Dr. Tim Rehner has been selected to represent The University of Southern Mississippi as Grand Marshal during graduation on Friday, May 9 at Reed Green Coliseum on the Hattiesburg campus.
Rehner is director of the School of Social Work and Caribbean Studies program. He joined the Southern Miss faculty in 1993 and helped co-found the Family Network Partnership, a university affiliated community-based delinquency prevention agency.
“It is a privilege to have been selected to represent the faculty at the commencement ceremony. I am delighted to be a part of this process,” said Rehner.
Rehner is currently involved in the Gulf Region Health Outreach Program, a mental behavioral health capacity building project that is part of the BP medical settlement related to the Deep Water Horizon oil spill. The goal of the program is to integrate behavioral health with primary health care delivery within Federally Qualified Health Centers.
The Grand Marshal Award is given to a Southern Miss faculty member from each campus that has a minimum of 10 years of experience at the university. Based on their research, teaching and service to the university, colleagues and students nominate the awarded faculty member. For more information about Southern Miss’ spring 2014 Commencement, visit http://www.usm.edu/commencement.