Awards and Honors
The School of Computing Sciences and Computer Engineering is honored to celebrate three emerging technical leaders, whose academic and co-curricular pursuits have earned them scholarship recognition.
Joseph and Kay Dixon Computing Sciences and Computer Engineering Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to a sophomore, junior or senior with a declared major within the School of Computing Sciences and Computer Engineering. The recipient should be in good standing with the University.
▪️ Computer Science, 2022
▪️ Minor: Biology
|Shelby McCardle came to USM as an award-winning transfer student from Jones Community College. In addition to excelling in the classroom, she has given back to the community through volunteer work at a soup kitchen. She has also helped with decreasing plastic pollution through the Mississippi Inland Cleanup organization.|
Chris Christiansen Computing Sciences and Computer Engineering Annual Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to award a scholarship to an international student in the School of Computing Sciences and Computer Engineering.
▪️ Computer Science, 2023
|Bryan Salamanca is an immigrant who enjoys giving back to others. When he is not working on school work related to his computer science degree program, he spends time tutoring local K-12 students on math, science, and English as a second language. He also assists student with special needs through his volunteer work with Top Soccer. Salamanca holds a job to finance his college pathway, and he says looks forward to graduating and using his social and technical skills to make a positive change in our global world.|
Danny R. Carter Endowed Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to provide annual scholarships for full-time undergraduate students majoring in Computer Science.
▪️Computer Science, 2022
|In addition to his academic pursuits, service to others is of utmost importance to Jabrien. He is active in the Men of Excellence (M.O.X.) through which he provides mentorship to youth, assists elderly residents with work at their homes, and performs additional community service by cleaning up litter in the Hattiesburg area. He currently holds a leadership position in MOX. After graduation, Jabrien hopes to pursue a career as a software developer or cybersecurity professional.|