Helping Build the Accountancy School of Tomorrow

Hardy gift honors educational foundation donor received at UM

OXFORD, Miss. – When Larry Hardy graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1969 with a master’s degree in accountancy, he knew he wanted to provide a similarly excellent education for others by making a positive impact on his alma mater. With $50,000 to the Patterson School of Accountancy Building Fund, his most recent of many giftsRead the story …

Endowment Provides Graduate Scholarships

Gift honors donor’s mother, aids students in UM College of Liberal Arts

OXFORD, Miss. – A Christmas present opened by Nannette Holcomb Comer, of Fulton, has the power to make dreams a reality for countless University of Mississippi students. The gift from Comer’s daughter, Karen Comer Matthews, of Memphis, Tennessee, will help students seeking graduate-level degrees within the College of Liberal Arts while also serving as aRead the story …

Lessons Learned Lead to Business Success for Pharmacy Alumna

Community Pharmacy owner Mollie Spencer's achievements recognized with 40 Under 40 honor

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy alumna Mollie Spencer has been tested a few times in her life. From taking a personality test to find the best career fit to being challenged as a business owner, Spencer is finding the rewards in hard work, as she was recently named to the OleRead the story …

Accounting for the Future

Wade gift helps build accountancy school of tomorrow

OXFORD, Miss. – Lifelong Disney World fan Donna Dukes Wade knows the amusement park considers itself the happiest place on Earth, but don’t tell Mickey that the University of Mississippi makes her a little bit happier. Wade, of Oxford and part-time resident of Naples, Florida, was a die-hard Rebel fan long before she graduated inRead the story …

Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Honors UM Alumni, Faculty

Six with Ole Miss ties among 2022 award winners

OXFORD, Miss. – The Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters is honoring several University of Mississippi alumni and faculty members as part of its annual awards to accomplished individuals in various creative fields. Ole Miss alumni and faculty receiving 2022 awards from the MIAL are William Dunlap and Kenneth Holditch, recipients of the Noel PolkRead the story …

Gift Provides UM Honors Scholarships

Leading surgeon credits university for success and hopes to help others succeed

OXFORD, Miss. – Dr. Marc E. Walker, a plastic surgeon and Mississippi’s only pediatric and congenital hand surgeon, is the founder and clinical director of the Congenital Hand Clinic at Children’s of Mississippi, the pediatric hospital at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Walker’s road to success is impressive: after graduating summa cumRead the story …

Dolly Parton Wows Ole Miss, Oxford

C Spire, Women's Council each make gifts to literacy councils

OXFORD, Miss. – Legendary performer and philanthropist Dolly Parton captured the hearts of two University of Mississippi audiences during her recent visit to accept the Legacy Award from the Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy. “Storytime with Dolly” featured the special guest reading “The Little Engine That Could” by Watty Piper and talking about literacyRead the story …

Supporting Future Generations of Engineers

Family expands late father's legacy at UM by enhancing scholarship

OXFORD, Miss. – This year marks a decade since the University of Mississippi School of Engineering mourned the passing of Damon Wall, a beloved faculty member and administrator, as well as a mentor to hundreds of engineering students. Wall, however, is still assisting Ole Miss students and will help future engineering students for generations asRead the story …

Courtyard to be Named for Burns Family

Major support provided to School of Accountancy’s new home

OXFORD, Miss. – The courtyard of the University of Mississippi‘s new Patterson School of Accountancy home is to be named for the Burns family to honor the longtime donors’ $1 million gift toward building construction. Sheryl and Roland Burns, of Frisco, Texas, made the gift to recognize Roland, a 1982 graduate of the school, andRead the story …

Deloitte, Foundation Endow $1.5M UM Accountancy Chair

Gift helps attract, retain top faculty to renowned program

OXFORD, Miss. – Professional services firm Deloitte and its foundation are expanding support of the University of Mississippi Patterson School of Accountancy with a gift of $1.5 million to establish the Deloitte Foundation Chair of Accountancy. The new chair is funded by contributions from Deloitte partners, principals, managing directors and employees who are UM graduates,Read the story …