Development Officer Shares Progress Report

Priorities include student scholarships, improvements to facilities, labs

July marked my sixth month with the Ole Miss School of Engineering. I’m happy to report that it has been a productive and successful period. Working with Dean Puleo and the chairs of our departments, we’ve found success in reconnecting with our alumni, and we are also paving the way to tighter connections with industry.Read the story …

Geological Engineering Student, Professor Assist USGS in Mapping Charleston

Brad Lewis and Ron Counts conducting study through May 2020

A University of Mississippi geological engineering professor and his graduate student are assisting in a federally funded research project to geo-map the United States. Ron Counts, associate director and research assistant professor in UM’s Mississippi Mineral Resources Institute, and Bradley Lewis, a master’s student in geological engineering from Pearl, began the U.S. Geological Survey EDMAP-fundedRead the story …

UM Mechanical Engineering Graduate Views Long-term Career with Company after Internship

Lauren Kiel works in project management at Ingersoll Rand

Like a “Trane,” it’s hard to stop Lauren Kiel. Following her sophomore year, the University of Mississippi mechanical engineering major with a minor in manufacturing accepted a 15-month co-op internship with Trane Manufacturing Co. in La Crosse, Wisconsin. While a member of Trane’s Advanced Manufacturing Engineering team, Kiel served on a new product development teamRead the story …

Geology a Gateway to the World for Alumnus

Stephen Franks most recently visited Antarctica

Stephen Franks is living his dream, traveling the globe while enjoying his career as a professional geologist. The University of Mississippi alumnus, who received a master’s degree in geology in 1970, and his wife, Kaye, have visited all seven continents, most recently having completed a “bucket list” trip to Antarctica. Franks spent 18 days inRead the story …

Jeff Roux Readies for Retirement, Reflects on Time at UM

Mechanical engineering professor remembers 39-year legacy

University of Mississippi mechanical engineering professor Jeffrey A. “Jeff” Roux, who will retire from UM in January 2020, leaves behind a legacy of achievements. His impressive career includes multiple national, regional, state, campus and departmental honors for teaching, research and service, and that only includes his time at Ole Miss. Thirty-nine years ago, the NewRead the story …

Geological Engineering Student Connects with UM Alumnus

TyAnna Cox mentored by Stantec geotechnical engineer in training Stephen Karpenko

Before TyAnna Cox entered the University of Mississippi as a freshman two years ago, she already had connected with alumnus Stephen Karpenko (GE 15). “My high school required all seniors to shadow someone in their prospective field and write a paper on it,” said Cox, a junior geological engineering major from Brentwood, Tennessee. “I spokeRead the story …

Anne ‘Two Mama’ Pringle Named Outstanding Engineering Staff Member

Administrative assistant works in both chemical engineering department, general engineering program

When Anne Pringle began answering phones in the University of Mississippi’s Department of Chemical Engineering, she took it on as a two-day temporary job. Eight years later, the Memphis, Tennessee, native is the department’s administrative assistant and much, much more. “I am ‘Two Mama’ to the greatest group of students on campus, an honor IRead the story …

Chemical Engineering Alumna Turns Internship into Employment

Following stint with Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Arizona Morgan-Harris starts position at Savannah River Nuclear Solutions in July

When recent University of Mississippi graduate Arizona Morgan-Harris (BSChE 19) applied for her co-op internship, she was searching for professional work experience before joining the workforce. As an intern engineer at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Washington, D.C., last summer, the Senatobia native achieved her goal. Morgan-Harris, who received her bachelor’s degree in chemicalRead the story …

Media advisory: Cochran leaves lasting legacy at University of Mississippi

OXFORD, Miss. – On Thursday, May 30, 2019, former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran passed away in Oxford. Cochran, a UM alumnus, was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1972, and in 1978, he began a nearly 40-year career in the U.S. Senate – many of those years serving as the longtime chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, aRead the story …

MDOT Plaque Honors Distinguished Alumnus, Tragic Tale

UM graduate Clarence Simmons was Mississippi's first state bridge engineer

OXFORD, Miss. – More than a century ago, Thomas Clarence Simmons, who graduated from the University of Mississippi with a general engineering degree in 1915, became Mississippi’s first state bridge engineer. The Magnolia native served 14 years in the position before his death in a car crash at age 38. During Simmons’ tenure, he wasRead the story …