The University of Southern Mississippi Honors College has announced
the selection of 10 new presidential scholars to the program.
Honors College Dean Dr. Ken Panton welcomed the new scholars to
the program and credited other university officials in helping bring
the students to Hattiesburg.
these very bright, very able young people is very much a team sport,"
Panton said. "The Honors College is grateful to Dr. Bucky Wesley
and his colleagues in the admissions office, to Southern Miss President
Dr. Shelby Thames, and also to Dr. Tim Hudson and Dr. Jay Grimes
of the provost's office for their help in this process."
presidential scholars include:
* Yvette Abadie
of Kenner, La.
* Joshua Bird of Jackson
* Kristin Cabana of Hattiesburg
* Scott Hillanbrand of Gulfport
* Sara Johnson of Waynesboro
* Chris Lewis of Petal
* Susan McKay of Hattiesburg
* Todd Parker of Petal
* Jonathon Stastka of Daphne, Ala.
* Timothy Walker of Biloxi
freshmen with an ACT of 30 or higher (or corresponding SAT scores)
and/or with National Merit or National Achievement semi-finalist
status who have been accepted into the Honors College are invited
to compete for these scholarships in February each year. The Honors
College offers scholarships based on academic and leadership abilities.
Miss Honors College offers students a broadly based, liberal education
within the framework of a large, comprehensive university, and works
with any degree program offered at Southern Miss. It was established
in 1965 as an Honors program and became a separate college in 1976,
making it the sixth-oldest Honors College in the nation. For more
information about the Southern Miss Honors College, call (601) 266-4533.