School of Applied Sciences

The University of Mississippi

Successful Career Fair Ends with Thomas A. Crowe Outstanding Alumnus Award

Posted on February 24th, 2017 by staff

The annual School of Applied Sciences Career Fair took place on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017. Vendors from all over the Southeast made their way to the Inn at Ole Miss to take part in the event. More than 275 students connected and networked with agencies about potential job placement.

“Everyone in the school is pleased with the turn-out,” said Teri Gray, event coordinator of the career fair. “It’s one of the best career fairs we’ve had in several years.  All the vendors got a chance to see how professional Ole Miss students are.”

The career fair ended with a Networking Reception sponsored by the University of Mississippi Alumni Association for the School of Applied Sciences. The presentation of the Thomas A. Crowe Outstanding Alumnus Award. The award honors an Applied Sciences alumnus whose professional, leadership, and service achievements are considered meritorious.

This year the award was presented to Elizabeth Popernik Loden. Loden received a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree in 2011, while currently working on her master’s degree in the same field. She has been a probation/parole agent with the Mississippi Department of Corrections since 2012.

In the nomination speech, Dean Velmer Burton of the School of Applied Sciences said, “Elizabeth has successfully balanced academics and employment while working part-time while attending the University of Mississippi. She is a dedicated criminal justice professional who does outstanding work and makes a difference in the lives of others.”

Dean Burton presents Elizabeth Popernik Loden with Thomas A. Crowe Alumnus Award

After accepting the award, Loden said, “Thank you to the School of Applied Sciences and those who nominated me. It is an honor.”