An Education Beyond Campus

Gift helps students study abroad, supports national, international internships

OXFORD, Miss. – The donor of a major gift to the University of Mississippi hopes to give students increased exposure to different cultures and people as they navigate opportunities to explore new places and professions, thus building a foundation for success and strengthening their empathy for others. UM alumna Diane Triplett Holloway, of Nashville, Tennessee,Read the story …

Scholarship Program Gains New Chair, Member

Thames to lead Ole Miss Women's Council for the next two years

OXFORD, Miss. – The Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy, a scholarship program at the University of Mississippi, has welcomed a new chair and a new member to further its mission to nurture student leadership, philanthropy and mentoring. Suzan Thames, of Ridgeland, is the new chair, and Margaret Khayat, of Oxford, is the latest additionRead the story …

University Expands Research Integrity and Compliance Efforts

Marta Panickar joins administration as inaugural director of research security

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has expanded and re-branded its Office of Research Integrity and Compliance to boost security and strengthen protections for university researchers and their projects. The newly-named Office of Research, Integrity, Security and Compliance, or RISC, a division of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, also has created aRead the story …

Professor to Advocate for Young Nutrition Professionals

Nadeeja Wijayatunga appointed to board of directors for the American Society of Nutrition

OXFORD, Miss. – Nadeeja Wijayatunga, an assistant professor of nutrition and hospitality management at the University of Mississippi, will join the board of directors for the American Society of Nutrition, a leading global authority in nutrition science, for 2022-23. Wijayatunga will serve as the early career representative and past chair of the early career nutritionRead the story …

Reese Honored as Emerging Young Philanthropist

Ole Miss Women's Council celebrates 'giving nature' of UM alumna and Olympian

OXFORD, Miss. – One of the greatest long jumpers in history, University of Mississippi alumna Brittney Reese is already recognized as the university’s most celebrated Olympian. However, her quiet efforts to help and serve others are often overlooked. That changed recently when the 36-year-old Reese was honored in Oxford with the Emerging Young Philanthropist AwardRead the story …

From Old School to New School

Rivers gift goes toward state-of-the-art accountancy building

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi left its mark on Dr. Careybeth and Marshall Rivers, so, with a gift of $50,000 to the Patterson School of Accountancy, the couple is returning the favor. The family’s gift will help support construction of the school’s new $70 million building planned for the corner of University AvenueRead the story …

Internet Entrepreneur Inspires Students at Fifth Annual REDe Summit

Former CEO shares her success story and life experiences

OXFORD, Miss. – Alexis Maybank, founder of Gilt Groupe, shared her struggles and successes with University of Mississippi students as the keynote speaker during the fifth annual REDe Entrepreneurship Summit, held Nov. 10 at The Gertrude C. Ford Ole Miss Student Union. “A career is a very long marathon,” Maybank said. “Don’t measure yourself inRead the story …

Top Croft Students Awarded Scholarships

Institute celebrates 25 years of supporting international studies majors

OXFORD, Miss. – Eleven students in the Croft Institute for International Studies received awards from one of the largest and most prestigious scholarship programs at the University of Mississippi. The Croft Scholars, the institute’s most competitive freshmen, are awarded $8,000 per year for four years. Top rising sophomores receive the Rose Bui Memorial Scholarship forRead the story …

UM Community Remembers Sociology Professor Willa Johnson

Memorial service set for Nov. 28 at Paris-Yates Chapel

OXFORD, Miss. – Willa Johnson was undeniably a hero in her own right, championing diversity at the University of Mississippi all while gaining national acclaim for her scholarship and expertise. The professor of sociology, who died Nov. 7, taught for 23 years. She was the first Black woman to rise from adjunct instructor to fullRead the story …

Making an Impact Today and Tomorrow

First MacEachern Scholarship recipients express gratitude for donors' assistance in reaching goals

OXFORD, Miss. – After receiving pharmacy degrees from the University of Mississippi and the University of Tennessee, the late Jane MacEachern devoted much of her 39-year professional career to designing and implementing oncology drug trials – research that made a significant impact in the lives of cancer patients. Now, a scholarship established in her memoryRead the story …