From Supermodel to Super Mogul

Kathy Ireland to share her remarkable journey March 24 at UM

OXFORD, Miss. – Kathy Ireland came to prominence in the late 1980s and early ’90s as one of the world’s most famous supermodels. Since then, she has become a renowned leader in the world of business and philanthropy. For her many remarkable business achievements, Forbes magazine named Ireland as one of America’s most successful self-madeRead the story …

Scholars Gain Transformative Study Abroad Experiences

Global Leadership Circle helps students expand their horizons through travel

OXFORD, Miss. – Students’ dreams of studying abroad or obtaining a life-changing internship can be difficult to achieve if financial resources are limited, but the Global Leadership Circle is making such dreams possible for University of Mississippi students. Established by the Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy in 2017, the GLC provides funds deserving studentsRead the story …

Peddle Gift Supports Women’s Council Scholarships

Bequest to help change lives by providing opportunities to come to UM

OXFORD, Miss. – Marjorie Peddle’s daughters describe their mother as a woman of grace whose intense love for the University of Mississippi was matched by her interest in the success of young people. Peddle, who died in November 2015, left the university $125,000 to create an endowment that will support scholarships awarded by the OleRead the story …

Scholar Events

Bethany Cooper, Corporate Recruitment and Talent Management Coordinator at FNC, Inc., met with several of the OMWC scholars for an informational Lunch and Learn session.  Students were able to hear firsthand from a recruiter, what can set themselves apart from the competition, when applying for jobs and internships. Bethany illustrated the perfect resume, discussed interviewRead the story …

Rose Society

One of the many reasons behind the success of the Ole Miss Women’s Council scholarship program is the annual fundraising component, the Rose Society.   The OMWC established the Rose Society in 2010 to play a crucial role in the scholarship program.  Each year, Rose Society members commit to contribute $1,000 which helps to provideRead the story …

Women’s Council celebrates 15th Anniversary

With roses representing students, the Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy boasts a garden that is changing the world. Council members, now celebrating the 15th anniversary, first came together to create scholarships that would have a far greater effect on students’ lives than providing financial assistance alone. The OMWC is producing exceptional citizens by givingRead the story …

An exciting summer interning for OMWC scholars

Debra Whitley, a senior Integrated Marketing and Communications major, was able to intern with Southwest Airlines this summer in Dallas, Texas. During her 3 months as an intern, Debra worked with the Southwest marketing team and helped create campaigns for their Rapid Rewards program! With the exciting and laidback environment at Southwest, Debra was ableRead the story …

OMWC scholars kick-off the fall semester

Retreat The Ole Miss Women’s Council kicked off the fall semester by holding its annual scholar retreat on Sunday, August 30, 2015, at The Depot. Mrs. Bonnie Brown, Mentor Coordinator for the scholarship program, unveiled a new feature for this year’s program. For the first time, the scholarship program will be centered around a “theme,”Read the story …

An amazing year comes to a close for the Women’s Council scholars

The OMWC scholars have had a busy spring semester of activities. The sophomore scholars participated in the PULSE leadership workshop developed by the Women’s Council and the Office of Student Affairs in January. The scholars enjoyed the Broadway production of The Lion King at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis. It was the first Broadway showRead the story …

Women’s Council honors graduating seniors

The OMWC honored eight graduating seniors with a dinner at Butler Auditorium in the Triplett Alumni Center on Friday, April 10th. The 2015 graduates are: John Carey Fitzpatrick, Hannah Katherine Herrin, Raymond Tyler Jackson, Bobby Fowler Kelly, Mia Margaret Kloth, Jacob Dylan James Moorhead, Chloe Robin Sturges, and Ellen Augusta Williams. A single red roseRead the story …