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Haupt assumes new leadership role in MSU’s College of Architecture, Art and Design

Jeffrey Haupt, who previously served as the painting concentration coordinator in the Department of Art, was recently named associate dean for Mississippi State University’s College of Architecture, Art and Design. The move allows Associate Dean Greg Hall to concentrate his work as interim director of the college’s Building Construction Science program. Haupt received his Master of Fine Arts from Indiana ...

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MSU student financial aid department receives Regions Bank marketing honor

Mississippi State University’s Department of Student Financial Aid recently was honored with the Regions Bank Marketing Partner Rock Star Award for its role in promoting financial education. Pictured are, from left, Jay Willis, branch manager for Regions Bank in Starkville; Sammy Slaughter, senior vice president and city president for Regions Bank in Starkville; John Daniels, MSU financial literary coordinator; and ...

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Fulbright taps Shaw for U.S.-France International Education Administrators Program

David Shaw, Mississippi State University’s chief research officer, has been selected by the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program for its prestigious U.S.-France International Education Administrators Program. In October, Shaw will spend two weeks in France learning about that country’s higher education and research system. He and 11 other senior administrators from U.S. colleges and universities will participate in briefings, campus visits ...

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MSU, Habitat for Humanity partner to build ninth Maroon Edition home

Mississippi State University and Starkville Area Habitat for Humanity officials recently broke ground on the ninth Maroon Edition home, which will be built this fall by volunteers from Habitat for Humanity and MSU. The groundbreaking ceremony officially kicked off construction of the house on Owens Street, which is being built for Habitat partner family Kareema Gillon and her two young ...

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Walden takes wheel at CAVS; Dennis to lead CAVS Extension

Bagley College of Engineering alumnus Clay Walden is the new executive director of the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems at Mississippi State University. He succeeds Roger King, who retired in June after a distinguished career with the university. Walden most recently served as director of CAVS Extension in Canton. Glenn Dennis has been named director of that unit. CAVS is ...

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MSU engineering professor receives Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award

Lei Chen, A Mississippi State University assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is among 37 researchers to receive the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, a prestigious junior faculty grant from Oak Ridge Associated Universities. Chen was recognized for his research on metallic additive manufacturing. The award provides $5,000 in seed money for research. Chen also will receive a matching ...

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Clay to lead Office of Technology Management at MSU

Jerry Clay, a Mississippi State alumnus, has been named director of MSU’s Office of Technology Management — the campus unit charged with capturing, protecting, managing and accelerating the commercialization of university-owned and generated intellectual property. A graduate of the Mississippi College School of Law and member of the Mississippi Bar, Clay has extensive experience in patent law and is admitted ...

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MSU’s Adkerson receives national PGA honor

Jeff Adkerson, director of Mississippi State University’s PGA Golf Management program, is the 2017 recipient of the Professional Golfers’ Association National Horton Smith Award. The honor recognizes golf professionals for outstanding and continuing contributions to professional education. The two-time MSU alumnus has received the Gulf States PGA’s Horton Smith Award four times. Earlier this year, Adkerson became one of approximately ...

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Herrington of MSU Public Affairs inducted into Southern Public Relations Federation’s Hall of Fame

Checky Herrington, Mississippi State University’s marketing research analyst in the Office of Public Affairs, has been inducted into the Southern Public Relations Federation’s Hall of Fame. A native of Louisville, he has more than three decades of experience in public relations, marketing and brand-strategy development. Since joining the university in 2014, Herrington has spearheaded the “We Ring True” branding initiative, ...

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