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USM honors 2 alumni

Todd Gregory and Brandt Schmersahl, both executives with the Cintas Corporation, have been recognized as Alumni of the Year by the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi. Gregory, a 1981 graduate, and Schmersahl, a 1976 graduate, were honored during an awards ceremony held earlier this month on the Hattiesburg campus. Gregory serves as vice president for the ...

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Lucas to direct USM center

The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Ocean Science and Technology has named Dr. Kelly Lucas director of the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory’s Thad Cochran Marine Aquaculture Center. Lucas joins USM after serving as the chief scientific officer at the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources since 2013. A South Mississippi native, Lucas holds a doctorate degree in coastal sciences from ...

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USM Gulf Park shows off its benefits to the Coast

University of Southern Mississippi officials believe attracting more high-tech businesses to the Coast is just one way to ramp up enrollment at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The Sun Herald reports USM Gulf Park Vice President Steve Miller offered statistics showing the university’s economic contributions to the Coast. In fiscal year 2015, USM Gulf Park directly generated $115.6 ...

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Murphree gains fellowship

Dr. Vanessa Murphree, associate professor and graduate coordinator for The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Mass Communication and Journalism, is one of nine educators nationwide selected for a fellowship in public relations with the Plank Center for Leadership. The Fellowship that provides opportunities for skill enhancement through the organizations sponsoring each fellowship. This is the seventh class of fellows ...

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Southern Miss, Xfinity link up in student recruitment game

It’s not exactly new. Some universities have been providing digital devices and services to students for nearly a decade. But the University of Southern Mississippi is the first four-year school in the state to offer Comcast’s Xfinity on Campus as part of room and board for the 3,600 students who live on campus. That allows them to watch live TV ...

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USM adds 5 to Hall of Fame

The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Mass Communication and Journalism recently inducted five into its Hall of Fame. The MCJ Hall of Fame honorees include: Alice Tisdale, publisher of the Jackson Advocate Kurt Brautigam, manager of member services, Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association Ronnie Agnew, executive director, Mississippi Public Broadcasting William E. “Bud” Kirkpatrick, former director of public ...

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A study with impact: Army contract gives USM one of world’s most advanced helmet-liner facilities

A unique, multi-disciplinary approach to research combining the skills of The University of Southern Mississippi School of Kinesiology and the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials is credited with the decision of the U.S. Army to award USM a $4.9 million contract for development and evaluation of a helmet liner designed to provide enhanced head protection for the military. ...

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USM’s Dana Berry named to class

Dana Berry, assistant to the dean for Advisement and Records at The University of Southern Mississippi College of Science and Technology, has been named to the 2015 Leadership Pinebelt Class. Leadership Pinebelt has trained emerging and existing leaders since 1989 in greater Hattiesburg. Designed to broaden the base from which emerging leadership is derived, Leadership Pinebelt serves as a catalyst ...

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New student health center opens at Southern Miss

HATTIESBURG — A state-of-the-art health center offering easy access for students has opened at the University of Southern Mississippi. The Hattiesburg American reports the Moffitt Health Center opened its doors Monday, and it soon had students asking for services. The center is located on the first floor of Scott Hall, which is part of the Century Park South residential complex.

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Robert Thompson temporarily replacing Bryan Brister at USM

The Mississippi Polymer Institute is in a transition phase with the departure of director Dr. Bryan Brister, who has accepted a position as chief operating officer with Voltea, an international water purification company. MPI operations leader Robert Thompson will assume the role of interim director. Brister came to MPI in 2010 as director and during that time has helped lead ...

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