Familial Roots in Education

Clarks create OMWC scholarship in memory of their late mothers

OXFORD, Miss. – When giving a speech as a high school student, Ginger Guice Clark was surprised to see her mother standing in the back of the room. “I hadn’t told her I was going to give a speech, but there she was,” said Clark, of Birmingham, Alabama. “Mom always supported us and our education,Read the story …

A Scholar’s Success

Marketing student grateful for UM graduate's support

OXFORD, Miss. – Besides financial support, the Lyttleton T. Harris IV Endowed Scholarship at the University of Mississippi is providing mentoring from a marketing master for its recipient. In February, Lyt Harris, of Houston, Texas, added $100,000 to the scholarship endowment he established in 2016. In addition to this and previous gifts to his endowment,Read the story …

Ashley Glover Receives Thomas A. Crowe Outstanding Alumnus Award

School of Applied Sciences graduate makes a difference in the field of social work

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumna Ashley Glover has been awarded the Thomas A. Crowe Outstanding Alumnus award, which honors a graduate of the university’s School of Applied Sciences whose professional, leadership and service achievements are considered meritorious. Glover, who earned her bachelor’s degree in social work from UM in 2011, checks off allRead the story …

Alumni Offer Wise Words to New Graduates

Ahead of Commencement exercises, 8 Ole Miss alumni share guidance and encouragement

OXFORD, Miss. – As the Classes of 2020 and 2021 celebrate Commencement in early May, they’ll complete an exciting journey, begin their next chapters and join the good company of distinguished alumni. The University of Mississippi is a place where legacies begin, and the following alumni have shown that the greatest achievements are possible whenRead the story …

Computer Science Majors to Benefit from Gift to School of Engineering

Alumnus establishes John F. Stone Engineering Scholarship Endowment

OXFORD, Miss. – In his 94 years, John Stone has witnessed the evolution of modern technology: from a time when families gathered for radio shows to today, when dads, moms, brothers and sisters each stream a different show on their own devices. The 1949 University of Mississippi graduate remembers when documents were drafted on aRead the story …

Alumna Discusses Role with Kansas City Chiefs

Hospitality management program's spring industry speaker series continues on Zoom

OXFORD, Miss. – The hospitality management program at the University of Mississippi prepared Nicole Johnson so well for her professional career that she even has a Super Bowl ring to show for it. The suite services coordinator for the NFL Kansas City Chiefs, Johnson recently returned to campus as a featured speaker in the DepartmentRead the story …

NFL Legend Patrick Willis to Deliver 2020 Commencement Address

One of the most decorated players in Ole Miss football history to speak May 8 to Class of 2020

OXFORD, Miss. – NFL legend Patrick Willis, who overcame tremendous adversity to become a scholar-athlete and one of the most decorated football players in Ole Miss history, will give the University of Mississippi‘s 2020 Commencement address on May 8. Commencement exercises for the Class of 2020, which were postponed during the COVID-19 pandemic last year,Read the story …

A Tribute to Dewey Knight

Campaign seeks gifts to build scholarship in late leader's name

OXFORD, Miss. – A new Ignite Ole Miss online campaign has been established to build a scholarship endowment honoring the late Dewey Knight, who helped countless students benefit from expanded academic tools and opportunities while pursuing University of Mississippi degrees. Knight retired in 2018 as associate director of the Center for Student Success and First-YearRead the story …

Pharmacy is More than Skin-Deep for Emogene & Co. Founder

UM alumna uses health care background to start skin care company

OXFORD, Miss. – Allyson Gregory Brennan didn’t set out to be a business owner or entrepreneur. However, it was the turn her pharmaceutical career took when she wanted a solution to better ingredients in her skin care products. That passion had University of Mississippi alumna Brennan starting Emogene & Co., a skin care line thatRead the story …

Honoring the Life of Margaret Khayat

Members of UM family recall her 'pivotal impact' on Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. – Margaret Mason Denton Khayat’s generous life and many years of support for the University of Mississippi are being celebrated by the Ole Miss family. Khayat, the former first lady of Ole Miss, died Feb. 22. Her husband, Chancellor Emeritus Robert C. Khayat, and other family members were by her side. “Margaret KhayatRead the story …