Nominations being taken
for Hall of the Famous
n STARKVILLE – The Starkville School District and the Starkville Foundation for Public Education are currently accepting nominations for the 2009 Starkville High School Hall of the Famous.
The program was established in 1992 for the purpose of honoring SHS alumni – including former students, faculty and friends – who have made significant contributions to society. Previous inductees have been involved in education, medicine, military service, business and finance, the arts and athletics.
Nominees must have graduated from either Starkville High School or the former Henderson High School at least 25 years ago. They also must have made significant contributions to both community service and public education. Outstanding contributors to the Starkville School District may also be considered.
For more information or to nominate someone, call the superintendent’s office at (662) 324-4050.
Job interview workshop
scheduled for April 7
n TUPELO – Preparing for a job interview will be the focus of a free workshop from 6-7:30 p.m. on April 7 at the Itawamba Community College Tupelo campus in the Technical Education Building auditorium.
The class will show participants what to do before, during and after a job interview, and provide information about how to prepare a resume and networking tips about job hunting.
The instructor will be Dr. Bronson Wilburn-Prochaska, director of student development at ICC.
For more information or to pre-register, call (662) 620-5240.
NORTHEAST MISS CC
Foundation awards $5,000
in grants to employees
n BOONEVILLE – Northeast Development Foundation executive director Patrick Eaton awarded $5,000 in Venture Grant monies to NEMCC employees. Venture grants are designated funds that can only be utilized by Northeast employees. The Foundation Board of Directors approved the annual designation of $5,000 to fund new innovative ideas that aid in moving Northeast forward. Grants were awarded to individuals in the following divisions; Health Sciences, Engineering Technology amp& Occupational Education, and Finance Operation.
Northeast’s Foundation offers a comprehensive program of giving opportunities and is specifically responsible for gifts to the college involving estate planning, real estate, insurance, endowments, annuities, trusts, pooled income funds or other special donations that require ongoing management or binding agreements. It exists to serve Northeast by providing programs and benefits not fully provided by other sources.
For more information, contact Eaton at (662) 720-7165 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Record-setting $6M gift
for scholarships, initiatives
n HATTIESBURG – President Martha Saunders announced March 10 that the University of Southern Mississippi has received a $6 million gift that will be used for student scholarships and strategic initiatives.
The gift, from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous, is the largest, single cash gift in the university’s history.
“This is a transformational gift for our university and one for which we are deeply grateful,” Dr. Saunders said to a gathering of students, faculty, staff and friends at the Thad Cochran Center.
Four areas of focus – Image Development, Connections with the Community, A Climate of Academic Success and A Culture of Healthy Minds and Bodies – emerged after a semester-long strategic planning effort that included talks with faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members during the Community-Campus Core Dialogues in fall 2007.
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