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University Honors Thad Cochran with Mississippi Humanitarian Award

Former senator known as 'The Quiet Persuader' helped shape state as well as his alma mater

OXFORD, Miss. – During its 165th Commencement on Saturday, the University of Mississippi honored former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran with its Mississippi Humanitarian Award, which is presented only rarely to exceptional figures who have played a major role in shaping the state.  Cochran, a UM alumnus, was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1972, andRead the story …

Nominations Accepted for Gregory Gomez IV Humanitarian Service Award

Mechanical engineering alumnus died in a bus accident in Peru

A University of Mississippi School of Engineering alumnus, whose life ended tragically while serving on a South American mission trip, is being remembered with a newly created award.   The Gregory Gomez IV Humanitarian Service Award was created in 2017 to honor the memory of Gomez (BSME 08), who traveled to Peru in summer 2008Read the story …

Crossing the River Together: A UM Humanitarian Project

Engineering students and faculty work together to provide infrastructure for West African villages

OXFORD, Miss. – In Africa, there is a saying: “Cross the river in a crowd and the crocodile won’t eat you.” Or, in the words of the Dalai Lama, “Universal humanitarianism is essential to solve global problems.” Western visitors to the low, sandy terrain of the West African nation of Togo find a world farRead the story …

Humanitarians at Heart

Warners designate gifts for Alumni Association and undergraduate and medical scholarships

OXFORD, Miss. – Dr. Bob and Mary Ellen Warner always manage to find a way to serve others, even on vacation. “Herb, Dixie, Mary Ellen and I had a little routine,” Bob Warner said, referring to Herb Dewees, former Ole Miss Alumni Association executive director, and his wife, Dixie. In the mid-1990s, the couples frequentlyRead the story …

Clarion-Ledger Blog: Myrlie Evers receives Humanitarian Award from Ole Miss — nearly 60 years after law school turned her husband away

Myrlie Evers-Williams today (May 11) became the first person in a decade honored with a Humanitarian Award by the University of Mississippi — the same institution that turned away her late husband from entering law school. The widow of slain Mississippi NAACP leader Medgar Evers was surprised with the award after delivering the university’s 160thRead the story …

Don Cole Retires after Storied History at Ole Miss

Longtime mathematics professor, administrator credited with leaving lasting legacy at UM

OXFORD, Miss. – When Donald Cole was a graduate student at the University of Mississippi in the 1980s, he and a faculty member would walk over to the Union to get coffee together. Cole would walk so fast, his companion would have to hold onto his shoulder to keep up. As a champion of education,Read the story …

Law School to Host Tribute to Sen. Thad Cochran

Contributions will benefit Mississippi students pursuing legal education

OXFORD, Miss. – Former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran has left a lasting legacy on the University of Mississippi, as well as the state and nation. To honor his many contributions to the state, the UM School of Law is hosting a Nov. 11 tribute to the longtime political leader and public servant. The event willRead the story …

Ford Center Studio Theatre Dedication Honors Mobley and Collins

Daughter's gift to UM also establishes scholarship in memory of beloved couple

OXFORD, Miss. – The first Mississippian to wear the Miss America crown, the late actress Mary Ann Mobley, and her husband, the late actor Gary Collins, will have their legacies expanded at the University of Mississippi with the naming of a studio theatre in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts and theRead the story …

Rusovich Family Bolsters UM Arabic Program

Gift honors son's growth while studying in Middle East, seeks to empower more students

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi student Colin Rusovich was studying abroad in the Middle Eastern country of Jordan when he embarked on a shopping excursion for a desk, negotiated the purchase and even caught a ride on the back of an old truck delivering his furniture. A world away from his roots in NewRead the story …

Cochran’s Papers Shine Light on Nation’s Major Issues

Collection includes correspondence, documents, photographs, recordings, scrapbooks and memorabilia

OXFORD, Miss. – Former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran’s papers will be donated to the University of Mississippi, providing 3,500 linear feet of documents and nearly 6 terabytes of digital files that offer insight into some of the nation’s most significant political events over the past 45 years. Cochran, a UM alumnus, was first elected to theRead the story …