What better way to graduate from a university than to look off into
the distance at the breath-taking scene of the Gulf of Mexico?
what graduates of The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast
have to look forward to, as they participate in spring commencement
exercises May 15 at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.
proud of our lovely campus and its location on the Mississippi Sound,"
said Dr. Jay Grimes, provost of Southern Miss Gulf Coast. "The
graduation ceremony last spring was spectacular and could have easily
been a Hollywood set."
Of 421 total
2004 Southern Miss Gulf Coast graduates, 182 are expected to participate
in the ceremony. Of the participants, 160 are scheduled to receive
undergraduate degrees, while 15 will receive master's degrees and
seven will receive doctoral degrees.
businessman and civic leader will be the keynote speaker at the
graduation ceremony. Billy Hewes, a veteran real estate executive,
insurance agent and current Ward 7 city councilman for the city
of Gulfport, will address the graduates at the 9 a.m. ceremony.