TO: News editors, directors
WHAT: Retirement reception celebrating the career of University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Associate Provost Pat Joachim
WHERE: Fleming Education Center (formerly Advanced Education Center), Gulf Park campus in Long Beach
WHEN: Wednesday, April 28 at 3 p.m.
SPECIFICS: The retirement reception is an opportunity for Southern Miss and the local community to celebrate the important contribution Dr. Joachim has made to the university. The reception will also feature a special photo montage reflecting her career at Southern Miss.
Joachim, whose retirement is effective June 30, has led the universityís Gulf Coast operations for more than four years. She received her doctorate in educational leadership in 1998 from Southern Miss, a masterís degree in administration and supervision at the Gulf Park campus in 1993 and a bachelorís degree in elementary education in 1976 from Southern Miss.
CONTACT: Southern Miss Gulf Coast 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 .