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College Board approves university construction projects

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s College Board has approved the top 10 construction priorities of the state’s universities. Here is the total amount requested from the Legislature by each institution for the top 10, as well as the top two projects from each: ___ Alcorn State University Total for top 10 projects: $56.2 million. Top projects: 1. Technology classroom building, $17 ...

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Smith earns scholarship

  Starkville nurse practitioner Mary Atkinson Smith, DNP, FNP-BC, has been named the sole recipient of a full scholarship to attend the Nurse in Washington Internship (NIWI) offered by the Nursing Organizations Alliance (The Alliance) in Washington, D.C. Smith is a board-certified family nurse practitioner and has additional certifications in orthopaedics and perioperative nursing. She is the director of health ...

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All Things Money Conference to feature MEC's Blake Wilson

Entrepreneurs will hear from one of the top economic development officials in the state at the All Things Money Conference set for Wednesday, Jan. 30. The program will be held at East Mississippi Community College’s Douglas Building Lyceum from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Blake Wilson, president and CEO of the Mississippi Economic Council, will be the keynote speaker, and ...

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TEC chooses Beck

TEC has appointed Annie Beck as account executive at TEC of Jackson Inc., located in the Hattiesburg market. She brings with her over 20 years of sales experience, which will be a great benefit to TEC. Beck, currently residing in Hattiesburg, graduated from Mississippi University for Women with a biology degree. She is the mother of four children — Cessler ...

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Hospital adds Pounders

Nicole Pounders has been named director of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle’s education department. The Commercial Dispatch reports her duties include overseeing nursing and staff education and orientation of newly hired nursing staff. Pounders holds a nursing degree from Mississippi University for Women.  

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Smith earns certification

Mary A. Smith, assistant professor of nursing in the graduate department at Mississippi University for Women, has successfully completed the CNOR (certified nurse operating room) exam. Smith is a board-certified family and orthopedic nurse practitioner, registered nurse first assistant with Starkville Orthopedic Clinic and is sole proprietor of Golden Triangle Geriatric Collaborative, which is a house call program. She is ...

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Brady made assistant VP

Kathy Brady has been promoted to assistant vice president at Trustmark National Bank in Columbus. The Commercial Dispatch reports Brady has more than eight years of experience in the financial industry. She is a mortgage loan originator. Brady earned a bachelor of science in paralegal studies from Mississippi University for Women.  

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Murphrees give to UM

Robert Murphree, a Jackson attorney, and his wife, Melissa, have donated $25,000 to create the Margaret Haaga Murphree Scholarship Endowment to provide need-based support to students pursuing degrees in the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy. The endowment honors Robert Murphree’s mother, who died in 2008 at the age of 91. The Murphree family has a long history with the ...

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Patton replaces Slater

Danny Patton, the current police chief at Bevill State Community College in Jasper, Ala., is now leading the campus police department at Mississippi University for Women. The Commercial Dispatch reports Patton replaced Capt. Mary Slater, who had served as acting chief since March 21 when Kennedy Meaders left. Patton is a 28-year veteran of the Jasper Police Department.  

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Clinic adds providers

The board of trustees of Singing River Health System recently welcomed the addition of new providers for SRHS Clinics. Carol Hall, doctor of osteopathic medicine/family medicine, received her medical degree from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. She performed a family medicine residency at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. Hall is board certified in family medicine. Jeremy Wigginton, ...

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