February 24, 2018  

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Coast Students Selected as Southern Style Leaders at Southern Miss

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Mary Catherine Price

Two University of Southern Mississippi students from the Coast have been selected as members of Southern Style for 2011.

The students are as follows:


  • Cory Gunkel, a junior journalism major, is the son of Andy and Pam Gunkel. He is a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, the Student Government Association, The Legacy and The Varsity.
  • Mary Catherine Price, a sophomore nursing major, is the daughter of James and Charlotte Price. She is a member of Chi Omega fraternity, The Legacy, the Ping Pong Club and Eagle Connection.

Southern Style is a highly selective group of student leaders who serve as official hosts and hostesses for Southern Miss. Students are chosen each year through a three-phase selection process. One of the main responsibilities of Southern Style members is to serve as orientation leaders during the summer.

Southern Style members have the opportunity to meet all new students and their parents through numerous orientation sessions. Other Southern Style responsibilities include assisting during Founders Day, Golden Eagle Welcome Week and all commencement ceremonies. Additionally, they attend recruitment functions and serve as support staff for the First Year Experience office.