John Covert (back center) has made a $425,000 gift to the university to renovate the industrial kitchen at the South Oxford Campus for the Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management and to support Ole Miss athletics. Joining him are Peter Grandjean (left), UM applied sciences dean; Covert’s partner, T.J. Bell; daughter and son-in-law Lauren and Scott Seale, of Athens, Georgia; and (front) grandsons Jack and Merritt Seale. Photo by Bill Dabney/UM Foundation