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Media Advisory: USM Gulf Park Campus to host Awards Day Ceremony

TO: News editors, directors

WHAT: Awards Day Ceremony

WHEN: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 4 p.m. 

WHERE: Fleming Education Center Auditorium, Gulf Park campus, Long Beach 

SPECIFICS: The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus will host its annual Awards Day Ceremony on Tuesday, April 23 in the Fleming Education Center Auditorium on the Gulf Park campus. This event will honor students, faculty, staff and community members. Your coverage is invited. 

CONTACT: Jenny Tate, Gulf Park campus, 228.865.4574

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 Carnegie Classification 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