Major Gift Benefits Banking Program

Estate of late alumnus bolsters endowment for faculty and program support

OXFORD, Miss. – Banking and finance students in the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration will benefit from strengthened faculty and program support, thanks to an estate gift from the late Ted Cunningham, a longtime banking professional. A frequent supporter of the school’s banking and finance program throughout his lifetime, the Phoenix resident bequeathedRead the story …

Impressive Graduate Sparks Fruitful Relationship

B&R Insurance inspired to hire others, supports RMI program

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi graduate’s resume resulted not only in Brown & Riding Insurance hiring the applicant but also sparked the company’s continuing interest in the university. Learning about the risk management and insurance program and its caliber of students, B&R has been inspired to make a major gift to UM andRead the story …

Center for the Study of Southern Culture Gets New Director

Kathryn McKee will be the first woman to lead the groundbreaking center's work

OXFORD, Miss. – For only the fourth time in the 40-year history of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, a new director will take the helm. Kathryn McKee, McMullan Associate Professor of Southern Studies and associate professor of English at the University of Mississippi, begins her new role July 1. “I am humbledRead the story …

An Appetite for Excellence

Restaurateur's gift will help ensure longevity of UM Southern Foodways Alliance

OXFORD, Miss. – When restaurateur Steve Palmer overheard one of his servers say she’d like to buy a home if only she had the down payment, he started a companywide home loan program. “We loan our employees their down payment interest-free,” said Palmer, of Charleston, South Carolina, who has 890 people on his payroll. “WeRead the story …

Frious’ Gift Supports Ole Miss Athletics

Stadium gate named for longtime supporters of university programs and students

OXFORD, Miss. – New signage at Gate 14 of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium will serve as a lasting tribute to University of Mississippi alumnus Roger Friou and his wife, Susie, who have made a major gift in support of Ole Miss athletics. “When Billy Brewer was coach here, I was a real insider,” said Roger Friou, whoRead the story …

School of Pharmacy Honors Alice Clark as Alumna of the Year

Vice chancellor emerita of university relations awarded for career accomplishments

OXFORD, Miss. – After a nearly 40-year career with the University of Mississippi, Vice Chancellor Emerita of University Relations Alice Clark is being honored as the 2019 School of Pharmacy alumna of the year. “I’m so honored to be recognized in this way by the place I’ve called home for so many years,” Clark said.Read the story …

First Ole Miss Giving Day Coming April 11-12

Online, social media campaign seeks engagement

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi invites all students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends to support higher education April 11-12 – strengthening the university through an online, social media-driven giving campaign. The inaugural Ole Miss Giving Day will launch at 9 a.m. April 11 and last 1 day, 8 hours and 48 minutes, inRead the story …

Mentor to 10 Physicians Honored

Legacy Award to posthumously laud Ruth and Arthur Guyton

OXFORD, Miss. – The late Ruth Weigle Guyton always had time for her 10 children, building a rich legacy of mentoring that will be recognized posthumously April 13 with the 2019 Legacy Award from the Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy. All the Guyton children became physicians like their late father, the renowned Dr. ArthurRead the story …

Three Pharmacy Faculty Honored by National Health Care Association

National Academies of Practice recognizes Seena Haines, John Bentley and Kim Adcock

OXFORD, Miss. – Three School of Pharmacy faculty at the University of Mississippi have been recognized by the pharmacy academy of the National Academies of Practice. NAP is an organization that seeks to advance health care by fostering collaboration and advocating for policies that act in the best interest of individuals and communities through interprofessionalRead the story …

Suicide Prevention Efforts Gain Support

Anonymous donors provide resources to Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. – “Learning about students who have considered, attempted or committed suicide is just absolutely heartbreaking,” said an anonymous donor. That is why parents of a University of Mississippi student want their financial support to help the university continue to prevent suicide by expanding awareness, outreach and programming. “What drives someone to that pointRead the story …