Contact David Tisdale 601.266.4499
Eyeglass Sale Proceeds to Benefit Southern Miss Children's
Center for Communication and Development
Hattiesburg—The University of Southern Mississippi
Children's Center for Communication and Development (CCCD) and Heritage
Vision Center in Hattiesburg are hosting their second annual July
sale, with a percentage of prescription eyeglass sales going to
support the center's resource loan library.
The CCCD is a clinical division in the Department of Speech and
Hearing Sciences and serves infants, toddlers and preschoolers with
For every purchase of a complete pair of eyeglasses during July,
Heritage will donate $10 to the CCCD. Heritage Vision Center is
located on Highway 98 in front of Sam's Club and is owned by Southern
Miss alumnus Kevin Harrison.
For more information, contact Margaret Buttross Brinegar at the
Children's Center for Communication and Development at 601.266.5222
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholarship Winner Calls Southern Miss ‘A Ray of Light
in My Life’
Gulfport—Angela Wuest, sophomore nursing student
at the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, has been awarded
the Staff Council Scholarship Award. In a submitted essay Wuest
calls the university “a ray of light in my life.”
“If it weren’t for Southern Miss, some of us would have had a
far more stressful experience,” said Wuest in her essay.
“(The university) was the first sign of structure I had immediately
following the storm (Katrina). It gave us hope, not just in that
the school could brush itself off and go at it again, but that we
as students could do the same.”
The Staff Council awards the student scholarship annually based
on proceeds from the Student Affairs Golf Tournament. The council
selected Wuest out of a number of applicants based upon faculty
recommendation, a submitted essay, and extracurricular activities.
Wuest is the second winner of the annual award.
For more information about the University of Southern Mississippi’s
Staff Council, go to http://www.usm.edu/scouncil/.
To view excerpts from Wuest’s essay, go to http://www.usm.edu/scouncil/Staff_of_the_month/staff_of_the_month.htm.