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USM re-names research center for longtime supporter

Donald Drapeau speaks at a recognition ceremony Wednesday for the Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research and Eagle SPUR Awards. Photo credit WDAM. Donald Drapeau speaks at a recognition ceremony Wednesday for the Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research and Eagle SPUR Awards. Photo credit WDAM.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

A University of Southern Mississippi research center has been re-named in honor of a longtime supporter.  

The Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research honors Donald Drapeau.

He is a USM graduate who's supported the university through awards, grants and scholarships related to undergraduate research. 

"(Having something named for me is) certainly not something I ever considered when I came to USM in 1959, but I'm just delighted and so pleased to be part of the USM family," said Drapeau, who is the fouder and chief executive officer of Man-Drapeau Research, Pte., Ltd.    

Drapeau received a Bachelor of Science in history from Southern Miss, before earning a master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania, a Fulbright Grant for a year-long study in Belgium and a Kress Fellowship at Harvard Business School.  

"I think it signifies the support that we have among our alumni base that they are willing to put not only their name behind the work at the University of Southern Mississippi, but also their resources," said Rodney Bennett, USM president. 

Drapeau is also founder of Drapeau and Company. 

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