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Tollison named dean

Dr. Scott Tollison, associate professor of management information systems at Mississippi University for Women, has been named dean of the College of Business and Professional Studies. Tollison has served as business chair at MUW for the past three years. Before joining MUW, Tollison was an instructor at East Mississippi Community College where he taught computer networking technology.  

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Rustin presented award

Clara Rustin, associate of science in nursing faculty member at Mississippi University for Women, has been awarded the Nena F. Sanders Award from Samford University’s Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing. Rustin has been the recipient of many awards including the Sigma Theta Tau “Excellence in Nursing Practice Award,” Board of Trustees of the State of Mississippi scholarship and an ...

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MUW faculty honored

                            Faculty members at Mississippi University for Women (MUW) were recently recognized. Dr. Bridget Pieschel, professor of English and director of the Center for Women’s Research and Public Policy, was honored with the 2012 Kossen Faculty Excellence Award. Criterion for the award is based on three fundamentals ...

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Marais cooks on TV

Linkie Marais, a 2006 Mississippi University for Women graduate, showed off her culinary skills on this season’s “Food Network Star.” Marais was one of 15 hopefuls who were on the special two-hour premiere episode, which aired May 13. Marais, originally from South Africa, migrated to Tupelo with her family when she was 16 even though her interest in baking and ...

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Duncan takes honor

Judy Duncan, a case manager at Mississippi State University’s T.K. Martin Center for Technology and Disability has been recognized for her efforts to improve the lives of people with disabilities. She recently was honored as the Advocate of the Year by the Starkville Commission on Disability for her role with a center program that helps people with significant physical disabilities ...

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MSU’s Quarles honored by ASPA

Lydia Quarles, a senior policy analyst at Mississippi State University’s John C. Stennis Institute of Government and assistant professor in the university’s department of political science and public administration, is receiving a national award for advancing the role of women. The American Society for Public Administration recently selected Quarles for the 2012 Joan Fill Bishop Award, a major recognition for ...

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Taylor joins THI

Doris Taylor, PhD, FAHA, FACC, a leading cell therapy and cardiac regeneration scientist, has joined the Texas Heart Institute (THI) at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston. Taylor’s research includes cell and gene therapy for treatment of cardiovascular disease; tissue engineering of bioartificial organs and vasculature, cell-based prevention of disease; stem cells and cancer and holistic approaches to using cell ...

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Brigham named interim MUW president

The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) voted to appoint Allegra Brigham, 4-County Electric Power Association CEO and general manager, as interim president of the Mississippi University for Women (MUW). Dr. Claudia Limbert announced late last year that she would retire and step down as MUW’s 13th president in June when her current contract ends. Brigham ...

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Merger out, consolidation in

MSU, MUW look to cut costs together While legislation that would have merged Mississippi University for Women (MUW) into Mississippi State University (MSU) did not pass out of the Mississippi Legislature this year, the two public universities have begun a State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL)-directed consolidation of programs due to state budget cuts. The two universities have already struck ...

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No regrets

Limbert reflects on MUW presidency Dr. Claudia Limbert had been president of Mississippi University for Women (MUW) for a mere four months when a tornado ripped through the historic campus. It was a bad wind – literally and figuratively. “And, I was the university’s 13th president,” Limbert said with a laugh. It would be the first of many “storms” that ...

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