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The College of Education and Psychology is proud to announce our accomplishments. Below you will find links to articles discussing the myriad accomplishments of students, faculty, and staff within our College.
We congratulate Joel Coutu, recipient of Fall 2015 Eagle Scholars Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) award funds. Joel's research project, "Implicit and Explicit Attitudes Toward Military Veterans", will measure the degree to which expressed opinions about veterans reflect implicit biases (positive or negative), which are generally taken as representing the “true” attitude towards a particular group, and identify factors that determine whether someone will exhibit a positive or negative bias toward veterans. Joel is an undergraduate Psychology major on the Gulf Park Campus. CUR Faculty Affiliate and Assistant Professor, Dr. Hans Stadthagen, will supervise Joel during his research.
Join us in congratulating Felicia Gray and Aaron White, recipients of Fall 2015 Eagle Scholars Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) award funds. Their research, "Veterans on Campus: PTSD Symptoms, Coping Mechanisms, and Social Integration", will focus on the relationship between the type of coping skills used by veterans to deal with military-related stressors and the type of social circles that veterans build on campus. Felicia and Aaron are both undergraduate Psychology majors on the Gulf Park Campus. CUR Faculty Affiliate and Associate Professor, Dr. Michael Mong, will supervise Felicia and Aaron during their research.
We are proud to congratulate Sheila Bullock and Samantha Phillips, Psychology majors, as recipients of Spring 2015 Eagle Scholars Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) awards. Under the supervision of faculty affiliates, Drs. Michael Mong and Hans Stadthagen, Shelia and Samantha will conduct independent research and present project findings to a scholarly audience. In her project titled Self-Awareness of PTSD Symptoms and Coping Mechanisms in Critical-Care Nurses, Sheila seeks to measure PTSD symptoms in critical care nurses and examine coping strategies. In her project titled Social Development of Hearing Children with Hearing Impaired Parents, Samantha will compare the social skills (as measured by the Social Skills Improvement System Rating Scales) of a sample of teenage children of hearing-impaired parents with a matched sample of peers with hearing parents. Her objective is to identify any possible differences in social development between the two groups.
April 23, 2015
Congratulations to Dr. Michelle Jeanfreau on her nomination for the You Rock Professor of the Year Award. A student driven award, the You Rock Professor of the Year Award recognizes faculty for their hard work and dedication promoting student success, both in the classroom and out. Students select the recipient by donating their spare change. All proceeds benefit The Legay Scholarship Fund. Dr. Jeanfreau is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies, and has worked at Southern Miss for seven years.
April 20, 2015
Congratulations are in order for Shanna Bordelon, Child and Family Studies graduate student. Shanna is the recipient of the 2014-15 Outstanding Student Award through the Office of Disability Accommodations. This award is presented to a nominated student for outstanding academic achievement.
February 26, 2015
We are proud to congratulate Larisa Alfsen as recipient of three awards during the 2014-15 Academic Year. Larisa is the recipient of the Outstanding Senior in Psychology Award, the Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award, and a member of Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities. Larisa, along with co-author Lin Agler, Ph.D., presented "The Relationship Between Personality and Metacomprehension Accuracy" at this year's annual Mississippi Academy of Sciences conference.
We are proud to congratulate Dr. Mong as the recipient of the 2014 Legacy "You Rock! Professor of the Year Award". Dr. Mong (pictured left with Dr. Rodney Bennett, Emily Kennedy, and Alyssa Comfort) was nominated by students in recognition of his hard work and dedication. The award was presented during the Golden Eagle Bonfire Bash held on April 22, 2014.
The College of Education and Psychology is proud to congratulate Hannah Bahe as a recipient of an Eagle Scholars Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) award. Hannah's project, "Choice and Control of Enrichment for Captive Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins," explores the effect of choice on the effectiveness of enrichment for dolphins in human care. Hannah, a dual Psychology and Biology major (pictured center with her advisors, Jennifer Walker and Heidi Lyn), participated in the 2014 commencement ceremony for the Gulf Park Campus. Hannah's achievement exemplifies the scholarly research undergraduate students on the Gulf Park Campus have the opportunity to engage in. We look forward to congratulating Hannah on many more achievements.
The College of Education and Psychology is proud to honor Anna Roller as a recipient of an Eagle Scholars Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) award. Anna's project, "Corpus Callosum Volume of Vervet Monkeys in Relation to Autism Spectrum Disorder," compares brain structures between Vervet monkeys and children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Anna, a Psychology major (pictured right with her advisor, Heidi Lyn), participated in the 2014 commencement ceremony on the Gulf Park Campus. We are proud of Anna's achievement, and look forward to congratulating her continued future successes.
December 13, 2013
The College of Education and Psychology is proud to congratulate Shanna Bordelon on her award winning role as Co-Chair of the 2013 Heart Walk Committee. Along with Co-Chair Dr. Frances Lucas, and committee members Michelle Fleming, Dr. Rebecca Filmore, Kelly Weaver, and Frances Galle, Shanna helped raise $4,454 for the 2013 Heart Walk. Southern Miss Gulf Coast was also named winner of the 2013 Heart Walk t-shirt design contest. Shanna has been a dedicated staff member in the College of Education and Psychology for seven years.
October 31, 2013
We are proud to congratulate Heather Miller, Office Manager, on her receipt of the Outstanding Support Staff Award at the 2013 Faculty and Staff Luncheon. Heather has been a member of the Southern Miss Gulf Coast Staff for three years.
October 14, 2013
Congratulations to Shelby McGrew, Jessica Sciara, Courtney Potter, Michelle Williams, and Elizabeth Thorpe for their best poster award at the International Organization of Social Sciences and Behavioral Research. Their poster titled Reciprocity and Compliance was voted best by conference attendees and selected from among posters by attendees, including faculty and graduate students.
August 26, 2013
WHLT22 recently covered the Department of Educational Leadership and School Counseling's receipt of continued National Recognition for the Educational Administration program through the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
August 21, 2013
As reported in Southern Miss Now, the Department of Educational Leadership and School Counseling is proud to announce our receipt of continued National Recognition for our Educational Administration program through the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
April 23, 2013
The College of Education and Psychology is honored to congratulate Ashlen Johnson, recipient of the Outstanding Student Award from the Office of Disability Accommodations. Ashlen is a senior Elementary Education student. We are also proud to congratulate Billie Tingle, recipient of the Outstanding Instructor Award through the Office of Disability Accommodations. Billie is an Instructor in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education. Both were celebrated at the 2013 Office of Disability Accommodations Award Reception on April 23, 2013.
October 26, 2012
The College of Education and Psychology congratulates Patti Papania, Outstanding Support Staff Award winner. A twenty-year member of Southern Miss Gulf Coast's staff, Patti Papania was honored at the 2012 Faculty and Staff Appreciation Luncheon.