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November 16, 2018

University of Southern Mississippi film student Kyle Churchwell knew he had a compelling idea for national contest. He had no way of knowing how impactful his short video would become.

University of Southern Mississippi film student Kyle Churchwell knew he had a compelling idea for national contest. He had no way of knowing how impactful his short video would become.

Churchwell, a Lucedale, Miss, native joined forces with his brother Jaron to enter the Film Your Faith competition sponsored by Faith Counts, a leading multi-faith online platform. The contest requires participants to submit videos of two minutes or less showcasing the power of faith in a positive light.

November 13, 2018

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Art & Design program presents its Senior Show in Sculpture starting on Nov. 27 and running until Dec. 7 in the Gallery of Art and Design. An opening reception to this free event will be held on Nov. 27 at 6 p.m.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Art & Design program presents its Senior Show in Sculpture starting on Nov. 27 and running until Dec. 7 in the Gallery of Art and Design. An opening reception to this free event will be held on Nov. 27 at 6 p.m.

This exhibition features the BFA Senior Capstone projects by two sculpture majors, Jessica Ehret and Logan Smith.

November 12, 2018

Ashleigh Bristol, a doctoral student in polymer science and engineering, captured the Grand Champion award in the University of Southern Mississippi’s annual Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition held last week on the Hattiesburg campus.

 

The competition invites graduate students to describe the significance of their thesis or dissertation to a general audience in three minutes or less.

Ashleigh Bristol, a doctoral student in polymer science and engineering, captured the Grand Champion award in the University of Southern Mississippi’s annual Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition held last week on the Hattiesburg campus.

The competition invites graduate students to describe the significance of their thesis or dissertation to a general audience in three minutes or less.

October 24, 2018

Continuing its tradition of excellence, The University of Southern Mississippi has produced a record 13 Gilman scholars over the past year. This brings the University’s total of Gilman Scholarships over the past three years to 29, far and away the state’s leader in that prestigious category.

Continuing its tradition of excellence, The University of Southern Mississippi has produced a record 13 Gilman scholars over the past year. This brings the University’s total of Gilman Scholarships over the past three years to 29, far and away the state’s leader in that prestigious category.

October 4, 2018

Jonathan Brent, a University of Southern Mississippi senior accounting student and honors scholar, has accepted a 10-week internship with KPMG in Dallas, Texas, beginning in January. 

 

Jonathan Brent, a University of Southern Mississippi senior accounting student and honors scholar, has accepted a 10-week internship with KPMG in Dallas, Texas, beginning in January. 

August 8, 2018

University of Southern Mississippi graduate student Kameshia Mays has been awarded a prestigious, merit-based scholarship from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) for 2018-19. Mays is currently pursuing her Masters of Public Accounting degree.

 

University of Southern Mississippi graduate student Kameshia Mays has been awarded a prestigious, merit-based scholarship from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) for 2018-19. Mays is currently pursuing her Masters of Public Accounting degree.

A native of Greenville, Miss., Mays graduated this past May from USM with an undergraduate degree in accounting. She was nominated for the PCAOB scholarship by members of the accounting faculty within the University’s College of Business and Economic Development.

July 18, 2018

University of Southern Mississippi students Elizabeth Lee Karajman of Jackson, Miss.; Blake Dunaway of Summit, Miss.; and McKayla Butler of Harrisville, Miss., have been selected to participate in the undergraduate portion of the Mississippi Rural Dentists Scholarship Program (MRDSP).

University of Southern Mississippi students Elizabeth Lee Karajman of Jackson, Miss.; Blake Dunaway of Summit, Miss.; and McKayla Butler of Harrisville, Miss., have been selected to participate in the undergraduate portion of the Mississippi Rural Dentists Scholarship Program (MRDSP).

Karajman, a senior, is the daughter of Lee and George Karajman of Jackson. Dunaway, a junior, is the son of Dustie and Mike Dunaway of Summit. Butler, a junior, is the daughter of Tillicia and Sedrick Butler of Harrisville.

June 27, 2018

The Epsilon Delta Chapter of Chi Omega at The University of Southern Mississippi capped off an impressive 2017-18 academic year by capturing the prestigious Founders’ Cup presented to the organization’s top-5 performing chapters. Winning chapters are announced every two years.

The Epsilon Delta Chapter of Chi Omega at The University of Southern Mississippi capped off an impressive 2017-18 academic year by capturing the prestigious Founders’ Cup presented to the organization’s top-5 performing chapters. Winning chapters are announced every two years.

Epsilon Delta President Alexis Bexley, of Spanish Fort, Ala., points out that several noteworthy factors contributed to the chapter’s recognition. Among those:

June 26, 2018

Madison Pike, a senior at The University of Southern Mississippi and a native of Philadelphia, Miss., has been selected to participate in the pre-matriculation portion of the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program (MRPSP).

Madison Pike, a senior at The University of Southern Mississippi and a native of Philadelphia, Miss., has been selected to participate in the pre-matriculation portion of the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program (MRPSP).

May 4, 2018

Thirteen students at The University of Southern Mississippi have been selected to receive Pathway Scholarships that will help finance summer internships at locations throughout the United States. The scholarships range from $1,000 - $3,000.

Thirteen students at The University of Southern Mississippi have been selected to receive Pathway Scholarships that will help finance summer internships at locations throughout the United States. The scholarships range from $1,000 - $3,000.

The Pathway Scholarship Program is part of the University’s Quality Enhancement Plan, Eagles Engaged, which seeks to strengthen student learning and career readiness through participation in pathway experiences, such as internships, research, or fieldwork.

April 25, 2018

The University of Southern Mississippi’s polymer program has a renowned reputation for cultivating some of the country’s brightest young research scholars. As the 2017-18 academic year winds down, five more high-achieving polymer students have earned distinction from several national scholarship programs.

 

The honorees include senior William "Blake" Martin; senior Sarah Swilley; senior Nathaniel Prine; sophomore Erin Crater; and sophomore Michael Sandoz.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s polymer program has a renowned reputation for cultivating some of the country’s brightest young research scholars. As the 2017-18 academic year winds down, five more high-achieving polymer students have earned distinction from several national scholarship programs.

The honorees and their awards include:

April 24, 2018

Four University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park students won honorable mention recognition for their presentation at the Sigma Tau Delta International Convention held last month in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Four University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park students won honorable mention recognition for their presentation at the Sigma Tau Delta International Convention held last month in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Aaron Davenport, Jennifer Ladner, Jessica Carrell and Jada Clark – all English majors – exhibited their work in the Outstanding Chapter Display category. The students made a three-dimensional trifold highlighting chapter activities amid the backdrop of the renowned Friendship Oak on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

April 24, 2018

Two University of Southern Mississippi students recently were awarded study abroad grants worth $1,000 each from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. The students are part of a select group of 50 students nationwide to receive the award.

Two University of Southern Mississippi students recently were awarded study abroad grants worth $1,000 each from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. The students are part of a select group of 50 students nationwide to receive the award.

USM students receiving a Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant are:

April 23, 2018

The University of Southern Mississippi Graduate School announced its two most prestigious awards at the Susan A. Siltanen Graduate Student Research Symposium Awards Luncheon held March 26 on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi Graduate School announced its two most prestigious awards at the Susan A. Siltanen Graduate Student Research Symposium Awards Luncheon held March 26 on the Hattiesburg campus.

Jessica Guzman, a doctoral student in the Department of English, was named the 2018 Graduate Assistant of the Year, while Dr. Sarah Morgan, Professor and Associate Director of the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials, was chosen as the 2018 Graduate Mentor of the Year.

April 18, 2018

University of Southern Mississippi doctoral student Abagail Williams has been chosen to receive a prestigious Graduate Student Research Program (SCGSR) award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Williams is one of only 60 graduate students nationwide to earn the honor.

University of Southern Mississippi doctoral student Abagail Williams has been chosen to receive a prestigious Graduate Student Research Program (SCGSR) award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Williams is one of only 60 graduate students nationwide to earn the honor.

A native of Independence, Mo., Williams has spent the past year working the lab of USM polymer assistant professor Dr. Jason Azoulay. As a SCGSR award winner, she will begin work in June at The Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, N.Y.

April 10, 2018

Michelle Le’s love for The University of Southern Mississippi; zest for life; and thirst for adventure fueled a creative spark that has helped her secure much-needed funding for a study abroad program next month in Italy.

Michelle Le’s love for The University of Southern Mississippi; zest for life; and thirst for adventure fueled a creative spark that has helped her secure much-needed funding for a study abroad program next month in Italy.

Le, a senior marketing major at USM, captured the top prize in the #PictureMeAbroad contest sponsored by Diversity Abroad with her video submission titled, “Hey Ya’ll.” With the win she collected a $500 scholarship and round-trip international airfare provided by StudentUniverse.

April 3, 2018

It was nearly a clean sweep for The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Social Work at the state’s largest professional conference for social workers.

It was nearly a clean sweep for The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Social Work at the state’s largest professional conference for social workers.

The school captured five top honors at the annual National Association of Social Workers-Mississippi Chapter Conference held last month in Biloxi: graduate student of the year, faculty/staff lifetime achievement award and all three of the student poster categories that were recognized.

April 3, 2018

University of Southern Mississippi student Danielle Luethke was honored by SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators as a Major of the Year during the organization’s 133rd National Convention & Expo held last month in Nashville, Tenn.

University of Southern Mississippi student Danielle Luethke was honored by SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators as a Major of the Year during the organization’s 133rd National Convention & Expo held last month in Nashville, Tenn.

The award celebrates outstanding undergraduate students in the health, physical education, recreation and dance professions who are nominated by a faculty advisor or professor. Luethke was recognized during the Major of the Year Awards Ceremony.  

March 27, 2018

One wants Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker’s job, another Gov. Phil Bryant’s, and a third would like to be a legislator for her home county. A fourth is drawn toward politics but also wary of the negative connotations.

 

The four are social work students from The University of Southern Mississippi who in early March attended a two-day “campaign school” in Hartford, Connecticut, that prepares social workers for the political arena as candidates, campaign workers, volunteers or advocates for social change.

One wants Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker’s job, another Gov. Phil Bryant’s, and a third would like to be a legislator for her home county. A fourth is drawn toward politics but also wary of the negative connotations.

The four are social work students from The University of Southern Mississippi who in early March attended a two-day “campaign school” in Hartford, Connecticut, that prepares social workers for the political arena as candidates, campaign workers, volunteers or advocates for social change. The students are:

March 27, 2018

Evelyn Sullivan is making history, for her family and for the state of Mississippi.

 

As a first-generation college student, the Gulfport native earned a public health degree from The University of Southern Mississippi and is now working on her Master of Social Work degree at USM's Gulf Park campus.

 

In the fall of 2017, the Council on Social Work Education selected her as the first Mississippian in the four-year history of its Minority Fellowship Program for master’s students, encompassing 160 recipients during that span.

Evelyn Sullivan is making history, for her family and for the state of Mississippi.

As a first-generation college student, the Gulfport native earned a public health degree from The University of Southern Mississippi and is now working on her Master of Social Work degree at USM's Gulf Park campus.

In the fall of 2017, the Council on Social Work Education selected her as the first Mississippian in the four-year history of its Minority Fellowship Program for master’s students, encompassing 160 recipients during that span.

March 13, 2018

Students in Lance Hopkins’ marketing class at The University of Southern Mississippi enjoyed a unique opportunity to work with a major production company in developing a series of TV commercials earlier this semester.

Students in Lance Hopkins’ marketing class at The University of Southern Mississippi enjoyed a unique opportunity to work with a major production company in developing a series of TV commercials earlier this semester.

Approximately 15 students from Hopkins’ Integrated Marketing Communications class on the USM Gulf Park campus got an up-close look at the production of commercials for the Stinson Group, a company that owns several successful restaurants along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

March 8, 2018

University of Southern Mississippi junior Jack Hoda, an English major from Petal, Miss., can add one more impressive honor to his already gleaming academic portfolio – Truman Scholarship finalist. Hoda is the only USM student to be nominated for the Truman Scholarship this year.

University of Southern Mississippi junior Jack Hoda, an English major from Petal, Miss., can add one more impressive honor to his already gleaming academic portfolio – Truman Scholarship finalist. Hoda is the only USM student to be nominated for the Truman Scholarship this year.

A brief recap of Hoda’s impressive list of achievements reads like a who’s-who of collegiate recognitions.

January 31, 2018

First-year dental students and University of Southern Mississippi alums, Samantha Allen  and Heather Fairley were recently awarded the Mississippi Rural Dentists Scholarship valued at $35,000 per year for their training at the University of Mississippi.

First-year dental students and University of Southern Mississippi alums, Samantha Allen  and Heather Fairley were recently awarded the Mississippi Rural Dentists Scholarship valued at $35,000 per year for their training at the University of Mississippi.

Created in 2013, the Mississippi Rural Dentists Scholarship Program (MRDSP) is designed to provide more general and pediatric dentists in rural areas of Mississippi.  During dental school, each MRDSP scholar receives $35,000 per year based on available funding.

November 27, 2017

One current and one former graduate student in The University of Southern Mississippi’s Master of Business Administration program delivered presentations during the annual Society of Marketing Advances conference held earlier this month in Louisville, Ky.

One current and one former graduate student in The University of Southern Mississippi’s Master of Business Administration program delivered presentations during the annual Society of Marketing Advances conference held earlier this month in Louisville, Ky.

Melanie Santiago, a native of Biloxi, Miss., completed the MBA program in August of this year. She presented research that began during her MBA studies titled, “Online Brand Engagement.” Santiago earned her undergraduate degree in graphic design at USM in 2016.