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USM alumni association installs new board members

The Southern Mississippi Alumni Association has installed its executive committee for the 2014-15 fiscal year, welcoming six appointed board members, who will serve a three-year term. New board members include Ember Ahua of Hattiesburg, Vicki Adkison of Moss Point, Mary Dayne Gregg of Hattiesburg, Lance LeFan of Hattiesburg, David Leiva of Hattiesburg, J. R. Robinson of Hattiesburg and Gene Smith ...

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Stennis Space Center honors workers

The NASA Honor Awards have been presented. In addition to presenting awards, Stennis Space Center Director Rick Gilbrech, a resident of Slidell, Louisiana, received NASA’s Equal Employment Opportunity Medal for outstanding leadership qualities in promoting diversity and inclusion at Stennis. Three Stennis employees received NASA’s Exceptional Service Medal. The recipients are: Beth Bradley of Slidell, Louisiana, chief of the Center ...

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Southern Bone and Joint Specialists’ Ross Ward recertified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Ross Ward, a Southern Bone and Joint Specialists board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, was recently recertified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Ward practiced in Laurel for 11 years before joining SBJ. He continues to see patients in SBJ’s Laurel location as well as SBJ’s Hattiesburg location. Ward received his bachelor’s degree from Delta State University. He received his medical ...

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Southern Bone and Joint Specialists' Ross Ward recertified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Ross Ward, a Southern Bone and Joint Specialists board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, was recently recertified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Ward practiced in Laurel for 11 years before joining SBJ. He continues to see patients in SBJ’s Laurel location as well as SBJ’s Hattiesburg location. Ward received his bachelor’s degree from Delta State University. He received his medical ...

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Lynn Wolfe joins Neel-Schaffer Inc.

Lynn Wolfe, P.E., has joined Neel-Schaffer Inc. as a senior project manager and will be based in the firm’s McComb office. A native of Oxford, Wolfe spent the last eight-plus years working in construction management for private firms in Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Yemen and Kazakhstan. In 2012, Wolfe was awarded the Meritorious Service Award from U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker for ...

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Edna D. Craddieth named director of patient access at Madison River Oaks Medical Center

Edna D. Craddieth, of Jackson, has been named director of patient access at Madison River Oaks Medical Center. Craddieth has an extensive background in business administration and began her healthcare career when she joined Central Mississippi Medical Center in 1999.  Over the last 15 years she has also worked at Natchez Community Hospital and most recently served as the revenue ...

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Oaks House Museum hires Beth Batton as executive director

The Oaks House Museum has hired Beth Batton as executive director. Batton also is a part-time curator and research fellow at the Mississippi Museum of Art, where she has worked for nine years. At the Mississippi Museum of Art, she directed “Unburied Treasures,” that received a special achievement award from the Mississippi Humanities Council. Before her tenure at the Museum ...

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Interventional cardiologist Qasim M. Cheema joins Central Mississippi Medical Center

Interventional cardiologist Qasim M. Cheema, MD, has joined the active medical staff of Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Cheema is board certified in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. He is board eligible in interventional cardiology, nuclear cardiology and echocardiography. After beginning at John Sealy Hospital in Galveston, Texas, Cheema completed his interventional cardiology fellowship at Methodist DeBakey Hospital in ...

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Joyce A. Dixon recently appointed VP of business and finance by Mississippi Valley State University

Joyce A. Dixon was recently appointed as vice president of business and finance by Mississippi Valley State University. Dixon, a Valley alumnus, has over 20 years of leadership experience in finance, where she has previously served as interim vice president of business and finance at Valley.  During her tenure at MVSU, Dixon has served in leadership roles including director of ...

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Brandon Presley re-elected as president of Entergy Regional State Committee

Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley has been re-elected as president of the Entergy Regional State Committee (E-RSC), a board consisting of utility regulators from Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and the City of New Orleans with a mission of improving reliability and cost-savings within the Entergy electric system. Presley has served as president of the committee for the past year and ...

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