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Dr. Joe Whitehead

Construction Graduate Gives Back to Community

Garrett Wright, a construction engineering graduate from Gulfport, Miss., has received national recognition as a recipient of the Pearson Prize for Higher Education.  Wright was one of 20 students honored as Pearson Prize National Fellows.

Garrett is featured on our Southern Miss website home page, as the example of our “Achieve” feature.   He has gone on to pursue a masters degree in economic development.

Garrett Wright, featured on

Garrett Wright, featured as "Achieve" example on University website

Garrett Wright Construction Graduate

Construction Engineering Graduate, Garrett Wright


Watch Garrett’s video about his success as a Southern Miss student through campus and community involvement.

Dr. Joe Whitehead

School of Construction Alum Candace Pendleton-Batty Named to Stanford Who’s Who

Candace Pendleton-Batty has been accepted among the prestigious ranks of Stanford Who’s Who as a result of her work in the Real Estate Industry. She is Senior Managing Partner of National Syndication Network LLC, a company which matches up qualified buyers with institutional and private sellers of distressed commercial properties, distressed residential properties, performing notes, and non-performing notes. They represent potential buyers who will buy debt or real estate from banks.

Candace is a Co-Founder of National Syndication Network LLC and has been involved in real estate investing for over 20 years. 

Candace earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of California at Los Angeles.  She is a past member of the American Institute of Interior Designers, Southern California Home Builders Association, Home Builders of Greater San Fernando Valley, and the Southern Utah Home Builders Association.

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