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Dianne Coleman, assistant to College of Health Dean Dr. Michael Forster for recruitment and special projects, was nominated for the Mississippi Organ Donor Recovery Agency’s (MORA) Donation Advocate Spero Award. The inaugural Spero Award Ceremony was held July 10 in Jackson, Miss.


Melissa Ziegler, instructor in the School of Human Performance and Recreation at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been named a Fellow by the Medical Fitness Association (MFA).
A kinesiotherapy instructor, Ziegler also serves as executive director of the American Kinesiotherapy Association (AKTA), a national non-profit organization based in Hattiesburg.


The Institute for Disability Studies (IDS), located at the Technology Learning Center on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, recently received a grant from the U.S. Paralympics Committee to connect the sport of kayaking with veterans from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System (VA).


This summer, Mississippi INBRE Research Scholars are proving that ground-breaking research is not solely conducted by those with a doctorate degree. This dedicated group of 31 undergraduate students from all parts of Mississippi is making biomedical research discoveries that could save lives in the future and will further them in their goals of entering the biomedical research field.


One such student is Terra Parker, recent graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in biology and a chemistry minor.


A unique exhibit, titled “Coastal Fascination,” by photographer Mike Ramsey is currently on display at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus library in Long Beach.


A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) will conduct an on-site assessment August 4-7 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Southern Regional Public Safety Institute (SRPSI) to ensure compliance with Mississippi standards and Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) standards. Law enforcement agencies seeking to be accredited by CALEA are required to comply with 159 professional standards in order to achieve accreditation status.


Several administrative changes have taken place in the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi for the start of the 2014-2015 year.