October 23, 2014  

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Dr. Thomas Payne, associate professor of criminal justice at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, was recently inducted into the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC) Alumni Hall of Fame at a ceremony on the college’s Perkinston campus.

Outstanding achievement by members of The University of Southern Mississippi faculty will be recognized during the annual Lives Enriched Through Their Endeavors:  Research and Scholarship (LETTERS) Day program Friday, Oct. 29. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., on the Hattiesburg campus in the Thad Cochran Center, Ballrooms I and III.

The Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning recently voted to offer new four-year contracts to University of Southern Mississippi President Dr. Martha Saunders and Delta State University President Dr. John M. Hilpert, becoming effective as current contracts expire.

An online educational resource devoted to promoting cutting-edge technology use in the classroom has identified a longtime member of The University of Southern Mississippi faculty as among the best in her field.

Mike Bonnette has been named the new Associate Director for Development of The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation as its development staff transitions from college-based fundraising to initiative-based fundraising.

The University of Southern Mississippi has appointed Dr. Chris Crenshaw to serve as director of its Physical Plant, beginning Sept. 1. Crenshaw is currently director of the university’s Department of Residence Life, a position he has held the past five years.

The past month has produced impressive accolades for University of Southern Mississippi accounting professor Michael Dugan.

Dugan, who joined the Southern Miss faculty in June, received the 2010 “Best Paper” Award for his co-authored article that appeared in the December 2009 issue of the American Accounting Association (AAA) journal Accounting Horizons. On top of that, Dugan recently learned that he is ranked among the top five percent of the most prolific accounting researchers over the past 50 years.