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Dream Internship

Kailyn Mae Mahoney spent her summer behind the bright production lights on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” talk show. The Bakersfield, California, native with a major in political science landed an internship with the New York City-based television program that has been her favorite way to consume information during her college career.

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Arabic Flagship

The University of Mississippi is one of two new recipients of an Arabic Flagship Program, an esteemed language program for undergraduate students available only at select higher education institutions.

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Solar Energy Researcher

A highly selective $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science will continue funding a University of Mississippi professor’s research into improving solar energy technologies. Jared Delcamp, an assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has been awarded the grant funding through the department’s prestigious Early Career Research Program.

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‘It Starts with (Me)ek’

An instructor in the University of Mississippi Meek School of Journalism and New Media and her 30-student team have won a Silver Anvil, the most prestigious U.S. award in public relations, for “It Starts with (Me)ek,“ a public relations campaign they created asking students to “just pause” before stereotyping others. The award, given by the Public Relations Society of America, is considered to be the “Oscar” of the public relations industry.

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Outstanding Spanish Teacher

Edgar Serrano’s passion for teaching Spanish to college and elementary students resulted in national recognition. The instructor in the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Mississippi has been named the 2018 recipient of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award.

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RebelTHON Leader

University of Mississippi graduate Hailey Cooper has been named a recipient of the 2018 Miracle Network Dance Marathon Distinguished Leadership Award. Cooper, a Madison native who earned her bachelor’s degree in English in May, served as the 2017-18 president of RebelTHON, a dance marathon and fundraiser held each year in Oxford to benefit Batson Children’s Hospital at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

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Symbol of Professionalism

Some 105 first-year student pharmacists received their white coats Aug. 17 at a ceremony conducted by the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy. The white coat is a symbol of professionalism, and this ceremony marks the beginning of their professional journey toward becoming a pharmacist.

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All-Around Ace

University of Mississippi student-athlete Arianne Hartono has faced such challenges as recuperating from a broken wrist her freshman year and missing as many as three out of five days of classes during the weeks when she had to travel to away matches. Considering such challenges, Hartono’s accomplishments are all the more impressive. She won this year’s NCAA women’s singles tennis championship and graduated summa cum laude in May with a major in psychology and minor in business administration.

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