From Old School to New School

Rivers gift goes toward state-of-the-art accountancy building

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi left its mark on Dr. Careybeth and Marshall Rivers, so, with a gift of $50,000 to the Patterson School of Accountancy, the couple is returning the favor. The family’s gift will help support construction of the school’s new $70 million building planned for the corner of University AvenueRead the story …

Internet Entrepreneur Inspires Students at Fifth Annual REDe Summit

Former CEO shares her success story and life experiences

OXFORD, Miss. – Alexis Maybank, founder of Gilt Groupe, shared her struggles and successes with University of Mississippi students as the keynote speaker during the fifth annual REDe Entrepreneurship Summit, held Nov. 10 at The Gertrude C. Ford Ole Miss Student Union. “A career is a very long marathon,” Maybank said. “Don’t measure yourself inRead the story …

Top Croft Students Awarded Scholarships

Institute celebrates 25 years of supporting international studies majors

OXFORD, Miss. – Eleven students in the Croft Institute for International Studies received awards from one of the largest and most prestigious scholarship programs at the University of Mississippi. The Croft Scholars, the institute’s most competitive freshmen, are awarded $8,000 per year for four years. Top rising sophomores receive the Rose Bui Memorial Scholarship forRead the story …

UM Community Remembers Sociology Professor Willa Johnson

Memorial service set for Nov. 28 at Paris-Yates Chapel

OXFORD, Miss. – Willa Johnson was undeniably a hero in her own right, championing diversity at the University of Mississippi all while gaining national acclaim for her scholarship and expertise. The professor of sociology, who died Nov. 7, taught for 23 years. She was the first Black woman to rise from adjunct instructor to fullRead the story …

Ole Miss, MSU Cadets Leg 100 Miles for Egg Bowl Run

ROTC students relayed from Starkville to Oxford to deliver game ball

OXFORD, Miss. – ROTC cadets from the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University relayed the Egg Bowl game ball nearly 100 miles across the northern Mississippi gridiron Monday (Nov. 21) for the 10th annual Egg Bowl Run. The Bulldogs met the Magnolia Battalion at Calhoun City Square, where they passed the ball off beforeRead the story …

Making an Impact Today and Tomorrow

First MacEachern Scholarship recipients express gratitude for donors' assistance in reaching goals

OXFORD, Miss. – After receiving pharmacy degrees from the University of Mississippi and the University of Tennessee, the late Jane MacEachern devoted much of her 39-year professional career to designing and implementing oncology drug trials – research that made a significant impact in the lives of cancer patients. Now, a scholarship established in her memoryRead the story …

Art Historian Awarded Chair of Excellence

Professor widens circle of research and teaching with coming year at University of Memphis

OXFORD, Miss. – Kris Belden-Adams, associate professor of art history at the University of Mississippi, will spend the next academic year teaching and advancing her research into the history and theory of photography as the Dorothy Kayser Hohenberg Chair of Excellence in Art History at the University of Memphis. “I am honored and excited toRead the story …

High School Seniors Return for MOST Conference Reunion

Students reflect on summer event, anticipate future enrollment

OXFORD, Miss. – Before Dre Patton earned two degrees from the University of Mississippi and was named to the Ole Miss Hall of Fame, he was an attendee at the 2015 Mississippi Outreach to Scholastic Talent, or MOST, conference and a 2019 MOST mentor. Patton told high school seniors who participated in the 2022 MOSTRead the story …

Funding to Support New Accountancy Students

$1.4 million grant to assist first-generation and minority students

OXFORD, Miss. – The Patterson School of Accountancy at the University of Mississippi has received a $1.4 million funding initiative from the U.S. Department of Education that will help as many as 40 minority and first-generation college students earn degrees in the field over the next three years. The Minority and First-Generation Educational Initiative ScholarshipRead the story …

Insurance Industry Partners with University

Firms, industry group and UM commit to expand, diversify talent pipeline

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has launched a new insurance certificate program to provide students from historically Black colleges and universities in Mississippi with training, networks and experience to enter a field ripe with job opportunities. The new initiative, set to kick off in the fall 2023 semester, is fueled by a partnershipRead the story …