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Afzal joins River Oaks staff

Syed Afzal, M.D., has joined Crossgates River Oaks Hospital’s medical staff.  Afzal comes to River Oaks from Monroe, La., and is a family practice physician. Afzal received a medical degree from the University of Karachi in Karachi, Pakistan. Upon receiving his degree at Karachi, he also completed a residency where he was the resident medical officer. In 1995, Afzal moved ...

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Meszaros joins Burr & Forman

Erin Corbin Meszaros has joined Burr & Forman, LLP, as chief marketing officer.  She will lead the firm’s marketing and business development team and direct marketing efforts for all seven offices in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee. Meszaros brings to Burr & Forman almost 15 years of experience in the legal field, most recently as Powell Goldstein’s chief marketing ...

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Meszaros joins Burr & Forman

Erin Corbin Meszaros has joined Burr & Forman, LLP, as chief marketing officer.  She will lead the firm’s marketing and business development team and direct marketing efforts for all seven offices in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee. Meszaros brings to Burr & Forman almost 15 years of experience in the legal field, most recently as Powell Goldstein’s chief marketing ...

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Honor society names new board members

The Jackson-based Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society has named four new members to the board of trustees for the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation. The foundation was created to direct the society’s fundraising and development programs. New trustees include Dr. E. Ann McGee, Diane Barrett, J. Mark Davis and Ray Hites. McGee has served as president of Seminole Community College in ...

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Sowell joins Pickering as intern

Uriah Sowell, EI, has joined Pickerings’ Jackson office as a transportation engineer intern. Sowell graduated from the University of Mississippi with a bachelor of science in civil engineering.  He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Institute of Transportation Engineers.

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McPherson attends ADA function in Texas

Draughon McPherson, registered dietitian of Indianola, was among the national leaders of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) who were selected to attend its sixth Leadership Institute, held June 11-14 in Dallas, Texas. McPherson is a part-time instructor of nutrition/dietetics in the Delta State University College of Education’s Division of Family & Consumer Sciences and consultant at the Good Samaritan Health ...

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MSU announces alumni leaders

As the Mississippi State University Alumni Association welcomes new officers for the national board of directors, it also is preparing to observe 125 years of service to the land-grant institution and its graduates. The 2009-10 leaders include three Mississippi residents and two from Alabama.  Officially taking office July 1, they include Charles A. Cascio of Cleveland, president; Karen Dugard Lawler ...

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Boone named Jackson foundation’s new president

Douglas R. (Doug) Boone has been announced as the Community Foundation of Greater Jackson’s new president. A search committee led by current president Rev. Luther Ott unanimously recommended the Jackson native for the position after considering a number of highly qualified applicants and an extensive interview process. The Community Foundation of Greater Jackson is a financial institution which works to ...

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Pearson announced as manager of Northpark

Brian Pearson of Simon Property Group has been named mall manager at Northpark Mall in Ridgeland. As mall manager, Pearson will manage all day-to-day operations, maintenance and the budget, as well as tenant and community relations. Additionally, he will be responsible for the security and marketing of the center.

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PERS honored for financial report

The Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi (PERS) has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for PERS’ fiscal year 2008 comprehensive annual financial report. This is the 22nd consecutive year that PERS has received this award. Prepared by the Finance and Accounting Department ...

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