Alumni Offer Advice to New Graduates

Eight Ole Miss graduates share wisdom and encouragement

On May 7, the Class of 2022 will celebrate Commencement: a moment of achievement that is at once joyous, bittersweet and exhilarating. At the turn of their tassels, the 2022 graduates will become Ole Miss alumni. They join thousands in sharing an affectionate and everlasting bond with the University of Mississippi. Among those alumni areRead the story …

Graduate Student Symposium Expands, Features Keynote by Noted Alumnus

Event draws record number of entries; Forbes '30 Under 30' honoree Sly Spencer Lee shares secrets of success

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s Graduate Student Council held its 12th Annual Research and Creative Achievement Symposium, showcasing the research and creative work of students from all disciplines across graduate and professional schools, on March 8. This year’s event also featured a keynote address by UM alumnus Sly Spencer Lee, a Forbes “30Read the story …

Chavis Learned by Waiting Tables

UM acting associate provost and art professor shares lessons from lifetime journey of learning

Just before the keynote address for the University of Mississippi‘s Graduate Student Council’s Research and Creative Achievement Symposium, Virginia Rougon Chavis shared her story of battling dyslexia and the lessons she learned through waiting tables.  Chavis, UM acting associate provost and professor of art, spoke to the crowd, gathered on International Women’s Day (March 8), atRead the story …

Afton Thomas, Jazmine Kelley Receive Lift Every Voice Award

Award given to faculty and staff who push for diversity, equity and inclusion on campus

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Black Faculty and Staff Organization has presented the 2022 Lift Every Voice Award to Afton Thomas, associate director for programs in the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, and Jazmine Kelley, coordinator of wellness education at the William Magee Institute for Student Wellbeing. The Lift Every VoiceRead the story …

Williams Nominated for IHL Excellence in Diversity Award

UM professor recognized for her work with first-generation students

OXFORD, Miss. – Ashleen Williams was recognized as the University of Mississippi‘s Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion award nominee during the Feb. 17 meeting of the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning board of trustees. Williams was nominated by Chancellor Glenn Boyce and the Division of Diversity and Inclusion for her work with first-generation students whoRead the story …

Meet Sherrie Gussow, February’s Staff Member of the Month

Sherrie Gussow, administrative secretary in the Department of BioMolecular Sciences, has been named Staff Council’s Staff Member of the Month for February. To help us get to know her better, she answered some questions for Inside Ole Miss.  IOM: How long have you worked at Ole Miss?  Gussow: 17 years IOM: What is your hometown?  Gussow: Dallas, TexasRead the story …

Meet Charlie Miles, January’s Staff Member of the Month

Charlie Miles, academic instructional technology consultant, has been named Staff Council’s Staff Member of the Month for January. To help us get to know him better, he answered some questions for Inside Ole Miss.  IOM: How long have you worked at Ole Miss? Miles: I began working at Ole Miss in 2007 in the musicRead the story …

2021 Year in Review

What a year 2021 has been! Our community is resilient and thriving, and we’re grateful for the robust spirit that permeates our beautiful campus, our classrooms, and our athletics programs. As we put a bow on 2021, I’m pleased to share this “Year in Review” as the December issue of the @ The Flagship newsletter.Read the story …

Meet Kristina Phillips, November’s Staff Member of the Month

Kristina Phillips, associate director of college programs in the Division of Outreach and Continuing Education, has been named Staff Council’s Staff Member of the Month for November. To help us get to know her better, she answered some questions for Inside Ole Miss.  IOM: How long have you worked at Ole Miss?  Phillips: I’ve beenRead the story …

Meet Lynne Trusty, October’s Staff Member of the Month

Lynne Trusty, operations coordinator in the Department of Civil Engineering, has been named Staff Council’s Staff Member of the Month for October. To help us get to know her better, she answered some questions for Inside Ole Miss.  IOM: How long have you worked at Ole Miss? Trusty: 11 years.  IOM: What is your hometown? Read the story …