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Date 7-20-06

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 disabilities.

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

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

To view excerpts from Wuest’s essay, go to


July 20, 2006 2:45 PM

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