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Baker Donelson named a Winner of 2nd Annual USA Middle Market M&A Atlas Awards

Baker Donelson was named a winner in the 2nd Annual USA Middle Market Atlas Awards. The awards, presented by the Global M&A Network, recognize the achievements of influential dealmakers and leaders, outstanding firms and the best growth-delivering transactions. Baker Donelson was honored in the “Deal of the Year” category for its work in the acquisition of STR, Inc. by CoStar Group, ...

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JSU facilities leader earns 2nd scholarship from renowned Association of Physical Plant Administrators

La’Kitha Hughes, associate director for Jackson State University’s Facilities and Construction Management has been awarded a scholarship to attend the Association of Physical Plant Administrators (APPA) Institute for Facilities Management Leadership Academy. This is her second consecutive award from the APPA. “When I received the email notification that I had been selected as a recipient for a scholarship from SRAPPA ...

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Jackson State engineers improvise slopes made of Yazoo Clay that’s blamed for costly erosions on highways

Two Jackson State University civil engineers, along with graduate students, from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering have been working on Mississippi highway slopes with notorious Yazoo clay. Dr. Sadik Khan  and Dr. Farshad Amini from the College of Science, Engineering and Technology have been leading a project funded by the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). They’re studying six ...

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Jackson State University ranks in the top 10 among 50 HBCUs

Jackson State University is a top ten HBCU, according to a recent report by Collegeconsensus.com. The site describes itself as an essential tool for students in search of a college or university that best fits a variety of needs, i.e., support and inclusion, inspirational and challenging academic environment, or networking opportunities. Of the 50 HBCUs listed, JSU is firmly cemented in ...

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Nationwide Plastics Brandon is now Curbell Plastics Jackson

Curbell Plastics, Inc., one of the nation’s top suppliers of plastic sheet, rod, tube, tapes, and fabricated parts, acquired Nationwide Plastics, Inc. with three locations on August 26, 2019. The Brandon, Mississippi location operating as Nationwide Plastics, Inc. a division of Curbell Plastics, Inc. has officially become Curbell Plastics Jackson. “Fully integrating this location and team as Curbell Plastics Jackson will ...

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Forest banker elected Treasurer of Mississippi Young Bankers

Drew Kenna, of Bank of Forest, Forest, has been elected to serve as treasurer of Mississippi Young Bankers, a section of the Mississippi Bankers Association. Since 1950, Mississippi Young Bankers has been active in providing leadership development activities and supporting financial literacy programs of the MBA and its member banks. MYB members are involved in administering scholarship programs for high ...

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Hazlehurst banker elected Vice President of Mississippi Young Bankers

Rebecca Barrentine, of Copiah Bank, Hazlehurst, has been elected to serve as vice president of Mississippi Young Bankers, a section of the Mississippi Bankers Association. Since 1950, Mississippi Young Bankers has been active in providing leadership development activities and supporting financial literacy programs of the MBA and its member banks. MYB members are involved in administering scholarship programs for high ...

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Greenwood banker elected President of Mississippi Young Bankers

Zach Luke, of Bank of Commerce, Greenwood, has been elected to serve as president of Mississippi Young Bankers, a section of the Mississippi Bankers Association. Since 1950, Mississippi Young Bankers has been active in providing leadership development activities and supporting financial literacy programs of the MBA and its member banks. MYB members are involved in administering scholarship programs for high ...

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Blankenship to serve on Mississippi Young Bankers Council

Hattiesburg banker Chase Blankenship has been appointed to the Executive Council of the Mississippi Young Bankers, a section of the Mississippi Bankers Association. Since 1950, Mississippi Young Bankers has been active in providing leadership development activities and in supporting financial literacy programs of the MBA and its member banks. MYB members are involved in administering scholarship programs for high school ...

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Whalen to serve on Mississippi Young Bankers Council

Cleveland banker Andrew Whalen has been elected to the Executive Council of the Mississippi Young Bankers, a section of the Mississippi Bankers Association. Since 1950, Mississippi Young Bankers has been active in providing leadership development activities, supporting financial literacy programs of the MBA and its member banks. MYB members are involved in administering scholarship programs for high school and college ...

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