New York Attorney Richard Burke Honored for Mentoring UM Students

Law school alumnus spends 50-year career opening doors of opportunity for others

OXFORD, Miss.­­­ – Since his graduation from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1966, Richard A. Burke has had a heart for helping others achieve the American dream, whether it’s Ole Miss undergraduates searching out future career avenues or international students looking for professional futures in the United States. Recently, Burke was honoredRead the story …

UM-Tupelo Alumni, Executive Director Among Tupelo’s ‘Top 40 Under 40’

Former business students and administrator honored for 2018

TUPELO, Miss.­­­ – Two former University of Mississippi at Tupelo students and the campus’ executive director have been named to northeast Mississippi’s “Top 40 Under 40” list of influential leaders. Business, civic, and community leaders who are 40 years of age and under are nominated by community members and evaluated by an independent panel. HostedRead the story …

Students Starting Careers with Help from Internship Experience Program

Program supports students interning in Atlanta, D.C., and New York

OXFORD, Miss.­­­ – “Life changing.” “Incredible.” “Eye-opening.” “Extraordinary.” A group of University of Mississippi students recently used these words to describe the unique experiences they had this summer that not only enhanced their career skills but also opened doors for their future. Last month, students met with UM administration, faculty and staff to discuss their experiencesRead the story …

‘Green is the New Pink’ Program Searching for Young Environmentalists

Second year of program looks to recruit seventh- to 10th-grade students to study local ecology

OXFORD, Miss.­­­ – If you know a seventh- to 10th-grade young woman who would enjoy spending Saturdays hiking by a local river, hunting for salamanders, fishing for rare species or tracking invasive organisms, she should check out the University of Mississippi’s “Green is the New Pink: Young Women Environmentalists in Action” program. The environmental leadershipRead the story …

Former UM Students Find Pathway to College Degree

Complete to Compete graduates honored at campus celebration

OXFORD, Miss.­­­ – Police officers, pro football players, substitute teachers, stay-at-home moms and Nissan employees are just a few of the professionals who took part in a special event Aug. 4 at the University of Mississippi’s Jackson Avenue Center. The special graduation celebration event honored adults who applied to the Mississippi Complete to Compete, or C2C,Read the story …

Peeples Receives Outstanding Professional Educator Award

Graduate of Grenada regional campus hopes to set an example for his students

OXFORD, Miss.­­­ – The Mississippi Association of Colleges for Teacher Education has named Vaiden native Terry Peeples as one of Mississippi’s Outstanding Professional Educators of the Year. The annual award is given to one graduate from each of 15 Mississippi colleges and universities. Peeples, who graduated from the University of Mississippi’s Grenada regional campus inRead the story …

Local HR Professionals Excel in National Certification Exam

UM prep class aids north Mississippi companies and employees

OXFORD, Miss.­­­ – Human resource professionals in north Mississippi are increasing their knowledge and skills to help employers after participating in the Society of Human Resources Learning System professional development course offered at the University of Mississippi. “Going through this course helped me to better understand my job and do it in the best wayRead the story …

Two Grandmothers Receive University’s Highest Academic Honor

From 'I can't go back to school' to earning Taylor Medals, new graduates aim to make a difference

OXFORD, Miss. – Lori Fain, of Sherman, and Brenda Raper, of Nettleton, are both busy mothers and grandmothers who not only spend time investing in their families but are beginning careers that also will allow them to invest in the lives of others in their community. As students at the University of Mississippi at Tupelo,Read the story …

Booneville Student Earns University’s Highest Academic Honor

Tishomingo's Hannah Day awarded UM Taylor Medal

OXFORD, Miss. – Hannah Day, a senior education major from Tishomingo at the University of Mississippi at Booneville, recently was selected to receive the university’s top academic honor as a Taylor medalist for the 2017-18 academic year. Day was presented her award during the annual Honors Convocation on the Oxford campus. “I was blown awayRead the story …

Crutchfield Presented UM Online Teaching Award

Social work faculty member recognized for excellence in distance instruction

OXFORD, Miss. – Jan Crutchfield, an assistant professor of social work at the University of Mississippi, has been honored with the Paragon Award for Excellence in Distance Teaching, which rewards online instructors who have exhibited good practice in course design and innovative use of technology. Each year, the Office of Academic Outreach within the UMRead the story …