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Thursday, April 29, 2010
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Several high-achieving students received special recognition during the annual University of Southern Mississippi College of Health Awards Night on April 15 at the Thad Cochran Center.

Awards were handed out by the seven departments/schools within the College of Health. Those awards include the following:

Department of Community Health Sciences

Alton B. Cobb Outstanding Master of Public Health Award: Richard Fail
Outstanding Master of Public Health Research Award: Suman Morampudi
Master of Public Health Professional Development Award: Aakash Bodhit
Lynn Cook Hartwig Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award: Christina Alexis Gladney
Outstanding Undergraduate Scholarship Award: Cassandra Scott, Jessica Smith
Undergraduate Service Award: Pamela Moseley, Elizabeth Pomierski

Department of Medical Technology

Academic Achievement Award: Christy Michelle Fulks
American Society for Clinical Pathology 2009-10 Siemens Healthcare Diagnostic Graduate Scholarship: Gloria Flamenco
American Society of Clinical Pathology 2009-10 Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Legacy Scholarship: Thomas Matthew Dobbs

Department of Nutrition Food Systems

Mississippi Dietetic Association Nominee for Outstanding Dietetic Intern: Alicia Janelle Spencer
Mississippi Dietetic Association Nominee for Outstanding Dietetic student: Rachel Leigh Abadie
Southern Miss Outstanding Dietetic Intern: Katie Margaret Kensinger
Outstanding Junior in Nutrition and Food Systems: Jennie Hope Thomas
Outstanding Senior in Nutrition and Food Systems: Kelsi Marie Evans
Outstanding Graduate Student in Nutrition and Food Systems: Stephanie Marie Howie
Outstanding Doctoral Student in Nutrition and Food Systems: Alicia Dea Sample

Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences

Peggy Revels Elward Outstanding Senior Award: Noelle Lucus
Sertoma Outstanding Graduate Student Award: Dawn Burgess, Emily Guyton, Renee Woods
Outstanding Graduate Student: Renee Woods

School of Nursing

National Collegiate Nursing Award/Hattiesburg: Alicia Terri Augustine, Taylor Anne Bailey, Kimberly Shae Burks, Ashton Lane Courtney, Kristen Lauren Ferris, Lauren Elizabeth Harger, Brittany Alisha Hutchinson, Elizabeth Ann Smithhart, Willetta Laneka Thompson, Chelsea Elise Williams
National Collegiate Nursing Award/Gulf Coast: Brian Wayne Caswell, James Patrick Dockery, Shannon Chamika Hampton, Megan Tamelia Ladner, Alicia Michelle Reynolds, Krystle Violena Tisdale, Fathom Madison Tootle
National Deanís List/Hattiesburg: Alicia Terri Augustine, Kimberly Shae Burks, Ki-Osha Chantay Diggs, Krystina Marie Farish, Brittany Alisha Hutchinson, Kristin G. Howard, Amy Michelle Jones, Elizabeth Ann Smithhart, Christina Louise Vaughn
National Deanís List/Gulf Coast: James Patrick Dockery, Nicole Rita Clement, Meghan Lynn Graham, Jillian Anne Owens

School of Social Work

Baccalaureate of Social Work Award of Merit: Regina Grace Brown, Mariana Clavijo, LaShonda Evett May, Brittany McDonald, Tekisha Kewun Mitchell, Alexis Gabrielle Steele
Masterís of Social Work Academic Excellence: Robyn Elizabeth Greenwood, Heather Celeste Williams

School of Human Performance and Recreation

Athletic Training Outstanding Scholarship: Daniel Mummert
Athletic Training Distinguished Leadership: Cody Shaw
Human Performance Outstanding Scholarship: Chloie McDaniel
Human Performance Distinguished Leadership: Austin Barbour
Recreation Outstanding Scholarship: Brent Holifield
Recreation Distinguished Leadership: LaJuana Johnson
Sport Coaching Education Outstanding Scholarship: Ryan Savell
Sport Coaching Education Distinguished Leadership: Bret Hoda
Sports Management Outstanding Scholarship: Miranda Black
Sports Management Distinguished Leadership: Daniela Picado
Outstanding Undergraduate Scholarship: Johnathon Breland
Distinguished Undergraduate Leadership: Sara Conque, Abbey Phillips
Outstanding Masterís Student: April Antoinette Ingram
Outstanding Doctoral Student Award: Michael Paul Cottingham II

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