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Delores McNair, administrative assistant/information specialist in the office of the Dean of Students at The University of Southern Mississippi, was recently named Educational Office Professional of the Year by the USM chapter of the Association of the Office Professionals (AOP). McNair received the honor at the USM AOP’s annual membership recognition luncheon June 13.

University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Ocean Science and Technology (SOST) Director Monty Graham was recently announced as chairman of the newly formed Ocean Task Force by Gov. Phil Bryant on June 1.

Six sports security professionals will be recognized for their leadership in addressing safety and security issues as part of the 2017 National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition set for July 11-13, in Orlando, Fla. This year’s theme is “Building Resiliency in the Sports Safety and Security Industry.” More than 400 security professionals and 60 vendor exhibits are expected for the national conference.
 

The College of Business chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) at The University of Southern Mississippi inducted 48 students and one faculty member this spring. Beta Gamma Sigma is a business honorary that recognizes academic excellence in business studies only at schools that are AACSB accredited (Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business).

A passion to address the plight of low-income areas in Mississippi and beyond inspired Dr. Mark M. Miller, professor in the Department of Geography and Geology at The University of Southern Mississippi, to author his latest book: Economic Development for Everyone: Creating Jobs, Growing Businesses, and Building Resilience in Low-Income Communities.

A total of 10 sports facilities will be recognized for their leadership in addressing safety and security issues as part of the 2017 National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition set for July 11-13, in Orlando, Fla.

June is National Homeownership Month, and the Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, June 24, for any residents in Forrest and surrounding counties interested in buying a home.

After days of campaigning that included a political rally, speeches and one-on-one appeals for votes, delegates to the 69th annual American Legion Auxiliary Girls State selected officers in a simulated election to lead the government of ‘Magnolia’ and represent it in the nation’s capital. The event was held June 4-9 at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CSM) recently released a video recognizing the City of Hattiesburg and The University of Southern Mississippi School of Social Work for the strides they have made to provide outreach and enrollment assistance to South Mississippi families since 2014.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at The University of Southern Mississippi will host Bicentennial by the Beach on the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, beginning today, June 8.

This summer 13 USM undergraduates will receive financial support to pursue crucial pathway experiences that might have otherwise been difficult to pursue due to travel costs and other financial demands.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s graduate programs in School Psychology, Counseling Psychology and Clinical Psychology continue to enjoy a 100 percent internship placement rate for their doctoral students at some of the top American Psychological Association (APA)-accredited institutions in the U.S.

The University of Southern Mississippi made history on June 1 with 15 students completing a first-of-its-kind certification in Unmanned Maritime Systems (UMS).

 

“This is akin to what NASA first did with spaceflight,” Rear Admiral Timothy Gallaudet said. “This class should be mighty proud because the national impact of this certification and the skills taught throughout the course will be felt for decades.”

Some of the region’s top middle school students were honored June 3 on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus when the Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP) held its ‘Draping of the Medals’ ceremony at Bennett Auditorium. The annual event recognizes seventh-grade students for scoring as well as entering college freshmen on the ACT or SAT, and showing promise for future academic success.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Veterans, Service Members, and Families is helping spread the word about a statewide initiative that will provide free Hepatitis C testing to enrolled veterans born between 1945-1965.

 

University of Southern Mississippi graduate student Victoria L Brown was recently selected as one of 30 students to participate in the National Communication Association’s (NCA) Doctoral Honors Seminar in Bowling Green, Ohio. She will be the first Southern Miss student to attend this particular program.

Southern Arena Theatre (SAT) returns for its 41st season at The University of Southern Mississippi with two classic plays, and after a wildly successful inaugural run last summer, the Improv Comedy Club is back to the delight of SAT fans throughout the Gulf South.

The Office of University Communications, along with staff members from various offices at The University of Southern Mississippi, recently captured 12 awards – including a Grand Award in electronic media – at the annual College Public Relations Association of Mississippi (CPRAM) conference held May 21-23 in Ocean Springs, Miss.

Approximately 280 young women from across the state will make The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus their temporary home June 4-9, as they learn the formula for representative democracy here as delegates to the 69th session of the American Legion Auxiliary Magnolia Girls State.

For the 10th consecutive year students majoring in international business at The University of Southern Mississippi conducted research and presented senior capstone projects critical to the export of Mississippi goods and services around the world.

The words of Walt Disney, “All of our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them“ were featured on the second annual Project SEARCH Southern Miss Class of 2017 graduation invitation.

University of Southern Mississippi faculty members were honored for achievements in teaching, research, service and leadership at the annual Faculty Awards Recognition Ceremony, held May 5 at the Trent Lott Center on the Hattiesburg campus. The event was sponsored by USM’s Office of the Provost and Faculty Senate.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Sat., June 17, for any residents in Hinds and surrounding counties interested in buying a home. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Community Meeting Room at the Metrocenter Mall at 3645 Highway 80 West in Jackson.

It has been one year since The University of Southern Mississippi took steps to meet the growing needs of its online students with the establishment of a new Office of Online Learning. Since then, the University has been named to many “best-of” lists for bringing academic excellence to online students.