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Katherine Nugent

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Fall semester ended this past week with finals and events associated with the pomp and circumstance of graduation.  The College of Nursing (CON) had 125 graduates who were awarded the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice, or Doctor of Philosophy.  Faculty, family, and friends gathered in the Bennett Auditorium for the CON Recognition Ceremony to acknowledge the accomplishments of our graduates.  It was a gratifying event for all.

The significance of the events this past week extends beyond the personal achievements of our graduates.   The number of graduates and the diversity of the degrees emphasize The University of Southern Mississippi College of Nursing’s commitment to meet the health indicators of our population and nursing workforce projections.  The Institute of Medicine Report Future of Nursing Leading Change, Advancing Health has issued the challenge to transform nursing and health care.  Our faculty and our graduates accept that challenge to become leaders in this change.  In the words of Nelson Mandela “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

Dr. Joe Whitehead

The Ultimate Reward

Today is graduation.  A proud event for families, friends, supporters, and all of those special people who supported our students on their journey towards their ultimate goal, graduation. 

The College of Science and Technology and all of the Southern Miss family including faculty and staff congratulate our students on their achievements. 

As part of our graduation reception, we set up our College display for students and their supporters to take pictures of this occasion.  Here are some of the photos.  More can be seen and downloaded on our Facebook page.