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Gulf Park Students Selected for Spring 2016 Eagle SPUR Program

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Five University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park students have been selected for the spring 2016 class of the Eagle Scholar Program for Undergraduate Research (Eagle SPUR). The University’s Center for Undergraduate Research and the Office of the Vice President for Research selected the students based on the quality of their research proposals.

These students received up to $1,000 for research grants that will be used to conduct a scholarly or creative project in collaboration with a faculty mentor. Each student will have up to one year to present their findings in a scholarly context, such as a conference paper or publication.

The new Eagle Scholars, their major, hometown, and faculty mentors include:

*Joel Coutu, psychology, Ocean Springs, Miss. (Hans Stadthagen/Elena Stepanova)
*Jamie Henton, political science/history, Gulfport, Miss. (Douglas Bristol)
*Alexander Jackson, computing, Pass Christian, Miss. (Weihua Zhou)
*Aaron White, Long Beach, Miss., and Felecia Gray, Hattiesburg, psychology (Michael Mong and Hans Stadthagen)

The Center for Undergraduate Research was established in 2011. Its mission is the enhancement of the undergraduate experience through the promotion and support of student-faculty collaborations in research, creative projects and scholarship. For more information, visit