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Millsaps College awards Allison Coggin Lee Scholarship

Margaret Pitts of Flowood is the recipient of Millsaps College’s Allison Coggin Lee Scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year. Pitts, a sales assistant at Ballew Wealth Management, earned a B.A. in English with a minor in public relations from Mississippi State University in 2016. At MSU, she was president of Sigma Tau Delta English honor society and served her sorority, ...

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Millsaps College selected as academic home of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty

Millsaps College has been selected as the new academic home of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP). Established at Washington and Lee University in 1998 as the “Shepherd Poverty Alliance,” a poverty studies program, SHECP has grown into a nonprofit association of 23 higher educational institutions in the United States, dedicated to the goal of preparing students for ...

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Jackson Heart Study names Sims chief science officer

Dr. Mario Sims, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, has been named the new chief science officer of the Jackson Heart Study. The JHS is a community-based prospective cohort study of cardiovascular disease in more than 5,000 African-Americans in Hinds, Madison and Rankin counties. Initiated in 2000, the study is a partnership between UMMC, ...

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JSU College of Business earns extension of AACSB accreditation for all programs

The Jackson State University College of Business, under the leadership of Dean Ramin Maysami, has earned an extension of accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB accreditation is known worldwide, as the longest standing, most recognized form of specialized/professional qualification an institution and its business programs can earn. Post-secondary institutions are granted this honor in acknowledgement ...

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MSU faculty honored

Four faculty members in Mississippi State’s College of Architecture, Art and Design recently received national awards for their exemplary work in architectural education. School of Architecture associate professors Hans Herrmann and Alexis Gregory and assistant professor Emily McGlohn, along with Building Construction Science assistant professor Michele Herrmann, were formally recognized with two Architectural Education Awards by the Association of Collegiate ...

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Foundation adds member

The Phil Hardin Foundation Board of Directors has elected Michael Van Veckhoven, a Meridian businessman and public education advocate, as its newest member. He will join the seven-member board of the statewide education philanthropy at its May meeting. A Meridian native, Van Veckhoven is Dealer Principal of New South Ford and Nissan of Meridian. He is a member of the ...

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USM inducts 2 journalists

The School of Mass Communication and Journalism at The University of Southern Mississippi have honored film director and producer Steve Mims and former faculty member Dixon McDowell with induction into its Hall of Fame. Mims earned his bachelor’s degree from Southern Miss and his master’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin. As a writer and director, he has ...

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‘Serial entrepreneur’ Ed Meek keeps on pioneering

By JACK WEATHERLY Ed Meek admits to being a bit of a “tambourine shaker” who has found a way to parlay his journalistic skills into the creation of successful markets over a long career. It started with magazines – 14 at last count – and trade shows, whether it be nightclubs and restaurants, satellite dishes or furniture – and most ...

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Foundation staff changes

The Woodward Hines Education Foundation, formerly the Education Services Foundation, recently announced two internal promotions and three new hires to support the foundation’s mission to help more Mississippians obtain postsecondary credentials, college certifications, and degrees that lead to meaningful employment. Chellese Hall was named Communications Coordinator and assists in the management of the foundation’s flagship program, Get2College. Hall previously was ...

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