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MDOT employees honored

Mississippi Department of Transportation Public Information Officer Jason Scott and Digital Media Manager Rob Pettit were recently honored by the Public Relations Association of Mississippi Central Chapter in Jackson. Both are employees in the Public Affairs Division. Scott, of Jackson, received the chapter’s award for Emerging Practitioner of the Year. This award is given to a public relations practitioner who ...

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MDOT taps Smith for post

The Mississippi Department of Transportation  recently named Cindy Smith, P.E., State Research Engineer. She will oversee state and national research efforts, pavement management, data collection, nondestructive testing and MDOT’s research library. Smith received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston (1995) and began working with MDOT as an Engineer in Training (EIT) in the Planning ...

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MDOT recognizes Hinds County employees

The Mississippi Department of Transportation recently recognized residents of Hinds County for their service to MDOT. Honored were, front row, from left, Jessica Dilley, Bonnie Sides, Lisa Kennedy, and Dejuana Parker; Back Row, MDOT Chief Engineer Mark McConnell, James Eggleston, Ron Rester, Byron Flood, Paul Greene and MDOT Executive Director Melinda McGrath.

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MDOT hires producer

Kevin Perez recently joined the Mississippi Department of Transportation as media producer in the Public Affairs Division. Perez previously worked as a photojournalist at 16 WAPT News and as a director of photography at Red Squared Productions. Perez completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communication from Jackson State University in May 2015, specializing in media production and graphic ...

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Transportation Commission recognizes Woodcock

The Mississippi Transportation Commission recently recognized Joel D. “Woody” Woodcock for his service to the Mississippi Department of Transportation and the State of Mississippi with a resolution. Woodcock represented MDOT for more than 12 years, beginning in 2003, as a Special Assistant Attorney with the Mississippi Office of the Attorney General. Pictured from left: Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert; Assistant Attorney ...

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MDOT appoints Ratliff

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has appointed Brian Ratliff as District 5 Engineer. Ratliff will oversee the operations in 10 central Mississippi counties including the Jackson Metro Area and the counties along Interstate 20 eastward towards Meridian. Ratliff began working for MDOT as an Engineer in Training in 1996 after graduating from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science ...

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Agency celebrates 100th year

March 29 marked the start of the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s second century of service to the people of the state. MDOT is celebrating this milestone throughout the year. On the centennial anniversary, a time capsule was sealed by the Mississippi Transportation Commission commemorating 100 years of service. It will be housed in the lobby of the MDOT Administration Building ...

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MDOT site aims to aid STEM education

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has launched a new website to bolster STEM education in state schools. The science, technology, engineering and math website is designed to get more students interested in transportation industry careers, particularly civil engineering. MDOT said the website is part of its ongoing push to provide more educational opportunities to Mississippi’s students so they can better ...

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McConnell named to board

Mississippi Department of Transportation Deputy Executive Director and Chief Engineer Mark McConnell was recently appointed to chair a committee of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. AASHTO President Paul Trombino appointed McConnell to chair the Transportation System Preservation Technical Service Program known as TSP2. The mission of TSP2 is to serve as a clearinghouse with comprehensive and ...

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MDOT engineer honored

Mississippi Department of Transportation State Research Engineer James Watkins was recently awarded with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 25-Year Award of Meritorious Service. The award is given to transportation employees having accrued 25 years of service with one or more AASHTO member departments and who have attained the grade of District Engineer, Assistant Central Office Division ...

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