Sons’ Love for UM Inspires Family Gift

Ririe family's contribution benefits Ole Miss athletics programs

OXFORD, Miss. – A St. Louis couple’s gift to the University of Mississippi Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will benefit student-athletes while also honoring their sons, both UM alumni. Scott and Shelley Ririe made a $250,000 gift to the Forward Together campaign for Ole Miss athletics, which bolsters facilities and programs for student-athletes. In recognition, the Gate 7Read the story …

Supporting Research

College of Liberal Arts receives boost to research

OXFORD, Miss. – A recent major gift to the University of Mississippi will help the College of Liberal Arts continue to attract and retain top faculty. The stock-transfer gift of $250,000 from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous supplements a faculty research grant endowment that was established in 2014. A portion of the giftRead the story …

Rebel Aid Secures $176,000 for Student Needs

Overwhelming response to Ole Miss campaign to help students

OXFORD, Miss. – Rebel Aid – the 48-hour grassroots social media campaign to help University of Mississippi students who have been hit hard by COVID-19-related circumstances – generated a swift and generous response from alumni, friends, student organizations and athletics leaders who gave 855 gifts totaling $176,671 The campaign was extended by 14 hours dueRead the story …

UM Launching ‘Rebel Aid’ Online Campaign to Assist Students

Funds raised will go to support Ole Miss students, academics and other initiatives

OXFORD, Miss. – Rebel Aid, a grassroots social media campaign, will be launched Tuesday and Wednesday (April 7-8) by the University of Mississippi‘s Office of the Chancellor, Office of the Provost, Division of Student Affairs and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics to secure assistance for students and student-athletes struggling under challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.Read the story …

UM Donates Supplies to Lafayette County Emergency Management

More than 1,300 ponchos to be used by medical personnel responding to COVID-19 crisis

OXFORD, Miss. – With surgical gowns for medical personnel in short supply, volunteers at the University of Mississippi have donated more than 1,300 ponchos to Lafayette County Emergency Management officials responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Steve Quarles, LCEM director, contacted Amanda Drew, UM emergency management coordinator, for help with personal protective equipment, specifically ponchos forRead the story …

Helping Student-Athletes Go from Jerseys to Suits

Major gift helps Ole Miss competitors win a first job

OXFORD, Miss. – An act of kindness given years ago by his mother coupled with a recent tour of the University of Mississippi‘s FedEx Student-Athlete Academic Support Center inspired Dr. Billy W. Long to make a gift that could help Ole Miss student-athletes win jobs. Long’s $125,000 gift to the Vaught Society will support theRead the story …

Competition Drives Pharmacy Passion for Female Students, Alumna

National Girls and Women in Sports Day shines lights on athletics' influence in pharmacy

OXFORD, Miss. – Sports bring together communities. More than that, it empowers individuals. For three talented female University of Mississippi pharmacy students and a basketball all-conference alumna, National Girls and Women in Sports Day (Feb. 5) highlights those qualities that competition fuels in their desire to help others through the profession. For Kimsey O’Neal Bailey,Read the story …

Providing Opportunities for Student-Athletes

RJ Young president supports Ole Miss athletics with major gift

OXFORD, Miss. – Chip Crunk is no stranger to the University of Mississippi. “I’m up here at least once a month trying to give back, trying to do the right things and help young people better themselves,” said Crunk, president and CEO of the RJ Young Co. of Nashville, Tennessee. The 1987 UM graduate andRead the story …

Graduate Student a Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ Scholar

IMC master's student Ro Rhodes shares lessons on working in athletics and pursuing one's chosen path

OXFORD, Miss. – Ro Rhodes talks about her future with an inspiring brand of confidence that makes you believe she will succeed no matter what life throws at her.  The University of Mississippi master’s student in integrated marketing communications recently was named a Forbes 30 Under 30 scholar and invited to the Forbes Under 30Read the story …

Testamentary Gift to Benefit Student-Athletes

Anonymous donors provide support to help Rebels balance academics with demands of training

OXFORD, Miss. – By the time most University of Mississippi students are eating breakfast, many Ole Miss student-athletes have already put in a couple hours of training. “We were required to be up at 5 a.m. for a run or for weight training every day,” said UM alumna Kie Purdom, a former golf team member.Read the story …