The Applied Approach
Spring 2004 Vol. 2 No. 1 A newsletter for the School of Applied Sciences

In this Issue

Cover Page

Letter from the Dean

Letter from the Applied Sciences Alumni Chapter president and president elect

New president of national speech-language-hearing group will focus on shortage of teachers with doctorates

Grandparents who raise grandchildren get special recognition--and help

Senior from Alabama is first recipient of Park and Recreation Management Scholarship

DeSoto Center's day classes in social work and criminal justice reach out to working students

How to stay involved in your school

School of Applied Sciences is proud of spring 2004 Phi Kappa Phi initiates

Professor's concern about kids on welfare leads to recognition from state group

Two departments get new leaders

Three Applied Sciences scholars receive UM's highest honor

National award is icing on the cake for dietetics professor who loves teaching

Teaching students to handle alcohol responsibly is task of new UM position held by Applied Sciences grad


The Applied Approach is published twice a year by the School of Applied Sciences and The University of Mississippi Alumni Association. Production services are provided by the offices of Media and Public Relations and University Publications. For more information, contact: Sheila Dossett, Alumni Association, (662) 915-7375,


Letter from the Applied Sciences Alumni Chapter president and president elect

It is indeed an honor to serve as president and president-elect of the Applied Sciences Alumni Chapter at Ole Miss. It seems like only yesterday we were spending our time in the Grove, the library, the Lyceum—learning as much as possible and preparing for our futures. Thanks, Ole Miss, for preparing us well!

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Liz Triplett Walker

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Ginger Brown

Now it is our time to give back. As officers of the Applied Sciences Alumni Chapter, we are fortunate to have some of the finest people and minds working for the School of Applied Sciences. Dean Linda Chitwood is an outstanding Ole Miss administrator who is dedicated to the school’s continued growth and development. Sheila Dossett, our advancement associate, works hard coordinating alumni activities and development projects.

We need your help, too. One of our goals is to increase membership in the Applied Sciences Order. Many faculty, board members, and alumni have committed to this project. A minimum gift of $5,000, payable in either a lump sum or installments over a period of not more than 10 years, satisfies requirements for membership. Another goal is to establish an endowment to help increase faculty salaries that are well below the regional average.

Remember, every gift to the School of Applied Sciences is an investment in people. Private gifts allow the University to achieve higher levels of education excellence. We urge you, our alumni and friends, to support us in this effort. If you need more information on joining the Applied Sciences Order or Applied Sciences Alumni Chapter, please call (662) 915-7375.


Liz Triplett Walker, President

Ginger Brown, President-Elect



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