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Allegra BrighamCOLUMBUS, Miss. – A trailblazer in her own right, Mississippi University for Women alumna Allegra Brigham is part of the 2013 class recently announced by the Mississippi Trailblazers Board of Governors.

The Mississippi Trailblazers Awards is Mississippi’s only awards ceremony recognizing Mississippians for their contributions to diversity.

Brigham, former interim president of MUW, is the recipient of the “Rep. Leonard Morris Award for Public Service and Integrity.” The 10th Anniversary of the Mississippi Trailblazers Awards Ceremony and Black Tie Gala will be held at Tupelo’s BancorpSouth Conference Center Saturday, May 4.

Brigham served as MUW’s interim president for 18 months. During her brief tenure, Brigham successfully facilitated the unification of alumni, resulting in a revitalized MUW Alumni Association. Brigham also re-energized university relations with the community as well as relationships among faculty, staff and students. 

She became CEO of 4-County Electric Power Association, an electric cooperative now serving some 46,000 members in eight counties in northeast Mississippi, in March 2003. She was the first female in Mississippi co-op history to hold the position. She retired from the cooperative with more than 22 years of service to become MUW’s interim president.

Brigham received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from MUW. She served as a high school teacher and as a reporter, lifestyles editor and managing editor at The Commercial Dispatch. In addition, she is a former MUW director of public relations and taught in the Department of Communications at the university.

She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Mississippi Economic Council and the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link. Brigham is a member of the board of directors for the Mississippi Children’s Museum, the Girl Scouts Heart of the South and the Memphis Branch Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Since 2003, The Mississippi Trailblazers Awards has honored and recognized Mississippians for their significant contributions to racial, gender and cultural diversity through their professional work and public service.

 

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Student NetID Password Update

MUW ITS will be implementing a new password policy for all University Student users starting Tuesday Feb. 28, at 10:00 AM. The password change will be activated/required upon your next login after the enforcement has been enabled. The change will not lock or force you out if you are actively working on your computer.

If your password already meets the above requirements, you will still have to change your password once the new policy rules are officially enforced. Changing your password before Feb. 28 should be done if you have a security reason to do so, but not in response to jumping ahead of the Password Policy change date/time. Changing your password ahead of time will not negate the requirement to change it again on Tuesday Feb. 28, at 10:00 AM.

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