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Southern Miss College of Health Presents Annual Awards of Excellence PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, June 11, 2009
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The University of Southern Mississippi College of Health honored faculty, staff, alumni and community partners and supporters were honored at the college’s annual Awards of Excellence event, held during the spring 2009 semester.

Honorees were recognized for their contributions through research and service, both to the college and university and to their communities.

Honorees at the Southern Miss College of Health Annual Awards of Excellence event, pictured here with College of Health Dean Dr. Michael Forster include, from left, Dan Drane, Outstanding Faculty Service Award; Kevin Byon, Emerging Scholar/Faculty Award; Patrice Lovdahl, Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award; Forster; Laurie Neelis, Spirit Award;  Charkarra Anderson Lewis, E.D. Kenna Award; and Daphne Cornett, Outstanding Professional Staff Award. Award recipients not shown are
Jewel Adams, Distinguished Office Professional Award; Scott Piland, Distinguished Teaching Award; and Jamie Zoellner; Distinguished Researcher Award.

Accepting recognition for the Southern Miss College of Health's Community Partners at its annual Awards of Excellence event were, from left, Shane McNeil, director of the Office of Healthy Schools, Mississippi Department of Education; and Ora Shaheed, vice president of clinical operations, Forrest General Hospital. At right is Southern Miss College of Health Dean Dr. Michael Forster.

James Ray Carpenter, left, a graduate of the Southern Miss College of Health’s School of Human Performance and Recreation, was honored as the Distinguished Alumnus for 2009. Pictured with Carpenter is Southern Miss College of Health Dean Dr. Michael Forster.

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