Southern Miss releases President’s and Dean’s Lists for Summer 2021 Semester

Published 5:03 pm Thursday, September 30, 2021

The University of Southern Mississippi has released its President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2021 summer semester.

The President’s List includes full-time students who earned a perfect 4.0 grade point average (all A’s). Dean’s List scholars are those with at least a 3.5 grade point average, but less than a 4.0.

Students recognized from the local area include the following (see below):

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President’s List:

Marissa Faith Baucum

Katie Kellar Burnette

Rachel Madison Dragon

Brandi  Kelly

Abbey Katherine Matthews

Dean’s List:

Shannon Tyler Johnson


President’s List:

Jalyn Darbi Parker

Dean’s List:

Megan Edna Breland


President’s List:

Kaitlyn Elizabeth Harwell

Jordan M Ladner

Sadie Marie Leimer

Dean’s List:

Evan James Ladner


President’s List:

Alyssa M Pinero

Sarah Michelle Walker


Dean’s List:

Timothy Kyle Tynes


President’s List:

Jeremiah Stephen Blanchard

Brenda  Degler

About The University of Southern Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites in central and southern Mississippi, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 131 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education’s “R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity” designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state.

USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi.

USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 36 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 24 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit