Gulf Park Campus Honors Outstanding Students at 2015 Awards Day

Gulf Park Campus Honors Outstanding Students at 2015 Awards Day

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

In recognition of outstanding student achievement, The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus recently hosted the 2015 Awards Day Ceremony in the Hardy Hall ballroom on the University's campus in Long Beach.

During the spring semester ceremony, University faculty and administrators recognized the 2014-2015 outstanding students in each of the six academic colleges, the students selected for Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, and the Alliance for Equality, which was named Outstanding Student Organization. Members of both the Southern Connection Leadership Team and Student Government Association were recognized for their year of service to the university.

The following students were recognized by their academic college as exceptional students:

• College of Arts and Letters Outstanding Freshman – Shannon Allen of Long Beach, bachelor's degree in history

• College of Arts and Letters Outstanding Undergraduate Student – Melanie McLeod of Long Beach, bachelor's degree in English licensure

• College of Arts and Letters Outstanding Graduate Student – Cristina Tosto of Ocean Springs, master's degree in history

• College of Arts and Letters John E. Wallace Award in History – Erin Wallen of Ocean Springs, bachelor's degree in history

• College of Arts and Letters Susan M. Ross Communication Studies Award – Crystal Stinson of Biloxi, bachelor's degree in political science

• College of Business Outstanding Accounting Student – Lisa Hyatt of Pascagoula, bachelor's degree in accounting and information systems

• College of Business Outstanding Business Administration Student – Brett Burdine of D'Iberville, bachelor's degree in business administration

• College of Business Outstanding Management Student – Scheila Davis of Biloxi, bachelor's degree in business administration

• College of Business Outstanding Marketing Student – Julianne Ruckman of Biloxi, bachelor's degree in marketing

• College of Business Outstanding Tourism Management Student – Rachel Cropper of Gulfport, bachelor's degree in tourism

• College of Business Outstanding Graduate Student – Helen Yankovich of Saucier, master's degree in business administration

• College of Education and Psychology Outstanding Child and Family Studies Student – Atalie Sexton of Biloxi, bachelor's degree in curriculum, instruction and special education

• College of Education and Psychology Outstanding Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education Student – Marlee Gertz of Gulfport, bachelor's degree in curriculum, instruction and special education

• College of Education and Psychology Outstanding Psychology Student – Maryann Herodes of Long Beach, bachelor's degree in psychology

• College of Education and Psychology Outstanding Graduate Student – Johanna Hughey of Long Beach, master's degree in educational administration and supervision

• College of Health Outstanding Social Work Undergraduate Students –

*Rachel Meredith of Biloxi

*Veronica Bergendahl of Gulfport

*Jena Brauer of Sycamore, Illinois

*Sarah Ladner of Pass Christian

*Ashley Lewis of Ocean Springs

*Anita Pitts of Lucedale

*Jessica Ross of Gulfport

• College of Health Outstanding Social Work Graduate Student – Alvin Baker of Vancleave, master's degree in social work

• College of Health Outstanding Sport Coaching Education Student – Keturah Maurice of Pass Christian, bachelor's degree in sport coaching education

• College of Health Outstanding Public Health Student – Jimmie Richmond of Gulfport, bachelor's degree in public health (health policy and administration)

• College of Nursing Outstanding Junior – Elizabeth Blackmon of Diamondhead, bachelor's degree in nursing

• College of Nursing Outstanding Senior – Haleigh Smith of Gulfport, bachelor's degree in nursing

• College of Nursing Outstanding Doctoral Student – Stephanie Parks of Gulfport, nursing

• College of Science and Technology Senior – Blaine Eubank of Long Beach, bachelor's degree in biological sciences

• College of Science and Technology Outstanding Master's Student – Matthew Burton of Sandy Hook, Miss., master's degree in workforce training and development

• College of Science and Technology Outstanding Doctoral Student – Christy Riddle of Cleveland, doctoral degree in human capital development

To view a list of the 2014-2015 Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, visit www.usm.edu/news/article/gulf-park-campus-students-selected-2014-2015-wh....