Pam Parry, associate professor of journalism, was named the Top Graduate Student in the School of Mass Communication & Journalism at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg at an April 23 ceremony. Parry is on study leave working on her doctor of philosophy degree in communication with an emphasis in public relations history.
Additionally, she won a second top graduate award. She was named the first Gene Wiggins Fellow, a newly established endowed award named after a longtime member of the faculty. The fellowship provides support for graduate research. Parry will use the money to complete research on the campaign waged to help Margaret Sanger publicize the first congressional hearing on birth control legislation. Parry is scheduled to return to Belmont this fall and resume her teaching.