Student Gets Immersed in Arabic Culture, Language in Morocco

Isabel Spafford spends summer in North African country as part of flagship program

OXFORD, Miss. – Language and culture can be learned from books or in a classroom, but living them through daily experiences bring both to life. Visiting coffee shops with friends, riding a camel and paragliding all provided valuable insights to help Isabel Spafford expand her understanding of Arabic culture and language. The University of MississippiRead the story …

Powerful Positivity

Madysen Acey, aided by a service dog and a famous surfer's camp, perseveres after double amputation

OXFORD, Miss. – April 25, 2010 is the date tattooed on the remainder of University of Mississippi student Madysen Acey’s right arm. It’s a somber souvenir of the day she was electrocuted, a day that changed her life forever. On that date nearly 10 years ago, Acey was in her hometown of Tunica, playing outRead the story …

Business Students Learn Private Label Manufacturing in the Windy City

Retail association's gathering provided experiential learning for many U.S. students

OXFORD, Miss. – Three University of Mississippi business students were among 62 undergraduates from 16 colleges and universities chosen to participate in the Private Label Manufacturers Association‘s third annual University Outreach program. The meeting, held Nov. 15-19 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, was in conjunction with PLMA’s annual trade show. The program provided students withRead the story …

Passion for Dance, Philanthropy Drives CASA Encore Performer

Mackenzie Jordan, a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma's dance team, relishes giving back

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi junior Mackenzie Jordan’s contagious smile and sensational moves at the CASA Encore stole the show for a moment when she took the stage at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Jordan, an elementary education major and member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, played the role of DaphneRead the story …

Junior Using Experiences with Migraine to Help Others

Denney working to inform and assist others suffering from chronic disease

OXFORD, Miss.­­­ – When Delora Denney, of Picayune, was 8 years old, a neurologist diagnosed her with chronic migraine disease. She has since been hospitalized six different times due to the debilitating symptoms triggered by the disease. “I can still recall sitting in the doctor’s office and being told that I have migraines,” Denney said.Read the story …

Service in Action Benefits Fellow Students

Maddie Marine follows gift with volunteer work at Magee Center

OXFORD, Miss. – With a gift of $25,000 and lots of volunteer effort for the new William Magee Center for Wellness Education, a senior psychology major embodies the citizen-scholar model of service encouraged across the campuses of the University of Mississippi. “I became interested in donating to the Magee Center because my brother has hadRead the story …

Student Wins Girl Scouts’ Highest National Honor

Lauren Vanlandingham recognized with Gold Award for helping cancer patients with mental health concerns

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi student has received the Girl Scouts of the United States of America‘s highest honor for her exceptional efforts to help cancer patients with their mental health. Lauren Vanlandingham, a freshman general business major from St. Louis, was among 10 Girl Scouts from across the nation presented the GirlRead the story …

Students Prep for Careers through Summer Internships

UM Internship Experience Program introduces students to alumni in Atlanta, D.C. and New York

OXFORD, Miss.­­­ – This past summer, 15 University of Mississippi students gained valuable career experience through some unique learning opportunities as they tapped into the Ole Miss alumni network in major cities around the country. Because of these connections, some of these students headed off to pitch meetings with UM alumni in New York, networkingRead the story …

UM Student, Alumna Among Rhodes Scholarship Finalists

Arielle Hudson, Chinelo Ibekwe prepare for interview process for prestigious international award

OXFORD, Miss. – An education major at the University of Mississippi and an engineering alumna are both finalists for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Arielle Hudson, a senior English education major from Tunica, will compete for the scholarship during a series of interviews Nov. 22-23 in Birmingham,Read the story …

Ole Miss Women’s Council Welcomes Freshman Scholars

Fourteen incoming students provided with scholarships, mentoring and networking opportunities

OXFORD, Miss. – The Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy has welcomed an outstanding group of young students to campus as its 2019-20 freshman class scholars at the University of Mississippi. This year’s incoming scholars are: Bradley Brantley, Mary Patton Murphy and Casiah Watson, all of Jackson; Ansley Brown, of Johns Creek, Georgia; Gray Duperier,Read the story …