April 25, 2018  

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Students Honored at Annual Awards Ceremony on Hattiesburg Campus

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The University of Southern Mississippi celebrated outstanding achievements by its students in the areas of academics, leadership and service April 11 during the school’s annual Student Awards Ceremony at Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. President Rodney D. Bennett, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Steven Moser, and Vice President for Student Affairs and Vice Provost Thomas Burke were on hand for the event to present awards and congratulate students on their accomplishments.  

Student honorees and their recognition/awards include the following:

*Outstanding Freshmen – Sumar M. Beauti; Andrea Boykin; Erik Cebrian; Sarah Chappell; Kelsi Ford; Tyler T. Lewis; Raymond Powell; Samuel Sumrall; Carley Williams.

*Most Outstanding Freshmen – Jourdan L. Green, Joshua C. Williams

*Who’s Who Among Students at Southern Miss – Carrie Anne Bounds; Jessica Bourgeois; Caroline R. Bradley; Caroline S. Bradley; Delancy Clouse; Maggie Dickerson; Samantha Eshleman; Krista Friedlein; Jacob Garrett; Samuel Gearhart; Victoria Geiger; Karis Hill; Aerial Holmes; John Hood; Kayla Hubbard; Ebonee Jackson; Morgan Jackson; Terrie Jackson; Rodnecia Joiner; Courtney King; Alexi Lee; Harrison Livingston; Francisco Lopez; Benjamin Luckett; Hunter Martin; Gary McDonald; Jordan McHenry; Janay Morgan; Joy Netzhammer; Janine Nowak; Anna Peel; Kijana Potee; Gillian Purser; Maya Rex; Jesse Robinson; Taylor Smith; Ashton Vice; Breneesha Washington; Cornelia Welch-Dick; Rachel Williamson; Henry Woodyard.

*Best Citizens – Maggie Dickerson, Picasso Chevaz Nelson Jr.

*Leave It Better Than You Found It Award - Joy Netzhammer

*Joe Paul 1910 Scholarship - Ian Brant Vowell

*Barbara Ross Gold Leaf Scholarship - Corai Jackson

*Southern Miss Student Hall of Fame Inductees – Carrie Ann Bounds; Caroline S. Bradley; Jacob Garrett; Karis Hill; Aerial Holmes; Kayla Hubbard; Francisco Lopez; Carlee Welch-Dick.

*Phi Kappa Silver Bowl – Ariel Patience Elliott

Student Government Association (SGA) officers for 2018-19 were also sworn in at the event, including McKenna Stone, president; Corai Jackson, vice president; Katie Rogers, election commissioner; Lauren Hunter Gaudet, attorney general; and Matthew Keller, treasurer.