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April 28, 2017

We’ve all seen or heard the conventional rap on collegiate student-athletes: preferential treatment while taking the easiest courses offered. At The University of Southern Mississippi, that long-held stereotype has been expelled.

 

Enter Cameron Tom, Picasso Nelson Jr., Parker Adamson, Brittany Taylor, and Randall Dias II – scholarship student-athletes who are making distinct marks in the highly demanding banking and finance program. With just two weeks remaining in the 2017 spring semester, this group owns five of the 10-highest GPA’s among banking and finance seniors.

We’ve all seen or heard the conventional rap on collegiate student-athletes: preferential treatment while taking the easiest courses offered. At The University of Southern Mississippi, that long-held stereotype has been expelled.

April 26, 2017

The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi honored students and faculty during its annual Awards Ceremony held Friday, April 21 in the Scianna Hall McDonnell Auditorium. A reception followed the ceremony. Southern Farm Bureau Insurance sponsored the event.

The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi honored students and faculty during its annual Awards Ceremony held Friday, April 21 in the Scianna Hall McDonnell Auditorium. A reception followed the ceremony. Southern Farm Bureau Insurance sponsored the event.

Overall, for Spring 2017, the college honored 40 students with 50 awards. In addition there were two faculty awards presented: Russ Willis -- Joseph A. Greene Excellence in Teaching Award, and Dr. Chad Miller -- Louis K. Brandt Publication Award. 

Student Awards:

April 25, 2017

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 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.

Those who earned white coats include: Mary Brunson, Mason Mault, Anna Scarbrough, and Stephen Williams. These outstanding individuals were awarded their White Coats by Dr. Amy Chasteen Miller, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, and Dr. Kathy Yadrick, Associate Dean of Research for the College of Health.

April 13, 2017

Several University of Southern Mississippi business students walked away with awards during the Mississippi Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference held recently in Columbus, Miss.

Several University of Southern Mississippi business students walked away with awards during the Mississippi Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference held recently in Columbus, Miss.

The Phi Beta Lambda students from Southern Miss competed against 17 other PBL chapters from across the state and earned a combined nine awards.

April 7, 2017

University of Southern Mississippi undergraduate students Nathaniel Prine, Rose Curtis, and William “Blake” Martin have been recognized for their research efforts as Honorable Mentions for the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.

University of Southern Mississippi undergraduate students Nathaniel Prine, Rose Curtis, and William “Blake” Martin have been recognized for their research efforts as Honorable Mentions for the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.

All three are members of the University’s Honors College, while Curtis is also a USM Presidential Scholar. The trio plan to apply for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships this fall.

April 6, 2017

Susan Walley, a senior polymer science major at The University of Southern Mississippi, and recent University graduate Kristen Van de Voorde have been awarded prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.

Susan Walley, a senior polymer science major at The University of Southern Mississippi, and recent University graduate Kristen Van de Voorde have been awarded prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.

April 5, 2017

The University of Southern Mississippi College of Business recently announced that students Josh Spivey and Marshall Acklin have been chosen to join the EAGLE Scholar Program for the 2017-18 year.

The University of Southern Mississippi College of Business recently announced that students Josh Spivey and Marshall Acklin have been chosen to join the EAGLE Scholar Program for the 2017-18 year.

As EAGLE Scholars, they will receive coaching and professional development from CEO’s, community leaders and other industry leaders. They also have been awarded a scholarship to assist with tuition, assistance for books and the opportunity to study abroad.

March 30, 2017

University of Southern Mississippi business students Justin McCool and Morgan Musgrove have been selected for the 2017 Eli Lilly and Company Sales Internship – a 10-week training program with the global pharmaceutical company.

 

McCool and Musgrove, both Healthcare Marketing majors, competed against students from other schools to earn the training opportunity. There were only 60 internships awarded across the country for Eli Lilly’s program.

University of Southern Mississippi business students Justin McCool and Morgan Musgrove have been selected for the 2017 Eli Lilly and Company Sales Internship – a 10-week training program with the global pharmaceutical company.

McCool and Musgrove, both Healthcare Marketing majors, competed against students from other schools to earn the training opportunity. There were only 60 internships awarded across the country for Eli Lilly’s program.

March 21, 2017

Senior banking and finance major Zachary Irons has extended an impressive streak for The University of Southern Mississippi by capturing the prestigious 2017 Orrin W. Swayze Scholarship.

Senior banking and finance major Zachary Irons has extended an impressive streak for The University of Southern Mississippi by capturing the prestigious 2017 Orrin W. Swayze Scholarship.

March 6, 2017

University of Southern Mississippi student and violinist, John Eze Uzodinma II, has received a full scholarship to attend the Aspen Music Festival and School in Aspen, Colo., for eight weeks this summer.

University of Southern Mississippi student and violinist, John Eze Uzodinma II, has received a full scholarship to attend the Aspen Music Festival and School in Aspen, Colo., for eight weeks this summer.

December 21, 2016

Victoria Brodbeck, a banking and finance major in the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded the 2016 Mississippi Young Bankers (MYB) Leadership Scholarship. She is the fifth USM student to win the $2,000 scholarship in the past six years.

Victoria Brodbeck, a banking and finance major in the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded the 2016 Mississippi Young Bankers (MYB) Leadership Scholarship. She is the fifth USM student to win the $2,000 scholarship in the past six years.

December 7, 2016

Several students in the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement during the fall 2016 semester.

Several students in the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement during the fall 2016 semester. Those honorees and their awards include:

Dean’s Excellence Awards

Maria Saylor, Biloxi, Miss. – Accounting, BSBA

Miranda L. Donnell, Hattiesburg, Miss. – Management, Business Administration

William Flurry, Vancleave, Miss. – Marketing

Jennifer Redding, Biloxi, Miss. – Management, Human Resources

November 18, 2016

University of Southern Mississippi student Cameron Cloud has been awarded a Study Abroad Grant worth $1,000 from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Cloud, a Hattiesburg, Miss., native, is one of 26 students nationwide to receive the award.

University of Southern Mississippi student Cameron Cloud has been awarded a Study Abroad Grant worth $1,000 from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Cloud, a Hattiesburg, Miss., native, is one of 26 students nationwide to receive the award.

October 5, 2016

Elise Jordan, of Baton Rouge, La., a doctoral student in The College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi, presented her poster titled “Nurse Martyrdom: A Concept Analysis,” at the Annual Evidence-Based Practice/Research last month in New Orleans.

Elise Jordan, of Baton Rouge, La., a doctoral student in The College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi, presented her poster titled “Nurse Martyrdom: A Concept Analysis,” at the Annual Evidence-Based Practice/Research last month in New Orleans.

October 5, 2016

Tomekia Earl, of Summit, Miss., and Tiffany Zyniewicz, of Seattle, Wash., both doctoral students in The College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi, represented the University as Rising Stars at Sigma Theta Tau International’s Leadership Conference last month in Indianapolis, Ind.

Tomekia Earl, of Summit, Miss., and Tiffany Zyniewicz, of Seattle, Wash., both doctoral students in The College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi, represented the University as Rising Stars at Sigma Theta Tau International’s Leadership Conference last month in Indianapolis, Ind.

August 24, 2016

First-year University of Southern Mississippi student Ashley Hite characterized her emotions as both “excited, but a little nervous” while waiting for class to begin Wednesday morning on the opening day of the fall 2016 semester.

 

Hite, a Soso, Miss., native, is a transfer student from Jones County Junior College in Ellisville who plans to major in Elementary Education. She joined hundreds of students crisscrossing the Hattiesburg campus for the first official day of classes. Classes also began Wednesday on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

First-year University of Southern Mississippi student Ashley Hite characterized her emotions as both “excited, but a little nervous” while waiting for class to begin Wednesday morning on the opening day of the fall 2016 semester.

Hite, a Soso, Miss., native, is a transfer student from Jones County Junior College in Ellisville who plans to major in Elementary Education. She joined hundreds of students crisscrossing the Hattiesburg campus for the first official day of classes. Classes also began Wednesday on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

August 4, 2016

University of Southern Mississippi students Samantha Allen and Evan Derrick have been selected to participate in the undergraduate portion of the Mississippi Rural Dentists Scholarship Program (MRDSP). Allen, is a senior from Delisle, Miss., while Derrick is a junior from Morton, Miss.

University of Southern Mississippi students Samantha Allen and Evan Derrick have been selected to participate in the undergraduate portion of the Mississippi Rural Dentists Scholarship Program (MRDSP). Allen, is a senior from Delisle, Miss., while Derrick is a junior from Morton, Miss.

Created in 2013 by the Mississippi Legislature, MRDSP identifies up to five college sophomores and juniors who demonstrate the necessary commitment and academic achievement to become competent, well-trained rural pediatric or general dentists in our state.

June 29, 2016

Louise Berryhill of Decatur, Miss., and Maggie Dickerson of Florence, Miss., juniors at the University of Southern Mississippi, along with Brian Long from Hattiesburg, Miss., a senior, were recently selected to participate in the undergraduate portion of the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program (MRPSP).

Louise Berryhill of Decatur, Miss., and Maggie Dickerson of Florence, Miss., juniors at the University of Southern Mississippi, along with Brian Long from Hattiesburg, Miss., a senior, were recently selected to participate in the undergraduate portion of the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program (MRPSP).

Berryhill is the daughter of Rick and Paula Berryhill of Decatur; Long is the son of Kevin and Shelly Long of Hattiesburg, and Dickerson is the daughter of Guy and Michelle Dickerson of Florence.

June 24, 2016

Former University of Southern Mississippi graduate student Jasmine Tate has been selected to receive the prestigious National Gold Key Award from the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). She will be honored during the group’s national conference in October.

Former University of Southern Mississippi graduate student Jasmine Tate has been selected to receive the prestigious National Gold Key Award from the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). She will be honored during the group’s national conference in October.

The award recognizes students who demonstrate outstanding academic excellence in public relations and leadership qualities in PRSSA. It is the highest individual honor bestowed upon members.

June 17, 2016

The National Society of Leadership and Success welcomed 53 students from The University of Southern Mississippi as new members during induction ceremonies held recently on the Hattiesburg campus.

 

The National Society of Leadership and Success welcomed 53 students from The University of Southern Mississippi as new members during induction ceremonies held recently on the Hattiesburg campus.

The organization is the nation’s largest leadership honor society with more than 590,000 members in 506 chapters across the country. Members are nominated based upon academic standing or leadership potential. Before nominated students can be inducted, they must complete a step-by-step program designed to build leadership skills.

June 14, 2016

Identifying solutions to some of Mississippi’s most pressing problems was the focus of the “Advancing Mississippi: Research for a Better Mississippi for More Mississippians” Conference held last week in Jackson.

 

Identifying solutions to some of Mississippi’s most pressing problems was the focus of the “Advancing Mississippi: Research for a Better Mississippi for More Mississippians” Conference held last week in Jackson.

University of Southern Mississippi faculty members and students delivered presentations during the conference. Five Southern Miss students earned recognition for their research papers.

June 9, 2016

Timothy Brownlee, a senior history major at The University of Southern Mississippi, took home a first place award for his presentation during the annual Undergraduate Symposium on Research and Creative Activity held April 22-23 at the Hattiesburg campus.

Timothy Brownlee, a senior history major at The University of Southern Mississippi, took home a first place award for his presentation during the annual Undergraduate Symposium on Research and Creative Activity held April 22-23 at the Hattiesburg campus.

The symposium is held to showcase the work/research of outstanding Southern Miss undergraduate students. Brownlee, a Richton, Miss., native, collected his award in the History, Heritage, and Legacies category for his presentation on baseball legend Jackie Robinson.

June 8, 2016

University of Southern Mississippi student Kristen Dupard has been selected to attend the United State of Women Summit set for Wednesday, June 14 in Washington, D.C.

 

University of Southern Mississippi student Kristen Dupard has been selected to attend the United State of Women Summit set for Wednesday, June 14 in Washington, D.C.

The convention is sponsored by The Aspen Institute, the U.S. Department of State, Civic Nation, the United States Department of Labor, the White House, the Ford Foundation, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women, Pepsico Foundation and the Tory Burch Foundation.

May 12, 2016

University of Southern Mississippi student and Gulfport native Jamie Henton has faced many obstacles throughout her college career, but letting those obstacles hinder her from furthering her education has never been an option.

University of Southern Mississippi student and Gulfport native Jamie Henton has faced many obstacles throughout her college career, but letting those obstacles hinder her from furthering her education has never been an option.

A first generation college student, Henton has dodged many curve balls on the path to graduation, but none of those hurdles has ever stopped her from pursing her Bachelor of Arts degree in history.