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September 9, 2011

Student Government Association President Erick Brown hopes to leave a legacy of inclusion at Southern Miss.

Erick Brown serves as the president of the Student Government Association at The University of Southern Mississippi. Brown, a senior sociology major, recently took a few moments to reflect on his current responsibilities and outside interests in a question-and-answer format.

Q: What is your hometown and educational background?

A: I am from Columbus, Mississippi and attended Columbus High School.

Q: What were your dreams and ambitions as a small child?

May 9, 2011

New Student Printz Executive Editor Mary Margaret Halford is following in her uncle's footsteps and enjoying every second of the journey.

Southern Miss sophomore Mary Margaret Halford was recently named the Executive Editor of the Student Printz campus newspaper. Recently, Halford took a few moments to reflect on her new role at the university and other interests in a question-and-answer format.

Q: What is your hometown and educational background?

July 11, 2014

Two University of Southern Mississippi alumni with experience as administrators in the school’s Division of Student Affairs have been named to manage its Greek Life operations.

Charles Childress, assistant director of Conference and Fraternity Housing at the university, will serve as director of the Office of Greek Life. Megan Wilkinson, currently the operations manager for the Union Complex, will take on the role of assistant director. Both will begin their duties August. 1.

Two University of Southern Mississippi alumni with experience as administrators in the school’s Division of Student Affairs have been named to manage its Greek Life operations.

Charles Childress, assistant director of Conference and Fraternity Housing at the university, will serve as director of the Office of Greek Life. Megan Wilkinson, currently the operations manager for the Union Complex, will take on the role of assistant director. Both will begin their duties August. 1.

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.

July 2, 2014

Thomas Schmidt of Ocean Springs, Miss. 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 during the spring 2014 semester. ROTC helps train college students to become an officer in the U.S. military.

Thomas Schmidt of Ocean Springs, Miss. 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 during the spring 2014 semester. ROTC helps train college students to become an officer in the U.S. military.

Schmidt graduated from Southern Miss with a bachelor of arts in history. His first assignment is with the 184th Sustainment Command in Laurel, Miss.

June 27, 2014

Five University of Southern Mississippi students and a recent graduate of the school will be competing in the Miss Mississippi Pageant July 9-12. The event will be held at the Vicksburg Convention Center.

Five University of Southern Mississippi students and a recent graduate of the school will be competing in the Miss Mississippi Pageant July 9-12. The event will be held at the Vicksburg Convention Center.

The contestants and their current title include:

*Miss University of Southern Mississippi: Kimberly Page

*Miss Meridian: Arielle Dale

*Miss Magnolia: Tamecia Myers (alumna)

*Miss Leaf River Valley: Dalee Kimble

*Miss Turtle Creek: Jordin Johnson

*Miss Midsouth: Bethany Cuevas (Southern Miss Gulf Coast)

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 17, 2014

The University of Southern Mississippi Center for Undergraduate Research and the Office of the Vice President for Research have approved research proposals of students competing for inclusion in the spring 2014 class of the Eagle Scholar Program for Undergraduate Research (Eagle SPUR). This select group of undergraduates received up to $1,000 each in the competition for research grants, with just over half of 30 proposals earning acceptance.  

The University of Southern Mississippi Center for Undergraduate Research and the Office of the Vice President for Research have approved research proposals of students competing for inclusion in the spring 2014 class of the Eagle Scholar Program for Undergraduate Research (Eagle SPUR). This select group of undergraduates received up to $1,000 each in the competition for research grants, with just over half of 30 proposals earning acceptance.  

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 23, 2014

The Mississippi Gamma chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon at The University of Southern Mississippi traveled to Atlanta during the spring 2014 semester to attend the annual Carlson Leadership Academy (CLA), sponsored by its national fraternity.

The Mississippi Gamma chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon at The University of Southern Mississippi traveled to Atlanta during the spring 2014 semester to attend the annual Carlson Leadership Academy (CLA), sponsored by its national fraternity.

CLA is a two-day conference that consists of a variety of involved workshops and presentations from distinguished alumni. CLA is named after Curt Carlson, the founder of Carlson Holdings which founded TGI Fridays and Radisson Hotels.  

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

He’s not just the best in Mississippi. Now, University of Southern Mississippi U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC) cadet and National Guardsman Sgt. William Landrum is also the top solider in the Southeast.

He’s not just the best in Mississippi. Now, University of Southern Mississippi U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC) cadet and National Guardsman Sgt. William Landrum is also the top solider in the Southeast.

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 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.