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USM breaks ground on business program building

HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi is starting construction on a new home for its College of Business. >> Donor: $5 million gif to USM business college an investment — not a payback >> USM’s College of Business growing its expectations >> USM FUNDRAISING FOR COLLEGE OF BUSINESS REACHES A MILESTONE — Gift from First Bancshares, parent of The ...

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Atkins-Sayre wins award

Dr. Wendy Atkins-Sayre, assistant professor in the Communication Studies Department at the University of Southern Mississippi, was recently awarded the Outstanding Alumni Award from her alma mater, Texas State University at San Marcos. Atkins-Sayre joined USM in 2007 as director of The Speaking Center and scholar within the Communication Studies Department. She has published in the areas of social movement ...

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Willis moves to foundation

Russ Willis has transitioned from the position of vice president for administrative affairs at The University of Southern Mississippi to a role with the University Foundation. Chad Driskell, executive assistant to the president for external affairs, will replace him on an interim basis, while Willis will join the staff of the USM Foundation as assistant director for fundraising initiatives and ...

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Jordan receives award

Linda Jordan, assistant to the dean for the College of Business at the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, was recently presented the 2011 Office Personnel Staff Excellence Award, which came with a commemorative plaque and a $1,200 monetary gift. Jordan, who has been working at Southern Miss for 20 years, was commended for her dedication to the university, outstanding ...

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USM faculty in the news

Evelyn Edwards, vice president of community reinvestment for BancorpSouth, has been named the 2011 Housing Initiative Partner of the Year by the University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS). The award is presented annually to an individual or agency participating on the IDS Housing Advisory Council who has worked in the housing, disability or economic development arenas in ...

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IMSLEC honors Cornett

Daphne Cornett, assistant director of the DuBard School for Language Disorders at the University of Southern Mississippi, recently earned the 2011 IMSLEC Innovator Award for Outstanding Educator in a College or University. Cornett, a certified speech-language pathologist, taught at the DuBard School for 20 years before taking over as assistant director and out-client service coordinator in 2003. She also teaches ...

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Polk, Palazzo honored

Longtime Magee businessman John Polk and U.S. Congressman Steven Palazzo were honored recently as alumni of the year by the College of Business at the University of Southern Mississippi. Polk, retired executive of Polk Meat Products and newly elected state senator, received the Boardman Distinguished Alumnus of the Year award. Palazzo, who is serving his first term in the U.S. ...

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Climate Action Plan

Southern Miss will save $273 million by being ‘greener’ with initiative   The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is the only university in the state and one of the few in the country that is an official “green school” by virtue of having adopted a Climate Action Plan (CAP) that will greatly reduce the school’s carbon footprint by improving energy ...

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USM honors faculty and staff

University of Southern Mississippi president Martha Saunders recently honored current and former members of the university’s faculty and staff and introduced the charter members of the Centennial Legacy Circle during the Centennial Convocation Tuesday on the Hattiesburg campus. The Centennial Legacy Circle includes current and former members of the university’s faculty and staff who have 40 or more years of ...

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Southern Miss turns 100

University changes Hattiesburg’s direction Arguably, the most important date in the community and economic development history of the City of Hattiesburg is March 30, 1910, On that day, Mississippi Normal College, dedicated entirely to teacher training, was chartered by the Mississippi Legislature. The first class had a mere 227 students led by 17 faculty members. A century later, that institution ...

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