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USM celebrates 100 years Tuesday

By Jeff Daley – email

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The University of Southern Mississippi turns 100 on Tuesday. A full day of activities are scheduled to commemorate the centennial celebration.

Special guests scheduled to attend the celebration include Governor Haley Barbour, Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant, IHL Commissioner Hank Bounds, Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny Dupree and many others

The day begins with a Founders Day Ceremony at 10:30 a.m., followed by the dedication of the centennial gateway and time capsule at 11:30 a.m.

At 2:30 p.m. a Centennial convocation will be held followed by community celebration at 4:00p.m. 

At 5:30 the founders day finale and 100 formation photo will take place a The Rock.

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