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Published in This Week on May 19, 2014

SHRP faculty, student gain HEADWAE laurels

Rogers_HolmesPenny Rogers, assistant professor in the School of Health Related Professions' Occupational Therapy Program, and Clarence Holmes, a physical therapy student in SHRP, each were recognized by the Mississippi Legislature during its annual Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) event recently.

Rogers and Holmes were among the honorees invited to the State Capitol, where they received a welcome from the lieutenant governor, were recognized in each chamber of the legislature and were honored at a luncheon.

The event encourages excellence among those involved in higher education as a way to further leadership, increase knowledge across the broad spectrum of education and promote good citizens capable of thriving in today's society who are prepared to meet future challenges.

One student and one faculty honoree are selected from each of the 34 public and private member institutions of the Mississippi Association of Colleges to participate in the activities.


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