From the Mississippi Press…

During ceremonies held Nov. 17 at the Trent Lott Center, Polk received the Boardman Distinguished Alumnus of the Year award. Palazzo, who is serving his first term in the U.S. House of Representatives, was presented the inaugural Outstanding Young Alumnus of the Year award…

….”As a proud Southern Miss alumnus, I am truly honored to be recognized as the first Boardman Outstanding Young Alumnus,” said Palazzo. “USM’s history of excellent faculty, a caring administration and wonderful students is why four generations of my family have called Southern Miss home. There is no doubt in my mind that my time at Southern Miss equipped me with the tools necessary to succeed.”

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11/28/11