Lecture Hall to be Named for Knighton Family Foundation

Major gift directed to Patterson School of Accountancy Building Fund

OXFORD, Miss. – Future students at the University of Mississippi’s Patterson School of Accountancy will be taught in the Knighton Family Foundation Lecture Hall – a name honoring a $400,000 gift to the new building from 1998 alumnus Jay Knighton and his wife, Vanessa. Knighton said the building demonstrates that Ole Miss and the stateRead the story …

Supporting the BASE Program

Cavanaugh Scholarship helps promote innovative programming in School of Business Administration

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi program could help develop technology that would revolutionize the typical business cycle – news that inspired Harlene and Patrick Cavanaugh to make a major gift to the Ole Miss School of Business Administration. Patrick Cavanaugh, of Denver, who earned a UM degree in business administration in 1970, establishedRead the story …

A Family of Luckyday Scholars

Chavez siblings grateful for common scholarship, Ole Miss experiences

OXFORD, Miss. – Leaving the comfort and familiarity of a small town to join thousands of other students at the University of Mississippi can be a daunting experience for many freshmen. That wasn’t the case for Christene Chavez. When she first stepped on the Ole Miss campus two years ago as a freshman, Chavez feltRead the story …

Expanding Scholarship Program’s Success

Carpenters, Madison Charitable Foundation enhance Ole Miss First program's impact

OXFORD, Miss. – A recent major gift to the University of Mississippi will help a successful scholarship program provide more mentoring and experiences for more students. In the 20 years since the Ole Miss First Scholarship program was launched, dozens of students have realized their academic dreams using the $4,500 this four-year scholarship provides themRead the story …

Frederick Slabach Named Law School Dean

Veteran legal educator, university administrator to begin July 1

OXFORD, Miss. – Frederick G. Slabach has been chosen as the new dean of the University of Mississippi School of Law following a national search. Slabach will join the university July 1, pending approval by the board of trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning. The Fernwood native is a veteran legal educator and leaderRead the story …

Gift Supports Student-Athletes’ Mental Health

Shelly gift to name counseling room in upgraded Manning Center

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi graduate and former Rebel basketball player Keith Shelly’s gift to Ole Miss athletics will help student-athletes keep their heads in the game. Oxford residents Shelly and his wife, Lori, have given $125,000 to the Ole Miss Athletics Foundation‘s CHAMPIONS. NOW. campaign. To honor their gift, the Shelly name willRead the story …

Past UM Experience Inspires Future Success

Sandifer, Sayle gifts support Patterson School of Accountancy

OXFORD, Miss – Unexpected academic guidance from a University of Mississippi professor and the decades-long success of an accounting firm managed by Ole Miss alumni are among the factors driving $150,000 in recent gifts that will help educators transform the lives of future students for generations. Virgil L. “Brother” Sandifer Jr. and his recently retiredRead the story …

Gibson Gift Names Gate 32

Ole Miss Athletics Foundation honors couple with lasting family tribute

OXFORD, Miss. – Terry and Charlie Gibson’s $250,000 gift to the University of Mississippi is being honored by the Ole Miss Athletics Foundation with a lasting family tribute. The Oxford couple’s name adorns Gate 32 of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, representing in perpetuity the family’s desire to strengthen athletics facilities and help recruit student-athletes to campus. “OurRead the story …

Bequest to Help Students in Two Programs Succeed

Dunagin's $1 million estate gift to UM will benefit students of accountancy and law

OXFORD, Miss. – A $1 million bequest continues a University of Mississippi graduate’s dedication to helping others succeed. The late Martin Dunagin, of Oxford and Houston, Texas, wanted students in the Patterson School of Accountancy and the School of Law to benefit from his gift, which supplements endowments he created in 2019 – the C.Read the story …

‘Scientific Pioneer’ Named Joseph Sam Award Recipient

Aaron Beeler talks photochemistry in award lecture

OXFORD, Miss. – Aaron Beeler, a 2002 alumnus of the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, has been named the Department of BioMolecular Sciences‘ 2022 Joseph Sam Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient. Beeler is an associate professor of medicinal chemistry at Boston University and co-founder of two companies, Snapdragon Chemistry Inc. and biotech startup Prisma Therapeutics.Read the story …