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August 26, 2016

Student Government Association President Caroline Bradley wants to leave behind a legacy of service at Southern Miss.

Sophomore English major Caroline Bradley is the newly elected Student Government Association president for the Hattiesburg campus. Bradley is an Honors College student and Emerging Leader recipient from Lucedale, Miss. We spent time asking Bradley questions about herself and her plans and goals as the new SGA president for the 2016-17 school year. 

Q: What led you to attend The University of Southern Mississippi?

September 9, 2015

Recent Southern Miss graduate and reigning Miss Mississippi Hannah Roberts is tearing down stereotypes as a contestant in this week's Miss America pageant.

I’d been waiting on this conversation for eight months. Then it happened on Sunday, and I couldn’t be more pleased. Here’s the short version.

“Why do you have pink goggles in your office?” my 6-year-old asked me.

“It’s because we’re supporting Miss Hannah in the Miss America Pageant, and she wears pink goggles when she’s learning about science,” I said.

“She likes science?” my daughter inquired.

September 2, 2014

SGA President Jeffrey George is dedicated to the idea of inspiring fellow students to get involved in campus activities and organizations.

Student Government Association President Jeffrey George plans to leave Southern Miss better than he found it by encouraging other students to reach to the top. George, of Covington, Louisiana, is a junior political science major pursuing a minor in marketing.

Q: What led you to attend The University of Southern Mississippi?

April 3, 2013

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September 9, 2011

Student Government Association President Erick Brown hopes to leave a legacy of inclusion at Southern Miss.

Erick Brown serves as the president of the Student Government Association at The University of Southern Mississippi. Brown, a senior sociology major, recently took a few moments to reflect on his current responsibilities and outside interests in a question-and-answer format.

Q: What is your hometown and educational background?

A: I am from Columbus, Mississippi and attended Columbus High School.

Q: What were your dreams and ambitions as a small child?

May 9, 2011

New Student Printz Executive Editor Mary Margaret Halford is following in her uncle's footsteps and enjoying every second of the journey.

Southern Miss sophomore Mary Margaret Halford was recently named the Executive Editor of the Student Printz campus newspaper. Recently, Halford took a few moments to reflect on her new role at the university and other interests in a question-and-answer format.

Q: What is your hometown and educational background?

May 24, 2019

University of Southern Mississippi student Landry Smith of Laurel, Miss., 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. Smith is one of 75 students nationwide to receive the award.

University of Southern Mississippi student Landry Smith of Laurel, Miss., 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. Smith is one of 75 students nationwide to receive the award.

The grants are designed to support undergraduates, both members and nonmembers from campuses that have Phi Kappa Phi chapters, as they seek expanded knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad.

May 23, 2019

Twenty-three students from the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) are returning to their local school districts next year. The advancing students were recognized at a special awards celebration held at USM.

Twenty-three students from the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) are returning to their local school districts next year. The advancing students were recognized at a special awards celebration held at USM.

“All of these students have worked very hard for this day,” said Missy Schraeder, DuBard School Director. “Today marks the end of their time at DuBard School and the beginning of a new chapter in their lives. It is a bittersweet, yet exciting day for us all.”

May 23, 2019

Tyunna Odom, a junior nursing major at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded the Eliza Pillars Registered Nurses of Mississippi (EPRNM) Undergraduate Scholarship.

Tyunna Odom, a junior nursing major at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded the Eliza Pillars Registered Nurses of Mississippi (EPRNM) Undergraduate Scholarship.

The Eliza Pillars organization has been awarding the Undergraduate Scholarship to nursing students in the State of Mississippi since 1986. Only one student in the state is chosen to receive the scholarship.

May 21, 2019

The College of Business and Economic Development at The University of Southern Mississippi honored students and faculty during the Spring 2019 Awards Ceremony held in April. Overall, the college honored seven faculty members along with 44 undergraduate and graduate students. 

The College of Business and Economic Development at The University of Southern Mississippi honored students and faculty during the Spring 2019 Awards Ceremony held in April. Overall, the college honored seven faculty members along with 44 undergraduate and graduate students. 

Award winners include the following:

Faculty Awards:

Dr. Srinidhi Kanuri (School of Finance) - Louis K. Brandt Publication Award

Dr. Brigitte Burgess (School of Marketing) - Joseph A. Greene Excellence in Teaching Award

May 17, 2019

Tiara Watson, a spring 2019 graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Honors College with a degree in psychology, received the Psi Chi International Honor Society’s Regional Research Award for her research project, “Perfectionism and Alcohol Use: Moderating Effects of Protective Behavioral Strategies” at the Southeastern Psychological Association conference in Jacksonville, Florida.

Tiara Watson, a spring 2019 graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Honors College with a degree in psychology, received the Psi Chi International Honor Society’s Regional Research Award for her research project, “Perfectionism and Alcohol Use: Moderating Effects of Protective Behavioral Strategies” at the Southeastern Psychological Association conference in Jacksonville, Florida.

May 15, 2019

University of Southern Mississippi (USM) doctoral student Reese Sloan is the latest in a long line of outstanding scholars to receive the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship award.

University of Southern Mississippi (USM) doctoral student Reese Sloan is the latest in a long line of outstanding scholars to receive the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship award.

Sloan, a Wiggins, Miss., native, is the University’s 18th student, with a current enrollment, to earn an NSF fellowship in the past 12 years. This year's fellowship committee awarded fellowships to fewer than 20 percent of applicants nationwide.

May 13, 2019

The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) Theta Gamma Chapter of the international honor society in education, Kappa Delta Pi, inducted students into the organization during a ceremony held at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus May 2. USM School of Education Director Dr. Sandra Nichols served as keynote speaker for the event.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) Theta Gamma Chapter of the international honor society in education, Kappa Delta Pi, inducted students into the organization during a ceremony held at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus May 2. USM School of Education Director Dr. Sandra Nichols served as keynote speaker for the event.

This year’s initiation class, which totals 46, represents the largest for the chapter in more than 12 years. Initiates include the following USM education students:

May 13, 2019

Last week, University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) spring 2019 graduates moved their commencement cap tassels to the left and then walked right into a future full of possibility and opportunity, where they can use their newly-earned education and experiences from their alma mater to succeed.

 

Four spring commencement ceremonies were held, including the inaugural Graduate School graduation on USM’s Hattiesburg campus Thursday, May 9 at Reed Green Coliseum; two on Friday, May 10 for undergraduates at the Hattiesburg campus, also held at Reed Green Coliseum; and one on Saturday, May 11 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum for undergraduate and graduate students at USM’s Gulf Park Campus and Gulf Coast teaching and research sites.

Last week, University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) spring 2019 graduates moved their commencement cap tassels to the left and then walked right into a future full of possibility and opportunity,  where they can use their newly-earned education and experiences from their alma mater to succeed.

May 7, 2019

Twenty 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. A total of $25,000 was awarded and disbursed to the students in varying amounts.

Twenty 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. A total of $25,000 was awarded and disbursed to the students in varying amounts.

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.

May 3, 2019

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) sports a well-documented tradition of excellence in producing Goldwater Scholarship winners. And now the bar has been raised even higher as three USM students have earned the prestigious award for 2019.

 

Not since 1995 has the University seen three winners in the same year. No other Mississippi college or university had more than one winner for 2019. This year’s trio brings the total number of USM Goldwater Scholarship recipients to a state-leading total of 24.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) sports a well-documented tradition of excellence in producing Goldwater Scholarship winners. And now the bar has been raised even higher as three USM students have earned the prestigious award for 2019.

Not since 1995 has the University seen three winners in the same year. No other Mississippi college or university had more than one winner for 2019. This year’s trio brings the total number of USM Goldwater Scholarship recipients to a state-leading total of 24.

April 30, 2019

At his lowest point as an addict, Sidney Smith would eat out of a garbage can, dreaming about moving to South America so he could cultivate his own drugs.

 

It was a pipe dream, of course – a crack pipe. The stark reality was this: Eating garbage meant more money to feed his drug habit.

At his lowest point as an addict, Sidney Smith would eat out of a garbage can, dreaming about moving to South America so he could cultivate his own drugs.

It was a pipe dream, of course – a crack pipe. The stark reality was this: Eating garbage meant more money to feed his drug habit.

April 26, 2019

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Office of Leadership and Student Involvement recently recognized and celebrated the accomplishments of approximately 200 USM student organizations at the Student Organization Awards and Recognition (SOAR) ceremony, held April 23 at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Office of Leadership and Student Involvement recently recognized and celebrated the accomplishments of approximately 200 USM student organizations at the Student Organization Awards and Recognition (SOAR) ceremony, held April 23 at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

More than 100 nominations were collected, and a review committee determined the winners. The following awards were presented for the 2018-2019 school year:

Outstanding New Student Organization: Eagle Ambassadors

April 24, 2019

Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology and one of the largest honor societies in the U.S., has awarded a competitive grant to a University of Southern Mississippi (USM) undergraduate psychology student and her faculty mentor.

Ashley Funkhouser, a junior from Gulfport, Mississippi in USM’s School of Psychology and Honors College, was selected by the Psi Chi Grants Committee and board of directors for funding support, one of only 11 such awards, for her undergraduate thesis proposal and research project titled “The Role of Action in Affordance Judgements Using Virtual Reality.” Funkhouser and her faculty mentor, Dr. Alen Hajnal, each receive $1,500 to support the project. Funkhouser is a research assistant in Dr. Hajnal’s Perception Action Cognition Lab (https://sites.google.com/view/paclab).

Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology and one of the largest honor societies in the U.S., has awarded a competitive grant to a University of Southern Mississippi (USM) undergraduate psychology student and her faculty mentor.

April 17, 2019

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) recognized for exceptional achievement in academics, leadership and service, as well as installing new Student Government Association (SGA) officers, during its annual Student Awards Ceremony at the Hattiesburg campus April 10.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) recognized for exceptional achievement in academics, leadership and service, as well as installing new Student Government Association (SGA) officers, during its annual Student Awards Ceremony at the Hattiesburg campus April 10.

Student honorees and their recognition include the following:
Most Outstanding Freshmen
Taylor Alleman; Brandon Cloud

April 4, 2019

Even faculty can get tired of their own lesson plans. But a quick fix can be hard – even when you’ve got a great idea.

 

Rachel Lahasky, a clinical instructor in the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Social Work, understands this quandary firsthand. But she was patient and finally introduced a new, semester-long assignment for her Social Work Grief and Bereavement class in fall 2018.

Even faculty can get tired of their own lesson plans. But a quick fix can be hard – even when you’ve got a great idea.

Rachel Lahasky, a clinical instructor in the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Social Work, understands this quandary firsthand. But she was patient and finally introduced a new, semester-long assignment for her Social Work Grief and Bereavement class in fall 2018.

And the unexpected payoff? An opportunity for her 19 undergraduate students to present their work at a major national conference.

April 3, 2019

Morgan Bradwell alternately – and unapologetically – describes herself as a nerd and a unicorn.

 

But that’s a good combination for a graduate student who loves research and data.

 

So much so that the social work master’s student from Mobile was one of 13 graduate students honored by the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) on Tuesday, April 2. Bradwell and 11 others were inducted into the Graduate School Hall of Fame, while a 13th was named Graduate Assistant of the Year.

Morgan Bradwell alternately – and unapologetically – describes herself as a nerd and a unicorn.

But that’s a good combination for a graduate student who loves research and data.

So much so that the social work master’s student from Mobile was one of 13 graduate students honored by the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) on Tuesday, April 2. Bradwell and 11 others were inducted into the Graduate School Hall of Fame, while a 13th was named Graduate Assistant of the Year.

April 3, 2019

Thirteen new honorees were inducted into The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) Graduate Student Hall of Fame during a special ceremony held Tuesday, April 2 on the Hattiesburg campus. As part of the celebration, portraits for each of the inductees were unveiled at McCain Library.

 

Thirteen new honorees were inducted into The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) Graduate Student Hall of Fame during a special ceremony held Tuesday, April 2 on the Hattiesburg campus. As part of the celebration, portraits for each of the inductees were unveiled at McCain Library.

March 27, 2019

Five years ago, Andrea Watson got a call that she knew would come – but one she also was totally unprepared for.

 

As a registered foster parent with the Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services, Watson had agreed to take children ranging in age from newborns to 12 years old. The problem for Watson, a social work major from Vancleave at the University of Southern Mississippi – or any foster family – is that it’s nearly impossible to have all the supplies needed to care for a child on short notice.

Five years ago, Andrea Watson got a call that she knew would come – but one she also was totally unprepared for.

As a registered foster parent with the Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services, Watson had agreed to take children ranging in age from newborns to 12 years old. The problem for Watson, a social work major from Vancleave at the University of Southern Mississippi – or any foster family – is that it’s nearly impossible to have all the supplies needed to care for a child on short notice.