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Photo: Southern Miss Receives Emergency Management for Higher Education Grant PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Contact Jeannie Peng - 601.266.5568   

The University of Southern Mississippi was recently awarded a $476,486 Emergency Management for Higher Education (EMHE) grant through the U.S. Department of Education. Southern Miss is among 13 recipients nationwide to receive the grant to enhance its emergency management plan to prevent and respond to campus violence and natural disasters.

Dr. Donald Grady, police chief for Northern Illinois University, visited Southern Miss for an announcement of the grant and spoke briefly on how NIU officials responded to a campus shooting in February. Northern Illinois University also was a recipient of an EMHE grant. (Southern Miss Public Relations photo by Steve Rouse)

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