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The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi celebrated the graduation of 21 clients during a special ceremony held Thursday, May 18 at the Thad Cochran Center.

Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree, right, visited The University of Southern Mississippi April 26 to present a proclamation from the city honoring students, faculty and staff of the USM College of of Health's Department of Medical Laboratory Science in conjunction with Medical Laboratory Professionals Week. “These students, their professors and support staff help make Hattiesburg the vital medical hub that it is today,” DuPree said.

According to the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science, Medical Laboratory Professionals Week provides the profession with a unique opportunity to increase public understanding of and appreciation for clinical laboratory personnel.  

For information about the USM Department of Medical Laboratory Science, visit https://www.usm.edu/medical-laboratory-science%20.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Dr. Kimberly Ward, assistant professor and audiology clinic coordinator in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, recently attended the 2017 Leadership Academy of the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD).

The School of Kinesiology at The University of Southern Mississippi is updating the application process for two of its online master’s programs.

Terri (Cookie) Smith, DBH, MSW, social worker and service coordinator at The Children's Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi, was chosen recipient of the 2017 Woman of the Year award April 23 by the Jasper County chapter of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clibs (NANBPWC).

The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences' Doctor of Audiology program at The University of Southern Mississippi held its annual White Coat Ceremony on Friday, April 22 at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

 

The School of Social Work at The University of Southern Mississippi recently teamed up with Kids Hub, a child advocacy center, to create a pinwheel garden on the Hattiesburg campus to raise awareness about services the agency provided during 2016.

The first week of April is annually National Public Health Week (NPHW), and The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Public Health students celebrated with festivities for students on the Hattiesburg campus all week long.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Health celebrated student success with its Student Awards Night held Thursday, April 6 at the Trent Lott Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

Student and faculty representatives from The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Kinesiology will meet with their Congressional representatives in Washington, D.C. for SHAPE America’s – Society of Health and Physical Educators 9th annual SPEAK Out! Day, April 25-26.

Children at the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi celebrated as a Little Free Library was placed in front of the school, bringing free books to individuals of all ages and reading levels, including those with language disorders.

What began 50 years ago with just a handful of hopeful students has blossomed into a premier program at The University of Southern Mississippi, and one that has decisively transformed nursing in the Gulf States region.

 

Since the inaugural class of 1967, the USM nursing program has produced more than 8,000 graduates, while evolving into a national leader in health care research, community service, and innovative best practices. In 2016, the College of Nursing produced 223 graduates from all programs.

Xavier L. Agee, simulation & IT specialist in The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Nursing, has earned unique distinction as the state’s only Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist (CHSOS).

The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi and the Mapp Family Foundation will present The Children’s Center Institute, a professional development experience to take place May 9-11 at Parkway Heights United Methodist Church in Hattiesburg.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Kinesiology, in conjunction with the Golden Key International Honour Society, will host a fully online information fair about its graduate programs Wednesday, March 22 between 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. CST..

Dr. Katherine Nugent, Dean of the College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi, has added another sparkling honor to her illustrious career with induction in the Mississippi Nurses’ Association Hall of Fame.

The University of Southern Mississippi has earned a No. 8 ranking nationally for its online Master of Science in Nutrition and Food Systems by GradSource.com.

 

Years of dreaming, planning, and engineering culminated today (Friday, March 3) with the official dedication of Asbury Hall – The University of Southern Mississippi’s state-of-the-art nursing building.

 

Special ceremonies on the Hattiesburg campus included a ribbon-cutting and tour of the facility. Faculty and staff in the College of Nursing began moving into the $31-million building last November. Classes were held for the first time when the current semester got underway in January.

 

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi is hosting Missing Links in Academics, a two-day workshop for educators March 7-8 on the Hattiesburg campus.

James Fox, a student in The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Kinesiology, is a finalist for a national physical education major award. Fox will be recognized at the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) Convention in Boston in March.

Recent graduates of the Family Nurse Practitioner program at The University of Southern Mississippi received a 100 percent pass rate on the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) exam.

 

Joann Judge, a physical education instructor in the School of Kinesiology at The University of Southern Mississippi, is evaluating a method that could influence how physical education is taught to children with autism spectrum disorder.

Dr. Kimberly Ward, assistant professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been elected chair of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Medicaid Committee.

Moffitt Health Center, a full service primary care clinic at The University of Southern Mississippi, has achieved reaccreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

 

Accreditation distinguishes this primary care facility from many other outpatient facilities by providing the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation. Status as an accredited organization means Moffitt Health Center has met nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care set by AAAHC.