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Released May 19, 2005


HATTIESBURG – The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Biological Sciences hosted a reception on May 11 to honor nine college seniors for their academic excellence.

During the celebration, the department also paid tribute to Janet and Richard Cooper, founders of the Southern Miss Marine Biology Douglas R. Cooper Scholarship. This year’s scholarship recipient is Melissa Gutierrez of Carierre, Miss.

The hometowns of the nine distinguished seniors are listed below. For more information, please contact Aimee Lee at (601) 266-6347.

Sondra Simpson, Bay St. Louis

Kristen Lovelady, Birmingham, Ala.

Brandi Sartin, Laurel

Sarah Hasler, Hattiesburg

Amanda Perkins, Columbia

Ryan Kelly, Clinton

Anna Snyder, Germantown, Tenn.

Amanda Nadolski, The Woodlands, Texas

Suzanne Wright, Smithville



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