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Media Advisory: Sertoma Club of Laurel to Present Check to USMs DuBard School

TO: News editors, directors

WHAT: Sertoma Club of Laurel Check Presentation

WHERE: Southern Miss Hattiesburg Campus – DuBard School

WHEN: 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019

SPECIFICS: The Laurel Sertoma Club has established a $25,000 endowment to support the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi which provides services to children and families who may otherwise be unable to receive those benefits. The check will be presented to the DuBard School on Feb. 20. Area media is invited to attend.

CONTACT: Brittney Dykes, Communications Coordinator, DuBard School, 601.266.5223

About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites in central and southern Mississippi, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 130 universities in the nation to earn the CarnegieClassification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity” designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and sport venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 40 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of approximately 15,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 35 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 21 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit