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Southern Miss News Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Welcome to the daily email for media members that includes news and notes from The University of Southern Mississippi. Today's email includes news releases about Dr. Monty Graham being named to the national Board of directors for Ocean Exploration Trust, Inc., and a former client of USM's Children's Center for Communication Disorders earning a scholarship to attend the University. In addition, history Professor Dr. Susannah Ural is available to discuss the significance of the Memorial Day holiday.

Media inquiries can be directed to Van Arnold at 601.266.5568 orvan.arnoldFREEMississippi or David Tisdale at d.g.tisdaleFREEMississippi

Today's Top Story

USM's Graham Named to Ocean Exploration Trust Board of Directors

University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Ocean Science and Engineering Director Monty Graham has recently been named to the national Board of Directors for Ocean Exploration Trust, Inc.

One of nine board members for OET, Graham will work alongside other leaders in oceanography from across the nation to advance scientific discovery of the sea. Four of the nine board members represent Carnegie-classified doctoral research institutions – USM, Harvard University, University of New Hampshire, and University of Rhode Island.

Additional News Releases

Children's Center Alumnus Receives Prestigious Scholarship to Attend the University

Media Expert Availability

History Professor Susannah Ural, co-director of the Dale Center for the Study of War & Society, is a renowned expert in U.S. conflicts. Dr. Ural is available today to discuss the significance and historical relevance of the upcoming Memorial Day holiday. Observed on the last Monday in May each year, Memorial Day is a federal holiday for remembering those who fought in the country's armed forces. To schedule an interview, email mediaexpertsFREEMississippi. For a full list of USM media experts visit:

Photo and/or Video Opportunities
Annual summer camps are getting underway on the Hattiesburg campus, beginning with a Cheer Camp set for May 24-27. For more information, contact Conference Services at 601.266.5292.