Sons’ Love for UM Inspires Family Gift

Ririe family's contribution benefits Ole Miss athletics programs

OXFORD, Miss. – A St. Louis couple’s gift to the University of Mississippi Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will benefit student-athletes while also honoring their sons, both UM alumni. Scott and Shelley Ririe made a $250,000 gift to the Forward Together campaign for Ole Miss athletics, which bolsters facilities and programs for student-athletes. In recognition, the Gate 7Read the story …

Couple’s Gift Helps Sustain University’s Academic Foundation

Langmessers make major commitment to UM College Of Liberal Arts

OXFORD, Miss. – James Langmesser – who, with his wife, Traute, has committed a $1 million planned gift to the University of Mississippi – becomes reflective and animated when talking about the course offerings he encountered as a student on the Oxford campus. “It was a veritable feast to look at all the courses IRead the story …

Philanthropist’s Service to UM Honored

Foundation names Louis Brandt inaugural emeritus board member

OXFORD, Miss. – Business leader and philanthropist Louis Brandt, of Houston, Texas, has been named the inaugural emeritus board member of the University of Mississippi Foundation, reflecting his longtime contributions to the organization and his alma mater. Brandt was elected to the honorary position by other board members to recognize his 30 years of involvementRead the story …

A Gift for the Future

UMMC graduate's gift will help meet university's most pressing needs

OXFORD, Miss. – Retired psychiatrist Dr. Jack Hammond spends his free time helping people recover from chemical dependency. His service to 12-step groups in Jackson is simply an extension of his 25-year career as a staff physician at the Mississippi State Hospital at Whitfield. There, his practice focused on the dual diagnosis of substance abuse/dependenceRead the story …

Professor Named Pharmacy Administration Chair

Yi Yang has served in multiple department and school leadership roles

OXFORD, Miss. – Dr. Yi Yang, a University of Mississippi professor of pharmacy administration, has been named chair of the Department of Pharmacy Administration at the School of Pharmacy. Since joining the school in 2005, Yang has served as co-editor with Donna Strum, the university’s associate provost and professor of pharmacy administration, on “Understanding Pharmacoepidemiology,”Read the story …

BioMolecular Sciences Chair Receives AACP Graduate Education Award

Kristie Willett named inaugural recipient of the honor

OXFORD, Miss. – Kristie Willett, chair of the Department of BioMolecular Sciences at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, has been named the inaugural recipient of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s Graduate Education Special Interest Group Achievement Award. The honoree must exemplify teaching excellence and commitment, and inspirational leadership, and be aRead the story …

Small Business Development Center Hires International Trade Expert

Anthony Cambas see bright future for entrepreneurs serving international markets

OXFORD, Miss. – The Mississippi Small Business Development Center has hired Anthony Cambas as an international trade specialist. Cambas, who officially began work March 18, is heading up the MSBDC’s International Trade Center through the lead office at the University of Mississippi. The center works with various stakeholders around the state to expand the exportRead the story …

Gift Honors UM Professor, Benefits Students

Michels create scholarship celebrating faculty mentor, real estate program

OXFORD, Miss. – Beth and J. Walter Michel’s gift to the University of Mississippi benefits students and recognizes two key factors responsible for J. Walter Michel’s successful career: the School of Business Administration’s real estate program and its founding professor, Dennis Tosh. The Michels, of Ridgeland, created the J. Walter Michel and Dennis S. ToshRead the story …

Small Business Development Center Honors 2020 Award Winners

Vera Hall and T'Keyah Williams take top honors; SBDC recognized as Resource Partner of the Year

OXFORD, Miss. – Although the Mississippi Small Business Development Center had to postpone its Small Business Award Week because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has honored two business owners with statewide awards. Vera Hall, owner of Innovative Performance Construction Company LLC, of Jackson, was named the Mississippi Small Business Person of the Year, and T’KeyahRead the story …

Former Center Director Receives Fulbright Award

Ted Ownby plans to teach and conduct research at the University of Southern Denmark

OXFORD, Miss. – After Ted Ownby stepped down as the director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi in 2019, he wanted to do something different, so he decided to apply for a Fulbright Award. To his delight, he received word that he will be the Danish DistinguishedRead the story …