Memories of Marie Malveaux

University's second Black faculty member fondly remembered for her kindness and support

OXFORD, Miss. – Alumni and former administrators of the University of Mississippi are fondly remembering the late Marie Alexandria Malveaux, the university’s second African American faculty member, a caring mentor to all students and a dedicated scholar who sought to build community both on and off campus. Malveaux, 93, died June 17 in her homeRead the story …

Ole Miss Alumni Association Names Distinguished Alumni for 2021

Eight to be honored at Homecoming for achievement, service

OXFORD, Miss. – The Ole Miss Alumni Association will recognize seven distinguished University of Mississippi alumni and a former professor and campus administrator with its highest annual awards as part of Homecoming 2021. Alumni Hall of Fame inductees for 2021 are: Coolidge Ball (BRL 75), of Oxford; Dan Goodgame (BA 75), of San Antonio, Texas;Read the story …

Graduates Land Careers in Hospitality Management and Technology

Program's alumni shine in the field as industry revs back up

OXFORD, Miss. – The $500 billion global hospitality industry is back in full swing across the country, and two recent University of Mississippi graduates – Amber Schmidt, of Acworth, Georgia, and Taylor Peavey, of Leawood, Kansas – are making the most of the resurging industry across food and beverage and technology sectors. Schmidt started herRead the story …

Helping Students Who Learn Differently

Donors' $1 million gift funds program to equip kids to overcome illiteracy

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi, the Shelton School of Dallas, two Mississippi school districts, a former UM professor and an Ole Miss alumnus have joined forces in a fight against illiteracy. For the next three years, the Shelton School will conduct a pilot program designed to improve literacy in the Oxford and LafayetteRead the story …

Helping Produce Winning Teams

Millettes' gift helps build UM athletics program, names tunnel at stadium

OXFORD, Miss. – Sam Millette Jr. understands that, for Ole Miss athletics to be competitive, it must continually improve, especially in the aftermath of a pandemic that left most collegiate sports programs struggling financially. He and his wife, Lynne, also understand those improvements – along with a return to a program’s peak success – canRead the story …

Khayat Lecture Series Announced

Beginning this fall, students and community to hear from renowned speakers

OXFORD, Miss – Inspirational ideas, fresh perspectives and unique insights will be shared with University of Mississippi students and the larger community as a result of the new Robert C. Khayat Lecture Series, which the Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy launches this fall. By bringing renowned cross-cultural leaders, entrepreneurs and philanthropists to the OxfordRead the story …

Donna Strum Named Interim Dean of School of Pharmacy

Associate provost will assume role starting July 1

OXFORD, Miss. – Donna Strum, associate provost and professor of pharmacy administration at the University of Mississippi, will serve as interim dean of the School of Pharmacy and executive director of the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, effective July 1. Strum steps in for Dean David D. Allen, who has been named president of theRead the story …

Ole Miss First: It’s a Family Matter

Program aims to provide scholarships for deserving students

OXFORD, Miss. – Family – it’s the one word that best describes the Ole Miss First Scholarship program. That was also the word that kept returning to the mind of Chancellor Emeritus Robert Khayat 20 years ago, when he proposed establishing a new scholarship program. He envisioned providing deserving students who wanted to attend theRead the story …

Donation from Alumnus Supports UM Website, Brand Efforts

Mike Glenn's gift to University Marketing and Communications aids digital asset management system

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi alumnus and retired FedEx executive has provided University Marketing and Communications with a substantial gift to support the modernization of the university’s digital communications and marketing function. T. Michael Glenn (BBA 77), former executive vice president of market development and corporate communications for FedEx Corp., has given $150,000,Read the story …

Alumni Help Mentor Applied Gerontology Students

Safe and Sound Home Care owners discuss the benefits of at-home geriatric care

OXFORD. Miss. – This semester, students in the applied gerontology program at the University of Mississippi have had opportunities to learn from several professionals working in their industry. Among these mentors are alumnus Brad Morris, who received his Master of Accountancy and Juris Doctor from UM, and Sharon Morris, owner of Safe and Sound HomeRead the story …