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MSU engineering professor receives Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award

Lei Chen, A Mississippi State University assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is among 37 researchers to receive the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, a prestigious junior faculty grant from Oak Ridge Associated Universities. Chen was recognized for his research on metallic additive manufacturing. The award provides $5,000 in seed money for research. Chen also will receive a matching ...

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Clay to lead Office of Technology Management at MSU

Jerry Clay, a Mississippi State alumnus, has been named director of MSU’s Office of Technology Management — the campus unit charged with capturing, protecting, managing and accelerating the commercialization of university-owned and generated intellectual property. A graduate of the Mississippi College School of Law and member of the Mississippi Bar, Clay has extensive experience in patent law and is admitted ...

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MSU’s Adkerson receives national PGA honor

Jeff Adkerson, director of Mississippi State University’s PGA Golf Management program, is the 2017 recipient of the Professional Golfers’ Association National Horton Smith Award. The honor recognizes golf professionals for outstanding and continuing contributions to professional education. The two-time MSU alumnus has received the Gulf States PGA’s Horton Smith Award four times. Earlier this year, Adkerson became one of approximately ...

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Herrington of MSU Public Affairs inducted into Southern Public Relations Federation’s Hall of Fame

Checky Herrington, Mississippi State University’s marketing research analyst in the Office of Public Affairs, has been inducted into the Southern Public Relations Federation’s Hall of Fame. A native of Louisville, he has more than three decades of experience in public relations, marketing and brand-strategy development. Since joining the university in 2014, Herrington has spearheaded the “We Ring True” branding initiative, ...

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David Kett Joins Dale Partners

David Kett, a recent graduate of the Mississippi State University School of Architecture, has joined the firm of Dale Partners Architects P.A. Kett will provide design, modeling, and cd production services for a variety of projects. Kett is a native of Canada, and moved to Mississippi at age 10. He also received an Associate of Arts from Hinds Community College. ...

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Adkerson School of Accountancy earns national reaccreditation

Mississippi State University’s Richard C. Adkerson School of Accountancy has been reaccredited for another five years by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). MSU is among 186 institutions around the world that hold accreditation for both its accounting program and business school. AASCB accreditation is the highest marker of excellence in business education. The accreditation standards require ...

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Krutz to lead Mississippi Water Resources Research Institute

L. Jason Krutz is the new director of the Mississippi Water Resources Research Institute, a statewide water resources institute led by Mississippi State University. Most recently, Krutz served as irrigation specialist at the Delta Research and Extension Center at Stoneville and as executive director of the H2O Initiative. Krutz conceived and directed the Row-crop Irrigation Science Extension and Research (RISER) ...

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‘We Ring True’ branding initiative wins Best of Show award from PRAM

Mississippi State University’s Office of Public Affairs’s “We Ring True” branding initiative won seven awards, including Best of Show, during the recent Public Relations Association of Mississippi’s PRism Awards competition. Since its launch in 2015, MSU has seen enrollment steadily increase along with academic accolades, research and development partnerships, university fundraising, student diversity, workplace satisfaction, brand recognition, social media engagement ...

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MSU College of Business earns national reaccreditation by AACSB

The Mississippi State University College of Business has been reaccredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, also known as AACSB International, for another five years. maintaining a distinction held by only five percent of business schools in the world. AASCB accreditation is the highest marker of excellence in business education. The accreditation standards require quality in management, ...

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Travis named dean of MSU’s College of Arts and Sciences

Rick Travis, a longtime Mississippi State University faculty member and administrator, has been named dean for the College of Arts and Sciences, the university’s largest academic unit, after serving in an interim role for the past year. Travis earned a 1993 doctoral degree and 1989 master’s in political science at the University of Georgia. His undergraduate degree in international relations ...

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