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With National Small Business Week (May 1-7) well underway, The University of Southern Mississippi’s Small Business Development Center is encouraging would-be entrepreneurs to take advantage of the services provided by the center.

Continuing its mission to educate both practicing and up-and-coming professionals in the public relations industry, the Pine Belt Chapter of the Public Relations Association of Mississippi (PRAM) recently awarded a $500 scholarship to a University of Southern Mississippi student.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus held its annual Awards Day Ceremony April 26 in the Fleming Education Center Auditorium on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The event recognized students, faculty and staff for their outstanding scholastic performance and service to the University.
 

University of Southern Mississippi Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Steven R. Moser has announced the appointment of Dr. Casey Malone Maugh Funderburk as Associate Provost for the Gulf Park Campus, effective May 10.  Maugh Funderburk’s appointment is pending IHL Board approval.

The University of Southern Mississippi celebrated the completion of its newly constructed Gulf Park campus gateway entrance for the state’s only beachfront campus during a special ceremony held today (Friday, April 29) in Long Beach.

 

Many from the University and neighboring communities gathered to hear Southern Miss President Rodney D. Bennett, Vice President for the Gulf Park Campus Steve Miller, Long Beach Mayor Billy Skellie and Gulf Park Student Government Association President McKenzie Irish speak on how the gateway entrance serves as another advancement to the Gulf Park campus.

University of Southern Mississippi undergraduate students Nathaniel Prine and Ryan Campbell have been recognized for their research efforts as Honorable Mentions for the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.

Dr. Lisa Nored, professor and director of the University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Criminal Justice, was recently honored by the Mississippi College School of Law with its Lawyer of the Year award at the school’s annual alumni dinner.  

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Nursing faculty and students are making a positive difference in the Hattiesburg community by volunteering at The Fellowship Health Clinic. In their most recent efforts, Dr. Elizabeth Tinnon and USM College of Nursing students were able to assist the clinic in the triage of patients and by working in the lab.

Jeffrey George, a two-term University of Southern Mississippi Student Government Association President, and Hannah Roberts, the Miss America runner-up in 2015, will give the university's spring commencement addresses May 13 and 14, respectively.

A longtime dream has become a tingling reality for University of Southern Mississippi senior Jansen Owen, who will enter the Tulane University Law School in August.

The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi honored students and faculty during its annual Awards Ceremony held Friday, April 22 in the Scianna Hall McDonnell Auditorium.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Hattiesburg will join forces with the Gulf Coast center to conduct a series of Business 101 workshops in May.

Amy Rosonet, director of the Speech Pathology Clinic at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been voted president-elect of the Mississippi Speech Language Hearing Association (MSHA). Rosonet will serve as president of MSHA in 2018.

Fueled by an entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to core values, Duff Capital Investors fits the bill perfectly as the recipient of the 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year award presented by The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business.

 

With headquarters in Columbia, Miss., Duff Capital Investors (DCI) is co-owned by businessmen and brothers, James and Thomas Duff. The brothers were honored during a special ceremony on Wednesday, April 27 at the Trent Lott Center.

The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus concluded its Executives On: Lecture Series April 19 with a large gathering of students, alumni and community members.

Six University of Southern Mississippi students from the Louis Stokes Mississippi Alliance for Minority Participation (LSMAMP) were selected for Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges for 2016. The LSMAMP program is aimed at increasing the quality and quantity of students successfully completing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) baccalaureate degree programs.

The Women’s and Gender Studies Student Organization at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus, in conjunction with the Gulf Coast Center for Non-Violence, will present its third annual performance of “The Vagina Monologues” Friday, April 29 at 7 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center Auditorium.

Dr. Scott Commins, associate professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina Allergy & Immunology Clinic, will be the featured speaker as part of a seminar series hosted by the Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Southern Mississippi on Friday, April 29.

University of Southern Mississippi Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Steven R. Moser has announced the appointment of Dr. Maureen Ryan as Dean of the College of Arts and Letters, effective May 1. Ryan’s appointment is pending IHL Board approval.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Mass Communication and Journalism
will host the fourth annual Mississippi Association of Broadcasters (MAB) Day Wednesday, April 27.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Recreational Sports will hold a dual ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new climbing wall and outdoor exercise fitness stations located at the Payne Center at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27 inside the Payne Center Atrium.

 

The School of Kinesiology at The University of Southern Mississippi, supported by the Aubrey K. and Ella Ginn Lucas Endowment, will launch on July 1 the Southern Coaching Academy, a series of coach education workshops designed to develop skills necessary for effective coaching.

With six successful conferences already under their belts, officials at the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi expect the seventh edition to be even better with the addition of several new highlights this year.

University of Southern Mississippi alum LisaAnn Redd hopes to take her advocacy for children in wheelchairs to a higher level as the new Ms. Wheelchair Mississippi winner. Redd, a Vicksburg, Miss., native, captured the state crown last month in Madison.

 

Redd earned her undergraduate degree and master’s degree in Special Education at Southern Miss. She is currently employed as a preschool special education teacher at Mendenhall Elementary.