Williams Honored as Emerging Philanthropist

Ole Miss Women's Council celebrates UM alumna's 'spirit of giving'

OXFORD, Miss. – One Christmas Eve afternoon when Dr. Jane-Claire Williams was 9 years old, her family piled into their car and drove from their home in Jackson to a neighborhood in another part of town where homes were smaller and the lawns weren’t as manicured. They stopped at one of those homes and deliveredRead the story …

University Names Top Alumni of 2019

Alumni Association to honor eight at Homecoming for achievement, service

OXFORD, Miss. – The Ole Miss Alumni Association is honoring eight recipients for its Distinguished Alumni Awards in 2019 in recognition of their service and accomplishments. Inductees into the Alumni Hall of Fame are: Kimsey O’Neal Bailey (BSPh 94), of Aberdeen; Donald R. Cole (PhD 85), of Oxford; Jake Gibbs (BSPHE 61), of Oxford; DuncanRead the story …

English Students Explore Career Options with Alumni

Networking event highlights advice for a variety of paths after graduation

OXFORD, Miss. – Students at the University of Mississippi had an opportunity to network with alumni who have translated their Ole Miss English degrees into a wide variety of career paths during a recent event on the Oxford campus. The “Next Chapters” career networking program was a collaborative effort of the university’s College of LiberalRead the story …

Alumni Couple Donates 1908 Mississippi Railway Map to Campus Depot

Batesville residents score unique find in Hawaii

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumnus Briggs Smith (BSPH 62, JD 66), of Batesville, learned about trains from a young age. His grandfather was an engineer for the Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad, commonly known as the GM&O, in Meridian in the 1940s and ’50s. “He would let my brother, sister and I rideRead the story …

Five School of Law Alumni Inducted into Hall of Fame

Leonard Blackwell II, Mary Ann Connell, Joshua Morse III, Landman Teller Jr. and A C Wharton Jr. honored

OXFORD, Miss. – Five alumni of the University of Mississippi School of Law have been recognized for their careers and support of the law school by their induction into the UM Law Alumni Hall of Fame. The 2019 class of inductees are Leonard A. Blackwell II, Mary Ann Connell, Joshua M. Morse III, Landman J.Read the story …

School of Pharmacy Honors Alice Clark as Alumna of the Year

Vice chancellor emerita of university relations awarded for career accomplishments

OXFORD, Miss. – After a nearly 40-year career with the University of Mississippi, Vice Chancellor Emerita of University Relations Alice Clark is being honored as the 2019 School of Pharmacy alumna of the year. “I’m so honored to be recognized in this way by the place I’ve called home for so many years,” Clark said.Read the story …

Retired Maj. Gen. Augustus Collins to Give UM Commencement Address

Alumnus, former National Guard commander speaks to graduates May 11 in Grove

OXFORD, Miss. – Retired Maj. Gen. Augustus Leon Collins, former commanding general of the Mississippi National Guard and president of the University of Mississippi Alumni Association, will deliver the university’s 166th Commencement address May 11 in the Grove. A native of Booneville, Collins earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from UM in 1982. He enlisted in the Mississippi ArmyRead the story …

Celebrating a Distinguished Military Career Shaped by Ole Miss

Col. Kelvin Nichols marks promotion where he was first commissioned

OXFORD, Miss. – Col. Kelvin Nichols has accrued more than 29 years of military service in the Mississippi Army National Guard and seen action around the world, and he asked friends, family and his brothers and sisters in arms to join him back home recently at the University of Mississippi, where his military career started. Nichols enrolledRead the story …

Alumnus Comfortable as a Difference Maker

From technology success to movies, Stephen Johnston produces

OXFORD, Miss. – As the camera came into focus on the set of the faith-based movie “Same Kind of Different as Me,” University of Mississippi alumnus Stephen Johnston, operating partner with Forté Ventures, stepped into the role of Hollywood movie producer with an ease that came from months of prayerful consideration. “I truly believe thatRead the story …

Ole Miss Hall of Famer Credited with ‘Altering the Face of Medicine’

Renowned immunologist Dr. Max Cooper wins Japan Prize

OXFORD, Miss. – Dr. Max D. Cooper, of the Emory University School of Medicine, didn’t become a researcher to win awards. As a pediatrician, his concern for his patients led him to explore why inherited disorders disable the immune system, leaving children vulnerable to infection. Yet, numerous awards have recognized his pioneering discoveries, and theRead the story …