Dr Brian Anderson (left) and George Stoner.COLUMBUS, Miss. -- Mississippi University for Women professor Dr. Brian Anderson and student George Stoner will be recognized at the Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) Tuesday, Feb. 26.


Anderson is chair of the MUW Department of History, Political Science, and Geography and professor of political science. He was also awarded Faculty Member of the Year in May. Anderson received his doctorate and master’s in political science from Pennsylvania State University and his bachelor’s in international relations from the University of Virginia.

Stoner, of Columbus, is a junior majoring in biology. He is a member of Xi Delta Omega, Hearin Leadership program and Beta Beta Beta. While at MUW he has been member of the Food Ambassadors and JAM club.

The Appreciation Day, hosted by the Legislature each February in Jackson, is the Legislature's way of showing its gratitude to these students and faculty for their commitment to the future of Mississippi.

The honorees will visit the state Capitol, where they will be welcomed by the lieutenant governor and recognized in each chamber of the Legislature. A luncheon will follow, where each student and faculty member is recognized by name in front of their guests, institution leaders, corporate sponsors and legislators.

One student and faculty honoree are annually selected from each of the 36 public and private member institutions of the Mississippi Association of Colleges to participate in the Appreciation Day activities. Additionally, the generosity of the corporate sponsors provides for each honoree to be accompanied to the luncheon by two guests.

HEADWAE was established in 1988 to honor individual academic achievement and the overall contribution of the state’s Institutions of Higher Learning. For more information about HEADWAE, visit http://www.mississippi.edu/headwae/.


Jan. 25, 2013
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