Lauren Biando Honored as Who’s Who at the University of Mississippi

Published 7:32 pm Tuesday, April 16, 2024

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Lauren Biando, of Suffolk, is pursuing a B.A.Ed. in Elementary Education and was recognized in the 2023-24 class of ‘Who’s Who Among Students’ at the University of Mississippi.

Biando was among 201 Ole Miss students who were honored with the distinction during a ceremony on April 5 at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts.

‘Who’s Who Among Students’ is a respected honor program recognizing seniors who excel academically and demonstrate leadership and community service on and off campus.

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“Nearly all of these 201 Who’s Who awardees began their college careers during the fall 2020 semester in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Brent Marsh, assistant vice chancellor for student affairs and dean of students said. “This was a trying time for everyone, yet these students persisted and prevailed. Undaunted by the challenges presented, they sought out leadership and service opportunities while succeeding academically, and I am most proud of them.”

The University of Mississippi, affectionately known as Ole Miss, is the state’s flagship university. Included in the elite group of R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. Its 16 academic divisions include a major medical school, nationally recognized schools of accountancy, law and pharmacy, and an Honors College acclaimed for a blend of academic rigor, experiential learning and opportunities for community action. Recognized among the nation’s most beautiful, Ole Miss’ main campus is in Oxford, which is routinely acknowledged as one of the country’s best college towns.