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Brady made assistant VP

Kathy Brady has been promoted to assistant vice president at Trustmark National Bank in Columbus. The Commercial Dispatch reports Brady has more than eight years of experience in the financial industry. She is a mortgage loan originator. Brady earned a bachelor of science in paralegal studies from Mississippi University for Women.  

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Murphrees give to UM

Robert Murphree, a Jackson attorney, and his wife, Melissa, have donated $25,000 to create the Margaret Haaga Murphree Scholarship Endowment to provide need-based support to students pursuing degrees in the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy. The endowment honors Robert Murphree’s mother, who died in 2008 at the age of 91. The Murphree family has a long history with the ...

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Patton replaces Slater

Danny Patton, the current police chief at Bevill State Community College in Jasper, Ala., is now leading the campus police department at Mississippi University for Women. The Commercial Dispatch reports Patton replaced Capt. Mary Slater, who had served as acting chief since March 21 when Kennedy Meaders left. Patton is a 28-year veteran of the Jasper Police Department.  

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Clinic adds providers

The board of trustees of Singing River Health System recently welcomed the addition of new providers for SRHS Clinics. Carol Hall, doctor of osteopathic medicine/family medicine, received her medical degree from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. She performed a family medicine residency at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. Hall is board certified in family medicine. Jeremy Wigginton, ...

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MUW chooses Heimmermann

Dr. Dan Heimmermann has joined the Mississippi University for Women administration as provost and vice president for academic affairs. Heimmermann comes to MUW from the University of Texas at Brownsville where he served as dean of the College of Liberal Arts. Prior to his experience in Texas, he was chair of the Department of History and Political Science at the ...

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Columbus organization working to bring projects to West Point, Clay County

Under a deal struck in April, the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link will pursue large industrial development for West Point and Clay County. The two entities will also split the revenue from resulting industries. Under the terms of the deal, whose concept was hatched when West Point’s economic development chief left town several months ago, the Link would receive 10 percent of ...

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Sodexo chooses Dawson

Eric Dawson, of Columbus, has been hired by Sodexo to serve as general manager of dining services at Mississippi University for Women. Dawson served as general manager for Sweet Peppers for 11 years. Dawson and his wife, Evans Whitaker Dawson (MUW class of 2003), have a daughter, Ellie, 6, and a son, Arthur, 3.  

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Tollison named dean

Dr. Scott Tollison, associate professor of management information systems at Mississippi University for Women, has been named dean of the College of Business and Professional Studies. Tollison has served as business chair at MUW for the past three years. Before joining MUW, Tollison was an instructor at East Mississippi Community College where he taught computer networking technology.  

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Rustin presented award

Clara Rustin, associate of science in nursing faculty member at Mississippi University for Women, has been awarded the Nena F. Sanders Award from Samford University’s Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing. Rustin has been the recipient of many awards including the Sigma Theta Tau “Excellence in Nursing Practice Award,” Board of Trustees of the State of Mississippi scholarship and an ...

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MUW faculty honored

                            Faculty members at Mississippi University for Women (MUW) were recently recognized. Dr. Bridget Pieschel, professor of English and director of the Center for Women’s Research and Public Policy, was honored with the 2012 Kossen Faculty Excellence Award. Criterion for the award is based on three fundamentals ...

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