Nearly 10 years after The University of Southern Mississippi hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the Advanced Education Center on the Gulf Park campus, the building will be named for the university’s seventh president, Dr. Horace W. Fleming.
The building dedication to name the Horace Weldon Fleming, Jr. Education Center will be Friday, April 23 at 3 p.m. at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The public is invited to attend.
Fleming, who died in May 2009, served as president of Southern Miss from 1997-2001 during which freshman and sophomore courses were introduced at the university’s Gulf Park campus. In October of 2000, the university broke ground for the $13.3 million construction project that included both the Advanced Education Center and library at the Gulf Park campus.
The Advanced Education Center features 20 regular classrooms; four computer laboratories; two interactive video network rooms; a conference room; and a 500-seat auditorium.
For more information about the dedication, contact University Communications at 228.865.4573.
About The University of Southern Mississippi
The 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 www.usm.edu/gulfcoast .