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Scott Berry Set to Be Recognized by DuBard School at October Speakeasy Event

Sept. 21, 2017

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi will present three awards at the annual Speakeasy event on October 6, 2017. Honorees include: Mississippi Southern District Transportation Commissioner Tom King, Southern Miss head baseball coach Scott Berry, and long-time DuBard School supporter and advisory board member William H. (Bill) Pace.

The awards were developed in 2014 as a way to recognize and thank those who have made a positive impact on the DuBard School and its students. This year, Commissioner King will receive the DuBard School Community Friend award, Coach Berry will receive the DuBard School University Friend award, and Mr. Pace will receive the DuBard School Award of Distinction.

“The DuBard School relies extensively on the generosity of individuals and organizations within the community,” said Missy Schraeder, DuBard School Interim Director. “Commissioner King, Coach Berry, and Mr. Pace have made valuable contributions to our school and continue to be staunch supporters of our efforts to give the gift of language to as many individuals as possible.”

The DuBard School Speakeasy will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 6 at The University of Southern Mississippi Thad Cochran Center Ballroom. In addition to the awards program, the event will include live jazz, dancing, a wine pull, and prohibition-themed food and beverages. Tickets are available to purchase online at


About the DuBard School for Language Disorders

The DuBard School for Language Disorders was established in 1962 and is a clinical division of the Southern Miss Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences. The school serves children with severe language/speech disorders, including the written language disorder of dyslexia/specific learning disabilities, and/or hearing impairments and provides guidance and counseling for parents and families of the children. The school is a practicum site for university students majoring in speech-language pathology, audiology or deaf education. DuBard School for Language Disorders is a United Way agency. Further information is found at

About The University of Southern Mississippi

Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-driven university with a proud history and an eye on the future. A dual-campus university, Southern Miss serves students on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, in addition to five teaching and research sites in Mississippi and through Online at Southern Miss. Since 2006, Southern Miss students have collected seven Goldwater Scholarships, three Truman Scholarships and 14 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. Our Center for Undergraduate Research affords our students meaningful research opportunities, and as a proven leader in innovation, we conduct transformative research that translates into real-world solutions. As one of a select number of institutions in the nation accredited in art, dance, music and theatre, we are a haven for creativity and artistic expression. In the classroom or lab, on the playing field, or in the performance hall, we strive to have a positive impact not only on our students, but also the world around us. Further information is found at

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