Reese Honored as Emerging Young Philanthropist

Ole Miss Women's Council celebrates 'giving nature' of UM alumna and Olympian

OXFORD, Miss. – One of the greatest long jumpers in history, University of Mississippi alumna Brittney Reese is already recognized as the university’s most celebrated Olympian. However, her quiet efforts to help and serve others are often overlooked. That changed recently when the 36-year-old Reese was honored in Oxford with the Emerging Young Philanthropist AwardRead the story …

Legacy Celebration Honors Meredith, African American Firsts

Alumni return to alma mater for recognition and reflection

OXFORD, Miss. – Memories and laughter filled the air and a few tears filled some eyes as dozens of African Americans who achieved “firsts” at the University of Mississippi returned to their alma mater for the Legacy Celebration. Drawing more than 300 people, the Friday (Sept. 30) event in the Johnson Commons Ballroom was partRead the story …

Ole Miss Asks ‘Where Are You Going?’ in Latest TV Commercial

New national spot debuts during halftime of Georgia Tech game

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi debuts its new television commercial Saturday (Sept. 17) during the football game between Ole Miss and Georgia Tech on ABC. The 30-second commercial, titled “Where are You Going,” features Ole Miss students describing their personal aspirations paired with popular spots on campus and in Oxford, showing viewers whereRead the story …

Alumnus Makes Major Gifts to Help Fulfill Vision

John Covert provides support to kitchen renovation, Ole Miss athletics

OXFORD, Miss. – John Covert sees the renovation of the institutional kitchen at the University of Mississippi‘s South Oxford Campus as his “field of dreams.” The retired food service industry owner-manager made a $300,000 gift to revitalize the kitchen for the Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management, part of the School of Applied Sciences. OnceRead the story …

Another Win from Baseball

Omaha business makes donation to Grove Grocery

OXFORD, Miss. – When University of Mississippi baseball players won the College World Series in June, they indirectly scored a gift that will help feed their fellow students. Fans from all eight CWS teams who traveled to Omaha, Nebraska, for the tournament participated in the Jello Shot Challenge, a simultaneous baseball fan competition happening justRead the story …

Giving Student-Athletes a Competitive Edge

Ririe support to Ole Miss athletics underwrites expanded weight room

OXFORD, Miss. – When University of Mississippi student-athletes gain a competitive edge through improved strength, they’ll have the Ririe family, of St. Louis, to thank. Scott and Shelley Ririe, whose sons are Ole Miss graduates, have given $7.5 million to Champions. Now., an ongoing fundraising campaign designed to support the expansion and renovation of theRead the story …

Benefiting Ole Miss Baseball

Tracy family gift enriches Ole Miss athletics, names baseball performance center

OXFORD, Miss. – A $3 million gift from the parents of a University of Mississippi student will bolster the Ole Miss baseball program. Amanda and Todd Tracy, of Dallas, parents of freshman business major Grayson, made the gift, the first of many the family intends to make to Ole Miss. “Amanda and I believe it’sRead the story …

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 …

Jim Weatherly to Posthumously Receive Inaugural UM Medal for the Arts

Alumnus to be recognized for his songwriting contributions April 21 at Ford Center

OXFORD, Miss. – The late renowned songwriter and University of Mississippi alumnus Jim Weatherly will be honored with the university’s inaugural Medal for the Arts in an April 21 presentation on campus. In partnership with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and the College of Liberal Arts, the UM Department of Music will recognize Weatherly’s legacyRead the story …

Graduate Student to Represent State in Athletic Trainers Association

Former Rebels pitcher Myers serves on SEATA Student Leadership Committee

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi alumnus and graduate student has been elected to represent Mississippi in the Southeastern Athletic Trainers’ Association‘s Student Leadership Committee. Tyler Myers said he is honored to represent the state for SEATA. He is excited about meeting aspiring and professional athletic trainers in Mississippi to grow his network. “BeingRead the story …