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Day at USM Held on the Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 03:54pm | By: Jenny Tate

The University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Park campus hosted 102 girls from four Gulf Coast high schools on Friday, Nov. 6 for the annual “Day at USM.”

Ocean Springs, Long Beach, St. Patrick, and Gulfport high schools were represented at the event which featured an opportunity for female students to learn about college degree programs and careers.

“The Day at USM is an exciting program offered by the Women and Gender Studies program available through the College of Arts and Letters,” said Dr. Deanne Nuwer, associate dean for the College of Arts and Letters at Southern Miss. “The young ladies from the area high schools experienced a multitude of events, including lunch with professional women from around the Coast and breakout sessions that acquainted them with The University of Southern Mississippi and its academic offerings.”

Representatives from the Colleges of Arts and Letters, Business, Education and Psychology, Health, Nursing, Science and Technology made presentations about academic degree programs. Gulf Park campus Student Government Association members also led campus tours during the event.

Nuwer added, “The event was a huge success. The word I heard all day from the participating students was ‘Awesome.'”

The “Day at USM” was organized by Susan Mullican, instructor of philosophy, and Carol Strohmetz, a graduate student the Department of History at Southern Miss.

For more information, contact the Office of University Communications at 228.865.4574.