W student wins $10,000 scholarship, earns prestigious internship opportunity

Suvechhya Shresta

COLUMBUS, Miss – Mississippi University for Women student Suvechhya Shresta has garnered a $10,000 national scholarship through the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, as well as a prestigious internship opportunity in Washington, D.C., this summer.

The PCAOB is a nonprofit corporation established by Congress to oversee the audits of public companies in order to protect the interests of investors and further the public interest in the preparation of informative, accurate and independent audit reports.


W student accepted into Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program

Anna WatsonAnna Watson has always dreamed of opening her own practice, and now she is closer to that reality upon entering the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program.

Watson is from Amory and is currently a sophomore biology major at Mississippi University for Women.


The W’s Associate of Science in Nursing Program re-accredited

ASN ProgramMississippi University for Women’s Associate of Science in Nursing Program has been granted continuing accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) for the maximum period permitted.

The ACEN Board of Commissioners found the nursing program to be in full compliance with all accreditation standards at its March 2014 meeting and scheduled its next visit in 2021.


The W to offer intersession courses

W Student With modern students come the need for flexible learning options. That is why for the first time, Mississippi University for Women will offer intersessions in May, August and January.

Intersessions are intensive, two-week courses and learning opportunities that provide faculty with the opportunity to offer innovative courses and students with the ability to earn up to four hours of credit during a compressed period of time.


Music collection donated to The W by local physician

Kantack GiftA collection of more than 1,100 pieces of sheet music, books, journals, and related items has found a home at Mississippi University for Women, thanks to the generosity of a Columbus physician.

Dr. Paul Kantack, a retired psychiatrist, made the in-kind donation to the Poindexter Fund to support the university’s music program, said Angela Ferraez, director of major gifts.  “Dr. Kantack wanted to honor his wife, who was a longtime private music instructor, including serving as piano instructor at the Naval Construction Battalion Center in Gulfport,” she said.  Mrs. Kantack died in 2012.


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