History photo gallery
Preserving our past
The University of Southern Mississippi is celebrating its Centennial in 2010, marking its founding as Mississippi Normal College.
Over the years, it was renamed three times - State Teachers College, 1924; Mississippi Southern College, 1940; and The University of Southern Mississippi, 1962 - but the traditions, pride and excellence of the institution have remained steadfast.
And a rich history has been established as Southern Miss moves forward for the next century.