Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Centennial Exhibit : A Display of Pride, Excellence, Success, and Loyalty

On March 2010, the Centennial Exhibit was established, marking the 100th year anniversary of the University Of Southern Mississippi. This exhibit pays tribute to the successfulness of Southern Mississippi. It has achieved the goal, which it still met with every passing year, of helping numerous students blossom into people that we now know are businessmen and women, doctors, lawyers, dentists, engineers, and so on. The Centennial Exhibit is located on the first floor of Cook Library inside room 105A. There is a website, which gives more information on the exhibit, and it is
            From the early years of Southern Mississippi, this exhibit includes many photos. It includes numerous artifacts that are used by teachers and students, yearbooks, and newspapers. Some of the where obtained from Southern’s archives, while others were donated by alumni members. This exhibit was created successfully by the Centennial Steering Committee and University Libraries as a tribute to the well-rounded University.
            As a student here, I have become proud of the USM memorabilia that is set on display in this exhibit. While walking through, I explored the rich history of Southern Mississippi as this exhibit took me from decade to decade. I took notice to the use of actual artifacts that gave me an idea of what life was like for past students that attended Southern. After my visit to the exhibit, it became clear why the alumni association and student alumni association take such pride in the school and show strong support. Taking looks at the pictures and uniforms of the sports there, I clearly understand why I chose to attend this school.

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