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MSU communications and marketing team named best in Southeast at CASE III awards

Mississippi State University’s Office of Public Affairs was recently honored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District III with the Platinum Award — the CASE III competition’s top prize — for its “We Ring True” branding initiative, along with a Grand Award and two Awards of Excellence. Competing against 125 public and private higher education institutions ...

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Mark Keenum Elected to Board of Trustees of the Department of Archives and History

Mark Keenum, president of Mississippi State University, has been elected to the board of trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, pending confirmation by the Mississippi State Senate. Keenum was named the 19th president of Mississippi State University in 2009 after a long career in public service. Keenum succeeds Jack Garner, who retired after 19 years on the ...

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MSU engineering student receives public policy, international affairs fellowship

Senior Khalil N. Markham of Biloxi, a computer engineering student in Mississippi State University’s Judy and Bobby Shackouls Honors College, has been selected for a fellowship at the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs’ Junior Summer Institute in Public Policy and International Affairs. The seven-week academic and experiential learning program is designed to equip undergraduate students with the ...

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$67 million MSU housing plan could become model for state

The idea for Mississippi State University’s upcoming $67 million apartment-style student housing began on the golf course. “I was playing golf with the president of University of Kentucky, Eli Capilouto, and they were having issues not unlike what we were having in Mississippi with concerns about needing to upgrade their facilities – particularly their housing facilities,” said Mark Keenum, president ...

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Chrestman named permanent leader for MSU Career Center

Angie Chrestman, who has served as the Mississippi State University Career Center’s interim director since last July, now is the permanent director. Chrestman succeeds Scott Maynard, who retired in 2017 after leading the center for nine years. The Career Center provides a wide variety of services and events to help MSU’s more than 21,800 students prepare for and find jobs ...

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Bracey of MSU honored by regional business educators

Pamela Scott-Bracey, an assistant professor since 2013 in Mississippi State University’s Department of Instructional Systems and Workforce Development, recently was named Collegiate Teacher of the Year by the Southern Business Education Association. A National Business Education Association affiliate, SBEA represents instructional, administrative and research professionals in a dozen states stretching from Virginia to Louisiana. Bracey is director and co-founder of ...

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Nebraska, Mississippi colleges start poultry degree program

The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture has signed a cooperative agreement with Mississippi State University to train students for poultry-related careers. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the new program includes three semesters at the Nebraska college in Curtis and a semester at MSU’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Students enrolled in the program will earn an associate of applied ...

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Berkery joins College of Business fundraising efforts

Starkville native and alumna Jana Berkery is the new assistant director of development for the College of Business and its Richard C. Adkerson School of Accountancy at Mississippi State University. Berkery joined the MSU Foundation in 2013, and most recently served as director of the university’s annual giving program. Berkery graduated from MSU in 2005 with a degree in sports ...

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CHEERS — MSU incubates innovative student businesses at CEO

By BECKY GILLETTE Even though there are about 20,000 students at Mississippi State University, it is common for students to leave the area after graduating in search of greener pastures. “They often leave the state,” said Jeffrey B. Rupp, MSU director of outreach in the College of Business. “So, there is a gap in the post-college age group from between ...

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MSU announces Qualls as 2018 National Alumnus

Mississippi State University has named Burnsville native and alumnus R.L. Qualls as the university’s 2018 national alumnus of the year. A Little Rock, Ark., resident, Qualls is the retired president and CEO of Baldor Electric Company. He presently ixserves as co-chairman of Taylor Companies of Washington, D.C., and he recently retired as presiding independent director of Bank of the Ozarks ...

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