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Dr. Kevin Greene Dec 11, 2018
Mississippi's Contribution to Popular Music (pt. 2)
Mississippi's Contribution to Popular Music (pt. 2)

Kevin Greene holds an appointment as an assistant professor in the Department of History at the University of Southern Mississippi, where he is also the Director of the Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage. Through the Center, Dr. Greene is currently the principal investigator for the Mississippi Oral History Project, a research initiative funded annually by the Mississippi state legislature to document the collective memory of Mississippi’s culture, heritage, and institutions in the 20th and 21st centuries.  He teaches courses in American history, African American history, World history, Interdisciplinarity, Research Methodology, Oral History, and Cultural History. His first book, "Just a Dream:" The Invention and Reinvention of Big Bill Broonzy, a cultural and intellectual examination of the life of William “Big Bill” Broonzy, is currently under contract (forthcoming 2018) at the University of North Carolina Press for their selections in African American Studies. The work combines oral histories and archival materials to contribute to current historiography placing the importance of Chicago’s black metropolis in the development of African American identity, celebrity, and blues and jazz culture from 1900 to 1960. He has also published in the Journal of Urban HistoryThe Journal of Southern Historythe Journal of American Ethnic History, and the Journal of North Carolina Historians.  Currently, he is working on a project examining Peggy Jean Connor of Hattiesburg, Mississippi and her role in the local and national black freedom movement. In February 2016, Dr. Greene was runner-up for the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning Diversity Award for Excellence, serving as a role model and strong advocate for the advancement of diversity in the State of Mississippi. Currently, he is a finalist for the prestigious Whiting Foundation Public Engagement Fellowship for his research on the Hattiesburg Public School District.    

NO MEETING Dec 18, 2018
NO MEETING Dec 25, 2018
NO MEETING Jan 01, 2019
Amie Nunez Jan 08, 2019
Co-Founder • Groove House
Co-Founder • Groove House

Amie holds a Bachelor's degree in Entertainment Industry Production and over 15 years of performance experience. In addition to co-founding Groove House Music, she is a piano teacher and vocal coach. 

"It is important to me that each student really finds a style they connect with. I spend a lot of time with my students listening to throwbacks and modern music, from genre to genre, to open their ears to styles they might have never heard before."

Classification Talks Jan 15, 2019
Erin Granberry
Pine Woods Audubon Society Jan 22, 2019
Nature Conservation


Our mission follows that of the National Audubon Society: "To conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity."

Who We Are

The Pine Woods Audubon Society meets monthly, from September through May, at 7:00 p.m. at the Kamper Park Education Center in Hattiesburg, MS. We welcome visitors. There are no charges associated with attending our meetings and no membership is required to attend meetings or other PWAS events. Come early and visit with other attendees at 6:30 p.m.

Martha Allen Feb 19, 2019
Executive Director • Extra Table
Executive Director • Extra Table

Extra Table supplies food pantries and soup kitchens with the food they need every month. We do that by purchasing food and having it delivered to emergency food centers in need. Extra Table is proudly partnered with the nation’s largest food distribution company, Sysco. By partnering with Sysco, we are able to purchase healthy food at the lowest possible price point, thereby supplying food pantries and soup kitchens with the food they need.

Amber Lombardo Feb 26, 2019
Director • AIA Mississippi

As director of AIA Mississippi, Amber’s job is, in short, to educate. She offers educational opportunities to local architects to give them a professional edge, promotes their work to the public and informs lawmakers about policy to improve their experience. She says her favorite part of her position is getting to create opportunities for the architects who choose to invest in Mississippi and, quite literally, build our communities.