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Paying It Forward: ME Alumnus’ Generosity Benefitting Students

Michael “Mike” Jurgensen might never have come to Ole Miss had he not been following his older brother. That decision led to a 30-plus-year career as a pilot. Now semi-retired, Jurgensen generously gives back to the School of Engineering that gave him his start. Read more...


Power Broker: EE Alumnus is General Manager of Area Utility

When Keith Hayward earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Mississippi in 1987, he found employment as an engineer and assistant to the general manager of North East Mississippi Electric Power Association. Twenty-six years and many promotions later, the successful alumnus is general manager and chief executive officer of the cooperative. Read more...

ME Student Interns at Naval Research Department

Many students vacation in Florida, but Ben Branson spent 10 weeks there this summer for a very different reason.The mechanical engineering sophomore from Madison interned with the Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program in Panama City. The NREIP is designed to provide college students in various STEM fields an opportunity to participate in research at a Department of Navy laboratory during the summer.


Nouranian Joins Chemical Engineering Faculty

When Sasan Nouranian completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Amirkabir University of Technology, he was already in the fast track for academic advancement in higher education. Once he completed his doctorate at Mississippi State University and began working there, he was certain he would remain at MSU indefinitely. Read more...

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