HATTIESBURG, Miss – According to a press release from The University of Southern Mississippi, Founders’ Day activities are set to begin at the end of the month.
USM will host Founders’ Day events on the Hattiesburg campus and Gulf Coast campus Tuesday, March 29 and Wednesday, March 30.
This will be the 106th anniversary of the university.
Executive Director of the USM Alumni Association, Jerry DeFatta said, “Founders’ Day is an important celebration because Southern Miss has come so far since its legislative founding in 1910.
Defatta continued saying this celebration is a “testament to the resilience and determination of our students, faculty, staff and alumni through the years.”
Listed below are the Founders Day activities:
Tuesday, March 29
Stennis Space Center Teaching and Research Site
Noon: Ceremony, George A. Knauer Marine Science Building, room 101
Wednesday, March 30
Gulf Park Campus
9 a.m.: Ceremony and reception, Hardy Hall Ballroom
Gulf Coast Research Laboratory
9 a.m.: Ceremony, dining hall.
3 p.m., Founders’ Day Ceremony, Mannoni Performing Arts Center; campus and community members invited.
• Faculty/Staff Recognition
• Student Awards
• SGA Inauguration
4 p.m. Founders’ Day reception
Location: North Lawn of the Mannoni Performing Arts Center; campus and community invited (rain site: Intermezzo at Woods Gallery in Marsh Hall-Fine Arts building).