School of Applied Sciences

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Applied Sciences Faculty and Alumni Recognized by Girl Scouts

Posted on November 12th, 2015 by staff

The School of Applied wants to congratulate our faculty and staff who were recently recognized by the Girl Scouts for their contribution to the Oxford community. On November 4th, 2015, the Girl Scouts Heart of the South held its fifth annual Women of Distinction luncheon. Of the 10 women nominated at the event, 5 of them were affiliated with the School.

We want to congratulate:

  • Marcia Cole, lecturer in Nutrition & Hospitality Management, has been a chaplain for the hospital and served with United Way. She’s also given her time to the Literacy Council, Food Pantry, Leadership Lafayette, Habitat for Humanity, and Doors of Hope.
  • Sherri Delashmit, Bachelor of Science in physical education ’84, oversees work in the Heart Care Center and helped with health awareness at various nonprofits in Oxford.
  • Peggie Gillom-Granderson, Bachelor of Social Work ’80, has been a high school and college basketball standout, even playing in WNBA. She is currently involved at the North Mississippi Regional Center and the Graceland Convalescent Center.
  • Libby Lytle, Master of Criminal Justice ’15, is a captain with the Oxford Police Department, teaches a self-defense class to women in the Oxford community. She is also the founder of the Mississippi Women’s Law Enforcement Association.
  • Sherry Wall, Bachelor of Science in physical education ’84, has been elected to the county school board and the chancery clerk position in Oxford. She is involved in Rotary Club, LOFT, United Way, the state chancery clerk association and the Domestic Violence Center.

For more information on the event and other nominees, read the Daily Eagle’s Girl Scouts recognize women of distinction.