Baldwyn Veteran Completes Degree with UM-Booneville

After years with the military and local industries, Witt looks to serve community

BOONEVILLE, Miss. – William Elliott Witt, of Baldwyn, credits his high school teachers, college professors and his mother for their influences in his life that have led him to pursue a career in educating the next generation. “I wouldn’t be as driven or goal-oriented,” Witt said. “I want to invest in the lives of othersRead the story …

Green Completes UM Degree after 30-Year Break

Oxford teaching assistant, breast cancer survivor receives diploma through C2C program

OXFORD, Miss. – There were quite a few cheers when Phyllis Green, of Oxford, walked across the stage to receive her bachelor’s degree in university studies during the University of Mississippi‘s Commencement exercises last month. “I always wanted to complete my degree and things just didn’t work out, but I always wished that I had,”Read the story …

Students Help Grow University’s Commercialization Efforts

Student workers gain valuable experience while helping advance technology transfer goals

OXFORD, Miss. – The Office of Technology Commercialization at the University of Mississippi is a small staff covering a lot of ground. The office, part of the university’s Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, is responsible for stimulating, protecting, managing and transferring intellectual property created by Ole Miss employees from campus to the private sector for commercialization. TheRead the story …

BGS Honor Graduate Prepares for Career in Dentistry

Serving others inspires UM student for future work

OXFORD, Miss. – Sarah Pierce says she came to the University of Mississippi because of the community atmosphere she felt when visiting campus. She says she stayed because of the opportunities she found to make a difference in the Ole Miss community and others around the world. During her time at UM, the senior fromRead the story …

UM-Tupelo Students Earn University’s Top Academic Honor

Alexandria Sappington and Madison Hawes named 2019 Taylor Medalists

OXFORD, Miss. – Madison Hawes, of Saltillo, and Alexandria Sappington, of Pontotoc, both students at the University of Mississippi at Tupelo, are among a select group of graduating seniors who have been awarded a 2018-19 Marcus Elvis Taylor Medal, the highest academic award for Ole Miss students. The Taylor Medal was established in 1904 inRead the story …

Music Major Blends Experiences of International and Hometown Student

South Korean native Jiwon Lee grew up on Ole Miss campus

OXFORD, Miss. – Jiwon Lee is not your typical international student at the University of Mississippi. Born in Daejeon, South Korea, Lee arrived in Oxford as an infant. Her father, Jongbok Lee, and mother, Aeran Moon Lee, were attending UM in the late ’90s, so the family moved to Oxford. Jiwon Lee learned to speak English –Read the story …

Active Minds Aims to Reduce Campus Suicides

Student-led group sponsors UM exhibition promoting the importance of mental health

OXFORD, Miss. – A national traveling exhibit designed to raise awareness of mental health is coming to the University of Mississippi on March 19. The “Send Silence Packing” display, containing more than 1,000 backpacks, will be in the Grove that day. The backpacks, each with a story attached, represent the number of college students lostRead the story …

Learning in the Footsteps of Greatness

UM sophomore, Winona native chosen for Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi student is heading to Virginia this May to study leadership at the home of the country’s first leader, George Washington. Mitchell Palmertree, a sophomore public policy leadership major from Winona, has been selected as a Mount Vernon Leadership Fellow. The program is a highly selective, six-week institute for 16 risingRead the story …

New York Attorney Richard Burke Honored for Mentoring UM Students

Law school alumnus spends 50-year career opening doors of opportunity for others

OXFORD, Miss.­­­ – Since his graduation from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1966, Richard A. Burke has had a heart for helping others achieve the American dream, whether it’s Ole Miss undergraduates searching out future career avenues or international students looking for professional futures in the United States. Recently, Burke was honoredRead the story …

Students Starting Careers with Help from Internship Experience Program

Program supports students interning in Atlanta, D.C., and New York

OXFORD, Miss.­­­ – “Life changing.” “Incredible.” “Eye-opening.” “Extraordinary.” A group of University of Mississippi students recently used these words to describe the unique experiences they had this summer that not only enhanced their career skills but also opened doors for their future. Last month, students met with UM administration, faculty and staff to discuss their experiencesRead the story …