Southern Miss to hold Spring Commencement May 8 and May 9

Southern Miss to hold Spring Commencement May 8 and May 9

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from the University of Southern Mississippi.

WHAT: Spring Commencement 2015

WHERE: Hattiesburg, Gulf Park

WHEN: 10 a.m., 2:30 p.m., Friday, May 8, 2015 at Reed Green Coliseum in Hattiesburg; 10 a.m., Saturday, May 9 at Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi.

SPECIFICS: The University of Southern Mississippi will hold its Spring 2015 Commencement exercises on Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9. Retiring Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Joseph Paul will serve as the keynote speaker for both ceremonies. Media wishing to interview Dr. Paul and/or Southern Miss President Rodney D. Bennett should arrive 30 minutes prior to the beginning of each session.

CONTACT: Van Arnold, University Communications, 601.266.5568 or

About The University of Southern Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi, founded in 1910, is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities. In a tradition of leadership for student development, Southern Miss is educating a 21st century work force providing intellectual capital, cultural enrichment and innovation to Mississippi and the world. Southern Miss is located in Hattiesburg, Miss., with an additional campus and teaching and research sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast; further information is found at .