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University of Southern Mississippi Centennial homecoming queen and public relations student Denotra Logan is preparing for her next conquest – the Emmy award-winning Semester in Washington Journalism program at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

William Thompson of Madison, Miss., was recently recognized at the 2011 Graduate Student Research Symposium at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Thompson, a coastal sciences major and masters student, is the son of Kevin and Tracey Thompson. He is a representative of the Graduate Student Senate and a member of the Marine and Estuarine Graduate Student Association.

Shane Hand of McCalla, Ala., was recently recognized at the 2011 Graduate Student Research Symposium at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Hand, a graduate student, is the son of Benny and Linda Hand. He has served on the Graduate Student Senate.

Hand’s work, “Transmitting Whiteness: Librarians, Children, and Literacy in the southern United States”, was selected by the Graduate Senate and Dean of the College of Graduate Studies as the top paper in his department. Winners receive recognition and a monetary award.

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.

Sister Saideh Bey of Laurel, Miss., was recently recognized at the 2011 Graduate Student Research Symposium at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Bey, a graduate student and social work major, is the daughter of the late Sammy Taylor and Velma Taylor Bey and the mother of Yunal Talib Said Bey.

Melissa Adams of Brookhaven, Miss., was recently recognized at the 2011 Graduate Student Research Symposium at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Adams, a biological sciences major, is the daughter of James Stein of Waco, TX, and Cindy and Boyd Hudson of Brookhaven, Miss. She is married to Kenneth Adams and has one child, Katie Adams.

Vendetta Tardy of New Orleans, La., made a choreographic debut at the Repertory Dance Company’s Spring Dance Concert at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Tardy, a junior dance major, is the daughter of Walter Tardy of New Orleans, La., and Vendetta Lockley of New Orleans, La.

In “Multiples of Many,” Tardy dived into multiple personalities. Inspired by conversations with family and friends, and bolstered by research on Dissociative Identity Disorder, this quartet featured gothic music with high-risk throws and partnering.

Manuela Staneva of Sofia, Bulgaria, was recently recognized at the 2011 Graduate Student Research Symposium at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Staneva, who received her masters in public health, is the daughter of Stefan and Manuela Staneva of Sofia, Bulgaria.

Nicole Musselwhite of Ocean Springs, Miss., was recently recognized at the 2011 Graduate Student Research Symposium at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Musselwhite, an anthropology major, is the daughter of Charles and Rebecca Musselwhite.

Marvin Tyler Sasser of Garfield, Ga., was recently recognized at the 2011 Graduate Student Research Symposium at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Amit Kumar of Delhi, India, was recently recognized at the 2011 Graduate Student Research Symposium at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Kumar, a biochemistry major, is the son of Shri. Ram Narain Singh and Shrimati Raj Kumari. 

Joshua Frazier of Pulaski, Miss., made a choreographic debut at the Repertory Dance Company’s Spring Dance Concert at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Frazier, a dance performance and choreography major, is the son of Michael and Stacey Frazier of Pulaski, Miss., and Hilda and Daryl Champion of Ocean Springs, Miss. Frazier is a Luckyday Scholar.

Haipeng Cai of Wuhan, China, was recently recognized at the 2011 Graduate Student Research Symposium at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Cai, a computer science major, is the son of Zhixin Cai and Mingan Chen of Wuhan China.

Cai’s work, “Effects of Seeding Methods on Diffusion Tensor Magnetic Resonance Imaging”, was selected by the Graduate Senate and Dean of the College of Graduate Studies for the Yarbrough Award and as the top paper in his department. Winners receive recognition and a monetary award.

Domagoj Anic of Schwalbach, Hessen, Germany, was recently recognized at the 2011 Graduate Student Research Symposium at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Anic, a business administration master’s student, is the son of Zvonimir Anic and Ljilijana Radak Anic. He is a member of the men’s tennis team and the Business Student Advisory Council.

A combination of faculty and student dance works will be featured in the Repertory Dance Company’s Spring Dance Concert April 7-10 at The University of Southern Mississippi Mannoni Performing Arts Center.

It’s official – University of Southern Mississippijunior speech language pathology major Marie Holowach is Mississippi’s only Harry S. Truman Scholarship winner for 2011.

Their paths to success were different, but the top student award winners at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Founders’ Day Ceremony share a common denominator – a determination to succeed.

The dedication, hard work, loyalty and achievement of students and employees of The University of Southern Mississippiwere celebrated Wednesday as the school held its annual Founders’ Day ceremony at historic Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

University of Southern Mississippi senior and Interfraternity Council President Lee Johnson recognizes the perception many outsiders have about Greek Life on university campuses, and his goal is to change that viewpoint.

Teams from The University of Southern Mississippi and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College will go head-to-head at the university’s College Quiz Bowl beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 30, in the Fleming Education Center auditorium on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

More than 10 teams will compete throughout the day in 30-minute matches until the final two teams compete for the Golden Eagle trophy. The teams are comprised of three students and one faculty or staff member.

The American Advertising Federation (AAF), Mississippi Gulf Coast chapter, honored 13 University of Southern Mississippigraphic design students at its annual dinner last month at the Beau Rivage Casino in Biloxi.

For the first time in school history, two University of Southern Mississippi business students are among the five finalists for the annual Orrin Swayze Scholarship presented by the Mississippi Young Bankers (MYB) section of the Mississippi Bankers Association.

 

University of Southern Mississippi speech language pathology major Marie Holowach is the only student attending a Mississippi university named as a Harry S. Truman Scholarship finalist and will interview with the regional selection committee in Nashville, Tenn., on March 7, 2011.

Erick Brown, a junior sociology major from Columbus, Miss. was elected president of The University of Southern Mississippi Student Government Association (SGA) during elections on the Hattiesburg campus Feb. 22.