Today, The University of Southern Mississippi held its annual Founder's Day celebration. The ceremony commemorated the 104th anniversary of USM's legislative founding. The ceremony included a reflection on the university's history, as well as a faculty and student recognition event.
"Founder's Day is the celebration of the day the university was founded, and every year we celebrate the achievements of faculty, staff and students and we honor students with special awards and we also commemorate faculty and staff who worked here for a long period of time," said Jeanne Gillespie, Sr. Associate Dean, College of Arts and Letters.
"Today we are celebrating faculty who have worked here for 40 years, and so we're very excited and proud of them and proud to have an opportunity to honor them today."
Administrators also honored students with the highest university GPA's at the event.
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