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Southern Miss School of Leadership Hosts “Southern Miss Cruisin” October 2

Fri, 09/22/2023 - 01:18pm | By: Dena Temple

USMThe School of Leadership, part of the College of Business and Economic Development at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM), will host a “Southern Miss Cruisin’” event on Monday, Oct. 2, to coincide with that day’s Long Beach activities at Cruisin’ the Coast. The party starts at 3 p.m. and wraps at 5 p.m. so participants can attend the Long Beach concert sponsored by Cruisin’ the Coast.

“This is our second year hosting the event, and it will be bigger and better,” said Dr. Bradley (Brad) Winton, who is coordinating the event, “We’ve got two local car clubs participating, and we’re closing some of the campus roads so they can display their cars. We will have tents, music, games, drinks, and snacks – and maybe the best vantage point on the Coast to watch all those beautiful cars pass by.”

The event is open to everyone – Southern Miss students, employees, residents, cruisers – “The more the merrier,” said Winton.

People bringing antique cars or hot rods may park on Avenue of the Oaks, which winds across the front of the campus, or the Lloyd Hall lawn. Parking for non-antique cars will be provided in the Lloyd Hall parking lot (the first lot when driving north on Beach Park Place).

Dr. Heather Annulis, Director of the School of Leadership, emphasizes the importance of this event. “Cruisin’ the Coast is the largest event of its type in the South,” she said. “It’s a great economic generator for the region and a chance for us to show off our beautiful campus. We are thrilled to join in the party, and I can’t wait to see all those classic cars on the Southern Miss campus!”

The School of Leadership is housed within the College of Business and Economic Development at The University of Southern Mississippi and operates on the Coastal USM campus in Long Beach, Mississippi. Its undergraduate degree programs include Accounting, Applied Technology, Business Administration, Industrial Engineering Technology, Industrial Engineering Technology (Logistics), Management, and Marketing. Graduate programs include Human Capital Development, Human Capital Development (Instructional Technology and Design), Instructional Technology and Design, and Logistics, Trade and Transportation. Learn more about these degree programs or email.