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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?

May 22, 2015

The Kennard Scholars Program at The University of Southern Mississippi is designed for students committed to academic excellence, leadership development, and citizenship. The program gives particular attention to students from underrepresented and diverse communities. 

The Kennard Scholars Program at The University of Southern Mississippi is designed for students committed to academic excellence, leadership development, and citizenship. The program gives particular attention to students from underrepresented and diverse communities. 

May 22, 2015

Hannah Roberts, the reigning Miss University of Southern Mississippi, spent a portion of Friday, May 22 conducting a science demonstration for Anniston Elementary School students at the Port of Gulfport. The students were actively involved in the demonstration with Roberts, a chemistry major from Mount Olive, Miss. Roberts earned her undergraduate degree this spring and has been accepted to the University of Mississippi Medical School in Jackson. She will also compete in the Miss Mississippi Pageant next month.

Hannah Roberts, the reigning Miss University of Southern Mississippi, spent a portion of Friday, May 22 conducting a science demonstration for Anniston Elementary School students at the Port of Gulfport. The students were actively involved in the demonstration with Roberts, a chemistry major from Mount Olive, Miss. Roberts earned her undergraduate degree this spring and has been accepted to the University of Mississippi Medical School in Jackson. She will also compete in the Miss Mississippi Pageant next month.

May 22, 2015

Wilton Jackson, a senior broadcast journalism major at The University of Southern Mississippi, was recognized with the Thomas Arkle Clark Scholar-Leader-of-the-Year Endowed Scholarship for exemplifying the ideals of Phi Eta Sigma.

Wilton Jackson, a senior broadcast journalism major at The University of Southern Mississippi, was recognized with the Thomas Arkle Clark Scholar-Leader-of-the-Year Endowed Scholarship for exemplifying the ideals of Phi Eta Sigma.

Jackson is the first Southern Miss student selected for the $10,000 award.

“I asked my mother when she called to inform me that I received it, ‘you sure it was meant for me?’ ” Jackson said. “She said, ‘yes, it has your name on it, Wilton C. Jackson, II.’ ”

May 22, 2015

Johnathan Reed, a senior recreation administration major at The University of Southern Mississippi, was selected as the recipient of the Southern Miss Comcast Golf Classic Scholarship.

Johnathan Reed, a senior recreation administration major at The University of Southern Mississippi, was selected as the recipient of the Southern Miss Comcast Golf Classic Scholarship.

Reed, a native of Memphis, Tenn., was awarded the $500 scholarship for his essay on “What Southern Miss Means to Me.” In addition to his studies, he works at Southern Miss Recreational Sports.

May 22, 2015

Elections were held during the spring semester at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus for the 2015 – 2016 Student Government Association (SGA).

Elections were held during the spring semester at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus for the 2015 – 2016 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 2015 – 2016 SGA officers:

May 19, 2015

Hannah Roberts, the reigning Miss University of Southern Mississippi, took time out of her hectic schedule to donate approximately 1,000 books to the Fieldhouse for the Homeless on Tuesday, May 19 as part of her “Pages of Love” program.

Hannah Roberts, the reigning Miss University of Southern Mississippi, took time out of her hectic schedule to donate approximately 1,000 books to the Fieldhouse for the Homeless on Tuesday, May 19 as part of her “Pages of Love” program.

May 13, 2015

The Southern Entrepreneurship Program (SEP) concluded its series of educational high school events and competitions on Friday, May 1, by hosting its 8th annual SEP State Business Plan Competition on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus.

The Southern Entrepreneurship Program (SEP) concluded its series of educational high school events and competitions on Friday, May 1, by hosting its 8th annual SEP State Business Plan Competition on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus.

The event was sponsored by the Mississippi Council on Economic Education and hosted by the Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Education, an educational outreach unit of the Southern Miss College of Business.

May 8, 2015

University of Southern Mississippi Vice President for Student Affairs Joe Paul did in his May commencement address what he’s done best in a 39-year career at his alma mater – give sound advice and guidance to students.

 

Paul, a Bay St. Louis, Miss. native shared life lessons from experiences and observations gained from working in the private sector and in student affairs administration at Southern Miss in two addresses Friday, May 8 at Reed Green Coliseum on the Hattiesburg campus, and also during an address to Gulf Park Campus students on Saturday, May 9 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum.

 

 

University of Southern Mississippi Vice President for Student Affairs Joe Paul did in his May commencement address what he’s done best in a 39-year career at his alma mater – give sound advice and guidance to students.

May 7, 2015

University of Southern Mississippi graduate Kelvin Barber will soon trade his life as a Hattiesburg college student for a new one as a system engineer with Cerner Corporation in Kansas City, Mo.

 

Barber, a Natchez, Miss., native and Information Technology major at Southern Miss, will be working with Linux to update systems and software used in hospitals.

University of Southern Mississippi graduate Kelvin Barber will soon trade his life as a Hattiesburg college student for a new one as a system engineer with Cerner Corporation in Kansas City, Mo.

Barber, a Natchez, Miss., native and Information Technology major at Southern Miss, will be working with Linux to update systems and software used in hospitals.

May 7, 2015

Natalya Ortolano and Meredith Barefield, biological science majors at The University of Southern Mississippi earned special recognition during the University’s Undergraduate Symposium on Research and Creative Activity.

Natalya Ortolano and Meredith Barefield, biological science majors at The University of Southern Mississippi earned special recognition during the University’s Undergraduate Symposium on Research and Creative Activity.

The senior undergraduates’ presentations on biomedical research won them the Mississippi INBRE award for the Best Paper on a Biomedical Topic. Ortolano captured first place, while Barefield took home the second-place award.

May 6, 2015

Alanna Buckley and Ashley Moffett, graduate students at The University of Southern Mississippi, recently completed extensive training through the Institute for Disability Studies’ Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program.

Alanna Buckley and Ashley Moffett, graduate students at The University of Southern Mississippi, recently completed extensive training through the Institute for Disability Studies’ Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program.

The Institute is Mississippi’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Services, and is headquartered at Southern Miss. LEND is a network of 43 programs throughout the country that are funded by the Maternal Child Health Bureau.

May 4, 2015

The Office of Student Activities at The University of Southern Mississippi recently recognized and celebrated the accomplishments of its 192 student organizations at the Student Organization Awards and Recognition ceremony. More than 120 nominations were collected, and a student affairs review committee determined the winners.

The Office of Student Activities at The University of Southern Mississippi recently recognized and celebrated the accomplishments of its 192 student organizations at the Student Organization Awards and Recognition ceremony. More than 120 nominations were collected, and a student affairs review committee determined the winners.

Student Activities presented the following awards for the 2014-2015 school year:

Outstanding New Student Organization: Alpha Chi Omega

April 30, 2015

Four University of Southern Mississippi students have been awarded prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, marking the first time the University has produced this many winners in a single year.

 

Laken Kendrick, of Hattiesburg, Miss.; Abagail Williams, of Independence, Mo.; Dexter Dean of Clinton, Ala.; and Cassandra Reese, of San Diego, Calif., were granted the fellowships from a pool of 16,500 applicants. No other Mississippi college or university matched Southern Miss in NSF Fellowship winners for 2015.

Four University of Southern Mississippi students have been awarded prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, marking the first time the University has produced this many winners in a single year.

Laken Kendrick, of Hattiesburg, Miss.; Abagail Williams, of Independence, Mo.; Dexter Dean of Clinton, Ala.; and Cassandra Reese, of San Diego, Calif., were granted the fellowships from a pool of 16,500 applicants. No other Mississippi college or university matched Southern Miss in NSF Fellowship winners for 2015.

April 29, 2015

University of Southern Mississippi student Bethany Cuevas of Long Beach won the title of Miss Magnolia earlier this spring in Corinth, Miss. With her title, Cuevas, an elementary education major at the university’s Gulf Park campus, will have the opportunity 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 Magnolia earlier this spring in Corinth, Miss. With her title, Cuevas, an elementary education major at the university’s Gulf Park campus, will have the opportunity to compete for the title of Miss Mississippi this summer in Vicksburg.

April 29, 2015

Erica Estes, a graduate student pursing a master’s degree in sports management at The University of Southern Mississippi, was elected as the National Student Leader for NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation. She also serves as graduate assistant for facilities and fitness in the recreational sports department.

Erica Estes, a graduate student pursing a master’s degree in sports management at The University of Southern Mississippi, was elected as the National Student Leader for NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation. She also serves as graduate assistant for facilities and fitness in the recreational sports department.

April 27, 2015

The University of Southern Mississippi College of Science and Technology recently recognized outstanding students at the Annual College of Science and Technology Awards Banquet.

The University of Southern Mississippi College of Science and Technology recently recognized outstanding students at the Annual College of Science and Technology Awards Banquet.

The awards program began in 2003. For 12 years, the college has been recognizing the “best of the best.” Nominations are solicited from department chairs and directors, faculty and staff. Academic units can nominate one person in each category with awardees being determined by the College Awards Committee.

April 27, 2015

University of Southern Mississippi students from Nepal are working to raise awareness and support for those affected by the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck their homeland Saturday, April 25.

University of Southern Mississippi students from Nepal are working to raise awareness and support for those affected by the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck their homeland Saturday, April 25.

Khem Raj BC and Pradip Bastola, along with their fellow students and members of the Hattiesburg Nepali Society, have established a gofundme account to help with donations through social media, and are providing contact information for other relief agencies assisting the people of Nepal.

April 24, 2015

The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi celebrated its distinguished faculty members and students during an annual Honors Banquet held Thursday, April 16th at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi celebrated its distinguished faculty members and students during an annual Honors Banquet held Thursday, April 16th at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

April 23, 2015

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) of Greek Life at The University of Southern Mississippi received 11 awards at the 2015 Southeastern Interfraternity Conference (SEIFC) in Atlanta, Ga.

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) of Greek Life at The University of Southern Mississippi received 11 awards at the 2015 Southeastern Interfraternity Conference (SEIFC) in Atlanta, Ga.

The awards included Excellence in Academic and Scholarship Programming; Excellence in Educational Programming; Excellence in Campus and Community Service; Excellence in Community Service; Excellence in Philanthropy; Excellence in Alumni Development; Excellence in Publications; Excellence in Single Publication; and Excellence in Recruitment.

April 22, 2015

In honor of Earth Day, Miss University of Southern Mississippi, Hannah Roberts visited Oak Grove Primary School in Lamar County on Wednesday, April 22, to conduct science experiments and read from the book “It’s Earth Day (Little Critter)”.

In honor of Earth Day, Miss University of Southern Mississippi, Hannah Roberts visited Oak Grove Primary School in Lamar County on Wednesday, April 22, to conduct science experiments and read from the book “It’s Earth Day (Little Critter)”.

First-grade students participated in soil testing experiments, learned about environmental conservation and responsibility, and visited with Southern Miss mascot Seymour.

April 22, 2015

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Zeta Chi Chapter of Delta Tau Delta was awarded the Court of Honor Award for Chapter Excellence at the 2015 Delta Tau Delta Southern Division Conference in Louisville, Ky.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Zeta Chi Chapter of Delta Tau Delta was awarded the Court of Honor Award for Chapter Excellence at the 2015 Delta Tau Delta Southern Division Conference in Louisville, Ky.

Awarded to chapters who excel in philanthropy, community service and recruitment, the Court of Honor Award recognizes the top 20 national chapters each year as reviewed through Delta Tau Delta’s Fraternity Accreditation and Awards Report (FAAR).