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Two University of Southern Mississippi students from the Coast have been selected as members of Southern Style for 2011.

The students are as follows:

Gulfport

Laney Phillips of Florence, Miss., has been selected as one of 23 members of Southern Style for 2011 at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Phillips, a sophomore nursing major, is the daughter of Scott and Sandi Phillips.  She is vice president of finance for Delta Delta Delta sorority. 

Claire Dulaney of Saint Cloud, Fla., has been selected as one of 23 members of Southern Style for 2011 at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Dulaney, a sophomore political science major, is the daughter of Randy and Karen Dulaney. She is vice president of operations for Kappa Delta sorority, a Leadership Ambassador and a member of Eagle Connection, College Republicans and the Legacy.

Carmen Hall of Pace, Fla., has been selected as one of 23 members of Southern Style for 2011 at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Hall, a junior biological science major, is the daughter of Kenneth Hall, Sr., of Pearl, Miss., and Denita Williams of Pace, Fla. She is a member of the African American Student Organization, Southern Miss Activities Council, Campus Civitian and the Student Government Association. 

Kimberly Gaddis of Meridian, Miss., has been selected as one of 23 members of Southern Style for 2011 at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Gaddis, a junior political science major, is the daughter of Keith Gaddis of Meridian and Melanie and Dennis Reed of Meridian.  She is an Honor’s College Ambassador, secretary of Eagle Connection and a member of Delta Gamma sorority. 

Shawn Blanchard of Liberty, Miss., has been selected as one of 23 members of Southern Style for 2011 at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Blanchard, a junior exercise science major, is the son of Kenneth and Angie Blanchard.  He is a member of Sigma Chi fraternity, Campus Crusades for Christ and serves as Freshman Associates Advisor. 

Erick Brown of Columbus, Miss., has been selected as one of 23 members of Southern Style for 2011 at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Brown, a junior sociology major, is the son of James and Regina Brown. 

Southern Style is a highly selective group of student leaders who serve as official hosts and hostesses for Southern Miss. Students are chosen each year through a three-phase selection process. One of the main responsibilities of Southern Style members is to serve as orientation leaders during the summer.

Austin Jackson of Clinton, Miss., has been selected as one of 23 members of Southern Style for 2011 at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Jackson, a sophomore English major, is the son of Alfred and Vivian Jackson.  He is a member of the Student Government Association and serves as a Leadership Ambassador.

Two University of Southern Mississippi students from the Amite County area have been selected as members of Southern Style for 2011.

The students are as follows:

Liberty

  • Shawn Blanchard, a junior exercise physiology major, is the son of Kenneth and Angie Blanchard. He is a member of Sigma Chi fraternity, Campus Crusades for Christ and serves as Freshman Associates Advisor.

Summit

The library at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach will host a book talk and brown bag lunch featuring author Gail C. Fusco to discuss and sign her book Mama Nettie’s Time to Love. The event will take place Wednesday, Feb. 23 at noon in room 204 of the library.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast is offering a Graduate Record Exam (GRE) preparation course that will be held on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The prep course will require participants to meet for three Saturday sessions from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The meeting dates are March 5, March 19 and April 2. The course will cover all aspects of the GRE which include analytical, verbal and reading comprehension.

The Alpha Delta chapter of Lambda Sigma at The University of Southern Mississippi was one of two chapters from across the country selected as Outstanding Chapters of the year at the Presidents Conference held at Louisiana Tech University during the fall 2010 semester.

A community forum focusing on economic security will be held Friday, March 4 from noon – 2 p.m. at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship. 

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 5 p.m. at Korean Presbyterian Church in Hattiesburg, located at 310 Ronie St., for Dr. Joon Chang Lee, a University of Southern Mississippi Professor Emeritus of Physicswho died at his home in Hattiesburg Sunday, Feb. 13. He was 73.

Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home in Hattiesburg is in charge of arrangements.

For the first time in school history, The University of Southern Mississippi will serve as the host site for the 75th Annual Mississippi Academy of Sciences (MAS) Meeting set for Feb. 17-18 at the Thad Cochran Center.

Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop on Saturday, Feb. 26 for residents with and without disabilities in Oktibbeha and surrounding counties.

Jay Barton Spencer, head of electronic resources for The University of Southern Mississippi University Libraries, died Saturday, Feb. 12 at his home in Hattiesburg. He was 45.

Funeral services for Spencer will be Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, located at 4901 Hardy St., with burial to follow at Highland Cemetery in Hattiesburg. A visitation will be held Tuesday, Feb. 15 from 5-7 p.m. at Moore Funeral Home in Hattiesburg, located at 805 Hardy St.

Three winners of the William T. Gower Awards Competition will be featured as part of the University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra’s concert set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17 in Bennett Auditorium.

A unique opportunity to witness and learn about the customs and traditions of Native American and immigrant cultures will highlight the next University Forum Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium, on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.

In a legacy handed down by her parents, Dr. Andrea Wesley is lighting the way for her students.

 

Wesley, a veteran member of The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Psychology faculty, is the university’s nominee for the State Institutions of Higher Learning’s (IHL) Black Educator of the Year award, held in conjunction with Black History Month.

University of Southern Mississippi President Martha Saunders has appointed Russ Willis Vice President of Administrative Affairs, pending approval by the IHL Board of Trustees.

 

Willis has served as interim vice president since August 2010. Following approval, his appointment will take effect July 1, 2011. His duties include the overall financial management of the university and its physical plant.

University of Southern Mississippi employees Rich Baker and Elayne Lockett have been recognized for their commitment to the university as recipients of the annual Staff Council Service Award.

Baker, who won the fall 2010 honor, is executive assistant in technology support, while Lockett, the spring 2011 honoree, serves as information services supervisor in University Libraries. The winners are selected from nominations made by their peers on campus.

Student Government Association (SGA) President Kasey Mitchell will soon be able to add the title “world traveler” to her list of accomplishments during her tenure at The University of Southern Mississippi.

 

Mitchell, a senior from Picayune, Miss., is one of only 45 SGA presidents from across the United States selected to travel to Russia in March as part of the Open World Leadership Center’s Kremlin Fellows program.

The Katrina Research Center at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast welcomes artist Lori K. Gordon’s new series, “Six Degrees: West to East” for public exhibition through April 20.