Michael Sims: Don’t Blink … you might miss a golden opportunity.

Michael Sims, a Hattiesburg native and University of Southern Mississippi student, was awarded a Goldwater Scholarship, a national honor recognizing the next generation of great research scientists. Michael is in exclusive company. He was one of only three students from Mississippi universities to win the award in 2013. In fact, two of the three students honored came from Southern Miss.

As Michael bursts through the doors of his future, he'll be proof that the knowledge of how to change the world can be learned at home. He'll be evidence that the greatest opportunities are often right in front of you.

Take a closer look at Southern Miss. You'll find we are more than meets the eye.