Alumna Discusses Role with Kansas City Chiefs

Hospitality management program's spring industry speaker series continues on Zoom

OXFORD, Miss. – The hospitality management program at the University of Mississippi prepared Nicole Johnson so well for her professional career that she even has a Super Bowl ring to show for it. The suite services coordinator for the NFL Kansas City Chiefs, Johnson recently returned to campus as a featured speaker in the DepartmentRead the story …

NFL Legend Patrick Willis to Deliver 2020 Commencement Address

One of the most decorated players in Ole Miss football history to speak May 8 to Class of 2020

OXFORD, Miss. – NFL legend Patrick Willis, who overcame tremendous adversity to become a scholar-athlete and one of the most decorated football players in Ole Miss history, will give the University of Mississippi‘s 2020 Commencement address on May 8. Commencement exercises for the Class of 2020, which were postponed during the COVID-19 pandemic last year,Read the story …

A Tribute to Dewey Knight

Campaign seeks gifts to build scholarship in late leader's name

OXFORD, Miss. – A new Ignite Ole Miss online campaign has been established to build a scholarship endowment honoring the late Dewey Knight, who helped countless students benefit from expanded academic tools and opportunities while pursuing University of Mississippi degrees. Knight retired in 2018 as associate director of the Center for Student Success and First-YearRead the story …

Pharmacy is More than Skin-Deep for Emogene & Co. Founder

UM alumna uses health care background to start skin care company

OXFORD, Miss. – Allyson Gregory Brennan didn’t set out to be a business owner or entrepreneur. However, it was the turn her pharmaceutical career took when she wanted a solution to better ingredients in her skin care products. That passion had University of Mississippi alumna Brennan starting Emogene & Co., a skin care line thatRead the story …

Honoring the Life of Margaret Khayat

Members of UM family recall her 'pivotal impact' on Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. – Margaret Mason Denton Khayat’s generous life and many years of support for the University of Mississippi are being celebrated by the Ole Miss family. Khayat, the former first lady of Ole Miss, died Feb. 22. Her husband, Chancellor Emeritus Robert C. Khayat, and other family members were by her side. “Margaret KhayatRead the story …

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 …