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October 31, 2014

Ashley McKnight and Kelly Roberts, political science students at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus, have been selected to present at the upcoming 86th Annual Southern Political Science Association (SPSA) Conference set for January 2015 in New Orleans.

 

Ashley McKnight and Kelly Roberts, political science students at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus, have been selected to present at the upcoming 86th Annual Southern Political Science Association (SPSA) Conference set for January 2015 in New Orleans.

McKnight, an Honor’s College student from Philadelphia, Pa., will present “The Effectiveness of the Disproportionate Minority Contact Initiative in Mississippi: An Empirical Test for Overrepresentation.”

October 3, 2014

Jasmine Thomas, a senior at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded a study abroad grant from the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society that will provide an opportunity to teach elementary school students in London next year.

 

Thomas, a native of Picayune, Miss., is one of 50 students nationwide to receive the award from Phi Kappa Phi – the country’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

Jasmine Thomas, a senior at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded a study abroad grant from the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society that will provide an opportunity to teach elementary school students in London next year.

Thomas, a native of Picayune, Miss., is one of 50 students nationwide to receive the award from Phi Kappa Phi – the country’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. An elementary education major, she plans to student teach at an upper elementary school in London in spring, 2015.

September 30, 2014

Oak Grove middle school student Jonathan Myers, who excelled in regional science fairs held at The University of Southern Mississippi, was recently named a semifinalist in the 2014 Broadcom MASTERS program for his project: “The Effect of Ocean Acidification on the Bioluminescence of Pyrocystis fusiformis.”

Oak Grove middle school student Jonathan Myers, who excelled in regional science fairs held at The University of Southern Mississippi, was recently named a semifinalist in the 2014 Broadcom MASTERS program for his project: “The Effect of Ocean Acidification on the Bioluminescence of Pyrocystis fusiformis.”

September 17, 2014

Kimberly Docter, a junior marketing and international business double major at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus, spent two months in Kenya and Uganda earlier this spring working with the organization - Know Think Act.

Kimberly Docter, a junior marketing and international business double major at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus, spent two months in Kenya and Uganda earlier this spring working with the organization - Know Think Act.

September 16, 2014

Blake Dunaway, who is pursuing a double major in finance and pre-med in the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded the 2014 Mississippi Young Bankers (MYB) Leadership Scholarship.

Blake Dunaway, who is pursuing a double major in finance and pre-med in the College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been awarded the 2014 Mississippi Young Bankers (MYB) Leadership Scholarship.

Each year the MYB committee, a sector of the Mississippi Bankers Association, present a scholarship to an outstanding student majoring in banking and finance. The MYB Leadership Scholarship is given to a junior banking and finance major at a state-supported university. Applicants must be nominated by their banking professor.

September 9, 2014

University of Southern Mississippi student Keeyuania Pannell has seen her commitment to education pay off handsomely in the form of a $5,000 scholarship from Blackboard Inc.

University of Southern Mississippi student Keeyuania Pannell has seen her commitment to education pay off handsomely in the form of a $5,000 scholarship from Blackboard Inc.

Pannell, a junior psychology major from Waynesboro, Miss., entered an online competition sponsored by Blackboard, an education software developer. She finished second in the voting with her submission to the question: “How will you use your education to make the world a better place?”

August 19, 2014

Daniel Murin is using the research skills he honed in the biochemistry laboratories at The University of Southern Mississippi in the fight against one of the world’s most feared diseases.

 

Murin, a doctoral student at the renowned Scripps Research Institute in San Diego, is on a team of scientists that contributed to the development of a treatment for the Ebola virus known as ZMapp. The antibody cocktail, which showed promise in animal models, was recently used to treat two patients who contracted the disease in Africa.

Daniel Murin is using the research skills he honed in the biochemistry laboratories at The University of Southern Mississippi in the fight against one of the world’s most feared diseases.

Murin, a doctoral student at the renowned Scripps Research Institute in San Diego, is on a team of scientists that contributed to the development of a treatment for the Ebola virus known as ZMapp. The antibody cocktail, which showed promise in animal models, was recently used to treat two patients who contracted the disease in Africa.

July 16, 2014

This summer, Mississippi INBRE Research Scholars are proving that ground-breaking research is not solely conducted by those with a doctorate degree. This dedicated group of 31 undergraduate students from all parts of Mississippi is making biomedical research discoveries that could save lives in the future and will further them in their goals of entering the biomedical research field.

 

One such student is Terra Parker, recent graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in biology and a chemistry minor.

This summer, Mississippi INBRE Research Scholars are proving that ground-breaking research is not solely conducted by those with a doctorate degree. This dedicated group of 31 undergraduate students from all parts of Mississippi is making biomedical research discoveries that could save lives in the future and will further them in their goals of entering the biomedical research field.

July 3, 2014

The Epsilon Delta Chapter of Chi Omega Fraternity at The University of Southern Mississippi was recognized with the “Chapter of Excellence” Award and the “Founder’s Cup” at the fraternity’s national convention in Orlando, Fla., June 25-29.

 

The Epsilon Delta Chapter of Chi Omega Fraternity at The University of Southern Mississippi was recognized with the “Chapter of Excellence” Award and the “Founder’s Cup” at the fraternity’s national convention in Orlando, Fla., June 25-29.

July 3, 2014

Lorenzo Spencer, a junior at University of Southern Mississippi, was recently selected to participate in the undergraduate portion of the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program (MRPSP). Lorenzo is the son of Lorenzo and Cheryl Spencer of Hattiesburg, Miss.

Lorenzo Spencer, a junior at University of Southern Mississippi, was recently selected to participate in the undergraduate portion of the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program (MRPSP). Lorenzo is the son of Lorenzo and Cheryl Spencer of Hattiesburg, Miss.

June 19, 2014

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.

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.

June 16, 2014

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.

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.

Moody, who earned his undergraduate degree in history with a minor in political science, is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in public administration from the E.J. Ourso College of Business of Louisiana State University (LSU). His internship runs from June 5-Aug. 8.

June 13, 2014

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.

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.

District 69 Rep. Alyce Clark sponsored the initiative that led to House Resolution No. 57 in Jackson’s honor. A junior broadcast journalism major, Jackson is a member of the Southern Miss Honors College and the recipient of the 2014 Most Outstanding Male Student Eagle Award.

June 3, 2014

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.

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.

May 30, 2014

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

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

SGA officers promote students' rights and responsibilities, address student concerns and encourage university pride. The Southern Miss Gulf Coast student body elected the following students as 2014 – 2015 SGA officers:

May 21, 2014

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.

 

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.

The awards night gave professional staff members the opportunity to say thank you to the students for their hard work. During the banquet, awards and scholarships were given to outstanding student staff members.

May 20, 2014

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.

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.

May 12, 2014

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.

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.

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.

May 6, 2014

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).

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).

April 23, 2014

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.

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.

April 23, 2014

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.

 

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.

The Outstanding Instructor Award was presented to Dr. Jeffrey Kaufmann, a professor in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology. He has served on the Southern Miss faculty since 2000. The award is given to an instructor for commitment in creating a welcoming and accessible campus for persons with disabilities.

April 15, 2014

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.

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.

Brown of Biloxi, Miss., plans to pursue his doctorate at the University of California, Santa Barbara in the Biomolecular Science and Engineering Program with an emphasis in Biophysics and Bioengineering.

April 7, 2014

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.

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.