Area Colleges Team Up to Simplify Degree Completion

Northwest and Ole Miss launch Path4 program at DeSoto Center campus

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – Northwest Mississippi Community College and the University of Mississippi have shared space at the DeSoto Center campus in Southaven for more than 20 years; before that, both institutions offered classes in what is now the Southaven City Hall building off Stateline Road. This four-decade partnership has helped thousands of DeSoto County residentsRead the story …

Baldwyn Veteran Completes Degree with UM-Booneville

After years with the military and local industries, Witt looks to serve community

BOONEVILLE, Miss. – William Elliott Witt, of Baldwyn, credits his high school teachers, college professors and his mother for their influences in his life that have led him to pursue a career in educating the next generation. “I wouldn’t be as driven or goal-oriented,” Witt said. “I want to invest in the lives of othersRead the story …

Division of Outreach Awarded Top Honors at College PR Conference

Team awards include first-place print advertising campaign in statewide competition

OXFORD, Miss. – Members of the Marketing and Creative Services department in the University of Mississippi’s Division of Outreach and Continuing Education were honored for their work during the College Public Relations Association of Mississippi’s 2019 conference. The awards were presented during the event last month in Ridgeland , where marketing, communications and public relationsRead the story …

Outreach Staffer Catherine Hultman Earns Ally of the Year Award

Coordinator of testing services honored for acceptance of LGBTQ community

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi testing center coordinator Catherine Hultman sees students at one of their most stressed and vulnerable seasons, exam time. She also serves as an instructor to incoming transfer students enrolled in the EDHE transfer experience course. This class helps transfer students make a positive transition to the university. During theRead the story …

Green Completes UM Degree after 30-Year Break

Oxford teaching assistant, breast cancer survivor receives diploma through C2C program

OXFORD, Miss. – There were quite a few cheers when Phyllis Green, of Oxford, walked across the stage to receive her bachelor’s degree in university studies during the University of Mississippi‘s Commencement exercises last month. “I always wanted to complete my degree and things just didn’t work out, but I always wished that I had,”Read the story …

Study on Internships at UM Earns National Honors

Staff members Kristina Phillips and Jennifer Saxon research access and equity for students

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi staff members Kristina Phillips and Jennifer Saxon have been honored with the “Dissertation of the Year” award by the National Society for Experiential Education. The NSEE is a nonprofit organization of educators, businesses, and community leaders invested in the development of education programs that offer learning experiences outside theRead the story …

BGS Honor Graduate Prepares for Career in Dentistry

Serving others inspires UM student for future work

OXFORD, Miss. – Sarah Pierce says she came to the University of Mississippi because of the community atmosphere she felt when visiting campus. She says she stayed because of the opportunities she found to make a difference in the Ole Miss community and others around the world. During her time at UM, the senior fromRead the story …

English Students Explore Career Options with Alumni

Networking event highlights advice for a variety of paths after graduation

OXFORD, Miss. – Students at the University of Mississippi had an opportunity to network with alumni who have translated their Ole Miss English degrees into a wide variety of career paths during a recent event on the Oxford campus. The “Next Chapters” career networking program was a collaborative effort of the university’s College of LiberalRead the story …

Alumni Couple Donates 1908 Mississippi Railway Map to Campus Depot

Batesville residents score unique find in Hawaii

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumnus Briggs Smith (BSPH 62, JD 66), of Batesville, learned about trains from a young age. His grandfather was an engineer for the Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad, commonly known as the GM&O, in Meridian in the 1940s and ’50s. “He would let my brother, sister and I rideRead the story …

UM-Tupelo Students Earn University’s Top Academic Honor

Alexandria Sappington and Madison Hawes named 2019 Taylor Medalists

OXFORD, Miss. – Madison Hawes, of Saltillo, and Alexandria Sappington, of Pontotoc, both students at the University of Mississippi at Tupelo, are among a select group of graduating seniors who have been awarded a 2018-19 Marcus Elvis Taylor Medal, the highest academic award for Ole Miss students. The Taylor Medal was established in 1904 inRead the story …