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Board gives preliminary nod to tuition hike at five universities

JACKSON — Tuition is likely to be headed up at five of Mississippi’s eight public universities. The College Board gave preliminary approval to tuition plans for the next two academic years today. The board must vote a second time before the plan becomes final. Average in-state tuition and fees would rise 2.8 percent to $6,509 in fall 2014. In 2015, ...

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Board likely to vote on college tuition plan today

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s two largest universities could increase tuition by 5 percent a year over the next two years, while three smaller universities could hold tuition flat, according to a plan a College Board committee considered yesterday. While the board is likely to vote on the plan today, rules require a second vote after 30 days. That means increases ...

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State universities see first enrollment decline in 20 years

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — More than 80,000 students are working toward building a successful career and brighter future by pursuing a college degree. However, across Mississippi’s eight public universities, preliminary fall 2013 enrollment figures show a decrease of 490 students from fall 2012 numbers. This is the first time in 20 years that overall enrollment has shown a decrease. “While the ...

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College Board approves university construction projects

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s College Board has approved the top 10 construction priorities of the state’s universities. Here is the total amount requested from the Legislature by each institution for the top 10, as well as the top two projects from each: ___ Alcorn State University Total for top 10 projects: $56.2 million. Top projects: 1. Technology classroom building, $17 ...

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Hinds, MUW form culinary arts partnership

Hinds Community College and Mississippi University for Women have revealed details of a new agreement for students studying the culinary arts in the Jackson area. The so-called “2 Plus 2″ agreement between HCC and MUW will allow culinary arts students to finish their bachelor’s degrees at the Hinds Jackson campus’ Academic/Technical Center. A signing ceremony is scheduled for 2 p.m., ...

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Smith earns scholarship

  Starkville nurse practitioner Mary Atkinson Smith, DNP, FNP-BC, has been named the sole recipient of a full scholarship to attend the Nurse in Washington Internship (NIWI) offered by the Nursing Organizations Alliance (The Alliance) in Washington, D.C. Smith is a board-certified family nurse practitioner and has additional certifications in orthopaedics and perioperative nursing. She is the director of health ...

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All Things Money Conference to feature MEC's Blake Wilson

Entrepreneurs will hear from one of the top economic development officials in the state at the All Things Money Conference set for Wednesday, Jan. 30. The program will be held at East Mississippi Community College’s Douglas Building Lyceum from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Blake Wilson, president and CEO of the Mississippi Economic Council, will be the keynote speaker, and ...

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TEC chooses Beck

TEC has appointed Annie Beck as account executive at TEC of Jackson Inc., located in the Hattiesburg market. She brings with her over 20 years of sales experience, which will be a great benefit to TEC. Beck, currently residing in Hattiesburg, graduated from Mississippi University for Women with a biology degree. She is the mother of four children — Cessler ...

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Hospital adds Pounders

Nicole Pounders has been named director of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle’s education department. The Commercial Dispatch reports her duties include overseeing nursing and staff education and orientation of newly hired nursing staff. Pounders holds a nursing degree from Mississippi University for Women.  

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Smith earns certification

Mary A. Smith, assistant professor of nursing in the graduate department at Mississippi University for Women, has successfully completed the CNOR (certified nurse operating room) exam. Smith is a board-certified family and orthopedic nurse practitioner, registered nurse first assistant with Starkville Orthopedic Clinic and is sole proprietor of Golden Triangle Geriatric Collaborative, which is a house call program. She is ...

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