Alumnus Backs Opportunities for Business Graduates, Student-Athletes

UM graduate's gifts support job placement for students, improved facilities

OXFORD, Miss. – After a career spanning more than 30 years across the telecommunication and information technology industries, including leading four companies as CEO, Dean Douglas is giving back to the university he credits for his success. With gifts totaling $250,000, the 1978 graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration established theRead the story …

Giving Day 2022 a Success

Alumni and friends step up with $2.541 million

OXFORD, Miss – When the last online donation was made Wednesday (April 6) for Giving Day 2022, the University of Mississippi‘s loyal donors had united to set unprecedented fundraising records for academics. This year, 1,491 Ole Miss students, parents, alumni, friends, faculty and staff members contributed 1,854 gifts totaling more than $2.541 million – theRead the story …

Alumnus Pledges $250K to New Accountancy Building

Doug Self's gift will 'create opportunities for others' at the school

OXFORD, Miss. – A Giving Day pledge of $250,000 brings the University of Mississippi‘s Patterson School of Accountancy one step closer to construction of its planned 110,000-square-foot building overlooking the Grove in heart of campus. Doug Self, a 1985 UM accountancy graduate, made the gift as part of Giving Day, a social media-heavy fundraising eventRead the story …

Morgan Family Gift Supports Faculty, Students

$100,000 will help retain, recruit top faculty to UM College of Liberal Arts

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumni Kirk and Shelly Morgan, of Lexington, South Carolina, are celebrating the university’s Giving Day with a $100,000 gift to help the College of Liberal Arts recruit and retain top faculty. Of course, the biggest beneficiaries of the Shelly and Kirk Morgan Fund for Faculty Excellence are Ole MissRead the story …

Seibels Continue Their Giving Tradition

Family donates $40,000 to scholarships at UM School of Business Administration

OXFORD, Miss. – A family with deep Ole Miss roots and a tradition of giving stretching back decades has joined the Giving Day effort with a $40,000 gift to establish a new scholarship program at the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration. Bob and Cindy Seibels graduated from UM in the late 1960s withRead the story …

Alumnus Selected for Prestigious Teacher Fellows Program

Christopher Fox among 31 nationwide in 2022 Knowles Teacher Initiative cohort

OXFORD, Miss. – Christopher Fox, a recent University of Mississippi alumnus embarking upon a teaching career at Oxford High School, has been selected for inclusion in a prestigious teacher fellows program. Fox, who earned his bachelor’s degree and doctoral in chemistry from UM, is among 31 teachers nationwide chosen by the Knowles Teacher Initiative forRead the story …

Sharing Their Vision for the Future

Webbs’ estate gift will support students in law, education, medicine

OXFORD, Miss. – An estate gift to the University of Mississippi will ultimately provide scholarships for students in the schools of Law, Education and Medicine. The gift’s benefactors are the late Taylor Webb, a 1950 graduate of the Ole Miss School of Law, and his wife Sue Webb, of Leland. “My husband and I neverRead the story …

Alumnus Named New Development Associate for Applied Sciences

Tyler McCraw tapped to increase financial support for school

OXFORD, Miss – Tyler McCraw has been named the new development associate for the School of Applied Sciences at the University of Mississippi. McCraw will lead efforts to increase financial support for the school during the Now & Ever comprehensive campaign and beyond. He brings several years of experience in sales and relationship building. MostRead the story …

Engineering the Future

Couple hopes gift will increase number of female engineers

OXFORD, Miss. – With a $100,000 gift to the University of Mississippi School of Engineering, Stephen and Patty Foose want to provide scholarships to civil engineering students whose background, achievements and experience demonstrate a commitment to contributing to the advancement of women in engineering. The couple established the Stephen and Patty Foose Civil Engineering ScholarshipRead the story …

Supporting Future Mississippi Teachers

Baileys create scholarship in Ole Miss School of Education

OXFORD, Miss – A thank you note from a scholarship recipient inspired University of Mississippi alumni Phil and Emily Bailey to create a second scholarship – this time to support future teachers. The Phillip J. and Emily G. Bailey Education Scholarship will support entering freshmen in the School of Education who intend to teach inRead the story …