Asya Branch Continues Making Mississippi History

Booneville senior wants to spread positivity and 'change our country for the better' as Miss USA

OXFORD, Miss. – In a year that already has recorded several record-breaking events, a University of Mississippi senior has added to the list by being the first from Mississippi and first African American Mississippian to win the coveted title of Miss USA. Asya Branch, 22, was crowned the winner of the 2020 national pageant MondayRead the story …

Honors College Student Thankful for ‘Stamp’ of Approval

Stamps Scholarship recipient Tatiana Davis continues mission to be exceptional

OXFORD, Miss. – Although Tatiana Davis already had a proven record of successes before coming to the University of Mississippi, the Stamps Scholar and Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College freshman is out to become an even better version of herself. “My biggest goal is to have an impact on others and leave this campus havingRead the story …

Being Twin Sisters at UM is ‘Twice as Nice’

Transfer students Jada and Jazmin King awarded multiple scholarships

OXFORD, Miss. – As twin sisters Jazmin and Jada King were completing their associate degrees at Jones College last spring, both wanted to transfer to the University of Mississippi. The Bay Springs natives’ desires have been fulfilled, thanks to multiple scholarships each was awarded to attend the university. Both Kings received the Phi Theta KappaRead the story …

Honors College Triplets Treasuring Their UM Experience

Alexandra, Amelia and Juliana Ladner are 1848, Merit and Herb Dewees Alumni scholars

OXFORD, Miss. – For Alexandra, Amelia and Juliana Ladner, love for the University of Mississippi has always been a family affair. “We grew up loving Ole Miss from the cradle,” said Alexandra Ladner, the youngest of the triplets who are all freshmen in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. “Our parents used Ole Miss bootiesRead the story …

UM Sophomore and Her Steeds Stealing Shows

Suzanne Crull is winning top honors in Arabian Horse Association competitions

OXFORD, Miss. – Since she was 7, Suzanne Crull has loved horses and horseback riding. As a young adult, the University of Mississippi sophomore and her steeds have become prize-winning regulars in regional and national Arabian Horse Association competitions. The Arabian horse is a breed that originated on the Arabian Peninsula. With a distinctive headRead the story …

Southern Studies Graduate Student Produces Documentary Photo Book

Elliot Grime explores Mississippi through his lens

OXFORD, Miss. – As an international graduate student, Elliot Grime wanted to learn about the culture of the South and better understand the region. For the past two years, he has taken documentary courses enabling him to get firsthand experience interacting with people, places and the landscape. Eventually, this fieldwork led him to his thesisRead the story …

Journalism Students Place in National Hearst Contest

Competition among the most prestigious in collegiate journalism

OXFORD, Miss. – Four students from the University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media have been honored with an award in the national Hearst Journalism Awards Program. The students won eighth place in the category of Team Multimedia/News or Enterprise for a project about Puerto Rico’s recovery after Hurricane Maria. Website content includedRead the story …

Sigma Nu Charity Bowl Still Changing Lives

Annual UM fraternity event raised $168,000 for paralysis victim, nonprofit organizations

OXFORD, Miss. – Emmie Brookins wasn’t even born when University of Mississippi football player Roy Lee “Chucky” Mullins suffered a life-changing injury during the Rebels’ 1989 Homecoming game against Vanderbilt University’s Commodores. Three decades later, overwhelming charitable response to the tragic incident that left Mullins, who died in 1991, a paraplegic is benefitting Brookins, aRead the story …

Six Freshmen Receive ODK Leadership Awards

Prestigious honor recognizes outstanding skills and community involvement

OXFORD, Miss. – Six University of Mississippi students are recipients of the annual Omicron Delta Kappa Freshman Leadership Awards. The honors were created in 2010 to identify and recognize outstanding freshman leaders and community servants. Although the society was unable to present this year’s awards in person, each recipient was personally congratulated and featured onRead the story …

UM Senior Named Fulbright Recipient

West Point native William Hay headed to Moldova to study and teach English

OXFORD, Miss – A University of Mississippi student is set to study and teach next year in Moldova, thanks to the 2020 U.S. Fulbright Student Program. William “Wills” Hay, a senior public policy leadership major with minors in Russian and intelligence and security studies, is a Fulbright award recipient. A West Point native, Hay willRead the story …