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Several University of Southern Mississippi students currently involved in solar cell research will be recognized for their efforts as part of Gov. Phil Bryant’s “Energy and Economic Development in the 21st Century” summit set for Oct. 4 at the Jackson Convention Complex.

University of Southern Mississippi senior Tyokia Parker offered a simple, yet succinct, reason for wanting to participate in preliminary construction of a Habitat for Humanity home as part of a national day of service on Tuesday, Sept. 11.

 

“I like the idea of being able to help people, especially when it involves giving them a new home,” said Parker, a Lumberton, Miss., native majoring in psychology. “I want to make an impact on someone else’s life.”

Members of Student Government Association (SGA) at The University of Southern Mississippi recently adopted a new initiative designed to create greater awareness among students about the SGA’s role on campus.

Greek Life students at The University of Southern Mississippi can still find plenty of reasons to LOL, but the GPA is taking maximum precedence these days.

 

Joshua Schutts, assistant dean of students at Southern Miss, notes that the average grade point average for all Greek students currently sits at 3.07 – the highest number school officials can recall since at least the 1990s.

The department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Southern Mississippi has just wrapped up the fifth successful year of project SEED, a high school mentoring program.

The customary hustle and bustle returned to The University of Southern Mississippi campus today (Aug. 22) as students scurried to classes for the first day of the 2012 Fall Semester.

 

For sophomore Darrionne Myles, of New Orleans, the new academic year inspires a mixture of excitement and nervousness.

A rainy morning couldn’t dampen the spirits of the incoming freshmen who descended upon The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus Friday, Aug. 17 to make it their new home for the fall 2012 semester and beyond.

Lucy Matthews Hunt of Vicksburg, Miss. was honored during the spring 2012 semester as The University of Southern Mississippi’s top student teacher by the Mississippi Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (MACTE).

Three Pine Belt area transfer students have received full scholarships to The University of Southern Mississippi through the University’s Jubilee Scholarship Program.

 

Sarah “Katie” Folkes is a recent graduate of Jones County Junior College; Jaci Aymond earned her two-year degree from Pearl River Community College, while Hayley Moreland graduated from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

To be completely prepared for the 2012-13 academic year, Ashley Cangelosi, the manager of Transition Programs in the Office of the First Year Experience (FYE) at The University of Southern Mississippi, offers important advice for incoming freshmen.

Ryan Hensarling, a doctoral student in the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been accepted to attend the 14th Annual National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering Aug. 12-25 in Argonne, Ill., and Oak Ridge, Tenn.

Jasmine Thomas, an elementary education major with endorsements in mathematics and social studies at The University of Southern Mississippi, recently received the Jo Anne J. Trow Scholarship Award. Thomas is the only recipient of the $1,000 scholarship this year in the state of Mississippi.

University of Southern Mississippi student Courtney Smith and Mississippi State University student Clifford P. Hutt have been selected to participate in the highly competitive John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. They were nominated for the program through the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium (MASGC).

Kristen Dupard may not write acclaimed poetry, but she certainly ranks among the elite when it comes to reciting and interpreting poems.

 

Dupard, who graduated from Ridgeland (Miss.) High School in May, was crowned the 2012 Poetry Out Loud national champion during the annual competition held last month in Washington, D.C. She plans to attend The University of Southern Mississippi as a freshman for the upcoming fall semester.

Madeleine Lowrey of Sheridan, Ark. is the recipient of a prestigious Presidential Scholarship at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, where she plans to major in vocal performance.

It’s no fisherman’s tale that the University of Southern Mississippi’s Bass Fishing Team succeeded in one nail-biter of a competition last month at Lake Guntersville, Ala., its last chance to advance to regional competition in collegiate fishing.

Kerrie Blakeney, a senior at Sylva Bay Academy in Bay Springs Miss., is returning for her fifth year to the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) camp, held annually at The University of Southern Mississippi.

A trunk show for Miss University of Southern Mississippi Grace Claire Cordes will be held Tuesday, June 19 at 6 p.m. in the Thad Cochran Center ballrooms on the Hattiesburg campus. Admission is free.

Southern Miss' Ganna Demydova turned in a gold medal performance in the triple jump competition at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships with a school-and-meet record mark of 14.20m (46-7.25) at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa.

Every available minute finds University of Southern Mississippi industrial engineering technology student Andrew Adams laboring tirelessly on research that could have a huge impact on the environment should another catastrophe like the Gulf oil spill occur.

Students throughout the University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Health are constantly seeking internship and training opportunities in their field of choice. For students in the School of Human Performance and Recreation, these opportunities often materialize close-to-home. 

 

Zack Gatwood stepped across the stage at Spring Commencement last month having made a major impact on Southern Miss athletics, and did so while preparing for a career in sport management.

University of Southern Mississippi graduate Justin Clark sees problems as nothing more than challenges that arouse his analytical, entrepreneurial mind.

 

For as long as he can remember, the Hattiesburg, Miss., native has tinkered with ideas that would make the world around him a better place. Armed with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, Clark has wasted no time in developing and implementing a strategy for success.

University of Southern Mississippi senior Myverick Garcia will compete alongside 50 other hopefuls for the title of Miss USA on Sunday, June 3 in Las Vegas, Nev.

Daniel Roy of Slidell, La. 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.