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Gillis named new Supreme Court Clerk

Kathy Gillis of Jackson has been appointed as the new clerk of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals by the Mississippi Supreme Court. Gillis has worked for the office of the Supreme Court Clerk for 28 years. She served as chief deputy clerk for nearly 17 years. Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. said, “Kathy Gillis’ vast experience and extensive ...

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Allen named VP with MBS

  Sheila Allen of Flowood has been named vice president of manufacturing and distribution for Mississippi Blood Services (MBS), announced Janet Herman, MBS’ chief operations officer. Allen, a native of Crystal Springs, earned her A.A. in laboratory science at Hinds Community College in Raymond and her B.S. in clinical laboratory science at the University of Mississippi in Jackson. She is ...

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Cheng named dean of school of engineering at UM

Alexander H. D. “Alex” Cheng has been named dean of the School of Engineering at the University of Mississippi.         Cheng, chair and professor of civil engineering, joined the UM faculty in 2001 after having taught at the University of Delaware, Columbia University and Cornell University. He replaces Kai Fong Lee, who leaves the position June 30 but ...

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Candlewood Suites Hires General Manager

  David Christopher has been named general manager for the Candlewood Suites in Flowood, Miss., a property owned by Stone Creek Lodging and managed by MMI Hotel Group. Christopher’s primary responsibilities will be to manage the daily hotel operations to achieve planned goals and maintain company standards to achieve guest satisfaction, associate satisfaction, quality assurance, and asset protection.

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Martin Named ERDC-CHL Director

    Dr. William Martin has been named director of the Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL) at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, Miss.   The ERDC is the premier research and development facility for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, with more than 2,000 employees, $1.2 billion in facilities, and an annual research program exceeding $1 billion.  ...

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MSU to begin search for university provost

  Mississippi State soon will begin a national search to identify a new provost, university President Mark Keenum announced Thursday.     “Dr. Peter Rabideau has announced his intention to return full-time to the faculty as a professor of chemistry, and I respect his decision,” Keenum said, adding that Rabideau has agreed to continue in his current position through December. ...

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Sibly recieves LEED accreditation

Casey Sibley of JBHM Architects passed the LEED AP exam in May.  “Casey has proven to be a great asset to our firm, and I am delighted she has received this certification. We are thrilled with her, along with several other of our team members’, hard work and success in earning this accreditation, said JBHM partner Joey Henderson.  “We believe ...

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Gulf Coast women's nonviolence center receives grant

The Gulf Coast Women’s Center for Nonviolence (Center) was awarded funding from the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women Legal Assistance for Victims Grant in October 2008 to enhance the services provided by the Center’s Northcutt Legal Clinic.  This funding will allow the Clinic to continue to provide free civil legal services for victims of domestic violence, dating ...

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Gulf Coast women’s nonviolence center receives grant

The Gulf Coast Women’s Center for Nonviolence (Center) was awarded funding from the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women Legal Assistance for Victims Grant in October 2008 to enhance the services provided by the Center’s Northcutt Legal Clinic.  This funding will allow the Clinic to continue to provide free civil legal services for victims of domestic violence, dating ...

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UMMC family medicine chair elected to national certification board

    Dr. Diane K. Beebe, chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the American Board of Family Medicine.  The American Board of Family Medicine is a 40-year-old medical specialty not-for-profit that seeks to improve the quality of medical care available to the public. ...

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