Southern Miss marks 100th anniversary of classes starting | Schools
Students who take their seats in classrooms at The University of Southern Mississippi on Sept. 20 will be part of a milestone moment in the institution’s storied history.
On that day Southern Miss will mark 100 years since classes first began at what was then known as Mississippi Normal College. Though the college’s legislative founding was established in 1910, regular classes did not commence on the Hattiesburg campus until Sept. 20, 1912.
“September 20, 2012, is a significant historic moment in our history,” said Southern Miss Interim President Aubrey K. Lucas, who served as the University’s full-time president from 1975-1996. “It marks the completion of our first century of teaching and learning and the beginning of our second century. It is truly an honor to serve Southern Miss during this time of transition and celebration.”
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