OXFORD, Miss. – When Lucian Minor graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1937, the student body included some 3,000 students – all on the Oxford campus – and residence halls were spartan, compared to modern accommodations.
Minor, who earned an accounting degree at Ole Miss, has returned to campus frequently over the years, helping mentor many UM accountancy students and hiring dozens of them at his Memphis accounting firm. He and his wife, Mary, came back Thursday (April 25) to watch as one of the university’s three newest residence halls was named for them.
“Since I graduated here, the campus has changed tremendously – for the better,” Minor said. “This is a beautiful building, and it’s a great honor to have it named for us.