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New Association of Office Professionals Officers Installed at Southern Miss PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Contact Van Arnold, 601.266.5568   


New officers in the Association of Office Professionals (AOP) at The University of Southern Mississippi were installed on Tuesday, July 20 with Melissa Carpenter assuming the title of president for 2010-2011.

Carpenter is a secretary in the Student Activities Office at Southern Miss. Chrissy Gill will serve as vice president with Delores McNair acting as president-elect.

Founded in 1974, the AOPís mission is to elevate the standards of the organization, to advance the general welfare of its members, to provide an organized means of communication among members throughout all Southern Miss campuses, to foster better relationships and understanding among members and to pool ideas, thereby promoting an overall better educational system at Southern Miss.

For more information about the AOP, contact Carpenter at 601-266-4403 or visit:

New officers of the Association of Office Professionals at The University of Southern Mississippi include the following, front row, left to right: Sharon Hughes, treasurer; Melissa Carpenter, president. Second row, left to right: Debra Dedeaux, Gulf Coast director; Chrissy Gill, vice president. Third row, left to right: Tina Griffin, immediate past president; Annette Baca, secretary. Not pictured: Delores McNair, president-elect. (Office of University Communications photo by Steve Rouse)

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