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Released June 29, 2005

SOUTHERN MISS HONORS FACULTY
WITH EXCELLENCE AWARDS

HATTIESBURG The University of Southern Mississippi recently honored 10 faculty members with University Excellence Awards. The recipients chosen were recognized for outstanding service to the university and for excellence in teaching.

The deans of each college met to choose from the pool of finalists the two 2005 overall winners, each of whom will receive $1,500 for outstanding service and for excellence in teaching. The remaining recipients each received $500 from the Lucas Endowment for Faculty Excellence.

Faculty members and their awards are as follows:

Excellence in Service Overall winner: Dr. Susan Hubble Burchell, interim director and associate professor, Department of Human Performance and Recreation, College of Health.

"I am honored to receive the Lucas Endowment Excellence in Service Award because I feel it recognizes all efforts of the university, who work untiringly in providing quality service to our university, community, state, and professional organizations," Burchell said.

Other Excellence in Service Award winners by college: Dr. Amy Young, associate professor, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, College of Arts and Letters; Dr. Michael Vest, professor, Department of Management and Marketing, College of Business; Dr. Steve Yuen, professor, Department of Technology Education, College of Education and Psychology; and Dr. Frank Moore, professor and chair, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Science and Technology.

Excellence in Teaching Overall winner: Dr. Phyllis Jestice, associate professor, Department of History, College of Arts and Letters.

Other Excellence in Teaching Award winners by college: Dr. Frank Mixon, professor, Department of Economics, Finance, and International Business, College of Business; Dr. John McCoy, associate professor, Department of Psychology, College of Education and Psychology; Dr. Mary Lux, professor, Department of Medical Technology, College of Health; and Dr. Pat Biesiot, associate professor, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Science and Technology.

For more information, contact the Office of the Provost

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