HATTIESBURG – Five
streets on the campus of The University of Southern Mississippi
have been renamed to honor the traditions of the university.
The new street names were selected from suggestions
by students, faculty, staff and alumni as part of an effort initiated
by the office of Marketing and Public Relations last fall.
“We wanted our street names to bring
back memories and have significance to the university community,”
said Bob Pierce, executive director of the Southern Miss Alumni
Association. “I feel like this effort has done that by driving
home the traditions and legacies of Southern Miss.”
The changes are as follows: Service Dr. has
been changed to Championship Lane; University Blvd. to Black and
Gold Blvd.; Sunset Dr. to Golden Eagle Ave.; Southern Dr. to Southern
Miss Dr.; and Coliseum Dr. to Kay James Dr.
"I feel honored that one of the signs
going directly into the Coliseum is in memory
of the contributions I tried to make to the university and to the
women's basketball program,” said former
Southern Miss head women’s basketball coach Kay James, the
only person included in the list of name changes. “It’s
also in memory of all the women who came through the program who
helped bring national recognition to Lady Eagle basketball.”
The new streets signs are being installed on
campus this week.
For more information, contact the office of
the Alumni Association at (601) 266-5013.