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Southern Miss Student Selected for National Conference

Date    12-8-05
Contact Leigh Anne Wilson 601.266.4491


HATTIESBURG- Cory Horton, a junior at the University of Southern Mississippi, recently attended the 20th Annual National Conference on Ethics in America at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY.

A native of Bolton, Horton was chosen because of his outstanding involvement on campus. Horton, finance major with an emphasis in real estate, currently serves as director of Student Initiatives for the Student Government Association and is a member of Men of Excellence, AASO, NAACP and the National Association of Realtors.

“Cory's selection to the West Point Leadership Academy speaks volumes about the quality of our students at Southern Miss,” said Dean of Students Dr. Eddie Holloway. “He has anchored himself as a campus leader and is highly involved in campus activities. I am proud of his tenacity and will to accomplish his goals.”

During his time at West Point from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, Horton participated in panel speaking, small group discussions and prepared a mock set of rules to govern a college with an honor code.

Lt. Col. David Jones, U.S. Army, and Jacob Jordan, Cadet Capt., organized the conference, which had several goals. It was first designed to give the students a chance to discuss and exchange different views and ideas. “The students are given the opportunity to review and redefine codes, programs and ethics of colleges,” Jones said.

Horton said he was humbled to be chosen as a delegate to the National Conference on Ethics at the United States Military Academy. “It was truly an honor to represent our University to others from around the nation,” Horton said. “I learned so much that I am glad to bring back to Southern Miss.”

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