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Released January 25, 2005

SOUTHERN MISS GULF COAST EXPANDS STAFF

LONG BEACH – The University of Southern Mississippi has expanded its staff at the Gulf Park campus with five new employees.

Jeffrey Brewer is an enrollment specialist with the primary focus of recruiting students from the business and industry of Harrison and Hancock counties.

Brewer graduated from Southern Miss in 2004 with a master’s degree in economic development, and he has a bachelor’s in international business. While at Southern Miss, he completed an apprenticeship as community development manager for the Itawamba County Development Council, and he has also worked as a research assistant in the Center for Community and Economic Development.

Shellie Zeigler-Hill has joined the staff as an information services librarian. As head of the reference department, she is responsible for providing reference services to students and faculty and conducting instructional classes on databases, library orientation, collection and catalog.

Zeigler-Hill has a master’s in library and information science from the University of Oklahoma and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Purdue University.

Eric Jude Hatcher has joined the Office of Admissions at the Gulf Park campus after working for 10 years on the Hattiesburg campus, where he coordinated undergraduate advisement within the College of Science and Technology.

A native of Louisiana, Hatcher has been a member of the Southern Miss family since August 1989 when he began his undergraduate education. He earned degrees from Southern Miss in English and philosophy.

Nadia K. Bush is a public relations associate responsible for writing and editing articles for publications; producing advertisements, fliers and promotional material; creating public relations strategies to assist with enrollment growth; and implementing strategies through media releases and public relations events

Bush graduated in 2003 from the University of South Alabama with a master’s degree in public and corporate communications and has a bachelor’s degree in public relations. While at South Alabama, Bush worked for Enhanced Care Solutions and was responsible for internal and external communications of the organization.

A 20-year veteran of the library profession, Elizabeth M. Doolittle is a public services librarian. She received a master of library science degree from Louisiana State University and was previously employed at Hollins University in Roanoke, Va.

Doolittle brings a variety of experience to the library, including positions at a medical library, army engineering library, public library and government contract library.

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