By NEMS Daily Journal
Corinth native part of MSU’s Distinguished Scholars class
STARKVILLE – Annaleigh Coleman of Corinth is among seven academically accomplished and service-oriented freshmen who make up the latest class of Mississippi State University Distinguished Scholars.
Enrolling for the fall semester in the Shackouls Honors College, the new members of the land-grant institutions’ most prestigious student scholarship group will all have tuition, fees, books and room and board covered for four years of undergraduate study. Their awards are worth about $50,000 each.
Coleman is the daughter of Dennis Coleman and Robbie Coleman. At Kossuth High School, she served as president of the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior classes and was vice president of the National Honor Society chapter.
MSU storm surge models aid first responders to Hurricane Isaac
STARKVILLE – While Hurricane Isaac made landfall, Mississippi State University researchers prepared 12-hour models to forecast storm surges.
The information assisted decision-makers of disaster agencies and others advising the public of emergency preparedness.
The models were run by a team of scientists under the direction of Pat Fitzpatrick, research professor of meteorology and MSU hurricane expert. His team is located at the MSU Science and Technology Center at Stennis Space Center in Hancock County.
Northeast creates alumni Hall of Fame, seeking nominations
BOONEVILLE – Northeast Mississippi Community College officials are actively seeking nominations for the school’s newly-created Alumni Hall of Fame.
Created to recognize the achievement of outstanding alumni of Northeast, the Alumni Hall of Fame will recognize up to five honorees in its initial class.
Criteria for nominees includes having a verifiable academic transcript from Northeast Mississippi Community or Junior College, having demonstrated outstanding traits of leadership and character, being distinguished in one’s chosen profession and having career, service or volunteer accomplishments.
A complete outline of the nomination process and the nomination form is found at www.northeast.ms.
USM graduate students study school board management style
HATTIESBURG – University of Southern Mississippi educational leadership professor David Lee and some of his graduate students hope to answer the question of whether a school board’s management style plays a significant role in student academic achievement.
The team hopes to use their research project to answer that question by examining correlations between high and low-achieving school districts and the behavior, decisions and personalities of the boards that govern them.
The project looks at select school boards in every state, with a mix of high- and low-achieving districts from each.
New York internships boost UM students job applications
OXFORD – Eight University of Mississippi students will have a leg up in the job market following graduation, thanks to this summer’s internships in New York.
The New York Internship Experience is a combination of work and study that places Ole Miss undergraduate and graduate students in the Big Apple for a summer term. Students secure internships according to their area of interest. The application deadline for next summer is Feb. 8.
Among those participating this summer were LaKeith Faulkner of Holly Springs and Amanda Schnugg of Oxford. Faulkner interned in the Law Offices of Richard A. Burke, and Schnugg was at Backstage.