NSF Fellowship recipients include, seated left to right: Laken Kendrick, Cassandra Reese, Abagail Williams, and Dexter Dean. Standing is Robyn Curtis, Officer of National Scholarships and Fellowships at Southern Miss. (Photo by Van Arnold)
Four University of Southern Mississippi students have been awarded prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, marking the first time the University has produced this many winners in a single year.
Laken Kendrick, of Hattiesburg, Miss.; Abagail Williams, of Independence, Mo.; Dexter Dean of Clinton, Ala.; and Cassandra Reese, of San Diego, Calif., were granted the fellowships from a pool of 16,500 applicants. No other Mississippi college or university matched Southern Miss in NSF Fellowship winners for 2015.
The newly created training program in Applied Behavior Analysis at the University of Southern Mississippi is now accepting applications for the Fall 2015 semester. Graduates of the ABA Program will earn a Master of Science Degree in Psychology with emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis, and will meet the educational eligibility requirements to sit for the Behavior Analysis Certification Board.
Alanna Buckley and Ashley Moffett, graduate students at The University of Southern Mississippi, recently completed extensive training through the Institute for Disability Studies’ Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program.
Dr. Robert Lochhead, a former director of The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Polymers and High Performance, was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award May 1 at the Faculty Awards Reception and Ceremony, held at the Trent Lott Center on the Hattiesburg campus.
The Office of Student Activities at The University of Southern Mississippi recently recognized and celebrated the accomplishments of its 192 student organizations at the Student Organization Awards and Recognition ceremony. More than 120 nominations were collected, and a student affairs review committee determined the winners.
Having already accepted a job out of state, Joe Paul was unable to participate in graduation exercises after earning his bachelor’s degree from The University of Southern Mississippi.
But the longtime Southern Miss administrator will have an opportunity to amend that regret as the keynote speaker for Southern Miss’s spring 2015 commencement on Friday, May 8. He will also serve as the speaker for commencement at the University’s Gulf Park Campus on Saturday, May 9.
Ellen Ruffin serves as an associate professor and curator for University Libraries at the University of Southern Mississippi, and is passionate about the unique items that can be found in its renowned de Grummond Children's Literature Collection.
The 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War offers not only an opportunity to look back at the controversial Southeast Asian conflict, but to learn more about those who left their native land for a new life in the United States.
Much in the news since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill has been disputes about the medical and economic settlements. During this time a substantial but much smaller program, the Gulf Region Health Outreach Program (GRHOP) has been quietly moving forward on improving the health and resilience of communities affected by the oil spill.