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MSU staff picked for LEAP

Fourteen Mississippi State University staff members are new participants in the university’s 2011 Learning Experience for Aspiring Professionals program. Formerly known as the Staff Leadership Program, LEAP’s goals and purpose include the advancement of knowledge, enhancement of leadership skills, and direct practical work application for selected employees.

Chosen through a competitive nomination and selection process, this year’s group includes: Brandy Akers, senior accountant, High Performance Computing Collaboratory; Diane Alexander, fiscal officer, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President; Courtney Blaylock, contract and grant specialist, computer science and engineering department; Darrell Easley, MBA programs director, College of Business’ graduate studies and outreach; Katie Echols, education and outreach coordinator, Office of Research and Economic Development; Meggan Franks, program coordinator, Office of Student Leadership and Community Engagement; Barbie Hampel, director of annual giving, MSU Foundation; Edie Irvin, senior coordinator, Career Center; Terri Johnson, Treasury Services specialist, Office of the Controller and Treasurer; Karin Lee, graduate programs manager, Office of the Graduate School; Summer Mord, coordinator, Mitchell Memorial Library; Amanda Seymour, research associate, Coastal Research and Extension Center; Angie Waller, assistant director/business operations, facilities management; and, Dan Whatley, project manager, facilities management.


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