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Schmidt, Jacobs join Machado Patano

Machado | Patano, PLLC recently announced 2 new hires: Jack M. Schmidt, EI has joined the firm’s Civil team as Civil Design Engineer. Schmidt graduated with his MBA and Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Mississippi State University. Ryeley K. Jacobs, has joined the firm’s Construction Engineering team as Asst. Construction Inspector. Jacobs graduated with a Bachelor of Science ...

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Nancy Lane elected treasurer of National Association of Realtors

Nancy Lane, a commercial Realtor from Brandon, was recently elected the Treasurer for the National Association of Realtors (NAR) by the Association’s Board of Directors. She is the first Mississippian to be elected to the Association’s seven-member Executive Committee. NAR is America’s largest trade association, representing 1.4 million members. The Treasurer of NAR oversees a $500 million business comprised of ...

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MSU Foundation fills two key fundraising positions

As its “Infinite Impact” capital campaign continues, the Mississippi State University Foundation has added a new fundraiser for the gift planning area and places a veteran in a key role to lead fundraising efforts for the College of Business. Kevin Randall of Starkville fills the newly created position of assistant director of gift planning to support the university’s efforts to ...

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Phillips-Gaines named to nation 2020 Top Advisors Lists

Lynn Phillips-Gaines, Certified Financial Planner Professional of Phillips Financial, was recently named to multiple national top financial advisors lists. Those honors include: Forbes 2020 Best-in-State Wealth Advisors (third consecutive year) Forbes 2020 Top 200 Women Wealth Advisors (fourth consecutive year) Barron’s 2020 Top 1200 Financial Advisors List (fifth consecutive year and includes recognition in The Wall Street Journal) Phillips-Gaines joined the financial services industry in ...

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MSU again named Mississippi’s top ‘Best Value College’

Mississippi State was recently recognized as the state’s top “Best Value College” in 2020 for giving students the best return on their educational investment. In its annual Best Value Colleges study, New York-based financial technology company SmartAsset determined that MSU graduates earn higher average starting salaries than their peers from other state colleges and universities. According to the study, MSU graduates receive an ...

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ERDC researcher awarded top honor from University of Alabama

Dr. Tim Rushing of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg has earned one of the top awards at the University of Alabama — the 2020 Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Department Distinguished Fellow Award. Rushing, who is chief of the Airfields and Pavements branch in the Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (GSL), graduated with a bachelor’s ...

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Argent Financial Group wins Stevie Award for Financial Services Company of the Year

Argent Financial Group, an independent fiduciary wealth management firm, has been named the winner of a Stevie Award in the 18th Annual American Business Awards. The Ruston, Louisiana-based company received a bronze award for Company of the Year – Financial Services – Large. This is the third year in a row that Argent has won a Stevie Award, and the ...

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JSU’s Bouie-Haynes is new executive director of Mississippi Chapter of National Association of Social Workers

Dr. Gwen Bouie-Haynes has been chosen as the new executive director of The National Association of Social Workers, Mississippi Chapter. Bouie-Haynes, who recently served as an adjunct professor at JSU in the Master of Social Work program, taught courses focusing on children/youth, oppression, health and human behavior. Her professional experience in social work includes legislative advocacy work, nonprofit development, grant-writing, ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — More help needed to keep nursing home residents safe

Mississippians trust the care of precious loved ones to many wonderful nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. But, the COVID-19 pandemic has raised concerns. While 13% of the state’s virus cases occurred in long-term care facilities, they had 50% of deaths (the national average is about 33%). More specifically, through May 21 there had been 1,627 cases reported at ...

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Krebs promoted at Community Bank

Amanda Krebs has recently been named Assistant Vice President for Community Bank. A native of Shreveport, Louisiana, Krebs recently served as a Loan Officer and has been in banking for seven years. In her new role, Krebs will continue to manage the Spillway office, as well as, continue to grow and maintain a loan and deposit portfolio. Krebs is a ...

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