WREG: Manufacturing Center Begins Classes

October 2010 By

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - The Center for Manufacturing Excellence at the University of Mississippi has begun operations with an initial class of 27 freshmen.

The center's inaugural class, which recently convened for the first of its weekly meetings, includes 27 freshmen from nine states.

Students are grouped into teams and focus on engineering, business administration and accounting to develop technical skills for manufacturing including communication, human resource management, leadership and marketing.

James Vaughan is the center's director.