Meet Rowan, the Counseling Campus Canine

University Counseling Center to offer animal-assisted therapy with 'sproodle' hybrid

OXFORD, Miss. – Rowan’s tiny feet, luxurious brown-and-white coat and wagging tail bring big smiles to those who encounter him on the University of Mississippi campus, and strangers just can’t help but to stop and ask if they can pet him. The springer spaniel-standard poodle hybrid, known as a “sproodle,” is named for Rowan Oak,Read the story …

Biology Professor Selected as Ambassador for Nationwide Program

Tamar Goulet will mentor teen girls to encourage interest in STEM fields

OXFORD, Miss. – Tamar L. Goulet, University of Mississippi professor of biology, has been selected as one of 125 female ambassadors for a new nationwide education program. The program, launched by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in conjunction with Dallas-based Lydia Hill philanthropies, is designed to provide role models and support inRead the story …

UM Endowment Builds to Record $736 Million

Eighth straight year alumni, friends provide more than $100 million in gifts

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi’s alumni and friends contributed approximately $103 million in private support during FY19, a year that saw the university’s endowment grow to $736 million – the largest in the state at a public university. For the eighth consecutive year, new gifts aimed at strengthening UM totaled in excess ofRead the story …

Fundraising Campaign Honors Don Cole

New scholarship endowment recognizes 50-plus years of positive impact at Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. – For 50 years, Donald Cole has made an impact at every stage of the University of Mississippi experience: as an undergraduate and graduate student, faculty member, administrator, mentor and advocate. To honor his lifetime commitment, UM faculty, friends and alumni are working to establish the Don Cole Catalyst for Change Scholarship Endowment andRead the story …

Stamps Scholar Sets Sights on Cancer Research, Community Care

Next-Generation Rebels: Early Entry student pharmacist Brandon Ashmore wants to make a difference

OXFORD, Miss. – From the moment Brandon Ashmore’s brother brought home study notes from his pharmacy classes at the University of Mississippi, Brandon, then 11 years old, knew that pharmacy was in his future. Seven years later, Ashmore started his first day of school at Ole Miss as part of the pharmacy school’s competitive Early EntryRead the story …

UM Makes Chronicle’s ‘Great Colleges to Work For’ List for 11th Year

Ole Miss recognized on the Honor Roll in eight categories

OXFORD, Miss. – For the 11th consecutive year, the University of Mississippi is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The results, released today (Sept. 16) in a special insert of The Chronicle, are based on a survey of 236Read the story …

UM Ranks Top in State by U.S. News & World Report

Ole Miss among top 100 public universities nationally for ninth consecutive year

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has ranked in the top 100 of public universities across the nation for the ninth year in a row, according to U.S. News & World Report. Ole Miss, which improved two spots, ranked No. 76 among public universities in the 2020 U.S. News Best Colleges released earlier thisRead the story …

Daughter of UPD Chief Follows Dad’s Footsteps to Campus

Next-Generation Rebels: 'It's always been Ole Miss for me,' Ta'Nia Hawkins says

OXFORD, Miss. – Long before Ta’Nia Hawkins arrived as an incoming freshman at the University of Mississippi, she had dreamed of one day attending the same institution where her father, University Police Chief Ray Hawkins, had been a student. “My dad has been my biggest role model,” said the Water Valley native, who plans toRead the story …

Honors College Welcomes 17 Freshman Scholars

Recipients awarded prestigious scholarships from numerous sources

OXFORD, Miss. – Seventeen freshmen in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi have been awarded a total of $130,750 from four of the university’s most distinguished scholarship programs. Five of the freshmen earned McDonnell Barksdale Scholarships, six were recipients of Doris Raymond Honors Scholarships, three were awarded Harold Parker MemorialRead the story …

A Grassroots Effort: UM’s Magee Center Opens

William Magee's vision to help those struggling with addiction realized in wellness education facility

OXFORD, Miss. – William Magee was a talented, bright young man who brought love and laughter to all who knew him, but in 2013, his life was tragically cut short by his struggle with addiction.  The Ole Miss alumnus’ story doesn’t end there, though, thanks to a grassroots outpouring of $2.7 million in his memoryRead the story …