Giving Ole Miss Athletics a Stamp of Approval

Hankins gift supports facilities and programs for student-athletes

OXFORD, Miss. – The Hankins name is stamped on every piece of lumber that leaves the family’s mill in Ripley. “It’s because we want people down the line to know who made it, and it represents that our family believes in the quality of the product we produce,” said David Hankins, a registered forester andRead the story …

Alumnus Expands Legacy at UM Business School

Lyt Harris designates estate gift to support student scholarships

OXFORD, Miss. – A longtime mentor to students of all ages, Lyt Harris has expanded his legacy by committing a major estate gift to support University of Mississippi students in the School of Business Administration. The estimated $2.5 million planned gift will be added to the existing Lyttleton T. Harris IV Scholarship Endowment after hisRead the story …

University Names Top Alumni of 2019

Alumni Association to honor eight at Homecoming for achievement, service

OXFORD, Miss. – The Ole Miss Alumni Association is honoring eight recipients for its Distinguished Alumni Awards in 2019 in recognition of their service and accomplishments. Inductees into the Alumni Hall of Fame are: Kimsey O’Neal Bailey (BSPh 94), of Aberdeen; Donald R. Cole (PhD 85), of Oxford; Jake Gibbs (BSPHE 61), of Oxford; DuncanRead the story …

Helping Students Earn College Degrees

Estate gift to assist Sunflower County students at UM

OXFORD, Miss. – A couple defined by service to their communities has designated an estate gift for University of Mississippi scholarships, specifically for students from Sunflower County. The $300,000 planned gift from the Charitable Remainder Unitrust of the late Norma and Celian Lewis establishes an endowment, which will honor the couple in perpetuity while alsoRead the story …

Celebrating the Arts Makes Progress

Campaign building endowment for performing arts at UM

OXFORD, Miss. – The Celebrating the Arts campaign at the University of Mississippi is making progress toward its goal of building a $3 million operations endowment for the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Boosting both fundraising efforts and alumni and friend engagement this year was the “Boots and Bling” event, which honoredRead the story …

School of Pharmacy Adds Millsaps to Preferred Admission Program

Fourth Mississippi institution joins program to advance state's pharmacy education

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy is expanding its Preferred Admission Program opportunities, with Millsaps College becoming the fourth Mississippi institution to partner with Ole Miss. In this program, first year Millsaps students who perform well in pre-pharmacy coursework and demonstrate a passion for service activities may qualify for admittance toRead the story …

Gift Boosts University’s STEM Efforts

Kellum family estate supports construction of active learning facility

OXFORD, Miss. – A recent unrestricted gift to the University of Mississippi from the estate of Maurice Lucas Kellum, of Tupelo, is being directed to support construction of a leading student-centered science, technology, engineering and mathematics building on the Oxford campus. University leaders have a vision for the 200,000-plus-square-foot building to be an important toolRead the story …

School of Pharmacy, NMMC Extend Faculty Support Partnership

Professor Adam Pate and student pharmacists assist New Albany clinic patients

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy and North Mississippi Medical Center have renewed a faculty support partnership that will continue to provide care to patients with chronic conditions throughout the region. The North Mississippi Medical Center/Health Services Faculty Support allows Adam Pate, clinical associate professor of pharmacy practice, to work twiceRead the story …

Belief in Lifelong Learning Inspires Gift

Stewarts establish endowment for UM School of Education

OXFORD, Miss. – Mike Stewart has been an entrepreneur since age 16, when he began working in a clothing store and making sales presentations as part of a high school internship program. His wife, Cathy, has been a nurturer of other people from all walks of life from an early stage, which led her toRead the story …

Sisters Honor Father with Endowment at Ole Miss

Holman sisters' gift supports students in memory of late alumnus

OXFORD, Miss. – The late University of Mississippi alumnus Chris Holman instilled a love for his alma mater in his five daughters from the time they were children. They are sharing that affection with others by creating the Christopher C. Holman Memorial Endowment for Ole Miss Student Emergencies. The Falls Church, Virginia, resident known forRead the story …