|Public Affairs - Press Release|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 11, 2004
Contact: Edmond McDavis III
MUW faculty, staff and alumni receive noteworthy accomplishments
COLUMBUS, Miss. -- Mississippi University for Women faculty, staff and alumni continue to receive positive news in their respective areas.
Career Services Director Theresa Green-Ervin was selected to receive the Southeastern Association of Colleges and Employer (SACE) New Professional Award. The award will be presented Monday, Dec. 6 at the Intercontinental Hotel in New Orleans. The award is given to an individual with no more than five years in the profession and a member of SACE who has demonstrated a significant contribution to career planning, placement and/or recruitment.
MUW alumni Otha Keys is the 2004 winner of the Barbara Carroon Apple Award given by the school section of the Mississippi Library Association. Keys, who completed her undergraduate library degree at MUW in 1983, is the library/media specialist at South Jones High School in Ellisville where she works “in collaboration with the faculty to help her students learn the habits and skills associated with information literacy.”
Former library services Director Pat Matthes was presented an Outstanding Service Award by the MAGNOLIA Steering Committee at the Mississippi Library Association Conference for her work with the statewide database project that is funded at over $1,086,000 by the Mississippi Legislature to provide full text materials to all state supported Mississippi libraries. Matthes earned her undergraduate library degree at MUW in 1970.
Jonathan D. Miller, MUW counselor intern, recently passed the National Counselor Exam. The Southeast Missouri State University honors graduate is pursuing his doctorate in counselor education with an emphasis in multicultural counseling at Mississippi State University.
Will Peveler, assistant professor of health and kinesiology, recently had an article published in The Journal of Exercise Physiology on-line titled “Effects of Training in an Aero Position on Anaerobic Power Output.”
Jason Thoms, music instructor and choral director, will present a dissertation to both the National Association for Music Education (MENC) and the American Choral Director’s Association (ACDA) during the spring of 2005. Thoms also received an informal invitation for his select group to participate in the ACDA convention.
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