- International Development doctoral student Shawn Lowe of Baton Rouge, La., received the award for Best Finance Paper of 2013 at the Academy of Economics and Finance's 51st Annual Conference Feb. 12-15 in Chattyanooga, Tenn.
- A&L Gulf Coast graduate students Colleen Smith and Stacie Watts both presented papers at the recent Gulf South Historical Association Conference in Pensacola, FL. Colleen’s paper us entitled “History through Literature: Race, Gender, and Local Color of Women Writers in Louisiana, 1890-1920” and Stacie’s paper is entitled “Breaking Spheres Along the Gulf Coast: ‘Seccesh’ Ladies' Aid Societies and Espionage during the Civil War".
- Ashley Hatley (English) was recently awarded the Howard W. Bahr Achievement Scholarship, which is awarded each year to an accomplished senior undergraduate English major at either campus of Southern Miss.
- Shea Dobson (Political Science) was recently awarded a 2013 Generation Liberty Fellowship. He will receive a $450 travel grant and three-nights lodging to attend the State Policy Network’s Annual Meeting, September24-27.