Pharmacy Alumnus Honors Former School Administrators with Scholarship

David Newton's gift will help aspiring pharmacists and teachers

OXFORD, Miss. – Of those who crossed paths with University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy administrators Charles Hartman and Mickey Smith, many will say what a great impact each had on their lives and careers. David Newton is one of those who is quick to note the influence each had on him personally. As aRead the story …

UM, Community Partners Organize Bilingual Health Fair in Pontotoc

Spanish-speaking community members invited to receive free screenings, health services

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi faculty, staff and students are working with health care and public service providers to start meeting the health care needs of Pontotoc’s underserved Spanish-speaking community. The UM McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement, as well as representatives from the School of Pharmacy, are partnering with providers toRead the story …

Public Health Programs Welcome First Epidemiologist to Faculty

Victoria Zigmont joins Department of Health, Exercise Science and Recreation Management

OXFORD, Miss. – The School of Applied Sciences at the University of Mississippi has hired Victoria Zigmont as the first epidemiologist in its public health and health sciences programs. Zigmont joins the UM Department of Health, Exercise Science and Recreation Management from the Department of Public Health at Southern Connecticut State University, where she focusedRead the story …

Friou Legacy Expands

Late alumnus directs $1M estate gift to accountancy school

OXFORD, Miss. – One mother’s decision to send her son to the University of Mississippi launched a college experience that continues to transform the lives of students and the Patterson School of Accountancy – and that fruitful legacy is expanding. The late Roger Friou, of Ridgeland, was that son, and his estate has directed aRead the story …

North Mississippi VISTA Project Seeks Applicants

Project places members in full-time community service positions

OXFORD, Miss. – The North Mississippi VISTA Project is seeking applicants interested in benefiting their local communities or kick-starting a career in nonprofits, higher education and public service.  The North Mississippi VISTA Project, offered through the University of Mississippi’s McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement and part of AmeriCorps, is a yearlong programRead the story …

Social Work Student Turns Tragedy into Advocacy

Robin Minyard uses internship experience to prepare for role in counseling

OXFORD, Miss. – After practicing law for 29 years, Robin Minyard lost both her son and husband to suicide. She left her legal career to become a full-time advocate for suicide prevention and substance abuse disorders. The path to her new career runs through the Master of Social Work program at the University of Mississippi.Read the story …

Alumnus Examines Dangers of Driving Under Influence of Illicit Drugs

Graduate of master's program in criminal justice details public health and safety warnings

OXFORD, Miss. – More than 10 million people in the United States – about 5% of licensed drivers – drove under the influence of an illicit drug during the previous year, according to an analysis of the U.S. National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Despite the mounting research evidence that driving under the influenceRead the story …

Loree Allen Remembered

Scholarship named for Allen to assist UM pharmacy students committed to service

OXFORD, Miss. – Ask anyone who knew Loree Goheen Allen, of Oxford, to share their memories, and the stories of Allen’s kindness, concern and support of other people start flowing. Likewise, the outpouring of gifts to the Loree Goheen Allen Memorial Scholarship Endowment in the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy total more than $66,000Read the story …

Engineering Students Create Electric Bike-Sharing Program

Bikes offer easy travel option for campus community

OXFORD, Miss. – Three recent University of Mississippi graduates have developed an electric bike-sharing program in collaboration with multiple university departments to help students, faculty and staff conveniently travel across campus. The program, dubbed “Shark Cycle,” is a brainchild of Brent Dalton (BSEE 21), of Grenada; Parker Hardy (BSEE 21), of San Antonio; and GeorgeRead the story …

School of Law Announces 2021 Business Law Fellows

Fellowship allows students to spend summer in nation’s leading companies

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Law has selected nine students to participate in the 2021 Business Law Fellowship program. This year’s business law fellows are Carter Babaz, Chandler Coleman, Le’Ronda Gates, Daniel Ginn, Zach Ishee, Teresa Jones, Tanya McGill, Margaret Pitts and Garner Vance. The program allows first-year law students whoRead the story …