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Bowley recognized for service

Millsaps associate professor Dr. James E. Bowley is the 2009 recipient of the Humanities Teacher Award by the Mississippi Humanities Council. Bowley holds a doctorate degree from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and is an accomplished scholar of Hebrew biblical and extra-biblical literature. He is the author of the widely-used textbook “Introduction to the Hebrew Bible: A Guided Tour ...

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M&F Bank adds officers

      M&F Bank recently announced that Gage Walker has been named senior vice president and senior commercial lender of Rankin County.  As senior commercial lender, he will originate commercial loans and oversee a specified commercial loan portfolio within that market.      Gage graduated from Belhaven College in 1998 and the Mississippi School of Banking in 2001.  He ...

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M&F Bank adds officers

      M&F Bank recently announced that Gage Walker has been named senior vice president and senior commercial lender of Rankin County.  As senior commercial lender, he will originate commercial loans and oversee a specified commercial loan portfolio within that market.      Gage graduated from Belhaven College in 1998 and the Mississippi School of Banking in 2001.  He ...

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McDonnell named top alumnus

    Tom McDonnell III has been named the Boardman Distinguished Alumnus of the Year by the University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business. McDonnell, a Hattiesburg native, was nominated by his peers on the university’s Business Advisory Council.   McDonnell, who makes his home in Madison, is currently a member of the Southern Miss Foundation and past chairman of ...

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Hargett wins DAISY award

Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto recently recognized Marcia Hargett, RN, with the DAISY award for Extraordinary Nurses, which is given in appreciation of the work nurses do. Hargett was nominated by a patient who said she went the extra mile to provide comfort, compassion, support and strength during an overwhelming situation.

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Gould joins Hattiesburg Clinic

    The Hattiesburg Clinic has named Kristy Gould has been named the new director of Corporate Planning and Development. Gould would direct the overall marketing and public relations activities for Hattiesburg Clinic physicians, ancillaries, entities and satellite operations.  In addition, she will play a key role in the development of new services and product lines for the Clinic organization. ...

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Duckworth now heading HubHealth

HubHealth of South Mississippi announced the appointment of Mechelle Duckworth as chief executive officer of its 180-member independent physician association, which serves the greater Pinebelt area. Duckworth, a native of Collins, most recently served as vice president of physician practices at Wesley Medical Center. She also worked as assistant controller at the hospital and then as chief financial officer of ...

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Lee, Spera join WellnessPlus

BankPlus announced that Bill Lee has been hired as CEO of the bank’s subsidiary company, WellnessPlus. Lee attended Northeast Louisiana University where he received a bachelor of business administration, and later attended the University of Mississippi where he received a master of accountancy. A CPA, Lee has a career that includes over 28 years of experience in public practice as ...

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GodwinGroup promotes five

GodwinGroup recently promoted five employees in its Jackson office. Peggy Heckler was promoted to senior vice president, group creative director. During her eight years of employment at GodwinGroup, Heckler has served the agency as associate creative director, senior copy writer and copy director. A resident of Yazoo City, Heckler is a past board member of the Oakes African-American Cultural Center, ...

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Hospital announces promotions, addition

J. Allen Tyra, CEO of Crossgates River Oaks Hospital recently announced the promotions of Reed Hammond to associate administrator, Carrie Mitchell to director of resource management and Missy Odom to director of marketing. Hammond will be responsible for the management of daily operations, leading the hospitals efforts in promoting business growth and development, recruiting new physicians as well as establishing ...

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