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Southern Miss Staff Member Named to 2015 Leadership Pinebelt Class

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The following is a news release from The University of Southern Mississippi

Dana Berry, assistant to the dean for Advisement and Records at The University of Southern Mississippi College of Science and Technology, has been named to the 2015 Leadership Pinebelt Class.

Leadership Pinebelt has trained emerging and existing leaders since 1989 in greater Hattiesburg. Designed to broaden the base from which emerging leadership is derived, Leadership Pinebelt serves as a catalyst for increasing diversity among future leaders.

Berry, who has been at Southern Miss for 10 years, advises students assisting them in preparing for graduation. She develops and maintains the degree progress report system for nearly 3,000 students in the college. She also coordinates advisement and registration processes for departments while offering training and assistance to faculty and staff.

Previously, Berry was coordinator of admissions for the Office of Admissions where she facilitated transcript evaluations. She also assisted academic counselors, department chairs and administrators with academic advising, scheduling of classes and registrations.

Berry has a Bachelor of Science degree in Coaching and Sport Administration and a Master of Science degree in Sport Management from Southern Miss.

Berry is active in many professional affiliations which include the University Student Advising Committee, Campus Security Authorities and Staff Council. She is a member of the National Academic Advisors Association where she serves as the Mississippi representative. A native to the area, she enjoys playing recreational and tournament softball, singing in the choir and spending time with family and friends.

Leadership Pinebelt provides opportunities for professionals to garner a more informative view of the assets and potential of Greater Hattiesburg. Through these opportunities each class learns ways to make a positive contribution to the community, develop and practice their leadership skills, and gain a more comprehensive background on the contemporary issues concerning the region.

For more information, visit http://www.theadp.com/chamber-of-commerce/leadership-pinebelt

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