October 20, 2018  

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Catching Up With

Ross Walton

In his work at the USM Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage, Ross Walton is preserving and sharing Mississippi’s story through the voices of its people.

Gulf Park campus instructor has seen amazing growth and success from Thanksgiving adoption program.

A former federal law enforcement officer, Lt. Patrick Williams likes the cozy and friendly atmosphere that prevails on USM's Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.


Most of use likely know someone who has or is struggling with a substance use problem or an addiction. Addictions, specifically related to substances, is one of the most stigmatized public health problems worldwide. A major contributing factor to this stigma is the belief held by many about what an addiction is, how it began, and how it is maintained.

People living in my home state of Mississippi often lack the information they need to stay healthy or manage their conditions.

Mississippi legislators believe in public higher education in Mississippi. They believe in our mission and support our work. We all know the very difficult decisions they have had to make with limited state revenue and competing priorities. Limited state revenue impacts all state agencies and the services they are able to provide to Mississippi citizens.