OXFORD, Miss. – Winston “Cape” and Barbara Caperton of Warrenton, Va., attended a recent Ole Miss football game as guests of Chancellor Dan Jones, in gratitude for their longtime support and for the establishment of the Barbara Caperton Ole Miss Women’s Council Scholarship Endowment.
A native of Noxapater, Cape Caperton is a University of Mississippi alumnus and supporter, both financially and spiritually.
“I’ve said many prayers for you, Chancellor, because you have had trying times in the past during your leadership and I’ve admired how you’ve handled them,” he told Jones.
“I appreciate that,” Jones said. “I knew when I took this job we would have some trying moments, but they are also teachable moments. That’s part of life for a university. Thank you for your prayers – and please don’t stop.”
The Capertons, accompanied by their son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Rebecca Caperton, also of Warrenton, assured Jones that their thoughts would continue for his administration.
The Capertons’ visit came as they were dedicating additional funds to the scholarship endowment they first pledged back in 2007. As part of the Ole Miss Women’s Council, the Caperton scholarship helps provide tuition and books for young men and women, as well as guidance and training in leadership skills, career development and personal growth throughout the student’s tenure at the university.Read the story …