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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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KEEPING OUR EYE ON: Anna Masters

Name: Anna Masters Age: 33 Position: Director of Public Relations, Neel-Schaffer Inc. Anna Masters has two lives, both involving public relations. By day, the Atlanta native is director of public relations for Neel-Schaffer, one of the South’s most esteemed engineering firms. By night, she is “Anna Bombination” throwing elbows and streaking down the track as the publicist for the Magnolia ...

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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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Niki Goerger wins Army award

Dr. Niki Goerger of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg has received the Army’s Meritorious Civilian Service Award for her service with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) (ASA(ALT)) from August 2008 to November 2012. Goerger currently serves as business development director at ERDC, a position she assumed ...

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Problems with paint, birds delay bridge project completion

COLUMBUS — It will likely be the end of September before the city can officially close out the Old Highway 82 bridge restoration project due to two factors — issues with the primer used in the painting process and a flock of protected migratory barn swallows who have made the construction site their temporary home. City engineer Kevin Stafford said ...

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