Ole Miss Alumni Association Names Distinguished Alumni for 2021

Eight to be honored at Homecoming for achievement, service

OXFORD, Miss. – The Ole Miss Alumni Association will recognize seven distinguished University of Mississippi alumni and a former professor and campus administrator with its highest annual awards as part of Homecoming 2021. Alumni Hall of Fame inductees for 2021 are: Coolidge Ball (BRL 75), of Oxford; Dan Goodgame (BA 75), of San Antonio, Texas;Read the story …

Raising the Bar

Dean Susan Duncan's gift supports School of Law Fund

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi law student Ethan Booker, of Oxford, is spending his summer working with the Queens District Attorney’s Office-Homicide Unit in New York, an opportunity made possible by support from the School of Law‘s faculty, staff and dean. “The best thing the Ole Miss law school provides its students is anRead the story …

Cultivating Knowledge

University of Mississippi Libraries to receive multimillion-dollar gift

OXFORD, Miss. – Ralph Vance tries to talk about the late Bill Morrison’s generosity to the University of Mississippi, but the words catch in his throat. “We’ve all been meeting and putting our heads together about how to do the right thing with this gift, but mostly we just keep saying, ‘Oh my god: theRead the story …

Graduates Land Careers in Hospitality Management and Technology

Program's alumni shine in the field as industry revs back up

OXFORD, Miss. – The $500 billion global hospitality industry is back in full swing across the country, and two recent University of Mississippi graduates – Amber Schmidt, of Acworth, Georgia, and Taylor Peavey, of Leawood, Kansas – are making the most of the resurging industry across food and beverage and technology sectors. Schmidt started herRead the story …

Helping Students Who Learn Differently

Donors' $1 million gift funds program to equip kids to overcome illiteracy

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi, the Shelton School of Dallas, two Mississippi school districts, a former UM professor and an Ole Miss alumnus have joined forces in a fight against illiteracy. For the next three years, the Shelton School will conduct a pilot program designed to improve literacy in the Oxford and LafayetteRead the story …

Professors Honored for Creative Research

College of Liberal Arts faculty recognized during spring semester

OXFORD, Miss. – Six faculty members in the University of Mississippi College of Liberal Arts have been recognized for their creative, research and scholarly activity during the 2020-21 academic year. Four professors received the Dr. Mike L. Edmonds New Scholar Award for junior faculty and two received the College of Liberal Arts Award for Research,Read the story …

Helping Produce Winning Teams

Millettes' gift helps build UM athletics program, names tunnel at stadium

OXFORD, Miss. – Sam Millette Jr. understands that, for Ole Miss athletics to be competitive, it must continually improve, especially in the aftermath of a pandemic that left most collegiate sports programs struggling financially. He and his wife, Lynne, also understand those improvements – along with a return to a program’s peak success – canRead the story …

Coats Named Interim Executive Director of DeSoto Campus

Rick Gregory retiring after 30-year career in education

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – The University of Mississippi at DeSoto Center campus in Southaven will see a transition in leadership this summer with the retirement of executive director Rick Gregory and the promotion of Patricia “Pat” Coats into this role. Gregory is closing out a career in education that spans more than 30 years and twoRead the story …

Symposium Refreshes Renaissance Music Performance

Online series include performances of the period's music

OXFORD, Miss. – When art lovers consider the visual art of the Renaissance, they may think of elevated expression, vibrant color, innovation and perspective. When they consider the music of the period, however, it can be a very different story, noted choral director and scholar Dennis Shrock says. “The Renaissance music we hear today, composedRead the story …

Keeping Teams Fueled for Maximum Performance

Sports Nutrition Volunteer Program participants gain professional skills while aiding Ole Miss athletics

OXFORD, Miss. – Before, during and after practice and game time, student-athletes at the University of Mississippi rely on sports nutrition staff to keep them properly fueled and hydrated to maximize their performance. Behind the scenes, members of the Sports Nutrition Volunteer Program make sure delicious and nutritious snacks are ready to eat, and thatRead the story …