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Millsaps College taps Beth Clarke as vice president of enrollment

Millsaps College has selected Beth Clarke, current senior executive director of admissions strategy and counseling at Sweet Briar College, as vice president of enrollment. Clarke will lead the admission and financial aid efforts at Millsaps, and spearhead the college’s comprehensive efforts to grow and sustain enrollment. Clarke will begin her new role at Millsaps on July 6. “I am thrilled ...

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MSU plans for in-person classroom instruction in Fall 2020 semester

Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum said the university is fully committed to welcoming students back to campus this fall and that plans to resume in-person classroom and laboratory instruction in the Fall 2020 semester are “on schedule and taking solid form” as the university continues development of specific new operating guidelines. Keenum on April 28 announced MSU’s “institutional intention” ...

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Millsaps College students to return to campus for fall semester

Although Millsaps College students spent the last month of the 2020 spring academic term utilizing remote instruction in conjunction with the COVID-19 pandemic, the college is gearing up for an on-campus residential experience in August, as well as planning to support remote instruction options in all classes for any students who are unable to return to campus. “We expect at ...

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Former Texas mayor named president at college in Mississippi

A historically black college in northern Mississippi is naming the former mayor of San Antonio as its next president. Trustees of Rust College in Holly Springs on Friday announced Ivy Taylor as the 12th president of the 800-student school, which is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Taylor will succeed David Beckley, who has been Rust’s president for 27 years. ...

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Two UM faculty members appointed as distinguished professors

An engineering professor and a law professor are the two newest Distinguished Professors appointed by the University of Mississippi. The two honorees are Arunachalam Rajendran, chair and professor of mechanical engineering, and Ron Rychlak, professor of law and Jamie L. Whitten Chair of Law and Government. The Distinguished Professor appointment is an honorific title started by UM in 2018 that recognizes the ...

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Ramsey named MSU executive director of campus services 

Mississippi State alumnus Saunders Ramsey is the new executive director of the MSU Campus Services. The position includes oversight of planning, design, and construction of all major capital projects; maintenance, repair, and custodial services for over 100 university buildings; maintenance of more than 1,500 acres of campus landscape; as well as maintenance, repairs, and construction of MSU’s utilities distribution infrastructure.   He joins MSU from Neel-Schaffer, where he led ...

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Belhaven University Board of Trustees elects three new members

The Belhaven University Board of Trustees has elected new members Rev. Scott Castleman, Tray Hairston, and J. Wilbourn Vise. Castleman (Class of ‘98) is the Senior Pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Ocean Springs. He graduated from Belhaven with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies in 1998. He earned a Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and is ...

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Delta State School of Nursing’s online RN to BSN program ranks among the best

Delta State University’s Robert E. Smith School of Nursing ranks third for best online RN to BSN Programs in Mississippi in 2020, according to RegisteredNursing.org. This marks the third consecutive year that Delta State’s School of Nursing measures high on the statewide list. “Geared toward professional registered nurses striving for management roles in hospitals and healthcare settings, the online RN-to-BSN ...

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Ole Miss pharmacy school ranks in top 25 again

The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy again ranked in the top 25 nationally in the 2020 U.S. News and World Report survey of best pharmacy schools. UM tied at No. 23 among public institutions and No. 24 overall in the most recent release. The rankings are based on peer assessments from all accredited pharmacy schools and published every four ...

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LAW SCHOOLS — How are college closings impacting graduating lawyers and accountants?

By LISA MONTI Weeks before college students were set to graduate and enter the workforce to begin their careers, the pandemic upended the remainder of the school year and beyond. For students studying law and accounting in the state’s colleges and universities, classes were shifted online as campuses closed and students returned home. Administrators quickly adopted new grading systems and ...

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