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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 20, 2016

Helping students with a disability or disabilities succeed is the mission of the Office of Disability Accommodations (ODA) at The University of Southern Mississippi.

The ODA works on an individual basis with students eligible for accommodations in the classroom outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to develop and coordinate reasonable accommodations specific to their disabilities. It achieves this goal through intake and evaluation of students seeking its services, and working with academic units on the Hattiesburg and Gulf Park campuses to ensure full participation and access for students with disabilities.

Helping students with a disability or disabilities succeed is the mission of the Office of Disability Accommodations (ODA) at The University of Southern Mississippi.

May 18, 2016

A memorial service for Xochitl Morales, a graduate student in The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music, will be held Friday, May 20 at 3 p.m. in Danforth Chapel on the Hattiesburg campus. Morales died Tuesday, May 17 at her home in Hattiesburg.

 

A memorial service for Xochitl Morales, a graduate student in The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music, will be held Friday, May 20 at 3 p.m. in Danforth Chapel on the Hattiesburg campus. Morales died Tuesday, May 17 at her home in Hattiesburg.

May 16, 2016

Like many of its new graduates, Meredith McPhail is grateful for the guidance of professors at The University of Southern Mississippi. One, however, stands out from the rest – the late Dr. James H. McPhail, a member of its College of Education and Psychology faculty who in the 1970s worked for social justice in the desegregation of public schools.

But Dr. McPhail was first and foremost Meredith McPhail’s grandfather. “’PawPaw’ was very much the patriarch of our family,” said McPhail, 22, of Mobile, Ala. “He instilled in all of us that we should treat every single person with respect."

Like many of its new graduates, Meredith McPhail is grateful for the guidance of professors at The University of Southern Mississippi. One, however, stands out from the rest – the late Dr. James H. McPhail, a member of its College of Education and Psychology faculty who in the 1970s worked for social justice in the desegregation of public schools.

May 13, 2016

Jeffrey George has something significant in common with the University of Southern Mississippi’s spring 2016 graduates – he’s one of them. George, a senior political science major from Covington, La. served as commencement speaker for USM’s commencement exercises May 13 at Reed Green Coliseum on its Hattiesburg campus.

Jeffrey George has something significant in common with the University of Southern Mississippi’s spring 2016 graduates – he’s one of them. George, a senior political science major from Covington, La. served as commencement speaker for USM’s commencement exercises May 13 at Reed Green Coliseum on its Hattiesburg campus.

May 12, 2016

For most parents, seeing their child graduate college and earn their doctorate is a milestone to be proud of, but it is more of a spectator sport. However, to be a part of that momentous occasion is an entirely different experience, and for Alli Tharp and her mother, Colleen Mestayer, a reality.

For most parents, seeing their child graduate college and earn their doctorate is a milestone to be proud of, but it is more of a spectator sport. However, to be a part of that momentous occasion is an entirely different experience, and for Alli Tharp and her mother, Colleen Mestayer, a reality.

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.

May 9, 2016

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Office of the Vice President for Research and Center for Undergraduate Research recently announced its selections for the fall 2016 class of the Eagle Scholar Program for Undergraduate Research (Eagle SPUR), following an evaluation of submitted research proposals.
 

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Office of the Vice President for Research and Center for Undergraduate Research recently announced its selections for the fall 2016 class of the Eagle Scholar Program for Undergraduate Research (Eagle SPUR), following an evaluation of submitted research proposals.

May 6, 2016

Shelby Reeder, a graduate student at The University of Southern Mississippi and graduate assistant at the DuBard School for Language Disorders, was recently awarded the Aylett Royall Cox Memorial Scholarship CALP (Certified Academic Language Practitioner) award from the Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA). Reeder is the first student from Southern Miss to receive the award.

Shelby Reeder, a graduate student at The University of Southern Mississippi and graduate assistant at the DuBard School for Language Disorders, was recently awarded the Aylett Royall Cox Memorial Scholarship CALP (Certified Academic Language Practitioner) award from the Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA). Reeder is the first student from Southern Miss to receive the award.

May 4, 2016

University of Southern Mississippi graduate Wilton Jackson has joined the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) board of directors as the national student representative.

University of Southern Mississippi graduate Wilton Jackson has joined the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) board of directors as the national student representative.

In this role Jackson’s primary responsibility it to work on behalf of the students in NABJ by being a liaison between board members and student members.

April 29, 2016

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.

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.

The Goldwater Scholarship offers support for the next generation of research scientists. Students must be majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) fields and planning a career in research. Students may apply as either a sophomore or a junior.

April 28, 2016

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 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.

Overall, for Spring 2016, the college honored 48 students with 60 awards.  In addition there were two faculty awards presented: Dr. Steven Stelk--Joseph A. Greene Excellence in Teaching Award, and Dr. Leisa Flynn—Louis K. Brandt Publication Award. 

Student Awards:

Parker Adamson -- Finance Faculty Award

April 28, 2016

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.

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.

Graduation ceremonies will be held at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 13 at Reed Green Coliseum on the Hattiesburg campus, and a 10 a.m. ceremony will be held at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi Saturday, May 14. Approximately 1,800 students are earning degrees from the university this semester.

April 28, 2016

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.

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.

Owen, a Poplarville, Miss., native, is set to receive his undergraduate degree in political science during the Spring 2016 commencement ceremony next month. A $20,000 academic scholarship will help pay for approximately half of the tuition required to secure his Juris Doctor Degree at Tulane.

April 25, 2016

University of Southern Mississippi students Christiana Whitley and Lakelyn Taylor have been awarded prestigious study abroad grants from the international honor society Phi Kappa Phi that will take them to France and Italy, respectively.

University of Southern Mississippi students Christiana Whitley and Lakelyn Taylor have been awarded prestigious study abroad grants from the international honor society Phi Kappa Phi that will take them to France and Italy, respectively.

April 22, 2016

The University of Southern Mississippi’s popular rallying cry: “To the Top!” represents a fitting description for the escalating academic career of recent University graduate Katherine “Kati” Perry.

 

Perry, a Moss Point, Miss., native, has notched her name in the Southern Miss history books as the University’s first Fulbright U.S. Student since 1986. The 2015 Honors College graduate has been selected for an English Teaching Assistantship in Spain for the 2016-17 year.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi’s popular rallying cry: “To the Top!” represents a fitting description for the escalating academic career of recent University graduate Katherine “Kati” Perry.

Perry, a Moss Point, Miss., native, has notched her name in the Southern Miss history books as the University’s first Fulbright U.S. Student since 1986. The 2015 Honors College graduate has been selected for an English Teaching Assistantship in Spain for the 2016-17 year.

April 21, 2016

A University of Southern Mississippi alumna who is an executive with a prominent national alternative fuel company is the guest speaker for USM’s 2016 Undergraduate Symposium on Research and Creative Activity.

A University of Southern Mississippi alumna who is an executive with a prominent national alternative fuel company is the guest speaker for USM’s 2016 Undergraduate Symposium on Research and Creative Activity.

Dr. Rebecca Boudreaux, president and director of Oberon Fuels, a California-based company making DME (dimethyl ether) as a clean alternative to diesel, will speak Friday, April 22 at 4:30 p.m. in Scianna Hall Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

April 19, 2016

Perry Robinson of Jackson, Miss., a senior broadcast journalism major at The University of Southern Mississippi, was recently honored by Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity with his selection as Junior Vice Polemarch for the Mighty Southwestern Province at the organization’s 80th Southwestern Provincial Meeting. The Kappa Iota Chapter of the USM fraternity was also recipient of its Large Chapter of the Year award for the fourth straight year.

Perry Robinson of Jackson, Miss., a senior broadcast journalism major at The University of Southern Mississippi, was recently honored by Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity with his selection as Junior Vice Polemarch for the Mighty Southwestern Province at the organization’s 80th Southwestern Provincial Meeting. The Kappa Iota Chapter chapter of the USM fraternity was also recipient of its Large Chapter of the Year award for the fourth straight year.

April 19, 2016

University of Southern Mississippi graduate students Jeremy Johnson and Grover Brown are following in a lengthy line of successful scholarship winners at the University as recipients of 2016 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.

 

The fellowships cover three years of funding. Students receive a $34,000 stipend every year as well as a $12,000 cost of attendance allowance tenable at any university in the country. NSF Graduate Research Fellows are selected on the basis of their academic merit as well as their potential for broader impact on the greater scientific community and society as a whole.

University of Southern Mississippi graduate students Jeremy Johnson and Grover Brown are following in a lengthy line of successful scholarship winners at the University as recipients of 2016 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.

April 18, 2016

Four University of Southern Mississippi Greek Life students were selected recently by their national headquarters to serve as national consultants for the 2016-2017 year. Phoenix Pope of Pi Beta Phi and Sarah Beth Selph of Alpha Delta Pi have been chosen by their respective sororities to serve as traveling consultants for the next school year. Recent alumni Elena Lofton of Delta Gamma and Emily Radcliffe of Phi Mu were selected to serve as second-year consultants for their respective organizations.

Four University of Southern Mississippi Greek Life students were selected recently by their national headquarters to serve as national consultants for the 2016-2017 year. Phoenix Pope of Pi Beta Phi and Sarah Beth Selph of Alpha Delta Pi have been chosen by their respective sororities to serve as traveling consultants for the next school year. Recent alumni Elena Lofton of Delta Gamma and Emily Radcliffe of Phi Mu were selected to serve as second-year consultants for their respective organizations.