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USM celebrates student successes during annual Founder's Day program

USM celebrates its 106th Founder's Day Wednesday./Photo credit: WDAM USM celebrates its 106th Founder's Day Wednesday./Photo credit: WDAM
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Several student awards were presented Wednesday at The University of Southern Mississippi during the annual Founder's Day celebration.

It was held at the Mannoni Performing Arts Center.

The event recognized the 106th legislative founding of the university.

Student citizenship and Hall of Fame awards were presented. Long-serving faculty and staff were also recognized for their dedication to USM.

"Today allows us to pause and reflect on our past, to think about where we are and to become excited about the rich future that this university has," said Rodney Bennett, university president. 

New student government association officers were also inaugurated.

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