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ERDC researchers promoted to new level

Three researchers at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg were recently promoted to the DBV/GS-15 level, the second-highest level in the scientist and researcher classification of the lab demonstration project. Dr. Zeki Demirbilek, Dr. Kent Danielson and Dr. Stacy Howington were chosen to be a part of the DBV group. Demirbilek is a research hydraulic ...

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Michie new GM at Horizon Casino

Tropicana Entertainment announced that Jeff Michie has been named general manager of its Horizon Casino Hotel in Vicksburg. Michie is a 20-year veteran of the gaming industry. For the past five years he has been with Belterra Casino Resort & Spa in Indiana where he was named assistant general manager in 2007 with responsibility for finance, marketing, casino operations, information ...

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Tourism traffic, motor coaches pouring in

  People are on the road again to visit one of the Southeast’s most prominent heritage tourism destinations, the City of Vicksburg. “This spring we have seen a considerable increase in our tourism traffic, especially in the motor coach sector,” said Vicksburg Convention and Visitor’s Bureau executive director Bill Seratt. “We have placed television advertising in our key feeder markets ...

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Norman named chief of Contracting Office

Wendell Norman has been named as chief of the Contracting Office at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg. Norman began his contracting career at the Memphis District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1992 as an intern. While there, he worked his way up to deputy district chief of contracting and team leader ...

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A short commute

VICKSBURG — Most weekday mornings, Laura Weeks rolls out of her Washington Street bed, takes a shower, eats breakfast and goes to work.   No commute necessary.  She simply walks down the stairs. “My husband and I moved to Vicksburg from Norfolk, Va., and the traffic in the mornings was horrible,” Weeks said.  “It took us 45 minutes to drive ...

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Seratt, the ultimate professional

His downtown has seen a resurgence since his arrival a few years back With nearly 15 years experience in Mississippi tourism and a marketing career that spans three decades, Bill Seratt knows a thing or two about promoting the tourism industry in the state. He’s currently the executive director of the Vicksburg Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, where he’s been at ...

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Steevens promoted at ERDC

Dr. Jeffery Steevens, a researcher in the Environmental Laboratory (EL) at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, was recently selected as a biotechnology senior research scientist. Steevens joined ERDC in 1999 as a research toxicologist on the Ecotoxicology and Environmental Risk Assessment Team. He most recently served as the leader of that team, a position ...

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Wright to oversee human capital initiative

Dr. Peggy Brasfeild Wright has joined the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg as assistant director for human capital. She is the first to hold a full-time position that centers solely on the Human Capital Initiative and its goals. Prior to accepting the position, Wright served as the first director of the U.S. Army Corps of ...

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Bridges wins Government Service Award

Dr. Todd Bridges, a senior research scientist (ST) for environmental science in the Environmental Laboratory (EL) at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, has received the 2009 Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Government Service Award. Bridges’ primary areas of research at ERDC are the development of risk and decision analysis methods applied to ...

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ERDC researchers land awards

Three researchers at the Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg are set to be recognized at the 2010 Black Engineer of the Year Awards Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Global Competitiveness Conference in Baltimore, Md. Jonathon Griffin of the Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (GSL) will receive the Modern Day Technology Leader Award and Patricia Sullivan, also of GSL, ...

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