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House Speaker Gunn Tours Southern Miss Campuses

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Mississippi Speaker of the House Philip Gunn, right, enjoys a light-hearted moment as Southern Miss Vice President of Research Dr. Gordon Cannon looks on during Gunn's visit to campus on Thursday, Oct. 3. (Photo by Danny Rawls)

Mississippi Speaker of the House Philip Gunn spent a good portion of Thursday, Oct. 3 touring facilities and departments at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg and Gulf Park campuses.

Gunn, a Republican who represents District 56 in the House, was given a detailed presentation of the University’s polymer science program and also toured the Innovation and Commercialization Park which includes The Accelerator business incubator.

The tour concluded with a stop at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs.