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AOP announces 2017-2018 Administrator, Office Professional of the Year

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Association of Office Professionals (AOP) recently named Rusty Anderson Administrator of the Year and Alfreda Horton Office Professional of the Year for 2017-2018. Anderson is director of Career Services at Southern Miss, and has served in that role since 1995. Horton is coordinator of the Office of Student Ombudsman Services and has been a Southern ...

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Holmes takes 16 awards at annual CPRAM Conference

Members of the Holmes Community College Communications and Marketing/Recruiting departments won 16 awards at the College Public Relations Association of Mississippi annual conference. Mary Margaret Busby, Steve Diffey and Katherine Ellard from the Communications Department and Bronwyn Martin, Barin von Foregger and Stephanie Wood from the Marketing/Recruiting Department each received awards. Awards were: — Newsletter, Ellard and Wood, “Paw Prints,” ...

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Where are the millennials of insurance? Ole Miss teams with industry executives to replenish ranks as boomers retire

By TED CARTER The prospect of calamities has kept insurance executives from sleeping easy since way back in the 1300s when enterprising Genoans began insuring ships and cargo. Nowadays, insurance execs are trying to head off a modern-day calamity of not having new blood to carry the industry forward as baby boomers retire from the field in droves. Their efforts ...

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15th Annual Salute to Delta Honor Graduates held in conjunction with Delta Council Day

Delta Council held its 15th Annual Salute to Delta Honor Graduates Event during the 83rd Annual Meeting of the regional organization at Delta State University. Alcorn State University President and incoming Commissioner of Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL), Dr. Alfred Rankins, Jr., was the keynote speaker, and State Senator Briggs Hopson of Vicksburg, Vice-Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee ...

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OP-ED — Another case of ill-informed pronouncements on education in Mississippi

Bill Crawford has recently written several pieces on how to best train Mississippi’s work force. He makes his point by using the research generated by the Nobel Prize winning economist, Dr. James Heckman, who has shown that the greatest return on investment (ROI) in educating the workforce of the future is through high quality early childhood education. I suppose Grant ...

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Mississippi high school merger hung up by lawsuit

Students and teachers in one Mississippi Delta school district will wait until July to find out if the district will have one high school next fall. The North Bolivar district seeks to merge Shelby’s Broad Street High School and Mound Bayou’s John F. Kennedy High School. Students would attend North Side High School in the building of the current Shelby ...

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MCEE adds to its Board of Directors

The Mississippi Council on Economic Education (MCEE), which provides professional development for K-12 teachers and programming for K-12 students in economics, personal finance and entrepreneurship, has added to its 45-seat board of directors. Beginning three-year terms are: John Boydston, VP Commerical Banking, Regions Bank; Brad Davis, Special Counsel, Jones Walker; Rachel De Vaughan, Director of Special Programs, MS Community College ...

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Alcorn ranked No. 7 on College Consensus’ list for 2018

The College Consensus has ranked Alcorn State University No. 7 on its 2018 Best Historically Black Colleges and Universities list. Alcorn is the list’s top public HBCU in the nation, top-ranked Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) school, and top-ranked Mississippi HBCU. The College Consensus ranking of the Best Historically Black Colleges and Universities is a tool for students looking for a ...

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