Thursday, March 23, 2017

USA College of Medicine to Host Retirement Reception for Dr. Hattie Myles

The University of South Alabama College of Medicine will host a retirement reception honoring Dr. Hattie Myles, assistant dean for student affairs and educational enrichment at the USA College of Medicine, on March 31, 2017. The event will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Terrace on the second floor of the Student Center on USA’s main campus.

Dr. Myles joined the USA College of Medicine in 1992 and has made significant contributions to higher education and the community, particularly in the area of diversity and inclusion.  She has been involved with the USA College of Medicine in numerous capacities, serving as minority outreach officer and co-director of the community engagement core of the USA College of Medicine Center of Excellence.

In addition to her leadership roles at the College of Medicine, Dr. Myles has served as adjunct graduate professor in the College of Education, an integral investigator for the Pipeline Program at the Center for Healthy Communities, as well as principal investigator for the Summer Research Apprenticeship Program grant and the Health Careers Opportunity Program grant.

Dr. Myles earned her associate’s degree from Southwest Mississippi Junior College in Summit, Miss., and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Miss. Her educational career continued in 1978, as she earned her master’s degree in education from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La., and her doctorate in higher education administration and student personnel in 1988 from the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss.

Dr. Myles has been recognized on numerous occasions for her achievements in higher education and the community.  She was recognized in 2013 as an outstanding community leader with the Health and Humanitarian Award given by the Gulf Region Organization of Nigerians and Americans.  She is also a graduate of both Leadership Mobile and Leadership Alabama. In 2014, Alabama Governor Dr. Robert Bentley appointed Dr. Myles to the Board of Trustees for Alabama Agriculture and Mechanical University in Normal, Ala.

She has also played an active role in the community, serving on the Allocations Board for the United Way of Southwest Alabama; chairperson of the Greater Mobile Big Brother Big Sister Board; Quality Assurance Board of Mobile DHHR; and board member of the Mobile YMCA.

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