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Excellence in Education

By Staff
August 14, 2004
Nancy Risher of Enterprise, Joetta Chandler of Porterville and Jessica Simpson Collinsville have been elected to membership in Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing as an undergraduate students through the Gamma Lambda Chapter at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Sigma Theta Tau works to foster, develop and connect nurse scholars and leaders worldwide to improve health care. The society promotes nursing excellence throughout its initiatives in research, leadership, an electronic library, programming and publications and develops and distributes nursing knowledge for use in practice.
Kimberly L. Cleveland of Union was recently awarded a $2,500 scholarship from the Discover Card Corp.
Discover Card awarded more than $1 million in scholarships to juniors as part of the Discover Card Tribute Award Scholarship program. This year marks the 13th year of the Tribute Awards program.
Jason D. Labutka of Meridian recently received the King Memorial Award at Mississippi State University for outstanding architecture majors. He is a senior at MSU.
Labutka was one of more than 30 current and recent graduates to receive honors for outstanding achievements during their study in MSU's College of Architecture.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Labutka and is a 1998 Meridian High School graduate.
Kyle Stribling of Philadelphia received the Mississippi Concrete Industries Design Excellence Award. He is a junior at MSU.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Stribling, and a 2001 graduate of Philadelphia High School.
Brandi Nicole Smith recently graduated with a doctorate of jurisprudence degree from the Mississippi College School of Law. While in school, Smith was a member of the Mississippi College Law Review, the Moot Court Board and the Law Student Bar Association.
Smith took the February Bar Examination and has been admitted to practice in Mississippi. She is employed by Daniel Coker Horton and Bell in Jackson.
She is the daughter of Dale Smith and Charles E. Smith, both of Meridian.
Richard T. Webb recently graduated with a doctorate of jurisprudence degree from the Mississippi College School of Law. While in school, Webb was involved with the Law School Bar Association, the STAR program and the Moot Court.
He will attend the University of Florida to receive a degree in taxation. Webb is the son of Richard and Cathy Webb of Meridian, and is the husband of Shelly Webb.

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