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Timothy Adams, baccalaureate graduate in criminal justice

Graduate celebrates special "Mother's Day" commencement
Mother’s Day weekend was extra special for Earma Ford as she watched her son, Timothy Adams, walk across the stage at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast commencement ceremony Saturday to pick up his bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice. [Learn More] [Photo Gallery] [Video]

Students selected for Who's Who
The University of Southern Mississippi has selected 14 students earning their degrees from the Gulf Park campus for the 2012-2013 Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Students were selected based on leadership, extracurricular activities and community contributions throughout their academic career. Additionally, students must graduate in the current academic year. Undergraduate students are required to have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and graduate students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.75. [Learn More]

2013 Awards Day Highlights Student, Faculty Excellence
Enjoy a video representing the array of honors bestowed on Southern Miss Gulf Coast students. [Video]

Southern Connection

Southern Connection Recognized for Service to University
The 2012-2013 Southern Connection Leadership Team was recognized for their year of service at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Awards Day ceremony in April. [Learn More]

Dr. Thomas Lipscomb accepts the Dean's Cup for second year ina  row

College of Education & Psychology Takes 2013 Dean's Cup
Dr. Thomas J. Lipscomb, associate dean in the College of Education and Psychology for The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast and professor in the Department of Educational Studies and Research, accepted the 2013 Dean’s Cup presented by the Office of the Academic Dean at Southern Miss Gulf Coast. [Learn More]

PRCC Takes 2013 Scholars Bowl
Les Quizerables from Pearl River Community College (PRCC) took the winning title at the 4th Annual Scholars Bowl held Thursday, April 11, at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. [Learn More]

Bristol Presents Paper at Military History Conference, Named Fellow
Dr. Douglas Bristol, associate professor of history at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, presented the paper “Understanding Black Militancy during World War II” during the 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for Military History conference in New Orleans March 14 — 17.
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WLPI Faculty, Students, Alums Co-Author Publications
Dr. Heather Annulis, associate professor and assistant director of the Jack and Patti Phillips Workplace Learning and Performance Institute (WLPI) at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, recently co-authored two publications with current and former human capital development doctoral students. [Learn More]

Southern Miss College of Business Honors Duarte as Entrepreneur of the Year

Nancy Duarte  
Nancy Duarte spent just one year as a student at The University of Southern Mississippi, but that brief foray into higher education played a significant role in shaping the successful businesswoman she has become today. [Learn More]

Employee Spotlight

Mary Ann Stewart first began teaching at Southern Miss in Hattiesburg in 2007 as a visiting instructor of Spanish. After moving to the gulf coast the following year as a full-time Spanish instructor, she is resolved to say every day she has loved being on the coast.

Mary Ann Stewart
What many do not know about Mary Ann is that her career first began in music, where she currently plays the flute and piccolo with the Mobile Symphony Orchestra. “I played in an orchestra where everyone spoke a different language and I decided that I had some catching up to do. I doubled majored in Spanish and music and chose to study abroad in Spain. After returning home, my perception of the world changed drastically and I knew that language and culture would play a major part in my life.”

Mary Ann, who favors working at Southern Miss Gulf Coast because of the collegiality among peers and colleagues, is the program director for study abroad Spanish in Costa Rica. “I am grateful that I am able to take my love for language and watch students transform while they are abroad. Costa Rica is an amazing place to be and it is wonderful to share such a life changing experience with our students.”


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Southern Miss Gulf Coast "In The Shade" E-newsletter | May 15, 2013

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