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,


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

Four outstanding students in the School of Applied Sciences were
among the spring 2004 initiates into Phi Kappa Phi academic honor
society at UM.

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Mary Jane Hedges

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Brigitte Lange

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Rhiannon Shaw

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April Shumaker

They include Mary Jane Hedges, a dietetics major of Corinth; Brigitte Nichole Lange, a communicative disorders major of Iuka; Rhiannon Claire Shaw, a social work major of Saltillo; and April Christine Shumake, a hospitality management major of Olive Branch.

Chartered in 1959, Phi Kappa Phi is one of the University’s highest academic honor societies recognizing scholarship in all academic disciplines.

Membership into the UM chapter is awarded to no more than 10 percent of the student body each year. Recipients must be juniors or seniors with gradepoint averages of 3.80 or higher.




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