@SouthernMiss November 25

My daily post theme for 2017 is on Colleges and Universities.

The plan for starting my blog back in 2014 was at the urging of fellow coaching colleagues to share posts on leadership and/or motivation. Somehow that idea got derailed and turned into daily posts on one theme for an entire year.

In 2014 my daily posts were on the “Beer of the Day”, 2015 it was “A Friend of a Friend”, 2016 I wrote about “North Carolina”, and for 2017 I will focus on “Colleges and Universities”.

I have been associated with colleges since I was 18 and I love them. I have coached/worked at four different universities and in my professional and personal travels visited 100’s more. Each college has something in its history that I want to share that to me make it unique or personal.

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Name of University: University of Southern Mississippi

Location: Hattiesburg MS

Sometimes colleges don’t get glamorous locations to begin with. That is the case with the University of Southern Mississippi (USM). Mississippi Normal College (USM) was founded by a legislative act and became the state’s first state-supported teachers training school. The school’s five original buildings were built on 120 acres of cutover timber land donated by H.A. Camp, A.A. Montague and Dr. T.E. Ross in Hattiesburg MS.

Those five buildings shown below.


In 1924 the institution got its first name change. MNC’s name changed to State Teachers College through a legislative act of March 7, 1924.

USM also has had faculty and staff  endure hardships to keep the college afloat. The Great Depression created a devastating economic downturn in the United States and marked the beginning of a very difficult time for the State Teachers College (USM). The state of Mississippi is forced to refuse funds to all public institutions, and for six months faculty and staff members at STC receive no pay.

In 1940 a second name change takes place. State Teachers College name is changed to Mississippi Southern College.


One last name change occurred in 1962 when Governor Ross Barnett signed a bill that makes Mississippi Southern College The University of Southern Mississippi.

Today the Hattiesburg campus of USM sits on 300 acres in the middle of the city. More than 180 buildings dot the campus that serves nearly 15,000 students.



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