UM Students Sweep Public Relations Association of Mississippi Awards

Twelve Ole Miss students honored out of 14 winners, including Best in Show

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi public relations students and recent graduates swept the awards in the Public Relations Association of Mississippi student competition, with one student winning overall Best in Show. Only 14 total students from around the state won awards, and students from the UM Meek School of Journalism and New Media won 12Read the story …

Students Prepare for Careers through New York and D.C. Internships

UM program offers insight, connections and course credit

OXFORD, Miss. – Learning more about personal strengths and weaknesses is a big part of the college experience. The University of Mississippi‘s Washington, D.C., and New York Internship Experience programs in the Division of Outreach is helping more students have those learning experiences. “Students involved in this program can gain so much from the real-worldRead the story …

Three UM Students Accepted into Rural Physician Scholarship Program

Scholars agree to serve four years in small Mississippi communities after graduation

JACKSON, Miss – Kaleb Barnes of Booneville and Judi Beth McMillen of Mantachie, juniors at the University of Mississippi, along with Cal Wilkerson, a senior from Woodville, have been selected to participate in the undergraduate portion of the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program. Barnes is the son of Rodney and Melissa Barnes, McMillen is theRead the story …

Booneville Campus Student Honored with Taylor Medal

Summer Sharplin continues family tradition in education field

OXFORD, Miss. – Summer Sharplin, a senior majoring in elementary education at the University of Mississippi at Booneville, has been awarded the university’s highest academic award, the Taylor Medal, during the annual Honors Convocation, which was April 7 on the Oxford campus. She is the daughter of Tony and Tammy Sharplin of Ripley. Attending theRead the story …

UM Senior Prepping for International Service

Outstanding general studies student working toward education to serve others

OXFORD, Miss.­­­ – Although University of Mississippi senior Connor Edwards is from a small town – Pickens, in Holmes County – he has his sights set on some big-world experiences and has set his future in motion with the goal of helping people on the other side of the world. A transfer student from HolmesRead the story …

Posters in the Rotunda Event to Showcase Student Research

Three UM students to present Thursday at state Capitol

OXFORD, Miss. – Students from all eight of Mississippi’s public universities, including three from the University of Mississippi, will share their research and creative activities on topics ranging from health care to cultural heritage to agribusiness with legislators and state leaders at Posters in the Rotunda, set for Thursday (March 24) in the Rotunda ofRead the story …

Ten Seniors Awarded Hall of Fame Honors

Recipients chosen for academic achievement, community service and potential for success

OXFORD, Miss. – Ten University of Mississippi seniors have earned membership in the school’s 2015-2016 Hall of Fame, one of the university’s highest honors. The Hall of Fame inductees were honored Friday (March 4) in a ceremony at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Recipients are chosen by a committee in accordance withRead the story …

McLean Scholar Takes Service, Leadership Roles in CEED Program

Houston native Brittany Fields looks forward to giving back

OXFORD, Miss. – Some students from small towns grow up yearning for the day when they can graduate from high school, go off to college and leave the community they feel has nothing to offer them. They leave with the anticipation of making their lives better and gaining all that the world has to offer,Read the story …

Coast Native Takes Leadership Role in CEED Program

UM junior Madison Gable helps launch camps for kids

OXFORD, Miss. – As a McLean Institute Innovation Scholar within the Catalyzing Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, or CEED, Initiative at the University of Mississippi, Madison Gable will work alongside other UM students to establish partnerships in rural Mississippi communities during the next two years. Gable was born into a family that has resided in MississippiRead the story …

Ray Brothers Create Scholarship to Honor Their Mother

Funds are earmarked for students who have lost a parent to cancer

OXFORD, Miss. – Though Martha Nell Flaherty Ray lost her battle to cancer at the young age of 52, her memory and dedication to education will live through a gift from her sons, Ken Ray and Van Ray, in the form of the Martha Nell Flaherty Ray Scholarship Endowment at the University of Mississippi. “OurRead the story …