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Two from MSU selected for UMMC-GTEC scholars program

A doctoral student and a recent graduate of Mississippi State University are selections for the Robert Smith, M.D. Graduate Scholars Program, part of the Jackson Heart Study Graduate Training and Education Center at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Nicole K. Reeder, a food science, nutrition and health promotion doctoral student from Columbus, and Torrye R. Evans II, ...

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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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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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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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OP-ED — Community colleges leading the way out of this national crisis

By Dr. Andrea Mayfield, Tom Downs, Dawn Erlandson Community colleges in Mississippi and nationwide have responded quickly to the COVID-19 pandemic, making contributions to enhance capabilities of emergency responders and health care professionals.  Two-year public colleges have the unique capability to re-skill the workforce as Mississippi and the nation prepare to return to productivity after the pandemic subsides. Following the ...

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Colleges and universities will resume “traditional operations” in the fall

Mississippi Today Colleges and universities will resume “traditional operations” in fall of 2020, the Board of  Trustees of Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning voted on Thursday. The IHL Board, which oversees all of Mississippi’s eight public colleges and universities, passed this resolution unanimously and without discussion. Contributed by the Institutions of Higher Learning Al Rankins, Commissioner of Higher Education. Commissioner ...

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Millsaps College taps Beth Clarke as vice president of enrollment

Millsaps College has selected Beth Clarke, current senior executive director of admissions strategy and counseling at Sweet Briar College, as vice president of enrollment. Clarke will lead the admission and financial aid efforts at Millsaps, and spearhead the college’s comprehensive efforts to grow and sustain enrollment. Clarke will begin her new role at Millsaps on July 6. “I am thrilled ...

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MSU plans for in-person classroom instruction in Fall 2020 semester

Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum said the university is fully committed to welcoming students back to campus this fall and that plans to resume in-person classroom and laboratory instruction in the Fall 2020 semester are “on schedule and taking solid form” as the university continues development of specific new operating guidelines. Keenum on April 28 announced MSU’s “institutional intention” ...

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Millsaps College students to return to campus for fall semester

Although Millsaps College students spent the last month of the 2020 spring academic term utilizing remote instruction in conjunction with the COVID-19 pandemic, the college is gearing up for an on-campus residential experience in August, as well as planning to support remote instruction options in all classes for any students who are unable to return to campus. “We expect at ...

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Former Texas mayor named president at college in Mississippi

A historically black college in northern Mississippi is naming the former mayor of San Antonio as its next president. Trustees of Rust College in Holly Springs on Friday announced Ivy Taylor as the 12th president of the 800-student school, which is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Taylor will succeed David Beckley, who has been Rust’s president for 27 years. ...

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