December 13, 2017  

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Statistics compiled by the National Assessment of Educational Progress indicate that 45 percent of Mississippi fourth-grade students lack the basic reading skills necessary for academic success.

 

In many cases, dyslexia is the primary contributor to reading deficiency.

Dia R. Kelly, a University of Southern Mississippi senior from Lawrence County, received her bachelor of science degree in medical technology during the university’s fall Centennial Celebration Commencement Dec. 10. She was also honored that day for her achievement in a special ceremony recognizing medical technology graduates at the R.C. Cook University Union.

TiEasha Rogers-McCray, a University of Southern Mississippi senior from Hattiesburg, received her bachelor of science degree in medical technology during the university’s fall Centennial Celebration Commencement Dec. 10. She was also honored that day for her achievement in a special ceremony recognizing medical technology graduates at the R.C. Cook University Union.

Heather White Conner, a University of Southern Mississippi senior from Natchez, Miss., received her bachelor of science degree in medical technology during the university’s fall Centennial Celebration Commencement Dec. 10. She was also honored that day for her achievement in a special ceremony recognizing medical technology graduates at the R.C. Cook University Union.

Jamena Watson, a University of Southern Mississippi senior from Grenada, Miss., graduated with a bachelor’s degree in medical technology Dec. 10 during commencement exercises on the university’s Hattiesburg campus. She was also honored that day at the department’s annual certificate ceremony.

At Southern Miss, Watson was a member of ASCLS-MS, Beta Beta Beta National Honor Society, was a member and secretary for the Medical Technology Club; and a member of Alpha Alpha Alpha Sorority, Inc. She is the daughter of James Watson and Barbara Crump.

The Southern Mississippi Area Health Education Center, along with The University of Southern Mississippi and the Mississippi State Department of Health, will host the 2011 Health Awareness Day. The health and screening fair will take place Thursday, Jan. 20 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center on the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

Gary Marchand has already climbed to the rank of chief executive officer and president of Memorial Hospital in Gulfport, Miss. But he isn’t content to let his administrative career languish in neutral.

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi will host the 15th Annual DuBard Symposium: Dyslexia and Related Disorders Feb. 3-4 at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi is accepting applications for its unique out-client Language Enhancement and Achievement Program (LEAP).

Musical tastes to whet any appetite will be on tap Saturday, Nov. 6 at Mugshots restaurant in Hattiesburg when the second annual “Dancing for DuBard” event gets underway.

More than 300 participants from across the globe are expected to attend the 8th Annual Sport Marketing Association Conference hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi Oct. 26-30 in New Orleans.

Answering a call to community service, several members of the Center on Aging at The University of Southern Mississippi plan to participate in the annual Memory Walk for Alzeheimer’s fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 16 at the Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center.

Mike Forster, dean of the College of Health at The University of Southern Mississippi summed up the significance of the recently completed Public Health Symposium with a succinct, yet profound, declaration.

“No state needs to focus on health more than Mississippi,” said Forster.

The School of Social Work at The University of Southern Mississippi has extended its Family Network Partnership (FNP) to create the Family Counseling Center for children in the foster care system.

Topics ranging from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in children to long-term impacts of the Gulf oil spill will be discussed during the 5th Annual Public Health Symposium set for Wednesday, Sept. 29 at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Dr. Tim Rehner, director of the School of Social Work at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been selected to participate in a special program sponsored by the Social Work Leadership Institute at the New York Academy of Medicine.

Philanthropist Charles Guidroz has parlayed his appreciation for the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi into a donor advised fund through The Greater PineBelt Community Foundation.