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University Extends Deepest Condolences to Families, Community Members

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 10:55am

During the overnight hours, The University of Southern Mississippi was notified of a tragic plane accident that involved the family of a student who was preparing to participate in Commencement exercises later today and a family in the local Hattiesburg community.

“My heart breaks for our student and her family, and for our community members and their family,” said University President Rodney D. Bennett.  “The University extends our deepest condolences and our thoughts and prayers to all those who are affected by this tragedy during this time of great loss.”

Student Counseling Services (SCS) is available to support members of the Southern Miss community. SCS can be reached at 601.266.4829 during regular business hours and after 5 p.m. and on weekends at 601.606.4357 (HELP).