Choose Your Own Adventure with a Degree in Theatre Arts

Department of Theatre and Film alumni employ training in many fields

OXFORD, Miss. – What do an HR director at a New York City startup, a senior tax accountant for one of the world’s largest companies, and a personal assistant-cum-film producer and actor have in common? This isn’t a riddle; it’s a story about the diverse ways graduates of the University of Mississippi Department of TheatreRead the story …

Honors College Alumna Wins National Portz Scholarship

Genevieve Verville's research could improve development, effectiveness of new drugs

OXFORD, Miss. – A recent graduate of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi has been awarded a prestigious scholarship from the National Collegiate Honors Council. Genevieve Verville, a May 2020 chemistry graduate with minors in mathematics, biological sciences and psychology, has been named a 2020 NCHC Portz Scholar. The Montgomery,Read the story …

Alumna Lands Dream Gig at TikTok

Kellie Norton, 2012 journalism graduate, is a communications manager at TikTok

OXFORD, Miss. – You’ve probably heard that the social media platform TikTok has exploded in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic. With more than 2 billion users, it received the most downloads ever in a three-month period for an app earlier this year. What you may not know is that a University of Mississippi alumna isRead the story …

Sons’ Love for UM Inspires Family Gift

Ririe family's contribution benefits Ole Miss athletics programs

OXFORD, Miss. – A St. Louis couple’s gift to the University of Mississippi Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will benefit student-athletes while also honoring their sons, both UM alumni. Scott and Shelley Ririe made a $250,000 gift to the Forward Together campaign for Ole Miss athletics, which bolsters facilities and programs for student-athletes. In recognition, the Gate 7Read the story …

Couple’s Gift Helps Sustain University’s Academic Foundation

Langmessers make major commitment to UM College Of Liberal Arts

OXFORD, Miss. – James Langmesser – who, with his wife, Traute, has committed a $1 million planned gift to the University of Mississippi – becomes reflective and animated when talking about the course offerings he encountered as a student on the Oxford campus. “It was a veritable feast to look at all the courses IRead the story …

Philanthropist’s Service to UM Honored

Foundation names Louis Brandt inaugural emeritus board member

OXFORD, Miss. – Business leader and philanthropist Louis Brandt, of Houston, Texas, has been named the inaugural emeritus board member of the University of Mississippi Foundation, reflecting his longtime contributions to the organization and his alma mater. Brandt was elected to the honorary position by other board members to recognize his 30 years of involvementRead the story …

A Gift for the Future

UMMC graduate's gift will help meet university's most pressing needs

OXFORD, Miss. – Retired psychiatrist Dr. Jack Hammond spends his free time helping people recover from chemical dependency. His service to 12-step groups in Jackson is simply an extension of his 25-year career as a staff physician at the Mississippi State Hospital at Whitfield. There, his practice focused on the dual diagnosis of substance abuse/dependenceRead the story …

Gift Honors UM Professor, Benefits Students

Michels create scholarship celebrating faculty mentor, real estate program

OXFORD, Miss. – Beth and J. Walter Michel’s gift to the University of Mississippi benefits students and recognizes two key factors responsible for J. Walter Michel’s successful career: the School of Business Administration’s real estate program and its founding professor, Dennis Tosh. The Michels, of Ridgeland, created the J. Walter Michel and Dennis S. ToshRead the story …

Law Alumna Named Top 40 Under 40 by Industry Magazine

Jenny Ann Urban earned degree in air and space law from UM

OXFORD, Miss. – Jenny Ann Urban’s passion for travel and interest in law has led to a successful career as director of aviation relations and compliance at Clear, a growing firm that provides expedited airport security clearances for travelers. Airport Business Magazine recently named the University of Mississippi alumna to the 2019 Airport Business TopRead the story …

School of Education to Induct Five Alumni into Hall of Fame

Inductees honored for contributions they have made to the field of education

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Education is inducting five honorees into its Alumni Hall of Fame in recognition of the significant contributions they’ve made to the field of education. The group will be recognized at a ceremony at a later date. “The Alumni Hall of Fame awardees are recognized for theirRead the story …