On behalf of the College of Science and Technology, I’d like to extend best wishes to former dean Dr. Joe B. Whitehead, Jr. and former associate dean Dr. Dale Ledford, both of whom retired effective July 31.
We wish Dr. Whitehead success in his new position as Provost of North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, NC. Dr. Whitehead was appointed interim dean of the College of Science and Technology in August 2009 and became dean in March 2010.
We also wish Dr. Ledford the best in his new occupation as retiree. Dr. Ledford spent many years at Southern Miss providing leadership for the college at the Long Beach campus and the temporary Gulfport Student Services Center location and more recently on the Hattiesburg campus.
Both men left Southern Miss better than they found it and we are proud to call them permanent members of the Southern Miss family. Good luck to both as they begin new chapters in their lives.
Congratulations to University of Southern Mississippi students Michael Sims of Hattiesburg, Miss., and Hannah Roberts of Mount Olive, Miss., who have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships. The scholarships recognize the “nation’s next generation of top research scientists.”
Sims is a junior majoring in polymer science and chemistry, while Roberts is a sophomore chemistry major.
Congratulations to both Michael and Hannah. All of us in the College of Science and Technology are proud of you.
Read more about the scholarships at Southern Miss Now.
The following update was sent out to the Southern Miss faculty/staff email listserve Sunday afternoon 8/26/2012:
“Tropical Storm Isaac continues on a path to enter the Gulf of Mexico. It has been difficult to pin point where Isaac will make landfall and currently locations from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle should be monitoring the storms activities and be on alert and prepared to act if instructed to do so.
The university’s Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) is being updated as information becomes available.
Updates and information concerning day-to-day operations of the university will be distributed through the Eagle Alert emergency notification system and will also be available at http://www.SouthernMiss.info.
To sign up for Eagle Alert or ensure your contact information is current, visit http://www.usm.edu/safety/eagle-alert.
Take this time to prepare for possible severe weather and impact of the storm. Review your preparedness and plan accordingly. More information regarding preparedness can be found at http://www.redcross.org and http://www.nhc.noaa.gov;
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From Bobby Chain Technology lobby: Southern Style members Lane Hebert (left), a nursing major, and J.D. Saucier (center), a biology major, assist a SciTech transfer student following last call registration.
Last call for fall for transfer students took place today. The College of Science and Technology saw over 60 eager transfer students ready to register for fall classes.
Transfer students are an important component to the Southern Miss family. Our faculty and staff work to provide service to these students to make their transition to Southern Miss a successful one.
Here are some photos of today’s transfer registration:
Southern Style member Ann Marie Chilcutt greets SciTech students in the small group sessions.
Department of Biological Sciences Chair Dr. Glen Shearer with a Preview Transfer student following registration.