‘Leaders for Tomorrow’ Recipients Aim High at Ole Miss

Incoming freshmen awarded Annexstad Family Foundation scholarships

OXFORD, Miss. – Three students in the University of Mississippi‘s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College have been awarded scholarships from the Annexstad Family Foundation. The foundation awards three Leaders for Tomorrow National Scholarships each year to Ole Miss students who have exhibited leadership in their schools or communities, said John Samonds, associate dean of theRead the story …

A Long, Generous Life Well Lived

McMullan Foundation gifts make UM students' college dreams a reality

OXFORD, Miss. – In her lifetime, the late Madeleine McMullan‘s philanthropy and service improved the lives of countless people. Now, her family’s foundation continues her legacy with recent gifts totaling $500,000 to the University of Mississippi‘s Foundations for Academic Success Track program. FASTrack helps first-year students become successful members of the university community by offeringRead the story …

Putting Yourself Out There

Ole Miss journalism students land jobs with BBDO Worldwide

OXFORD, Miss. – When Kirsten Flanik, president and CEO of BBDO New York, spoke during an Overby Center presentation last year at the University of Mississippi, she mentioned that the company was interested in interviewing more students from the School of Journalism and New Media. Flanik brought Olivia Dames, vice president and director of agency marketingRead the story …

Pharmacy Professor Working to Bring Needed Care to LGBTQ+ Patients

UMMC Center for Gender and Sexual Minority Health receives recognition for its lifesaving work

JACKSON, Miss. – For many LGBTQ+ patients, finding proper health care can be difficult. A lack of expertise about issues they face, in addition to discrimination, means that many can go without treatment. At the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, faculty are working to buck that trend and provide those needed services toRead the story …

Three Professors Land Fulbright Awards

Faculty members will travel to Spain, Morocco, Romania and Israel for innovative research

OXFORD, Miss. – Three University of Mississippi professors will take their research abroad after receiving 2022-23 Fulbright Scholar awards. Stephen Fafulas, associate professor of modern languages; Kristin Hickman, Croft assistant professor of anthropology and international studies; and Corina L. Petrescu, professor of modern languages, will conduct and share their research abroad through the U.S. FulbrightRead the story …

Juawice McCormick Named Counseling Center Director

Administrator seeks to improve, expand services to Ole Miss students

OXFORD, Miss. – As the new director of the University of Mississippi Counseling Center, Juawice McCormick plans to pursue progressive goals while remaining student-centered and student-focused. “I want the counseling center to be able and ready to meet the mental health needs of the larger incoming freshman class, rising upperclassmen, graduate students and transfer students,”Read the story …

Campaign Secures $1.2 Billion

Historic Now & Ever Well on its way to success

OXFORD, Miss. – The largest fundraising campaign in the history of Mississippi universities, Now & Ever: The Campaign for Ole Miss, just secured $1.2 billion toward its $1.5 billion goal. Elevating the total is more than $150.6 million in gifts – the second-highest fundraising year on record – during the University of Mississippi‘s 2022 fiscalRead the story …

Haleys Support Accountancy’s New Home

Naming of terrace at school's planned building will honor couple

OXFORD, Miss. – “Connective tissue” is one of the reasons Colleen and Chris Haley, of Jacksonville, Florida, have made a major gift to the new home of the Patterson School of Accountancy at the University of Mississippi. Many of Chris Haley’s family members graduated from Ole Miss, where he also earned Bachelor of Accountancy andRead the story …

Pharmacy Graduate Programs Aim to Increase Diverse Workforce

UM outreach efforts look to expand knowledge about pharmaceutical sciences

OXFORD, Miss. – To raise awareness about the field of pharmaceutical sciences and career pathways among potential students across the region, the Office of Research and Graduate Programs at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy is investing in increased outreach and recruitment efforts. The school’s efforts focus on diverse undergraduate student populations throughout theRead the story …

Chavis, Simmons Receive Provost’s Office Promotions

New associate, assistant provosts eager to help faculty serve students

OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi community members have been promoted to executive positions in the Office of the Provost. Virginia Rougon Chavis and Jennifer Simmons have been named associate provost and assistant provost, respectively. They will assist Noel Wilkin, provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, in supervising personnel and supporting officeRead the story …