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Memorial Hospital Foundation receives grant from Rotary International

Rotary International District 6840 Governor Bob Haeuser, Assistant Governor Tami Munsch, and Rotary Club members within District 6840 presented Memorial Hospital Foundation with a $2,500 check on June 12. The grant will be used to purchase personal protective equipment for Memorial Hospital healthcare workers. Rotary District 6840 chose Memorial Hospital to be one of 11 institutions within the district to ...

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FAA selects MSU’s Raspet Flight Research Lab to lead UAS safety efforts  

Mississippi State University once again is leading a major federal unmanned aircraft systems research, testing and development initiative. MSU’s Raspet Flight Research Laboratory was recently designated as the Federal Aviation Administration’s UAS Safety Research Facility, placing the research center as the helm of studying and developing safety and certification standards as UAS become increasingly integrated in the U.S. airspace. “Mississippi ...

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Butler Snow ranked by The Legal 500 U.S. for pharmaceutical, medical device and health care work

The Legal 500 U.S. has ranked Butler Snow nationally for its pharmaceutical, medical device and health care work. The firm was one of only 30 firms ranked in the top tiers nationwide for Dispute Resolution: Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices – Defense. For the third consecutive year, Alyson Bustamante Jones was one of only ...

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DSU’s Bennett-Fairs named to 2020 Millennium Leadership Initiative

Dr. Vernell Bennett-Fairs, vice president for student affairs at Delta State University, is one of 31 senior-level higher education professionals who will participate in the 2020 Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI), a premier leadership development program of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). MLI provides individuals traditionally underrepresented in the highest ranks of postsecondary education with the opportunity to develop ...

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Forrest General doctor serves on frontlines of COVID-19 in New York City

Photos of an empty Times Square and the Lincoln Tunnel void of any cars, are just a couple of the photos cardiologist Lawrence (Larry) Leader, DO, has on his cell phone from his recent Naval deployment to New York City. His memories are just as vivid of the happy faces of COVID-19 patients using his cell phone to call or ...

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Malco reopening more theaters Friday

Malco Theatres is continuing to reopen its movie houses, including the Grandview Cinema and IMAX in Madison on Friday. The Memphis-based chain, which operates more than 370 screens at 35 locations across the Mid-South, reopened six theaters on June 15, including the Renaissance Cinema Grill in Ridgeland. The theaters had been closed since mid-March for safety reasons as a response to ...

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Urban named Top 40 Under 40 by Airport Business Magazine

Jenny Ann Urban’s passion for travel and interest in law has led to a successful career as director of aviation relations and compliance at Clear, a growing firm that provides expedited airport security clearances for travelers. Airport Business Magazine recently named the University of Mississippi alumna to the 2019 Airport Business Top 40 Under 40 list. “It’s a huge honor ...

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Coleman named Director of Communications for Veterans Affairs

Ray Coleman recently joined Mississippi Veterans Affairs (MSVA) as Director of Communications. A graduate of the University of Southern Miss., Coleman has brings fourteen years of public affairs experience, including Director of Communications for the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office, Director of External Affairs for the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), and television anchor and reporter for 16-WAPT News in Jackson. Coleman resides in Brandon with his wife, Brandi, and their son.

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Forrest General employees debut new scrubs

The more than 2,000 Forrest General Hospital employees who wear scrubs debuted a new look this month. Department employees will all wear the same color of scrubs to help patients, their families and other staff members identify the different services, according to Melita Miller, executive director of Nursing/Patient Care Services Administration. There are a wide range of colors, about 12 ...

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MSU’s Breen named president of Consortium of University Public Service Organizations

Dallas Breen, executive director of the John C. Stennis Institute of Government at Mississippi State, has been named president of the Consortium of University Public Service Organizations. Breen will serve a one-year term as president of the organization known as CUPSO, which supports university-based public service institutes in their efforts to assist state and local governments on a range of ...

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