July 24, 2014  

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Hattiesburg Student Recognized at Southern Miss Graduate Symposium

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Amber Clark of Hattiesburg, Miss., was recently recognized at the 2011 Graduate Student Research Symposium at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Clark, a comparative politics major, is the daughter of Robert and Jodi Clark. She serves as president of Southern Miss College Democrats and vice president of Voices for Planned Parenthood.

Clark’s work, “Rite of Passage or Violation of Human Rights: An Exploration of Movements Concerning Female Circumcision in Sub-Saharan Africa,” was selected by the Graduate Senate and Dean of the College of Graduate Studies for the Yarbrough Award and as the top paper in her department. Winners receive recognition and a monetary award.

The symposium took place on March 18, 2011 and provided graduate students an opportunity to present their research to faculty, staff, students and members of the broader university community. This symposium is designed to enhance the scholarly environment for graduate students and to highlight the quality, innovative, and diverse scholarship of Southern Miss graduate students.