-- Outstanding students, faculty, staff and alumni from The
University of Southern Mississippi received year-end awards recently
at the College of Science and Technology's spring awards banquet.
received honors, including awards for Outstanding Sophomore, Junior,
Senior, Master's and Doctoral Student. Three faculty members received
awards for research, teaching and service. Honors for Outstanding
Staff Service and Outstanding Alumni were also awarded.
of Science and Technology is indeed fortunate to have such outstanding
students, staff, and faculty to choose from as our annual awards
are considered," CoST Dean Dr. Rex Gandy said. "This year's
winners are among the best in the entire university."
of Olive Branch received the Outstanding Sophomore Award, and Bethany
Newman of D'Iberville received the Outstanding Junior Award. A math
education major, Newman is also a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor
Society. She is the daughter of Larry and Sue Newman.
of Petal received the Outstanding Senior Award. A biochemistry/chemistry
major, Winters is also the recipient of the Phi Kappa Phi Silver
Bowl, awarded to the senior with the highest grade point average
over the greatest number of semester hours.
member of the Honors College who carries a 4.0 GPA, is the daughter
of Donald and Catherine Winters. She will attend medical school
at Tulane next fall "It's an honor," Winters said of her
award. "It was a wonderful decision to choose (Southern Miss)
for my undergraduate education."
of Franklin, W. Va., received the Outstanding Master's Student Award.
A master's student in coastal sciences, Waggy has research interests
in the reproductive biology and feeding strategies of fishes. She
is the daughter of Charles and Paula Waggy.
of Metarie, La., received the Outstanding Doctoral Student Award.
Working on her Ph.D. in coastal sciences, Drury is a member of Phi
Kappa Phi Honor Society and Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society. Drury
has also won the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric (NOAA) -
National Estuary Research Reserve (NERR) Graduate Student Fellowship
(2003-04). The daughter of Edward and Diane Drury and wife of Robin
McCall, she received her undergraduate degree in biology at Loyola
University and her master's in fisheries at Louisiana State University.
professor Dr. Charles McCormick received the Outstanding Faculty
Research Award, and chemistry professor Dr. Jeff Evans received
the Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award. Chemistry professor Dr.
Sabine Heinhorst received the Outstanding Faculty Service Award.
assistant Patricia Brewer received the Outstanding Staff Service
Award and Wright W. Cross received the Outstanding Alumni Award.