Speaker Date Topic
Chief Anthony Parker May 08, 2018
Hattiesburg Police Department
Hattiesburg Police Department
100th Anniversary Dinner (No noon meeting) May 15, 2018 7:00 PM
Jessica Hardy Jun 05, 2018
USM School of Construction's Building Futures Camp
USM School of Construction's Building Futures Camp

From: Southern Miss Now

USM School of Construction to Hold Inaugural Summer Camp

Article | | By Van Arnold

The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Construction will conduct its inaugural USM-MCEF (Mississippi Construction Education Foundation) Building Futures Summer Camp June 25-29 for students in grades 8-10.

The camp provides students an opportunity to explore the architectural and construction industry, as well as life as a USM student. Over the course of a week, students will build a small structure from start to finish with the help of construction professionals. Campers will be divided into groups of four to build the structure. Each group will be assigned one current USM student and one construction industry professional.

The inaugural camp is the brainchild of MCEF Executive Director Mike Barkett. MCEF’s mission is to promote careers, recruit capable individuals, and train a quality workforce for the construction industry in Mississippi.

“We hope students take away an appreciation for the sophistication of the construction industry,” said Jessica Hardy, an instructor in the USM School of Construction. “We also hope they will one day consider a career in the architectural or construction industries, and, of course, we hope that they will begin their journey at USM.”

Registration is open until Monday, June 19. To learn more, contact Barkett at 601.605.2989, mike@mcef.net; or Hardy at 601.266.5155, jl.hardy@usm.edu

Awards Day & Officer Installation Jun 26, 2018

The Milam S. “Sonny 34” Cotten “New Rotarian of the Year"
Awarded to a dedicated  Rotarian who has been a member of the club for less than three years. This award is named for Dr. Milam “Sonny 34” Cotton, a dedicated Rotarian who lived to serve. Dr. Cotton was the last member of this club to rise to the level of District Governor.
2017 Recipient: Kory Moore

The Bill Gwyn “Non-Rotarian" Service Award
Our club’s best attempt to look beyond our membership. It is our opportunity to recognize someone from our region who exemplifies
ourclub  ’s values, our commitment to service, and the empowerment of those less fortunate.
2017 Recipient: Richard Potin

The Joe Spell “Spirit of Rotary”
The Joe Spell "Spirit of Rotary" Award — Presented to a club member for their service not only to the Rotary Club
ofHattiesburg, but to the community as well. This honor is named for Hattiesburg Rotarian, Joe Spell, who displayed a consistent, enthusiastic passion for the Rotary Club of Hattiesburg and Rotary International.
2017 Recipient: Faye Gilbert

The T. C. Hannah “Rotarian of the Year”
Given in recognition of their outstanding service and unwavering dedication to the Rotary Club of Hattiesburg. T. C. Hannah, charter member and first president of the Rotary Club of Hattiesburg.
2017 Recipient: Lynn Walton

Rita McCarty Jul 03, 2018
Camp Shelby Archeologist
Camp Shelby Archeologist

As Cultural Resources Program Manager, I manage all aspects of cultural resources that may or may not be affected by the training and application of military activities. Cultural resources that I manage include all archaeological sites related to Mississippi National Guard training and occupations. Those include WWI and WWII training trenches, building remnants/foundations, camp sites, and old existing infrastructure within two National Guard training sites. I also manage Native American, early settler, and historic logging camp sites that fall within our training site boundaries. I manage the historic preservation and maintenance of WWI, WWII, and Cold War Era structures located at Camp Shelby, MS, the largest National Guard training site in the United States. I oversee the maintenance and care of historic cemeteries at two training sites. I also manage and oversee the curation and artifact conservation of artifacts recovered from lands owned and utilized by the MS National Guard. As the cultural resources manager, I also oversee Native American consultation.
Other aspects include conducting all phases of archaeological
field work and controlled monitoring activites during military activities and construction. I provide guidance related to Section 106, 110, and NEPA to upper level command prior to all ground disturbing activities. I assure that the MS National Guard is in compliance with Section 106, 110, and NEPA prior to all ground disturbing activities. This includes SHPO and Native American consultation. I have authored and coauthored Section 106 and 110 reports, EA's, EIS's, and MOA's

Kim Wingo Jul 17, 2018
Hattiesburg Junior Auxiliary
Hattiesburg Junior Auxiliary
Mike Pruitt, Mississippi Power Co. Jul 24, 2018
Electric Transportation & Smart City Technology
Electric Transportation & Smart City Technology
William "Brother" Rogers Jul 31, 2018
Civil Rights & MS Museums
Civil Rights & MS Museums

William Rogers, who goes by the nickname "Brother", became the director of the Programs and Communication Division of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History in 2017.  From 1990 to 2016, he was the associate director of the John C. Stennis Center for Public Service in Starkville, Mississippi. Before joining the Stennis Center, Brother served as a legislative assistant to U.S. Representative Donald Payne of New Jersey. Brother graduated magna cum laude in 1987 from the University of Alabama, where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in economics, was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and was selected as a Harry S. Truman Scholar from Mississippi. He holds a master's degree in public affairs (MPA) from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He grew up in Brandon, Mississippi and was a high school exchange student in Kyoto, Japan.