Vocational education

programs receive grants

n JACKSON – The Mississippi Construction Education Foundation recently awarded grants to eight Mississippi schools with 19 vocational programs designated as Accredited Training and Education Facilities by the National Center for Construction Education and Research. The grants included a $500 cash incentive grant and $200 worth of e-learning books.

The eight schools receiving funds are Forest/Scott County Career & Technology Center, Greenville Technical Center, Hancock County Vo-Tech Center, Itawamba County Vocational Center, Lawrence County Technical & Career Center, Pontotoc Ridge Career & Technology Center, Simpson County Technical Center and West Point Career & Technology Center.


Honors Day, society

inductions upcoming

n OXFORD – Outstanding students from all disciplines and the top teacher on campus will be recognized Thursday at the University of Mississippi’s 65th annual Honors Day Convocation.

The convocation begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Forty-six students are to be awarded Marcus Elvis Taylor Memorial Medals for academic excellence and one faculty member is to be recognized as the campuswide Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher of the Year.

At separate ceremonies, new members are to be inducted into the university’s top two student honor societies. Phi Kappa Phi has scheduled a ceremony Thursday at 3 p.m. in the Ford Center. Phi Beta Kappa holds its ceremony Friday at 2 p.m. in the Paul B. Johnson Commons Ballroom.

Honors Day convocation guest speaker is David Willson, UM’s band director and 2007 Hood Award recipient.

Daily Journal, wire reports

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