Helping Students Learn to Lead

Greens' gift supports UM public policy leadership majors in Lott Institute

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumni Kate and John Green, who’ve worked in some of the nation’s highest political offices, hope a scholarship they established will give Mississippi students a similar experience. The Kate and John Green Scholarship Endowment will support students majoring in public policy leadership through the Trent Lott Leadership Institute atRead the story …

Gift Supports Business Students, Student-Athletes

UM alumnus supports budding entrepreneurs, athletics support programs

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi student-athletes and business students will benefit from recent gifts made by alumnus Steve Rowell, of Brandon. Rowell’s gift stemmed from two thoughts: He was concerned about the impact the pandemic has had on Ole Miss athletics programs. Also, he knows firsthand that starting a business can be challenging andRead the story …

Cover Your Bases

Recent graduates encouraged to engage and support Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. – As sights and sounds of spring – such as flowers budding and baseball bats cracking – get underway, two University of Mississippi organizations are teaming up to encourage recent graduates to become more engaged with their alma mater. The Cover Your Bases campaign launches Friday (March 5) and offers UM graduates whoRead the story …

Alumna Blends Love for Nutrition with Health Care in Fruitful Career

Leslie Berryhill begins new role as a clinical nutrition manager

OXFORD, Miss. – Leslie Berryhill, an alumna of the University of Mississippi School of Applied Sciences, continues to advance in her career in clinical dietetics as she begins a new role as a clinical nutrition manager with Ochsner Health System. Previously, Berryhill was the lead registered dietician for a level four Neonatal Intensive Care UnitRead the story …

Their Judicial Dreams Affirmed

Three alumni appointed as U.S. District Court judges share career lessons, talk UM's role in success

OXFORD, Miss. – Though they’ve all taken very different routes to get there, three University of Mississippi alumni find themselves as new U.S. district court judges with the awesome responsibility of upholding the nation’s laws. Judge Cory T. Wilson, of Flora, is serving on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, based in New Orleans. Judge Kristi H.Read the story …

Scholarship Offers Career Opportunities for UM Students

Insurance commissioner, state senator team up to start RMI fund

OXFORD, Miss. – What student wouldn’t want an opportunity to have a rewarding career right out of college? Especially if a job is all but guaranteed. That’s the inspiration behind a University of Mississippi scholarship created with a combined $50,000 gift from Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney, of Vicksburg, and Walter Michel, a state senatorRead the story …

Honoring a Father’s Memory

Waddell gift names mezzanine at The Pavilion at Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. – Former Rebel basketball player Ray Waddell, of Dallas, Texas, has made a gift to the University of Mississippi that honors his late father by naming a mezzanine in The Pavilion at Ole Miss, the Rebels’ state-of-the-art arena. Rayburn Waddell, of Madison, died in August 2020. “I enjoy giving back to the communityRead the story …

Memberships Benefit Campus Health Care

Ole Miss Alumni Association contributes more than $15,000 to University Health Services

OXFORD, Miss. – Nearly 1,500 members of the Ole Miss Alumni Association recently contributed to the University of Mississippi‘s Health Services department just by renewing their membership or joining for the first time. The association donated $15,715 raised during its fall 2020 membership campaign to help meet the health care needs of student, faculty andRead the story …

Nutrition and Hospitality Management Professor Leaves Lasting Legacy

Kathy Knight retiring after 36 years of service

OXFORD, Miss. – Although she grew up less than an hour from the University of Mississippi‘s Oxford campus, Kathy Knight never thought she would teach there, much less end up with the pleasure of teaching nutrition to more than 15,000 students over 36 years before her upcoming retirement in May. Hired in 1985, Knight hasRead the story …

Honoring a Family Lineage

Hendrix gift benefits Ole Miss student-athletes

OXFORD, Miss. – Gate 12 of the University of Mississippi‘s Vaught-Hemingway Stadium will bear a new name – the Bettye and Dick Hendrix Family Gate – and stand as a monument to the lineage of Woodruff and Hendrix family members who graduated from Ole Miss. Bettye W. Hendrix, of Helena, Arkansas, a 1956 graduate ofRead the story …