Two Mississippi Students Awarded Truman Scholarships

Jilkiah Bryant and Andy Flores, both UM juniors, chosen for prestigious national honor

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi juniors Jilkiah Bryant and Andy Flores recently got life-changing news: both students in the university’s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College have been awarded prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarships. This is the first time since 2013 that the Truman Foundation has awarded two scholarships to the state of Mississippi andRead the story …

University Presents Celebration of Service Awards

Annual program recognizes achievements in research, learning, service and scholarship

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Division of Diversity and Community Engagement will recognize outstanding accomplishments in community-engaged research, learning, service and scholarship Tuesday (April 12) during its annual Celebration of Service Awards. The program begins at 2 p.m. in the Johnson Commons Ballroom. Honors to be presented include the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award,Read the story …

Ten Seniors Named 2021-22 Hall of Fame Inductees

Ole Miss students honored for service, achievement and potential for success

OXFORD, Miss. – Ten University of Mississippi seniors have been inducted into the university’s 2021-22 Hall of Fame, one of the highest honors given to Ole Miss students. The inductees were selected by a committee in accordance with policy developed by the Associated Student Body. Selections are based on outstanding contributions in all aspects ofRead the story …

Senior Leads Ambassador Program for School of Applied Sciences

Kaleigh Watkins takes on new leadership role

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Applied Sciences has named Kaleigh Watkins, a senior applied gerontology major from Dallas, as the new president of its ambassador program. The school’s ambassador program allows students to participate in recruiting events and postcard-writing campaigns for prospective students. Kelley Jenkins, founder of the program and assistantRead the story …

Senior Named to Time Magazine’s "30 for 2030"

Bobby Hudson III, a public policy major from Gulfport, makes list of 'a generation creating change'

OXFORD, Miss. – For his advocacy work in the north Gulfport community where he grew up, a standout University of Mississippi senior has made Time magazine’s list of “A Generation Creating Change.” Bobby Hudson III, a public policy leadership major, is featured in Time as one of its “30 in 2030: A Generation Creating Change.”Read the story …

Medical Device Concept Wins Mid-South Business Model Competition

Plaquectomy is a device intended to remove arterial plaque

OXFORD, Miss. – A proposed arterial plaque-removing device, developed by a University of Mississippi mechanical engineering graduate student and founder of Innovative Heart Technologies LLC, was awarded first place in the 2021 Mid-South Business Model Competition. Plaquectomy is designed to safely remove plaque from the arterial walls to create a larger arterial wall volume. TheRead the story …

Two Student Pharmacists Named AACP Walmart Scholars

Ole Miss represented on list for 13th consecutive year

OXFORD, Miss. – Harshin Sanjanwala and Matthew Foster, both students with the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, have been named honorees of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Walmart Scholars Program. The honor and accompanying $1,000 scholarship are given to recipients who are committed to careers in academic pharmacy. A Madison native andRead the story …

Women’s Council Scholarship Provides Transformational Experience

OMWC gives Ole Miss junior support for Amazon internship

OXFORD, Miss. – When University of Mississippi junior Alexandria Seals, of Laurel, wanted an internship, her Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy mentor suggested a life-changing experience and funding through the council’s Global Leadership Circle. “I applied for an Amazon internship because my mentor, the late Jacqueline Certion, recommended it,” said Seals, a student inRead the story …

Student Follows Siblings to UM for Double Major

Cesar Hidalgo shares big goals for combining disciplines into one career

OXFORD, Miss – A trip to the chiropractor and a passion to help his mother open her own restaurant prompted Cesar Hidalgo, a University of Mississippi junior from Meridian, to pursue a double major in exercise science and dietetics and nutrition. “I went to the chiropractor, and that got my attention,” Hidalgo said. “I thoughtRead the story …

Twelve Named UM Stamps Scholars for 2021

New arrivals are among incoming freshmen; Ole Miss host the second-largest program in the nation

OXFORD, Miss. – With the arrival of 12 incoming freshmen, the Stamps Scholars Program at the University of Mississippi is maintaining its growth. UM is the only Mississippi university and among only six Southeastern Conference schools that awards Stamps Scholarships to selected students. The Class of 2025 Ole Miss cohort is among 229 incoming freshmenRead the story …