November 24, 2014  

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Five University of Southern Mississippi students and a recent graduate of the school will be competing in the Miss Mississippi Pageant July 9-12. The event will be held at the Vicksburg Convention Center.

Nolan D’Angelo of Gulfport, Miss. recently received a second lieutenant commission into the U.S. Army after completing the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program at The University of Southern Mississippi. ROTC helps train college students to become an officer in a branch of the U.S. military.

The University of Southern Mississippi Center for Undergraduate Research and the Office of the Vice President for Research have approved research proposals of students competing for inclusion in the spring 2014 class of the Eagle Scholar Program for Undergraduate Research (Eagle SPUR). This select group of undergraduates received up to $1,000 each in the competition for research grants, with just over half of 30 proposals earning acceptance.  

James Moody, a graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, is spending part of his summer working as an intern for U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) in Washington D.C.

University of Southern Mississippi student Wilton Jackson received a special surprise recently with a resolution from the Mississippi House of Representatives honoring his scholastic achievements and internship as a USA Today correspondent.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach chartered two new student organizations during the spring semester. EcoEagles and Sigma Mu: Science and Math Club are both approved to serve as organizations for Southern Miss Gulf Coast students.

Elections were held during the spring semester at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus for the 2014 – 2015 Student Government Association (SGA).

The Mississippi Gamma chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon at The University of Southern Mississippi traveled to Atlanta during the spring 2014 semester to attend the annual Carlson Leadership Academy (CLA), sponsored by its national fraternity.

Each year, The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Recreational Sports honors outstanding student staff members and graduating seniors at the Student Staff Appreciation and Awards night. Southern Miss Rec Sports held the 2014 awards night at the end of the spring semester at the Payne Center.

 

Five students who are part of the Summer Field Program at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) have been awarded scholarships to assist with their marine studies this summer.

Three graduate students from The University of Southern Mississippi have completed extensive training through the  Institute for Disability Studies’ Leadership Education in Neurodevelopment and Related Disabilities (LEND) program.

Marketing and Merchandising students at The University of Southern Mississippi enjoyed some hands-on retail experience during the annual “Passion for Fashion” event held April 7-11 on the Hattiesburg campus.

When University of Southern Mississippi senior Nicholas Powers accepts his undergraduate diploma on Friday, May 9, he will be extending a family tradition that began more than 80 years ago.

 

Powers, a music major and Ocean Springs, Miss., native, will become a fourth-generation Southern Miss graduate during the 2014 Spring Commencement ceremony on the Hattiesburg campus. The legacy began with his maternal great-grandmother, Lorene Rayburn (1932); continued with his maternal grandmother, Barbara Ann Conner, (1955) and followed with his father, Terrell Wayne Powers (1988).

He’s not just the best in Mississippi. Now, University of Southern Mississippi U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC) cadet and National Guardsman Sgt. William Landrum is also the top solider in the Southeast.

The Office of Disability Accommodations at The University of Southern Mississippi presented awards of recognition to an outstanding instructor, staffer and student for exemplary service during the 2013-14 academic year.

 

In recognition of outstanding student achievement, The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus hosted the 2014 Awards Day Ceremony in the Hardy Hall ballroom on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The University of Southern Mississippi Premedical and Health Professions Office, housed in the College of Science and Technology Dean’s Office, recently hosted faculty from the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s Dental Hygiene program who presented information on the program to students.

Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree poses with seniors in the Medical Laboratory Science program at Southern Miss after proclaiming April 20-26 as National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week in the city.

Tyler Brown, a senior polymer science major at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been recognized by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) with financial support to attend graduate school.

The University of Southern Mississippi College of Arts and Letters and the Center for Undergraduate Research (CUR) are proud to co-host the 2014 Undergraduate Symposium on Research and Creative Activity. The symposium will be held April 11 from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Theatre and Dance Building and April 12 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Building on the Southern Miss Hattiesburg campus.

University of Southern Mississippi student Bethany Cuevas of Long Beach won the title of Miss Mid-South this past January and will have the chance to compete for the title of Miss Mississippi this summer in Vicksburg.

Wilton Jackson, a broadcast journalism major at The University of Southern Mississippi and member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, was selected to attend the Zeta Class Undergraduate Leadership Institute, a highly selective and prestigious leadership conference May 31 – June 7 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

More than 150 students, parents, faculty and staff gathered for The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Health annual student awards night, held April 1 at the Thad Cochran Center. Each school and department in the college awards its students for outstanding academic success and extracurricular activities.

University of Southern Mississippi seniors Benjamin Arnold and Tanner Jones are among five college students recently named as Mississippi Young Bankers Scholars.