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USM professor named JA Humanitarian of the Year

LeAnn Vance, president of Junior Auxiliary of Hattiesburg, introduces Dr. Richard Conville as the organization's Humanitarian of the Year Thursday. LeAnn Vance, president of Junior Auxiliary of Hattiesburg, introduces Dr. Richard Conville as the organization's Humanitarian of the Year Thursday.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

A Hattiesburg service organization has recognized a Southern Miss educator for his devotion to helping others. The Junior Auxiliary announced Thursday that Dr. Richard Conville is this year's recipient of its Humanitarian of the Year award.

Conville is a professor of communication studies and is faculty laison for service learning.

The award comes with a $500 donation, to be given to the charity of Conville's choice. A $500 scholarship will also be awarded in his name to a deserving area high school senior.

Conville will also be recognized at the organization's annual charity ball on Nov. 9. 

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