Gilman Scholarships Offer UM Students Chance to See the World

Applications for 2020 awards, open to students of limited financial means, accepted through March 3

OXFORD, Miss. – A front row seat at the European Union, a visit to a Holocaust memorial in Germany and learning at one of the world’s most prestigious universities all were made possible for three University of Mississippi students this semester, thanks to the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. The students secured theRead the story …

Pharmacy Student Receives ACCP Student Travel Award

Victoria Miller used funds to attend organization's annual meetings

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi pharmacy student Victoria Miller received the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Student Travel Award, which assisted her in attending two of the organization’s annual meetings. Miller, originally from Hartselle, Alabama, was an honoree at the 2018 meeting in Seattle and the 2019 conference in New York. The fourth-year studentRead the story …

Competition Drives Pharmacy Passion for Female Students, Alumna

National Girls and Women in Sports Day shines lights on athletics' influence in pharmacy

OXFORD, Miss. – Sports bring together communities. More than that, it empowers individuals. For three talented female University of Mississippi pharmacy students and a basketball all-conference alumna, National Girls and Women in Sports Day (Feb. 5) highlights those qualities that competition fuels in their desire to help others through the profession. For Kimsey O’Neal Bailey,Read the story …

UM Wraps Up 16th Speaker’s Edge Competition

More than 100 students show off public speaking skills in annual contest

OXFORD, Miss. – More than 120 business, accountancy and law students tackled ethical issues ranging from gender discrimination to price-gouging and pitched ideas for boosting the workplace at the University of Mississippi‘s annual Speaker’s Edge competition. They were joined by some 55 judges and 21 coaches for this year’s speaking competition, a partnership between theRead the story …

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 …