The university is made up of many diverse individuals committed to service and community improvement:
- The efforts of our faculty, staff, and students to transform the lives of others were recognized as the university was named to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
- The university was selected for the Chronicle of Higher Education distinction as a “Great College to Work For” for the third year in a row.
- The university received the Platinum Level Fit-Friendly Company American Heart Association Award.
- The Medical Center received the 2010 Environmental Hero award from the Mississippi Recycling Association as the State/Federal Recycler of the Year.