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Southern Miss student receives National Science Foundation fellowship

Susan Walley, a senior polymer science major at The University of Southern Mississippi, and recent University graduate Kristen Van de Voorde have been awarded prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. The fellowships cover three years of funding. Students receive a $34,000 stipend every year as well as a $12,000 cost of attendance allowance tenable at any university in the ...

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Southern Miss College of Nursing celebrates 50th anniversary

What began 50 years ago with just a handful of hopeful students has blossomed into a premier program at The University of Southern Mississippi, and one that has decisively transformed nursing in the Gulf States region. On Friday, April 7, the Southern Miss College of Nursing will present an evening of dinner, dance and reflection as part of a 50th ...

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USM College of Business names EAGLE Scholarships

The University of Southern Mississippi College of Business recently announced that students Josh Spivey and Marshall Acklin have been chosen to join the EAGLE Scholar Program for the 2017-18 year. As EAGLE Scholars, they will receive coaching and professional development from CEO’s, community leaders and other industry leaders. They also have been awarded a scholarship to assist with tuition, assistance ...

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USM to host National Intercollegiate Athletics Safety and Security Summit

By BECKY GILLETTE HATTIESBURG — More than 67 million people in the U.S. attend intercollegiate football games in the U.S. That not only has a huge economic impact on the communities where these events occur, but it also can make such gatherings a target for terrorists. “Nowadays, if you look at the world, special events whether sporting events or some ...

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Tommy Thornton to serve as grand marshal for Southern Miss Coca-Cola Classic Rodeo

Tommy Thornton, Executive Director of Hattiesburg Clinic, will serve as grand marshal for the 32nd Annual Southern Miss Coca-Cola Classic Rodeo, set for Feb. 17-18 at the James Lynn Cartlidge Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center. Thornton earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Southern Mississippi and later a MBA with an emphasis in management. He has served as an ...

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Upon turning 50, USM’s Nursing College moves to state-of-the-art home

By TED CARTER The opening of University of Southern Mississippi’s Asbury Hall for classes Jan. 17 gives USM a leading role in a strategy by which Mississippi has more than doubled its nursing school graduates since the start of the previous decade. USM’s college of Nursing already accounts for 23.55 percent of nursing baccalaureate degrees awarded in the state, followed by ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Is out-of-state student growth good for Mississippi taxpayers?

USM, seeking students, reduces out-of-state tuition,” read the recent newspaper headline.   “The idea is to reverse a 2,000-student enrollment dip by pricing a USM education below some public universities in nearby states, and attract enough high-schoolers from Houston, Dallas and San Antonio to raise overall revenue,” explained the Clarion-Ledger story. USM cut annual tuition for out-of-state students by 40 percent, from ...

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USM online learning gets No. 1 rank for affordability

The University of Southern Mississippi has been named No. 1 in the nation for affordability of its online offerings. Affordable Colleges Online ranked Southern Miss as the most affordable online college in the U.S. Tom Hutchinson, interim director of the Office of Online Learning, tells The HattiesburgAmerican Affordable Colleges Online includes researchers and higher education experts who analyze data from every ...

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Thad Cochran Marine Aquaculture Center gets new director

The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Ocean Science and Technology has named Dr. Kelly Lucas director of the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory’s Thad Cochran Marine Aquaculture Center. Lucas comes to USM after serving as the chief scientific officer at the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources since 2013. A South Mississippi native, Lucas holds a doctorate degree in coastal sciences ...

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