Ryan Whittington Named to Business Journal’s Top 50 Under 40

UM marketing and brand strategy director honored among the state's top young leaders

OXFORD, Miss. – Ryan Whittington, the University of Mississippi‘s marketing and brand strategy director, has been named to the Mississippi Business Journal‘s Top 50 Under 40 for 2020, which recognizes outstanding young business leaders across the state. The annual awards for outstanding young professionals in the state were announced recently, featuring a diverse list ofRead the story …

Dewey Knight Leaves Legacy of Putting Students First

Ole Miss community mourns the loss of longtime student advocate

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi lost a valued community member and student advocate this week with the passing of Dewey Knight, retired associate director of the Center for Student Success and First-Year Experience. One of the center’s foundational staff members, Knight, 72, was an Oxford native who enrolled as an Ole Miss freshmanRead the story …

Degrees in Hand

UM staff members earn degrees as Red and Blue Graduates

OXFORD, Miss. – As operations coordinator for the University of Mississippi‘s Haley Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence, Ronica Turner works hard to ensure the success of the center’s students, faculty and staff. And over the past few semesters, outside of her work duties making sure the center runs smoothly, she also pursued her bachelor’s degreeRead the story …

A Designer, an Actor and a Filmmaker Walk into the Theatre Department

Three new faculty members bring excitement, experience to their UM classrooms

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film is welcoming three new faculty members for the fall 2020 semester – one in movement, one in design and the other in film. Lauren Bone Noble, Cody Stockstill and Jaye Sarah Davidson bring a variety of skills and experiences to the department. EachRead the story …

Music Professor Garners Honors for Performance and Service

Adam Estes passes benefits and experience on to students

OXFORD, Miss. – Music professor Adam Estes recently garnered two honors that he knows will do more than just add to his resume – they also will bring opportunities for his students. Estes, an associate professor of music in saxophone and bassoon at the University of Mississippi, has been named a regional director of theRead the story …

Professor Named President-Elect of National Professional Association

Stuart Haines to serve in role for American Association Colleges of Pharmacy

OXFORD, Miss. – Stuart Haines, a faculty member with the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, was installed as president-elect of the American Association College of Pharmacy on July 16, during the organization’s annual meeting. “I feel excitement and trepidation,” Haines said. “It is a special honor to be elected by your peers to serveRead the story …

Oboist Finds Additional Success as Sought-after Reed-maker

Austin Smith passing on a variety of skills to Ole Miss music students

OXFORD, Miss. – When Austin Smith whittled wood as a child, little did he know that it would turn into a passion that would complement his journey as a professional musician. “When I was a kid, I was obsessed with working with wood and whittling sticks, so I think some of that obsession transferred toRead the story …

Professor Named Pharmacy Administration Chair

Yi Yang has served in multiple department and school leadership roles

OXFORD, Miss. – Dr. Yi Yang, a University of Mississippi professor of pharmacy administration, has been named chair of the Department of Pharmacy Administration at the School of Pharmacy. Since joining the school in 2005, Yang has served as co-editor with Donna Strum, the university’s associate provost and professor of pharmacy administration, on “Understanding Pharmacoepidemiology,”Read the story …

BioMolecular Sciences Chair Receives AACP Graduate Education Award

Kristie Willett named inaugural recipient of the honor

OXFORD, Miss. – Kristie Willett, chair of the Department of BioMolecular Sciences at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, has been named the inaugural recipient of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s Graduate Education Special Interest Group Achievement Award. The honoree must exemplify teaching excellence and commitment, and inspirational leadership, and be aRead the story …

English Professor Awarded Fellowship by Academy of American Poets

Beth Ann Fennelly will use part of $50,000 grant to support 2021 Glitterary Festival

OXFORD, Miss. – Beth Ann Fennelly, professor of English at the University of Mississippi and Mississippi’s poet laureate, has been honored as a poets laureate fellow by the Academy of American Poets, the nation’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering an appreciation of contemporary poetry. The $50,000 fellowship will go toward supporting her own workRead the story …