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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?

March 6, 2019

Twelve University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Psychology graduate students in its clinical, counseling and school psychology programs recently earned pre-doctoral internship placements at various sites across the United States.

Twelve University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Psychology graduate students in its clinical, counseling and school psychology programs recently earned pre-doctoral internship placements at various sites across the United States.

“Doctoral students compete for internship positions in a national application/matching process,” said Dr. Bonnie Nicholson, associate director for the School of Psychology. “These positions are highly competitive, and we’re proud to announce this year’s placements for our students.”

February 27, 2019

Three years ago, University of Southern Mississippi (USM) faculty members teaching select core courses embarked on a major effort to strengthen student success and student learning as part of the University Quality Enhancement Plan, or QEP, a component of accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Successful completion of core undergraduate courses in the humanities, math, and sciences is required to earn a degree at USM, and at 4-year colleges and universities across this state and the nation. The principal behind this is to ensure that no matter what students major in, they are broadly trained to be successful decision makers in the complex world in which they work and live.

Three years ago, University of Southern Mississippi (USM) faculty members teaching select core courses embarked on a major effort to strengthen student success and student learning as part of the University Quality Enhancement Plan, or QEP, a component of accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

February 21, 2019

When University of Southern Mississippi graduate student Sidney Smith learned he had won a national social work fellowship, the first thing he did was call the one person who would best understand what he was feeling.

When University of Southern Mississippi graduate student Sidney Smith learned he had won a national social work fellowship, the first thing he did was call the one person who would best understand what he was feeling.

When Smith was assembling an application last fall for the Council on Social Work Education’s Minority Fellowship Program for master’s students, he leaned on Southern Miss alumna Evelyn Sullivan, who a year earlier became the first Mississippian to be named a fellow in the program’s four years.

February 1, 2019

The University of Southern Mississippi Advanced Trumpet Ensemble, along with Master of Music student Dayvison Costa, will compete in the Live Rounds at The National Trumpet Competition, to be held at The University of Kentucky next month.

The University of Southern Mississippi Advanced Trumpet Ensemble, along with Master of Music student Dayvison Costa, will compete in the Live Rounds at The National Trumpet Competition, to be held at The University of Kentucky next month.

Made up of six students from The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music, at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, the Advanced Trumpet Ensemble will be competing against other university trumpet ensembles from some of the most prestigious music schools in the nation. 

January 23, 2019

The Phi Epsilon Chapter of Delta Delta Delta (Tri Delta) Sorority at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) will host a pancake dinner fundraiser Monday, Feb. 18 from 7 p.m. – 12 a.m. to support its primary philanthropic beneficiary, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The Phi Epsilon Chapter of Delta Delta Delta (Tri Delta) Sorority at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) will host a pancake dinner fundraiser Monday, Feb. 18 from 7 p.m. – 12 a.m. to support its primary philanthropic beneficiary, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

January 23, 2019

Paige Whiting, a senior marketing major at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been hired as one of 10 leadership development consultants by Kappa Delta Sorority for the 2019-20 academic year.

 

Paige Whiting, a senior marketing major at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been hired as one of 10 leadership development consultants by Kappa Delta Sorority for the 2019-20 academic year.

Whiting is a native of Lynn Haven, Fla. She has most recently served as social chair for USM’s Kappa Delta Sorority. She previously served as public relations chair.

The consultants will travel from August 2019 to April 2020 to assist Kappa Delta collegiate chapters in operations, recruitment and leadership development as well as establish new chapters.

January 22, 2019

Four members of The University of Southern Mississippi’s Eagle Connection student ambassador group had the opportunity to present at the Student Development Institute hosted by CIVSA (Collegiate Information and Visitor Services Association) earlier this month in Birmingham, Ala.

Four members of The University of Southern Mississippi’s Eagle Connection student ambassador group had the opportunity to present at the Student Development Institute hosted by CIVSA (Collegiate Information and Visitor Services Association) earlier this month in Birmingham, Ala.

As part of the educational session, the students reflected on their training experience in their university leadership course designated to university tour guides.

January 22, 2019

The newly remodeled Math Zone on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus reflects efforts over the past two years at redesigning the university’s College Algebra course.

The newly remodeled Math Zone on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus reflects efforts over the past two years at redesigning the university’s College Algebra course.

January 22, 2019

Tiara Watson, a University of Southern Mississippi (USM) senior psychology major and student in its prestigious Honors College, has been chosen to present her research at the Southeastern Psychological Association Conference (SEPA) March 20-23 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Tiara Watson, a University of Southern Mississippi (USM) senior psychology major and student in its prestigious Honors College, has been chosen to present her research at the Southeastern Psychological Association Conference (SEPA) March 20-23 in Jacksonville, Florida.

January 17, 2019

Sharing fascinating subject matter with a broader audience, while gaining valuable research and exhibit production skills, is central to the purpose of the Student Curator Program offered through University Libraries’ Special Collections at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM). 

Sharing fascinating subject matter with a broader audience, while gaining valuable research and exhibit production skills, is central to the purpose of the Student Curator Program offered through University Libraries’ Special Collections at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM).  

January 15, 2019

University of Southern Mississippi nursing student Tamecia Herbert has been awarded The Hiawatha and Eunice Northington Memorial Scholarship.

 

Herbert, a native of Crystal Springs, Miss., currently works at the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery V.A. Medical Center in Jackson, Miss., as a registered nurse. The scholarship is administered through the Mississippi Nurses Foundation.

University of Southern Mississippi nursing student Tamecia Herbert has been awarded The Hiawatha and Eunice Northington Memorial Scholarship.

Herbert, a native of Crystal Springs, Miss., is enrolled in USM's post-graduate Nurse Family Parternship program and currently works at the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery V.A. Medical Center in Jackson, Miss., as a registered nurse. The scholarship is administered through the Mississippi Nurses Foundation.

December 10, 2018

Siblings Alden and Field Bennett earned degrees from The University of Southern Mississippi during fall 2018 commencement, making them third-generation graduates of the school.

The two Oak Grove (Miss.) natives were among approximately 1,200 who were candidates for degrees this semester, becoming alumni of USM’s College of Business and Economic Development. Alden earned his MBA, while younger brother Field secured a degree in marketing.

Siblings Alden and Field Bennett earned degrees from The University of Southern Mississippi during fall 2018 commencement, making them third-generation graduates of the school.

The two Oak Grove (Miss.) natives were among approximately 1,200 who were candidates for degrees this semester, becoming alumni of USM’s College of Business and Economic Development. Alden earned his MBA, while younger brother Field secured a degree in marketing. 

December 7, 2018

A University of Southern Mississippi social work professor and social work alumna were named field instructors of the year at the annual School of Social Work Fall Colloquium.

 

Dr. Susan Hrostowski, associate professor, and one of her former students, Alix Dearing of Merit Health Gulf Oaks in Biloxi, were honored at the November event, which also featured speakers from around the state and Alabama.

A University of Southern Mississippi social work professor and social work alumna were named field instructors of the year at the annual School of Social Work Fall Colloquium.

Dr. Susan Hrostowski, associate professor, and one of her former students, Alix Dearing of Merit Health Gulf Oaks in Biloxi, were honored at the November event, which also featured speakers from around the state and Alabama.

December 4, 2018

When Chrishasta Gardner walks across the stage Friday, Dec. 7 to receive her bachelor of social work degree from The University of Southern Mississippi, there are two things she is sure of. She will be the first graduate in Mississippi to earn a minor in child advocacy studies. And her eyes will not be dry.

When Chrishasta Gardner walks across the stage Friday, Dec. 7 to receive her bachelor of social work degree from The University of Southern Mississippi, there are two things she is sure of. She will be the first graduate in Mississippi to earn a minor in child advocacy studies. And her eyes will not be dry.

“Most definitely,” the senior from Prentiss, Miss., says when asked if she will be participating in 2018 Fall Commencement at Reed Green Coliseum. “With tears in my eyes. I’m so grateful, so grateful, so grateful.”

November 29, 2018

A University of Southern Mississippi (USM) educator long prized for her talents in the classroom and as an administrator has been honored with a noteworthy role in the school’s fall 2018 graduation ceremonies.

A University of Southern Mississippi (USM) educator long prized for her talents in the classroom and as an administrator has been honored with a noteworthy role in the school’s fall 2018 graduation ceremonies.

November 19, 2018

Eight graduate students in The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) School of Psychology are recipients of funding from the Graduate Competitive Travel Award (GCTA) program, which supports travel to national or international-level professional conference or exhibitions for presentation of research or creative work.

Eight graduate students in The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) School of Psychology are recipients of funding from the Graduate Competitive Travel Award (GCTA) program, which supports travel to national or international-level professional conference or exhibitions for presentation of research or creative work.

November 16, 2018

University of Southern Mississippi student Shelsea Perez, a senior majoring in Architectural Engineering Technology, was selected as the state recipient of a scholarship from a local chapter of The National Association of Women in Construction this fall.

University of Southern Mississippi student Shelsea Perez, a senior majoring in Architectural Engineering Technology, was selected as the state recipient of a scholarship from a local chapter of The National Association of Women in Construction this fall.

The scholarship is open to juniors and seniors in related fields, including architecture and interior design.

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.