July 25, 2017  

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On July 1, 2017, the Southern Mississippi Alumni Association installed its executive committee for the 2017-18 fiscal year. Individuals include alumni who are accomplished leaders in their communities who demonstrate strong commitment to the betterment of the University.


In its latest rankings of the Best Four-Year Colleges in Mississippi, online resource guide Schools.com has placed The University of Southern Mississippi at No. 2 among the state’s eight public institutions.


University of Southern Mississippi graduate Brooke Boisseau of Hattiesburg, Miss., has been selected as a recipient of the Marcus L. Urann Fellowship by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.


Hattiesburg mayor Toby Barker’s nomination of University of Southern Mississippi staff member Delores McNair to serve on the Hattiesburg Public School District’s Board of Trustees was approved by the city council July 18.


“There are three things I love: traveling, teaching and getting a chance to tell people about Jesus,” said University of Southern Mississippi student Michael Coats after returning from his second mission trip to Bangkok, Thailand.


Dr. Jerry R. Alliston, community education director at The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) Institute for Disability Studies (IDS), has been elected to the board of directors for the Southeastern Postsecondary Education Alliance (SEPSEA).    


Dr. Courtney Turner, educational audiologist at The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi, was recently selected for the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) 2017 Leadership Development Program.


The University of Southern Mississippi Chapter of the Association of Office Professionals (AOP) was recognized with the Rachel Maynard Communication Award at the National Association of Educational Office Professionals for its newsletter, The Voice. The award was presented recently at the NAEOP’s annual conference and institute in Greenville, S.C.


Angelina Gilfeather, a student in The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Psychology’s Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) master’s program, was recently awarded the Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources (PBMHR) Scholarship.