This briefs package highlights timely news and events from The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast. For more information on any of the stories below or for assistance in arranging interviews, contact the Department of Marketing and Public Relations at 228.865.4573.
• Easter Egg Hunt, Bunny to be Featured at Jazz and Blues Fest April 3
• Students Win Awards, Advance in International Business Competition
Easter Egg Hunt, Bunny at Southern Miss Jazz and Blues Fest April 3
LONG BEACH, Miss. – An Easter egg hunt and photos with the Easter Bunny will take place at the Southern Miss Jazz and Blues Festival Saturday, April 3 on the front lawn of The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.
The Easter egg hunt, for children ages 12 and under, will begin at 11 a.m. The Easter Bunny will also be available to have photos taken with children from 10 a.m. – noon. The festival, including the Easter egg hunt and photos, are free and open to the public. For more information on the festival, online visit www.usm.edu/gc/jazz-n-blues/.
Southern Miss Gulf Coast Students Win First Place, Advance to International Competition
LONG BEACH, Miss. – University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast seniors Harmony Raffeo and Stephanie Brauchle, who received the first place award in the business to business category at the Mississippi State Delta Epsilon Chi Conference in February, will advance to the international competition in Kentucky next month.
In Kentucky, the seniors will compete in the same category against students from all over the United States as well as some international students. In addition to the team award, Brauchle was recognized with the award for Finalist Outstanding Member.
Delta Epsilon Chi, a college division of the business-marketing student organization DECA, boasts more than 13,000 members from 200 campuses across North America. Raffeo and Brauchle chartered the Delta Epsilon Chi chapter at Southern Miss Gulf Coast with Raffeo serving as chapter president and Brauchle as vice president.
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