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Panama Study Abroad Trip

Lucas Explores Logistics, Trade and Transportation in Panama

Dr. Frances Lucas, left, vice president and campus executive officer at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, and Dr. Tulio Sulbaran, right, director of the Southern Miss Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation (CLTT), meet with Dr. Albert White, director of logistics and transportation at the Chamber of Commerce for Industry and Agriculture of Panama. [Learn More]


GCRL Opens New Field Studies Building in Ocean Springs
The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs celebrated the opening of its first new building since Hurricane Katrina on May 27 with the opening of its $1.2 million Field Studies Building. [Sun Herald story] [WLOX story]


Dr. Frances Lucas and Karlea Meadows, new SGA President

2013-2014 SGA Officers Elected for Southern Miss Gulf Coast
The Southern Miss Gulf Coast student body elected its 2013 – 2014 SGA officers. These new officers were announced at the Awards Day ceremony in April. [Learn More]


Southern Miss Gulf Park Film Students

Southern Miss Gulf Coast Campus, Students Play Part in Film
University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast students have been hired as production assistants for the film, Category 5. In addition to students' participation in the film, a portion of the filming took place on the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus Tuesday, June 4. Nearly a dozen Southern Miss Gulf Coast students were hired and worked in various areas of production, including set design, location scouting and support to assistant directors.


Southern Miss Gulf Coast Students Selected for NASA Scholarships
University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast students, Virginia Hutchinson of Long Beach and Erika Hosler of Gulfport, were both named spring 2013 scholarship recipients in the university’s NASA Space Grant program. Hutchinson, a senior mathematics major with an applied computer science minor, and Hosler, a senior mathematics major, were selected based on academic performance, as well as the recommendation of faculty and the department chair. A total of $2,400 in scholarships was awarded to students in 9 science and technology disciplines at Southern Miss. [Learn More]


Gulf Coast University Communications Wins Awards
The Office of University Communications at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast was presented five awards in the senior division at the College Public Relations Association of Mississippi (CPRAM) 2013 awards luncheon May 21 in Gulfport. [Learn More]

Employee Spotlight

Janeal McKee, who has been with Southern Miss Gulf Coast since 1991, loves how her working environment gives her the greatest opportunity for conversation and to learn from knowledgeable people across an array of interests and disciplines.

Mary Ann Stewart
“I’ve learned so much!” said Janeal. “I’m truly grateful for the friendships formed in part from these conversations over the years. Some are life-long relationships, flourishing beyond our working environment. These friendships were instrumental in my recovery from Katrina and I will always be grateful for the care and support provided by these remarkable people. I consider myself very fortunate to have the friends I have found here.”

In addition to her love of conversation, Janeal also enjoys painting, reading, writing and spirited “kitchen table” poker games with friends. Recently moving to an office in the new Science Building, Janeal’s inspiration from the beauty of the Gulf Park campus has led her to explore landscape painting.

“So far I have three small paintings of campus scenes that I see every day. Perhaps that’s the influence of having windows again.”

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Southern Miss Gulf Coast "In The Shade" E-newsletter | June 12, 2013

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