‘The Velvet Ditch’ Gets Velvet Magazine

Ole Miss senior Alexi Alonso launches new fashion magazine

OXFORD, Miss. – Many students need all four years of their college experience to find their true passion.  But University of Mississippi senior Alexi Alonso has already found her calling and is knee-deep in turning her dreams into reality. The integrated marketing communications major from West Palm Beach, Florida, has started the university’s first-ever fashionRead the story …

UM Named Among Military Times’ Best Colleges for Veterans

Ole Miss lauded nationally for efforts to welcome, support former military personnel

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s efforts to support its thriving community of military veteran students has led to the university being ranked among the nation’s best places for vets to pursue a degree. UM is the No. 53-ranked public university in the Military Times “Best for Vets: Top Colleges 2020.” It’s also one of onlyRead the story …

Eli Lilly Scientist Named 2019 Joseph Sam Distinguished Alumnus

Maria Alvim Gaston earned doctorate in medicinal chemistry from UM

OXFORD, Miss. – Maria Alvim Gaston, a 2000 University of Mississippi graduate with a doctoral degree in medicinal chemistry, was named the School of Pharmacy Department of BioMolecular Sciences‘ 2019 Joseph Sam Distinguished Alumnus Award honoree. Gaston, a principal research scientist at Eli Lilly and Co., delivered the Joseph Sam Distinguished Alumnus Lecture earlier thisRead the story …

Knight Gate Honors Rebel Legend

Couple's gift supports Ole Miss athletics, pays tribute to 'Chucky'

OXFORD, Miss. – A recent $250,000 gift to the University of Mississippi has given Amy and Alex Knight, of Germantown, Tennessee, a lasting family tribute while honoring a beloved fallen Rebel. The Knights’ name adorns Gate 38 of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, representing in perpetuity the family’s desire to help improve athletics facilities and help recruit student-athletesRead the story …

News You Can Use: Support for Veterans Can Extend Beyond V-Day

ROTC officers offer Mississippians ways to continuously recognize, appreciate military

OXFORD, Miss. – With Veterans Day right around the corner, military experts at the University of Mississippi are offering a variety of suggestions for those who want to honor veterans. And many of those gestures, they say, can continue year-round once the holiday comes and goes. Maj. Seth Davidson, executive officer of the Ole MissRead the story …

Institute of Child Nutrition Expands Outreach, Impact

UM resource increases trainings, online offerings for school nutrition professionals

OXFORD, Miss. – Celebrating its 30th year of operation, the Institute of Child Nutrition at the University of Mississippi has issued an impact report showing huge growth in outreach aimed at training food service professionals in proper food preparation and nutrition for children nationwide. The Institute of Child Nutrition, or ICN, offers free training toRead the story …

Ole Miss Women’s Council Welcomes Freshman Scholars

Fourteen incoming students provided with scholarships, mentoring and networking opportunities

OXFORD, Miss. – The Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy has welcomed an outstanding group of young students to campus as its 2019-20 freshman class scholars at the University of Mississippi. This year’s incoming scholars are: Bradley Brantley, Mary Patton Murphy and Casiah Watson, all of Jackson; Ansley Brown, of Johns Creek, Georgia; Gray Duperier,Read the story …

Ole Miss Pharmacy Surpasses $1 Million in Private Support

2018-19 fiscal year marked the fifth time since 1982 that school hit seven figures in committed gifts

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy accomplished an ambitious goal during the 2018-19 fiscal year as it surpassed $1 million in private support. Supporters contributed $1.1 million in gifts and commitments, marking the fifth time since 1982 the school moved past the seven-figure benchmark. “This milestone is a testament to theRead the story …

Bloomberg BusinessWeek Ranks Ole Miss MBA Program in Top 50

National recognition given for the university's advanced degree

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s Master of Business Administration program has been named among the nation’s best by Bloomberg BusinessWeek. The rankings, released Monday (Nov. 4), place Ole Miss at No. 34 among American public universities. For the 2019 edition, Bloomberg ranked MBA programs using four categories: Compensation, Learning, Networking and Entrepreneurship. TheRead the story …

‘Welcome Home’: University Opens LGBTQ+ Lounge in Lamar Hall

Fourth-floor facility offers welcoming environment for students to gather

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi on Thursday (Oct. 31) dedicated a new LGBTQ+ lounge space in Lamar Hall – a relaxing, open area with stylish seating and large windows, which offer an impressive campus view from the fourth floor.  The space, UM’s first dedicated LGBTQ+ area, is the result of five years ofRead the story …