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WAGGONER ENGINEERING: ‘Better data makes for better decisions’

» Waggoner’s digital mapping provides a multitude of benefits for Mississippi Surveyors, geologists and engineers have been on a constant quest for a better way to represent the world we live in. “Paper maps provided us with information about where things were located, how near they were to a highway or stream and how high above sea level they were,” ...

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Commission votes to retain Louisiana firm for bridge inspections

VICKSBURG — A Louisiana company will continue to do annual inspections of the old U.S. 80 Mississippi River bridge in Vicksburg. The Vicksburg Bridge Commission voted Wednesday to keep Baton Rouge-based G.E.C. on retainer for $15,000 a year. The company writes reports annually that note the structural stability of the 83-year old railroad crossing. This year’s report concluded the span ...

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Engineering a law degree — Ole Miss launches new, interdisciplinary program

OXFORD — At first glance, law and engineering seem to have little in common. The University of Mississippi, however, says look again. Ole Miss has launched a new accelerated, interdisciplinary program offering engineering students early admission to the public university’s School of Law. Officials officially kicked off the program last month in an effort to be more “user-friendly.” Through the ...

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While some businesses shrink Neel-Shaffer finds way to grow

The regional planning and engineering powerhouse Neel-Schaffer Inc., is headed by a chief operating officer who has accomplished a lot at an early age. Joey Hudnall, 44, a native of Columbus, graduated from Mississippi State University in 1990 with a B.S. in civil engineering. He went to work for his father’s Columbus firm, Charles Hudnall Engineering, after college, and began ...

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Robert Green elected national engineers president

Robert Green has been elected president of the National Society of Professional Engineers. Green is a research engineer and undergraduate coordinator for the James Worth Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University. He is the second Mississippi State University engineer to serve as the organization’s president. In 1970-71, Harry Simrall, the university’s dean of engineering, served as the national ...

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American Council of Engineering seats officers

Allen Scott of Engineering Service was recently installed on the Executive Board of the American Council of Engineering Companies-Mississippi (ACEC/MS). Members of the 2013-2014 board include: president Jeff Dungan of Dungan Engineering, P.A.; president-elect Jimmy Nelson of Allen & Hoshall; secretary/treasurer David Bowman of Neel-Schaffer Inc.; past president Ron Cassada of Gardner Engineering, P.A.; national director David Compton of Compton ...

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Carol Ann Murphy announces Army Corps retirement

Carol Ann Murphy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District is retiring after 26 years of service. Murphy began her career in the Contracting Office as a procurement technician and later transferred to the Safety Office as an office administration assistant. She was presented the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service by Col. John W. Cross, Vicksburg District Commander, ...

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Ole Miss launches new law/engineering program

OXFORD — Following a national trend to make higher education more “user-friendly,” the University of Mississippi schools of Engineering and Law have joined forces to create a new program that provides early admission to the latter. Through the accelerated law program, students in the general engineering pre-law program can be admitted into a fast-tracked Bachelor of Engineering and law degree ...

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Engineering firm promotes Kenneth Collins, Jeffrey Douglas May

The engineering firm Michael Baker Jr. Inc. has promoted Kenneth J. Collins, P.E. and Jeffrey Douglas May, P.E. Collins is now assistant vice president, transportation design operations manager. He is responsible for design oversight for all transportation-related projects, client relationships and budget management in the firm’s Ridgeland office where he is located. May was promoted to assistant vice president and ...

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