The journey to the top is not a straight and smooth path for most. Success requires talent, yes, but the formula for excellence is more complicated. To be among the best also requires the right mix of hard work, resiliency and more.
As his career indicates, Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier has found the right formula—for him a combination of education, determination and commitment to playing the game of baseball and living his life, as he says, “the right way.”
The Kennard Scholars Program at The University of Southern Mississippi is designed for students committed to academic excellence, leadership development, and citizenship. The program gives particular attention to students from underrepresented and diverse communities.
Hannah Roberts, the reigning Miss University of Southern Mississippi, spent a portion of Friday, May 22 conducting a science demonstration for Anniston Elementary School students at the Port of Gulfport. The students were actively involved in the demonstration with Roberts, a chemistry major from Mount Olive, Miss. Roberts earned her undergraduate degree this spring and has been accepted to the University of Mississippi Medical School in Jackson. She will also compete in the Miss Mississippi Pageant next month.
Wilton Jackson, a senior broadcast journalism major at The University of Southern Mississippi, was recognized with the Thomas Arkle Clark Scholar-Leader-of-the-Year Endowed Scholarship for exemplifying the ideals of Phi Eta Sigma.
Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, June 13, for any residents in Hinds and surrounding counties interested in buying a home. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Andrew Jackson Conference Room on the first floor of the Warren Hood Building at 200 South President Street in Jackson.
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.