Story Category: Tornado Recovery

From Canada With Love

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This story submitted by Natalie Banaszak. On Feb. 17, exactly one week after the tornado touched down at USM, a group of 28 University of Guelph students arrived in Hattiesburg after close to 25 hours of driving down from Canada. It was my first experience of the South – and boy was it ever incredible. […]

Local Churches, Physical Plant Exceptional in Recovery Efforts

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This story submitted by Lynn Beach Smith. Wow! Thanks to the efforts of local churches and the Southern Miss School of Music, everything that our music students lost is either being replaced or has been replaced. The symphony office is now located under the water tower off of Fourth Street in the back of campus because […]

Recovery In The North Avenues

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This story submitted by Jessica Cloud. I live close to campus in the North Avenues neighborhood along Pearl Street. I like being close because it is so convenient to the USM Foundation offices. My husband is an EMT in Greene County and was working when the tornado hit our neighborhood. I was lucky enough to […]

Dallas Alumni Coordinate Tornado Relief Drive

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This story submitted by Robert Houston. In the aftermath of the Feb. 10 tornadoes in Hattiesburg, people near and far were compelled to contribute to relief efforts in the area. On Feb. 16, a group of 30 Southern Miss alumni, who reside in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, coordinated a tornado relief assistance drive at a […]

Student-led Volunteer Efforts Soar

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This story submitted by Ned Nelson. I’m a junior marketing major at Southern Miss, born and raised in Hattiesburg and graduated from Sumrall High School. Sunday night right after the storm, I started some dialog with various student leaders about the possibility of a student volunteer effort. On a whim, I created a Facebook event […]

A New Perspective Of Southern Miss

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This story submitted by Cissy Robertson. It was so beautiful to see the campus when I drove up on Hardy Street recently.  I loved the massive trees around the lake, and I got tears in my eyes when I saw they were all gone. Living here all my life, I never realized how beautiful those […]