Clinton, Columbia, Columbus, Corinth, Greenville, Greenwood, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Hernando, Holly Springs, Houston, ...

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USM College of Business keeps dual accreditation

HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business has maintained its status as a dually accredited business and accounting school as determined by the board of directors of AACSB – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. According to the university, Southern Miss is one of only 643 AACSB-accredited schools in the world and 475 in the ...

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Bomgar Corporation earns certification, accreditation

JACKSON — Bomgar Corporation has been awarded a Level 2 Federal Information Processing Standards Publications (FIPS) 140-2 Validation: Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules for its B200, B300 and B400 appliances and version 10.6.2 software. FIPS 140-2 validation is a requirement for any cryptographic product, which will be used in a U.S. government agency network. According to Bomgar, it is the ...

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Jurors will not hear ex-Virginia College students' case

JACKSON — A judge has ruled that 14 former nursing students at for-profit Virginia College in Jackson will not get their lawsuit against the school heard by a jury. Hinds County Circuit Judge Jeff Weill ruled that the grievance falls under an enrollment agreement and must be settled by a third party. Attorneys for the students have said the agreement ...

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College wants former students' lawsuit dismissed

JACKSON — For-profit Virginia College has asked a Hinds County judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by 14 people who allege they participated in a pilot program at the college’s Jackson campus to become licensed practical nurses only to find out the program was never accredited by the state. The Clarion-Ledger reports the Birmingham, Ala.-based company argues in court documents ...

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Nursing students sue Virginia College over lack of accreditation

JACKSON — For-profit Virginia College has been sued by 14 people who allege they participated in a pilot program at the college’s Jackson, Miss., campus to become licensed practical nurses only to find out the program was never accredited by the state. The Clarion-Ledger reports that the nursing students are seeking $14 million in damages in Hinds County Circuit Court. ...

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Baptist Golden Triangle earns accreditation

COLUMBUS — Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle has been awarded a three-year accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) following a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR awards accreditation to facilities achieving high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of the facility. Evaluations are conducted by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. ...

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Singing River lab accredited

PASCAGOULA — The Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory at Singing River Hospital has achieved accreditation by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL). The Singing River Hospital site is one of only seven in the state currently accredited by ICAVL. Singing River Hospital’s Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory is one of a growing number of vascular laboratories in the United States, ...

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WCU-COM earns provisional accreditation

HATTIESBURG — William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCU-COM) has been awarded provisional accreditation status by the Council on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA). William Carey’s school is now the 26th osteopathic medical school in the country. Provisional accreditation allows the WCU-COM to proceed with plans for the first class to begin in Aug. 2010. “This is what we have ...

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Baptist Home Care earns accreditation

BATESVILLE — Baptist Home Care and Hospice-North Mississippi recently became Joint Commission accredited as a freestanding home care and hospice agency. The Joint Commission offered no recommendations for changes to be made to the facility’s program, which is a rare result, according to Baptist Home Care and Hospice director Lee Gentry. The process the agency underwent to become accredited by ...

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