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Ellie J. Dahmer


American Civil Rights Activist and Educator Ellie J. Dahmer to be Awarded Honorary Doctorate from USM

Esteemed Civil Rights activist and lifelong educator Mrs. Ellie Jewel Davis Dahmer, of Forrest County, Miss., will be awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, during a University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Fall 2019 Commencement ceremony.

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NSF Oceanographic Research Ship to be Named for Gulf Coast Civil Rights Icon

A Gulf Coast civil rights icon is being honored as the namesake of a new, $100 million National Science Foundation (NSF) oceanographic research ship, to be operated by the Gulf – Caribbean Oceanographic Consortium (GCOC), led by The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) and the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON).