Retired Army Maj. Gen. Jeff Hammond, director of veteran and military student services at Southern Miss, stands outside the facility that will serve military students on the Hattiesburg campus. (Photo by Kelly Dunn)
A commitment to providing high quality educational and career opportunities to those who defend our freedoms has earned The University of Southern Mississippi a prestigious accolade.
Victory Media Inc., a veteran-owned ratings entity whose work includes identifying organizations, including schools, which engage in practices supportive of active duty military, veterans and their families, has designated Southern Miss a Military Friendly School.
The deadline to register to vote in Mississippi's Nov. 4th General Election is Saturday, October 4, 2014.
“Every Mississippian should be registered to vote,” says Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. “This is a privilege that comes at the cost of countless men and women who have given their lives for our Country. You can honor their sacrifice by registering to vote today.”
Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Buford “Buff” Blount, a University of Southern Mississippi alumnus who led the U.S. Army’s 3rd Infantry Division into Iraq in 2003, will be the featured speaker for the Monday, Sept. 29 McCarthy Lecture Series. It will be held at 6 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Building, room 101 on the Hattiesburg campus.
The University of Southern Mississippi’s Education of the Deaf program, in its College of Health’s Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, has received its second $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. This five-year grant provides full-tuition scholarships to support the training of 40 specialists enrolled in the Master of Science in Education of the Deaf with a concentration in Early Oral Intervention.
The Office of University Communications at The University of Southern Mississippi took home a prestigious Lantern Award for the University’s Closer Look advertising campaign during the Southern Public Relations Federation’s annual conference earlier this month in New Orleans.
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.