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February 13, 2013

Dr. Rodney Bennett, incoming president at The University of Southern Mississippi, addresses a large group of students who turned out for a campus cleanup project on Wednesday, Feb. 13. The student-led project was coordinated in response to the EF-4 tornado that struck the Southern Miss campus and the Hattiesburg area on Sunday, Feb. 10.

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July 28, 2014

Dr. Karen S. Coats, a decorated scholar with nearly 25 years as an educator and administrator, has been named the new dean of the Graduate School at The University of Southern Mississippi. She will begin work in Hattiesburg on Aug. 1, pending IHL Board approval.

Dr. Karen S. Coats, a decorated scholar with nearly 25 years as an educator and administrator, has been named the new dean of the Graduate School at The University of Southern Mississippi. She will begin work in Hattiesburg on Aug. 1, pending IHL Board approval.

Coats, a native of Springfield, La., comes to Southern Miss from Mississippi State University in Starkville where she has spent the past three years as associate dean of the Graduate School. A professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, she has served as a member of the university’s faculty since 1990.

July 23, 2014

University of Southern Mississippi graduate Kristin Howard has been chosen to participate in the 2014 Leadership Academy class which honors rising stars in the accounting profession.

 

University of Southern Mississippi graduate Kristin Howard has been chosen to participate in the 2014 Leadership Academy class which honors rising stars in the accounting profession.

Howard, a native of Durango, Colo., now residing in Gulfport, Miss., will join 37 other young professionals for the Leadership Academy set for Sept. 28-Oct. 2 in Durham, N.C. The academy is sponsored by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA).

July 14, 2014

Several administrative changes have taken place in the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi for the start of the 2014-2015 year.

 

Several administrative changes have taken place in the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi for the start of the 2014-2015 year.

Dr. Bret Becton will serve as the College’s associate dean after Dr. Joe Peyrefitte returned to a faculty position. Becton will be in charge of operations and accreditation for the College of Business.

June 5, 2014

Leaders with a vested interest in the economic potential of maritime industries and marine technologies along the northern Gulf Coast gathered on Thursday, June 5 for the 2014 Marine Technologies Economic Forum hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi on its Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

 

Leaders with a vested interest in the economic potential of maritime industries and marine technologies along the northern Gulf Coast gathered on Thursday, June 5 for the 2014 Marine Technologies Economic Forum hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi on its Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

June 4, 2014

The University of Southern Mississippi’s plan to build a new pedestrian pathway on the Hattiesburg campus received a major boost on Wednesday, June 4 when Southern District Highway Commissioner Tom King presented a check for $683,560 to the University.

 

Southern Miss President Rodney D. Bennett accepted the check provided by the Mississippi Department of Transportation as part of a grant which originated through Transportation Alternative Program funds distributed by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act. The grant is an 80/20 match – meaning that MDOT contributes $683,560 toward construction of the new pathway, while Southern Miss pays approximately $171,000.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s plan to build a new pedestrian pathway on the Hattiesburg campus received a major boost on Wednesday, June 4 when Southern District Highway Commissioner Tom King presented a check for $683,560 to the University.

May 29, 2014

A prominent University of Southern Mississippi alumnus brings his experience and expertise gained in the world of business as one of the newest members of the Mississippi State Board of Health.

 

Edward J. “Ed” Langton (’70), CEO and Chairman of the Board of Grand Bank in Hattiesburg, was appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant to the State Board of Health March 4 and was sworn in at its April meeting.

A prominent University of Southern Mississippi alumnus brings his experience and expertise gained in the world of business as one of the newest members of the Mississippi State Board of Health.

May 21, 2014

With four successful conferences already under their belts, officials at the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi expect the fifth edition to be even bigger and better.

With four successful conferences already under their belts, officials at the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi expect the fifth edition to be even bigger and better.

The 5th Annual National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition is set for July 8-10, 2014 in Indianapolis, Ind. The theme for this year’s conference is “The Business of Sports Safety and Security.”

May 8, 2014

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.

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.

April 22, 2014

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.

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.

Housed in the UMMC School of Health Related Professions with clinics in the School of Dentistry, the Dental Hygiene program offers two programs of study; a traditional program and an advanced standing online program.

April 11, 2014

The business portfolio of Joseph F. Best III reads like an instructional manual for entrepreneurial success.

 

Best, chief executive officer of H&F Bread Company and president of Best Building, LLC, has amassed more than 40 years of comprehensive consulting and senior line management across a wide variety of industries including – retail, distribution, systems development, project management, and the service sector.

The business portfolio of Joseph F. Best III reads like an instructional manual for entrepreneurial success.

Best, chief executive officer of H&F Bread Company and president of Best Building, LLC, has amassed more than 40 years of comprehensive consulting and senior line management across a wide variety of industries including – retail, distribution, systems development, project management, and the service sector.

April 3, 2014

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

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

Arnold and Jones attended the Annual Mississippi Young Bankers Convention in Point Clear, Ala. on March 8-12, where they received a plaque and $1,500 scholarship.

April 3, 2014

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

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

Arnold and Jones attended the Annual Mississippi Young Bankers Convention in Point Clear, Ala. on March 8-12, where they received a plaque and $1,500 scholarship.

March 31, 2014

The Southern Entrepreneurship Program (SEP) launched its annual series of regional qualifier business plan competitions on March 25-26 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus. 

 

The Southern Entrepreneurship Program (SEP) launched its annual series of regional qualifier business plan competitions on March 25-26 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus. 

Drawing student participation from surrounding high schools, each regional event offers students the opportunity to qualify for the SEP Statewide Business Plan Competition scheduled for April 30. The March 25-26 event included budding entrepreneurs from Mississippi’s southern counties.

March 31, 2014

The Southern Entrepreneurship Program (SEP) launched its annual series of regional qualifier business plan competitions on March 25-26 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus. 

 

The Southern Entrepreneurship Program (SEP) launched its annual series of regional qualifier business plan competitions on March 25-26 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus. 

Drawing student participation from surrounding high schools, each regional event offers students the opportunity to qualify for the SEP Statewide Business Plan Competition scheduled for April 30. The March 25-26 event included budding entrepreneurs from Mississippi’s southern counties.

March 26, 2014

More than 120 students were recognized for academic achievement by the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi during the College’s annual awards banquet held Monday, March 24 at the Thad Cochran Center.

More than 120 students were recognized for academic achievement by the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi during the College’s annual awards banquet held Monday, March 24 at the Thad Cochran Center.

March 25, 2014

The University of Southern Mississippi Enactus team raised more than 5,000 pounds for Campbell’s Let’s Can Hunger Project Partnership for the third consecutive year.

The University of Southern Mississippi Enactus team raised more than 5,000 pounds for Campbell’s Let’s Can Hunger Project Partnership for the third consecutive year.

 The team has been invited to the Let’s Can Hunger Silver Spoon Reception at the Enactus National Competition in Cincinnati Ohio April 2 for surpassing its goal. The team will be recognized with a certificate at the reception, and finalist teams will be announced during the National Competition.

March 25, 2014

The University of Southern Mississippi Enactus team raised more than 5,000 pounds for Campbell’s Let’s Can Hunger Project Partnership for the third consecutive year.

The University of Southern Mississippi Enactus team raised more than 5,000 pounds for Campbell’s Let’s Can Hunger Project Partnership for the third consecutive year.

 The team has been invited to the Let’s Can Hunger Silver Spoon Reception at the Enactus National Competition in Cincinnati Ohio April 2 for surpassing its goal. The team will be recognized with a certificate at the reception, and finalist teams will be announced during the National Competition.

March 25, 2014

This past fall, The University of Southern Mississippi College of Business partnered with Hattiesburg Clinic on a developmental project to provide an audit of the clinic’s information systems.

This past fall, The University of Southern Mississippi College of Business partnered with Hattiesburg Clinic on a developmental project to provide an audit of the clinic’s information systems.

Dr. Barry A. Cumbie, assistant professor in the Department of Management & International Business, led the project while doctoral candidate Biji Bajracharya acted as the principal testing agent. Cumbie points out that Bajracharya leveraged his expertise to conduct the project and delivered positive results to the clinic.

March 25, 2014

This past fall, The University of Southern Mississippi College of Business partnered with Hattiesburg Clinic on a developmental project to provide an audit of the clinic’s information systems.

This past fall, The University of Southern Mississippi College of Business partnered with Hattiesburg Clinic on a developmental project to provide an audit of the clinic’s information systems.

Dr. Barry A. Cumbie, assistant professor in the Department of Management & International Business, led the project while doctoral candidate Biji Bajracharya acted as the principal testing agent. Cumbie points out that Bajracharya leveraged his expertise to conduct the project and delivered positive results to the clinic.

March 21, 2014

Mac Forsyth, a professor of practice in the Department of Finance, Real Estate and Business Law at The University of Southern Mississippi will be the featured guest for a live broadcast of the Mississippi Public Broadcasting radio program “In Legal Terms.”

The broadcast is set for Tuesday, March 25 at 10 a.m. in the Thad Cochran Center, room 210 on the Hattiesburg campus. Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend this free event.

Mac Forsyth, a professor of practice in the Department of Finance, Real Estate and Business Law at The University of Southern Mississippi will be the featured guest for a live broadcast of the Mississippi Public Broadcasting radio program “In Legal Terms.”

The broadcast is set for Tuesday, March 25 at 10 a.m. in the Thad Cochran Center, room 210 on the Hattiesburg campus. Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend this free event.

March 19, 2014

Eight members of the Gamma Tau Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi attended the Fraternity’s Southern LEAD Provincial Conference & Council Meeting in Orlando, Fla., held Feb. 28-March 2.

 

Eight members of the Gamma Tau Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi attended the Fraternity’s Southern LEAD Provincial Conference & Council Meeting in Orlando, Fla., held Feb. 28-March 2.

Leadership and Excellence Academies for Deltasigs (LEAD) focus on educational development and offer numerous opportunities throughout the year for members to further their professional and personal skills.

March 19, 2014

Eight members of the Gamma Tau Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi attended the Fraternity’s Southern LEAD Provincial Conference & Council Meeting in Orlando, Fla., held Feb. 28-March 2.

 

Eight members of the Gamma Tau Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi attended the Fraternity’s Southern LEAD Provincial Conference & Council Meeting in Orlando, Fla., held Feb. 28-March 2.

Leadership and Excellence Academies for Deltasigs (LEAD) focus on educational development and offer numerous opportunities throughout the year for members to further their professional and personal skills.

March 18, 2014

The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi will hold its annual Honors Banquet at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 24 at the Thad Cochran Center Grand Ballroom on the Hattiesburg campus.

The event will recognize the best-of-the-best among the University’s business students. Awards are presented to student in each business discipline with the recipients selected by faculty members.

The banquet will also include recognition for the new inductees of Beta Gamma Sigma business honor society and presentation of the Faculty of Year Awards.