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 …

Graduate Student Honored for Health Analytics Work

SHAPE America recognizes Seungho Ryu for measurement and evaluation

OXFORD, Miss. – Seungho Ryu, a University of Mississippi doctoral student in health and kinesiology, has been named the 2020 Measurement and Evaluation Graduate Student of the Year by the Society of Health and Physical Educators, known as SHAPE America. A national organization that serves more than 200,000 health and physical education professionals, SHAPE AmericaRead 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 …

Small Business Development Center Hires International Trade Expert

Anthony Cambas see bright future for entrepreneurs serving international markets

OXFORD, Miss. – The Mississippi Small Business Development Center has hired Anthony Cambas as an international trade specialist. Cambas, who officially began work March 18, is heading up the MSBDC’s International Trade Center through the lead office at the University of Mississippi. The center works with various stakeholders around the state to expand the exportRead 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 …

Gift Honors UM Professor, Benefits Students

Michels create scholarship celebrating faculty mentor, real estate program

OXFORD, Miss. – Beth and J. Walter Michel’s gift to the University of Mississippi benefits students and recognizes two key factors responsible for J. Walter Michel’s successful career: the School of Business Administration’s real estate program and its founding professor, Dennis Tosh. The Michels, of Ridgeland, created the J. Walter Michel and Dennis S. ToshRead the story …

Small Business Development Center Honors 2020 Award Winners

Vera Hall and T'Keyah Williams take top honors; SBDC recognized as Resource Partner of the Year

OXFORD, Miss. – Although the Mississippi Small Business Development Center had to postpone its Small Business Award Week because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has honored two business owners with statewide awards. Vera Hall, owner of Innovative Performance Construction Company LLC, of Jackson, was named the Mississippi Small Business Person of the Year, and T’KeyahRead the story …

CME Director Sharing Musical Skills in Virtual Concert

Ryan Miller to appear in Leadership Mississippi 'Conquering COVID Through Music'

Editor’s note: The Mississippi Economic Council has postponed this event. A new day/time has not been announced. OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi staff member whose guitar and vocal talents have made him popular on social media is among four Leadership Mississippi alumni performing in a virtual concert set for Thursday (July 2). RyanRead the story …

UM, National Guard Launch Tuition Program For Service Members

New partnership aims to reduce financial burden for serving students

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi and Mississippi National Guard are partnering to ensure National Guard service members will have their tuition needs met so they can focus on their service and education. “From being recognized as one of America’s Top Military-Friendly universities to our Purple Heart Campus designation, our commitment to comprehensively servingRead 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 …