Overstreet-Miller Joins DeSoto Campus as IMC Instructor

New full-time faculty member brings extensive experience in public relations, marketing

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – The University of Mississippi at DeSoto Center-Southaven has hired a full-time faculty member to strengthen its integrated marketing communications program. Patricia Overstreet-Miller, who began working at the regional campus this spring as an IMC instructor, has an expansive career in communications, including public relations, marketing, advertising and lobbying. At the corporate level,Read the story …

Schools Look to DeSoto Writing Center for Insight

Faculty and staff offer advice, resources for development of middle and high school centers

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – As director of the Writing Center at the University of Mississippi at DeSoto Center-Southaven, Jeanine Rauch sees the value of honing writing skills early. “Ultimately, writing is clear thinking,” said Rauch, an instructor in the university’s Department of Writing and Rhetoric. “When students are confident in their own writing, the writing processRead the story …

Student Continues Education, Cares for Mother Recovering from Cancer

Matt Waldrup hopes to attend law school after receiving degree from UM DeSoto Center

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – Matt Waldrup can think of one person who wants to see him graduate more than anyone: his mom. “Ever since I was little, she always said, ‘I just want to see you grow up, finish your education and be happy,’” said Waldrup, a Memphis native who is finishing his final semester atRead the story …

Top Nontraditional Students Join Alpha Sigma Lambda

Nearly 20 DeSoto Center scholars inducted at ceremony

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – The University of Mississippi at DeSoto Center chapter of the Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society recently inducted 18 seniors into the organization. “It is an honor to recognize these outstanding students and welcome them into Alpha Sigma Lambda,” said Rick Gregory, executive director of the regional campus. “They are a greatRead the story …

DeSoto Campus Students Honored with Taylor Medals

School of Education seniors land university's highest academic award

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – Two seniors at the University of Mississippi at DeSoto Center-Southaven have been awarded the Marcus Taylor Memorial Medal. Yasmin Ali and Lauren Carson, both elementary education majors, accepted their medals April 7 during the Spring Honors Day Convocation at the Oxford campus. The Taylor Medals, established in 1904, are the university’s highestRead the story …

UM-DeSoto Student Wins Highest Award from Legal Studies Department

McKinley McCarty recognized for academics, service

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – Though emailing in class is generally frowned upon, McKinley McCarty hoped for an exception when she learned that she had won the Columbus B. Hopper Scholarship. “I just couldn’t sit there and contain my excitement,” said McCarty, a senior paralegal studies major at the University of Mississippi at DeSoto Center-Southaven. “As soonRead the story …

Mother of Five ‘Pursues Dreams’ at UM DeSoto Campus

Cheryl Scott slated to graduate in May with bachelor's in elementary education

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – Cheryl Scott is no stranger to hard work. A student in the elementary education program at the University of Mississippi at DeSoto Center-Southaven, Scott is finishing her degree while also caring for her five children. “It has been extremely challenging,” Scott said. “I have to balance my time studying and working onRead the story …

Pharmacy Alumni Weekend to be Held April 15-16

Reunion to feature cookout, golf tournament, banquet and more

OXFORD, Miss. – With several new and exciting events on the schedule, the School of Pharmacy‘s annual Pharmacy Alumni Weekend is slated for April 15-16 in Oxford. Pharmacy alumni from the classes of 1956, 1966, 1976, 1986, 1991, 1996 and 2006 (Pharm.D.) will be celebrated this year. “I’m particularly excited about this year’s Pharmacy Weekend,”Read the story …

Alumnus Establishes Pharmacy Scholarship to Honor Mentor

John Dewey Owings Jr. influenced generations of pharmacists

OXFORD, Miss. – If you ask Sidney Gerald “Jerry” Morgan about why he chose pharmacy, he’ll tell you about his mentor and champion of the career, John Dewey Owings Jr. “(Owings) was like a father figure to me,” Morgan said. “He was a great influence, and I would probably not have gone to pharmacy schoolRead the story …

UM Collaboration Leads to New Research Center in Poland

Pharmacy researchers excited about possibilities of three-year collaboration

OXFORD, Miss. – A new center devoted to natural products research has been dedicated at Bialystok University of Technology in Poland, due in part to collaboration with the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy. Located in Hajnowka and funded by the European Union, the state-of-the-art Scientific and Research Centre is overseen by Bialystok’s Faculty ofRead the story …