David Magee Launches Book, Charles Kelley Performs Nov. 2

Special event at Ole Miss to fuel discussion on addiction, recovery

OXFORD, Miss. – A family discussion about substance misuse and Grammy Award-winning music will celebrate the national launch of the book “Dear William” by David Magee on Nov. 2 at the University of Mississippi, with an acoustic performance by Charles Kelley, of the popular country music trio Lady A. The 7 p.m. event in theRead the story …

Law Graduate Receives National Student Leadership Award

Julio Cazares recognized by the National LGBTQ+ Bar Association

OXFORD, Miss. – The National LGBTQ+ Bar Association has recognized Julio Cazares, a 2021 graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law, with its Student Leadership Award. The award is the organization’s highest honor for law students, recognizing individuals who have demonstrated leadership at their institutions and in their communities, specifically for LGBTQ+ equality. “As a first-generation, gay,Read the story …

Ole Miss Alumni Association Welcomes 2021-22 Officers

Surgeon Dr. Bob Warner begins term as president

OXFORD, Miss., – The Ole Miss Alumni Association announced elected officers for 2021-22 at its annual meeting on Saturday (Oct. 9) as part of Homecoming activities at the University of Mississippi. This year’s meeting was held outside in front of Triplett Alumni Center. Dr. Bob Warner (BA 79, MD 83), of Jonesboro, Arkansas, was namedRead the story …

A Legacy of Support and Inspiration

UM student Tommy Tosh helping others 20 years after death

OXFORD, Miss. – Family and friends of the late Tommy Tosh in Oxford and throughout the country recently marked the 20th anniversary of the young man’s untimely death. Tosh, a University of Mississippi senior and dedicated Rebel fan, died Sept. 29, 2001, from injuries sustained in a car wreck near Nashville, Tennessee. He and friends were involved in what wasRead the story …

Dedication Set for O’Ferrall-Alpine Camp Outdoor Suite

Oct. 8 event to pay tribute to Mr. "O" and wife, Alice

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumnus Dick O’Ferrall, of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, will be honored at a ceremony Friday (Oct. 8) dedicating the Dick and Alice O’Ferrall-Alpine Camp Outdoor Recreation Suite at the South Campus Recreation Center. The 10 a.m. event is the culmination of an Ole Miss Ignite Campaign that raised more thanRead the story …

Biotech Industry Leader Named Joseph Sam Distinguished Alumnus

G. Michael Wall brings pharmaceutical development experience to Oct. 8 lecture

OXFORD, Miss. – G. Michael Wall, a 1988 University of Mississippi alumnus, has been named the School of Pharmacy Department of BioMolecular Sciences‘ 2021 Joseph Sam Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient. Wall is senior vice president and chief scientific officer at Nacuity Pharmaceuticals Inc., and vice president of pharmaceutical development for Sound Pharmaceuticals Inc. He willRead the story …

Late Alumnus Awarded 2021 UM Outstanding Internship Experience Partner

Oscar Pope honored for his mentorship of Ole Miss students

OXFORD, Miss. – Being a part of the Ole Miss family can mean many things, but many people say it’s about the network of people who understand how special the University of Mississippi is to those who have experienced it. Countless alumni report traveling to far-flung locales, only to hear a “Hotty Toddy” from someoneRead the story …

Family Shows Respect for Faculty Mentors with Major Gift

Vasilyevs establish fund for UM Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management

OXFORD, Miss. – Mention the University of Mississippi‘s hospitality program to Scott and Joey Vasilyev and their faces visibly brighten. The Oxford brothers volley names of their favorite professors as if in a match to determine who had the best experience at Ole Miss. “The reason we light up so much is because the facultyRead the story …

Gift Honors Family’s Legacy of Practicing Law

UM alumnus Doug Wright gives back to law school, creates scholarship

OXFORD, Miss. – Wanting a way to mark the 30th anniversary of his graduation from the University of Mississippi School of Law, Tupelo resident Doug Wright decided to make a gift that honors his father and grandfather, both Ole Miss law alumni. The Wright Family Scholarship in Law Endowment represents not only Wright, a 1989Read the story …

Alumnus Named 2021 ‘Seafood King’ in Competition

Austin Sumrall lives out dream of owning his own restaurant

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumnus Austin Sumrall recently won the 2021 Great American Seafood Cook-Off in New Orleans, representing the state of Mississippi in competition against respected chefs from 14 other states. The field included Sumrall’s culinary hero, Tory McPhail, longtime head chef at Commander’s Palace. Sumrall, a 2020 James Beard Award nominee,Read the story …