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Students, Staff honored at Eagle Awards Ceremony

Fri, 03/12/2021 - 13:59pm | By: David Tisdale

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Office of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement held its annual Eagle Awards Ceremony online Feb. 28, during which USM students and staff were honored for outstanding achievement and contributions to the university community in multiple categories. The event also included artistic performances by USM students.

The Eagle Awards Committee accepted nominations for the awards from across campus, and the committee, made up of several student leaders from various organizations, voted unanimously on a winner for each category.

Student Organization of the Year

Southern Miss Activities Council

Outstanding Female Graduate Student of the Year

Roshanna Stallings- Columbus, Mississippi

Outstanding Male Graduate Student of the Year

Ja’Len Husband- Laurel, Mississippi

Outstanding Female Undergraduate Student of the Year

McKenzie McDavid- Greenville, Mississippi

Outstanding Male Undergraduate Student of the Year

Jakobe Smith- Jackson, Mississippi

 Outstanding Sorority Woman of the Year

 Samantha Manaway- Hattiesburg

 Outstanding Fraternity Man of the Year

 Marquan Lewis- Mobile, Alabama

Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year

Daishai Almond, Athens, Georgia

 Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year

 Bethal Miles- Chicago, Illinois 

 Living the Southern Miss Creed Award

 Earl Stoudamire- Clinton, Mississippi

Langston Hughes Artistic Excellence (Dance)

Keldric Holmes- Brandon, Mississippi

Langston Hughes Artistic Excellence (Theatre)

Brandon Spann- Gulfport, Mississippi

Humanitarian Award: Ms. Valencia R. Walls

Lifetime Achievement Award: Gloria Peterson