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Released June 26, 2005


HATTIESBURG – Dr. Beverly Ann Dale, a retired director of business development of Roche Molecular Systems Inc. in Pleasanton, Calif., has been appointed to serve as member at large of the executive committee of The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation in Hattiesburg, Miss. She was elected in 2004 to serve for a three-year term on the Foundation’s board of directors.

Dale obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Miss in microbiology in 1968. While at Southern Miss, Dale was active in various campus organizations, including Delta Delta Delta, the Women’s Affairs Board, Alpha Lambda Delta, Druid Society, Phi Delta Rho, Pi Tau Chi, Phi Kappa Phi, Presidential Advisory Council, The Drawl and was a Top Twenty Beauty. A dean’s and president’s list scholar, Dale was also named Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities.

The USM Foundation operates under the direction of a 39-member board of directors, who are all volunteers. Thirteen new board members are selected each year, while 13 end their three-year term. The USM Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation that serves as a fiduciary of private funds donated to Southern Miss, which is the only dual-campus university in the state, with an enrollment of more than 16,000 students.

Dale and her husband Randy Hamilton reside in Los Altos, Calif. She is the daughter of Margaret Dale of Hattiesburg and the late John H. Dale.


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