- The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast's Office of
Development hosted its annual Scholarship Donor-Recipient reception
The event was
a chance for scholarship donors to meet each of the recipients.
reception provided a unique opportunity for Southern Miss to say
thank you to its many generous donors and for the scholarship recipients
to say thank you as well," said David Estorage, development
officer for Southern Miss Gulf Coast Office of Development. "Scholarships
are critical to attracting and retaining high quality students.
Southern Miss has certainly benefited from many generous alumni
and friends of the university."
Thames, president of Southern Miss and Dr. Jay Grimes, Gulf Coast
provost, were two of the speakers on program for the reception.
were Estorge, William Peden, donor of the Dr. Rick Peden Memorial
Endowment, Amanda Bittle, recipient of that endowment, and John
Ferucci, of the Gulf Coast Gaming Association, who presented a $10,000
check in payment to an existing endowment.
41 recipients honored.
and sophomore scholarship recipients were Michael Brown, Catherine
Matlock and James Quigley of Biloxi; Nicole McDonald, James Terrell,
Jr., Duon Ladner and Daron Ladner of Pass Christian; Christy Burns,
Jonathan Rogers and Kelly Schweitzer of Long Beach; Alejandra Villalta
of D'Iberville and Tahirah Crawford of Gulfport.
received a scholarship from the Richard H. and Patricia L. Tilley
School of Nursing Scholarship Fund.
of the Memorial Hospital at Gulfport Auxiliary Scholarship were
Philip Buckheister and Karen Dolan of Gulfport; Tony Turan of Saucier,
Andrea Tate of Long Beach, Jennifer Good of D'Iberville, and Shannon
Phillips of Picayune.
of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Foundation Scholarship were Troy Burton
of Gulfport, Lorraine McMuldren of Saucier and Paul Webb of Vancleave.
received scholarships in the culinary field.
Darlene Kimball of Pass Christian, and Sharon Spencer of Gulfport
received the Culinary Arts Academy Scholarship; Helena Booker of
Gulfport received the Phillip Walker Culinary Scholarship; and Patricia
Harris of Pass Christian and Kristina Higuera received a scholarship
from the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Mississippi Restaurant Association.
of Pass Christian received the Mississippi Freshman Scholarship
from Whitney National Bank.
of Perkinson was given a scholarship from the Gulfport Scottish
Rite Scholarship Fund.
of Biloxi was the recipient of the Dr. Rick Peden Memorial Endowment
Fund and Brandi Busby of Biloxi was the recipient of the Joe E.
of Gulfport received a scholarship from the Gulf Coast Medical/
Tenet Health System Senior Nursing Scholarship Fund.
of Gautier was the recipient of the Martha H. Gill Memorial Scholarship.
of Gulfport received a scholarship from Gencorp Aerojet.
Walker of Gulfport received the Thomas L. "Joe" Reeves
of Long Beach received the Freshman Academic and/or Leadership Excellence
of Biloxi received the S.L. and Marguerite Fayard Scholarship.
of Pass Christian was the recipient of the Roger Poulos Memorial
of Gulfport received the James K. and Elsie S. McGehee Scholarship.
of Pass Christian received the O'Keefe Companies Endowment Scholarship.
of Ocean Springs received the Henry Terry Business Administration
of Long Beach, received the Political Science Scholarship.