An amazing year comes to a close for the Women’s Council scholars

The OMWC scholars have had a busy spring semester of activities. The sophomore scholars participated in the PULSE leadership workshop developed by the Women’s Council and the Office of Student Affairs in January.


The scholars enjoyed the Broadway production of The Lion King at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis. It was the first Broadway show for some and it did not disappoint!


The junior and senior scholars traveled to Chicago during spring break. Students visited the Art Institute, Broadway show-The Blue Man Group, 360 Chicago, (John Hancock Building) Driehaus Museum, a Trolley Tour, ice skating in Millennium Park and the Untouchable Gangster Tour. A highlight of the trip was a tour of McDonald’s Hamburger University by Ole Miss alum, Dick Starmann who was Senior Corporate Officer of Worldwide Communication for McDonald’s for over 27 years. Senior scholar Tyler Jackson summed up the trip best, “I know I, myself, might not have ever been able to go on my own and appreciate all that the Women’s Council has done for us. Thank you for investing in our lives.”


Scholars enjoyed participating and volunteering for the Color My College run. The race states, “You already bleed your school’s colors on the inside, now it’s time to wear them on the outside!” The course took the students through the campus in the most colorful way possible!

Color My College Picture

The Lenoir Dining Hall offered the scholars a unique Red Plate Supper opportunity. The students prepared their own dessert, baked Alaska.   It was a great bonding experience and a “sweet” way to wrap-up the semester.