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Southern Miss Student Found Dead at Residence PDF Print E-mail
Monday, March 08, 2010
Contact David Tisdale, 601.266.4499   

A University of Southern Mississippi student was found dead today in his apartment in Hattiesburg.

Joshua Stephenson, 29, was a junior general studies major from Corinth, Miss. and a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces. The Hattiesburg Police Department is investigating the case. 

Stephenson was a student in Southern Miss assistant geography professor Dr. David Cochran’s conservation and natural resources class. Cochran also served as Stephenson’s academic advisor.

“He was a really attentive student, asked a lot of questions in class and had a great attitude,” Cochran said. “My thoughts and prayers are with his family.”

About The University of Southern MississippiThe University of Southern Mississippi, founded in 1910, is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities.  In a tradition of leadership for student development, Southern Miss is educating a 21st century work force providing intellectual capital, cultural enrichment and innovation to Mississippi and the world.  Southern Miss is located in Hattiesburg, Miss., with an additional campus and teaching and research sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast; further information is found at
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