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McNair Honored by USM AOP Chapter

Delores McNair, administrative assistant/information specialist in the office of the Dean of Students at The University of Southern Mississippi, was recently named Educational Office Professional of the Year by the USM chapter of the Association of the Office Professionals (AOP). . A Hattiesburg native, McNair joined the USM staff in 1998. She holds a degree in psychology from USM and ...

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USM’s Graham Named Chairman of Governor’s Ocean Task Force

University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Ocean Science and Technology Director Monty Graham was recently named chairman of the newly formed Ocean Task Force by Gov. Phil Bryant. The task force, which is modeled after Task Force Ocean developed by Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson, will provide a master plan identifying attractors, partnerships, missing elements, research and training ...

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Southern Miss staff members win 12 awards at CPRAM conference

The Office of University Communications, along with staff members from various offices at The University of Southern Mississippi, recently captured 12 awards – including a Grand Award in electronic media – at the annual College Public Relations Association of Mississippi conference. Competition was in the senior division, which includes the state’s four-year public and private universities and colleges. University Communications ...

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USM takes on security — ‘Hacking for Defense’ class will teach how to innovate solutions

By CALLIE DANIELS BRYANT One started with Legos and Lincoln Logs, while the other favored remote control vehicles and model rockets growing up in his hometown of Richton. Now, Professors Henry Jones and Daniel DeMott, along with mentors from the Department of Defense, Homeland Security and the intelligence community, will show University of Southern Mississippi students how to innovate solutions ...

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Southern Miss ranked as nation’s No. 1 Military-Friendly Online College

The University of Southern Mississippi has been ranked as the nation’s top “Military-Friendly Online College” as determined by AffordableCollegesOnline.org in its 2017 ratings. Researchers and higher education experts collected and analyzed data from every accredited postsecondary institution in the United States to find the online colleges with the most notable balance of academic rigor, military student services, program variety, and ...

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Southern Miss staff members take home top awards at 2017 PRAM state conference

The University of Southern Mississippi staff members from four offices took home two of the top awards. at the Public Relations Association of Mississippi’s (PRAM) annual state conference. Southern Miss received two PRism Awards, PRAM’s highest honor for outstanding work in the field of public relations, and two Awards of Excellence, PRAM’s second highest honor. PRism Award recipients were April ...

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USM inducts 2 journalists

The School of Mass Communication and Journalism at The University of Southern Mississippi have honored film director and producer Steve Mims and former faculty member Dixon McDowell with induction into its Hall of Fame. Mims earned his bachelor’s degree from Southern Miss and his master’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin. As a writer and director, he has ...

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USM faculty member gets grant for Fresh Food on the Move

By BECKY GILLETTE “Preventative health care is a lot cheaper than what we have traditionally done” Charkarra Anderson-Lewis, Ph.D.,  was only 15 years old when her mother, 36, died from heart disease. It had a lasting impression on Anderson-Lewis, a University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Department of Health associate professor who recently received a $2,000 grant to institute a mobile ...

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