FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 21, 2006
Contact: Anika Mitchell Perkins
MUW faculty member, student honored by state
COLUMBUS, Miss. – Mississippi University for
Women’s Dr. James D. Roth, assistant professor
of psychology, and Katreece M. Ellis of West, a
senior biology/pre-medicine major, were recently
honored at the 19th annual HEADWAE
program at the state capital.
Established in 1988, HEADWAE (Higher Education
Appreciation Day – Working for Academic
Excellence) is a program of the Mississippi
Legislature, sponsored by the state’s corporate
community and coordinated by the Mississippi
Association of Colleges.
year HEADWAE honors an outstanding faculty
member and an outstanding student from each
participating member institution of the
Mississippi Association of Colleges. The 2006
ceremony honored 72 outstanding students and
faculty members from 36 Mississippi public and
private universities and colleges.
has taught at MUW for close to six years. He was
honored as the 2005 MUW Faculty Member of the
He received a
bachelor’s degree from Penn State in general
arts and sciences. Roth also completed two
master’s degrees in communication and general
psychology before obtaining a doctorate in
cognitive psychology, all from Penn State.
Ellis is currently
a member of the Ina E. Gordy Honors College. She
also is the president of Delta Sigma Theta
Sorority, Inc., treasurer of Corettas social
club, a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honorary
Society, a member of Beta Beta Beta biology
honorary society and a member of the Jester
honorary two-year social club.
She has been
accepted to the University of Mississippi
Medical Center in Jackson and plans to be a
physician after completing her studies.
Ellis is the
daughter of David and Dorothy Guyton.