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 …

Former Center Director Receives Fulbright Award

Ted Ownby plans to teach and conduct research at the University of Southern Denmark

OXFORD, Miss. – After Ted Ownby stepped down as the director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi in 2019, he wanted to do something different, so he decided to apply for a Fulbright Award. To his delight, he received word that he will be the Danish DistinguishedRead the story …

Meet Sam Patterson, New Director of Parking and Transportation

Administrator brings vision for a collaborative and innovative approach to campus access

OXFORD, Miss. – After a whirlwind tour of the University of Mississippi in March, during which he met with enthusiastic administrators and staff and took in the sights and sounds of an Ole Miss home baseball series weekend, Sam Patterson was sold. He was interviewing for director of parking and transportation at UM, some 1,900Read the story …