Education

USA President Announces Retirement

USA President Announces Retirement

February 12, 2021
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University of South Alabama (USA) President Tony Waldrop recently announced his retirement following a seven-year tenure the school’s trustees said was “marked by substantial growth and enhancements to USA’s mission of education, healthcare, research and service.” Under his leadership, USA implemented a five-part strategic plan aimed at improving student access and success, enhancing research and…

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ICES Adds Local Coordinator In Fairhope

ICES Adds Local Coordinator In Fairhope

February 12, 2021
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International Cultural Exchange Services (ICES) Alabama recently announced the hiring of Bethany Gaal as a local coordinator in Fairhope. Gaal will work with international high school students and the local families that host them. She is currently looking for families that would like to host for the 2021 school year. As the local coordinator, Gaal…

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MCPSS Announces Teachers of the Year

February 12, 2021
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The Mobile County Public School System (MCPSS) has announced its 2021 Teachers of the Year. Honorees Julie Neidhardt of Hutchens Elementary School; Anna Mouton of Clark-Shaw School of Math, Science and Technology; and Deborah Pippin of Citronelle High School were surprised in their classrooms with news of their winning. All three are veteran National Board…

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Lemonis To Speak At USA

February 5, 2021
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The University of South Alabama (USA) has announced that businessman and television personality Marcus Lemonis will headline the virtual Mitchell College of Business Executive Leadership Seminar, which begins at 11 a.m. on February 18. While typically reserved for USA students and in-person, the lecture series will be open to the public at no cost this…

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Trauma Surgeon Joins USA Health

Trauma Surgeon Joins USA Health

February 5, 2021
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USA Health has added Dr. Maryann Mbaka as a trauma/critical care and burn surgeon at University Hospital and an assistant professor of surgery at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. She completed medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. She then completed surgery residencies at the University of…

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ASMS Cuts Ribbon On Remote Learning Center & Makerspace

January 29, 2021
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The Alabama School of Mathematics and Science (ASMS) recently held a grand opening for the Remote Learning Center and Makerspace, one of the few innovation spaces on a school campus in the state of Alabama. The Remote Learning Center can safely accommodate classes of socially distanced students in person. “It also provides upgraded technology for…

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Faith Academy Announces Stadium Work

January 29, 2021
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Mobile’s Faith Academy will be renovating and adding seating capacity to its stadium for the 2021-2022 school year. Principal Barry Pickering said aluminum bleachers are coming for the home side, adding 300 seats. Additionally, the worn visitor-side bleachers are being replaced. The contractor for the work, which will ensure the stadium stays up to code,…

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Griggs Robotics Team Recognized

January 29, 2021
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The Mobile County Board of School Commissioners recently recognized WC Griggs Elementary School’s robotics and technology team, which placed first in the county’s inaugural VEX Robotics Competition for elementary schools last spring. The students and their robot, named Claude, placed 13th in the state, which was also significant, since their program was new. In turn,…

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Airbus Adds First Flightpath9 Graduates

Airbus Adds First Flightpath9 Graduates

January 29, 2021
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The first graduates of the new FlightPath9 training program (Aerospace Exhibition, Education Center Opens) joined the Airbus workforce in Mobile this month, the company announced. Designed as a nine-month program for high school seniors, COVID-19 forced it from in-person to virtual and extended its length by nearly 100%. However, 17 graduates succeeded, then received additional…

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Spanish Fort High Dedicates New Wing

January 22, 2021
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A new wing and gymnasium were recently dedicated at Spanish Fort High School, The Baldwin Times reports. Educators say its addition of approximately 60,000 ft2 will reduce overcrowding as enrollment grows. Classroom space increased by 33,000 ft2, and the gymnasium adds 27,300 ft2 of athletic and assembly space. Baldwin County Public Schools Superintendent Eddie Tyler…

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