UM Student Selected as National Lambda Sigma Representative

Margaret Walker served as president of campus chapter of national honorary society

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi junior has been selected to serve as a national student representative for Lambda Sigma, a national honor society for sophomores. Margaret “Maggie” Walker, a dual public policy leadership and integrated marketing communications major from Suwanee, Georgia, was chosen to be the primary liaison between the national board andRead the story …

Senior Class Creates Fund for Excellence in Inclusion

Gift from 2021 graduating class will support students who embody university's diversity efforts

OXFORD, Miss. – Many seniors in the Class of 2021 will graduate from the University of Mississippi in May, but not before they leave behind a substantial gift to help retain those coming behind them. The class has created the Inclusive Excellence Retention Fund through the university’s Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement. TheRead the story …

UM Chapter of Tau Beta Pi Passes 50-Year Mark

Past, present officers reflect on national engineering honor society's five decades on campus

Fifty-two years. That’s how long ago the Beta Mississippi chapter of Tau Beta Pi national engineering honor society was established at the University of Mississippi. With six engineering students as charter members, the late Damon Wall, assistant dean emeritus and associate professor emeritus of electrical engineering, served as the chapter’s inaugural adviser. Over the pastRead the story …

Seven UM International Studies Students Named Boren Scholars

Arabic and Chinese Language Flagship students among those selected for prestigious award

OXFORD, Miss. – For the second time in three years, seven accomplished students at the University of Mississippi have been named as recipients of the prestigious David L. Boren Scholarship from the National Security Exchange Program. All either are or have been enrolled in the university’s Croft Institute for International Studies. The recipients are BrantleyRead the story …

UM Engineering Seniors Recognized for Outstanding Service

Kelly Bates presented David Arnold Service Award; Benjamin Koltai received Gregory Gomez IV Humanitarian Service Award

Neither Kelly Bates nor Benjamin Koltai ever expected to be recognized for serving others. When the University of Mississippi engineering seniors received separate prestigious awards for their outstanding volunteer service, the honor took each of them by surprise. A dual general engineering and secondary mathematics education major from Collinsville, Bates is the 2021 recipient ofRead the story …

Educator Selected for Prestigious English Language Project

Tracy Koslowski is among 200 chosen by State Department to give virtual instruction in China

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi educator has been selected by the U.S. Department of State for a six-week English language specialist virtual project focusing on integrating critical thinking into the English-as-a-foreign-language classroom in China. Tracy Case Koslowski, associate director of the UM Intensive English Program, was chosen for the program through the RegionalRead the story …

From Engineering Alumnus to Surgeon

Civil engineering graduate Christopher Martin on front lines in fight against COVID-19

How did a University of Mississippi civil engineering graduate become a physician on the front lines in the ongoing fight against COVID-19? The answer is one strategic decision at a time. “Engineering taught me how to think and solve problems,” said Dr. Christopher Martin, a Natchez surgeon who has spent countless hours in the MeritRead the story …

Computer Science Majors to Benefit from Gift to School of Engineering

Alumnus establishes John F. Stone Engineering Scholarship Endowment

OXFORD, Miss. – In his 94 years, John Stone has witnessed the evolution of modern technology: from a time when families gathered for radio shows to today, when dads, moms, brothers and sisters each stream a different show on their own devices. The 1949 University of Mississippi graduate remembers when documents were drafted on aRead the story …

Habitat for Humanity CEO to Deliver 2021 Commencement Address

Jonathan T.M. Reckford to address graduates May 1 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium

OXFORD, Miss. – Jonathan T.M. Reckford, chief executive officer of Habitat for Humanity International, will deliver the University of Mississippi‘s 168th Commencement address May 1 in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Reckford leads the global Christian housing organization that has helped more than 35 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve their homes. Since 2005, when he took theRead the story …

Ten Seniors Named 2021 UM Hall of Fame Inductees

Students honored for service, achievement and leadership

OXFORD, Miss. – Ten University of Mississippi seniors have been inducted into the university’s 2020-21 Hall of Fame, one of the highest honors afforded to students at UM. The inductees were selected by a committee in accordance with policy developed by the Associated Student Body. Selections are based on outstanding contributions in all aspects ofRead the story …