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Board endows chair, supports soybean research

STARKVILLE — The Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board (MSPB) has invested in the Edgar E. Hartwig Endowed Chair in Soybean Agronomy at Mississippi State University (MSU). Named after the late Edgar E. Hartwig, a renowned soybean breeder, MSPB’s investment will help fund an endowed chair in MSU’s Department of Plant and Soil Sciences. MSPB’s funding leveraged additional funding from industry partners ...

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New nursing endowment fund established to promote profession

JACKSON — The Community Foundation of Greater Jackson (CFGJ) has just established the Mississippi Nurses Foundation (MNF) Endowment Fund. The board and staff of MNF will use this fund to provide long-range support for this nonprofit foundation’s ongoing programs and services. The Mississippi Nurses Foundation’s mission is to raise, accept and disperse charitable donations to promote professional nursing and better ...

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BankPlus presents six-digit gift to MSU-Meridian

MERIDIAN — A $150,000 gift from BankPlus is assisting Mississippi State University-Meridian in advancing education for business majors by helping ensure facilities and technology updates for the downtown location. The gift establishes an endowment to maintain, in perpetuity, the Newberry Building and its instructional technology. A historical landmark adjacent to the MSU Riley Center, the facility houses Division of Business ...

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College Board will again try to raise funds to endow HBCUs

JACKSON — After years of delay, members of the state’s College Board will again try to raise $34 million in private money to endow Mississippi’s three historically black universities. The board pledged to raise a $35 million endowment over seven years for Alcorn State, Jackson State and Mississippi Valley State when the Ayers discrimination case was settled in 2004. So ...

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Railroad company establishes new scholarship at USM Gulf Coast

LONG BEACH and MOSS POINT — In celebration of its 90th anniversary, Mississippi Export Railroad Company has established the Mississippi Export Railroad Gulf Coast Scholarship Endowment with a gift of $50,000 to the University of Southern Mississippi Foundation. “Moss Point, Miss., has been the home of Mississippi Export Railroad for 90 years,” said Greg Luce, president and chairman of the ...

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Late alumna Sciacca endows scholarship at UM School of Pharmacy

OXFORD — The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy is offering a new scholarship thanks to the generosity of the late Madeline O. Sciacca of Slidell, La., who remembered her alma mater in her will. Sciacca, who obtained her pharmacy degree from UM in 1953, left $400,000 to the Ole Miss School of Pharmacy to create the Madeline Occhipinti Sciacca ...

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Washington's Alcorn gift grows to $4.2M

LORMAN — Alcorn State University announced the United States Department of Education recently notified the university of the availability of $4.2 million from the maturity of two $500,000 endowments made through its Title III Endowment Challenge Grant Program by the school’s 15th president, Dr. Walter Washington in 1986. Today, the endowments have matured to $2.125 million and $2.157 million respectfully. ...

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Food bank opens new endowment fund

JACKSON — The Mississippi Food Network, Mississippi’s only food bank, has opened an endowment fund at the Community Foundation of Greater Jackson. Doug Boone, President and CEO of the Community Foundation, said, “We’re delighted to welcome the Mississippi Food Network as our newest Nonprofit Partner. Establishing an endowment fund shows that the organization is committed to ensuring that its work ...

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Longs establish business scholarship

OXFORD — Two brothers who served in World War II, graduated from the University of Mississippi with business degrees and followed their father in the family business are being honored with a scholarship at their alma mater. Named for Raiford N. Long Sr. of Ripley and the late Erst Long Jr. of Corinth, the business scholarship endowment was created with ...

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