‘Leaders for Tomorrow’ Recipients Aim High at Ole Miss

Incoming freshmen awarded Annexstad Family Foundation scholarships

OXFORD, Miss. – Three students in the University of Mississippi‘s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College have been awarded scholarships from the Annexstad Family Foundation. The foundation awards three Leaders for Tomorrow National Scholarships each year to Ole Miss students who have exhibited leadership in their schools or communities, said John Samonds, associate dean of theRead the story …

A Long, Generous Life Well Lived

McMullan Foundation gifts make UM students' college dreams a reality

OXFORD, Miss. – In her lifetime, the late Madeleine McMullan‘s philanthropy and service improved the lives of countless people. Now, her family’s foundation continues her legacy with recent gifts totaling $500,000 to the University of Mississippi‘s Foundations for Academic Success Track program. FASTrack helps first-year students become successful members of the university community by offeringRead the story …

Putting Yourself Out There

Ole Miss journalism students land jobs with BBDO Worldwide

OXFORD, Miss. – When Kirsten Flanik, president and CEO of BBDO New York, spoke during an Overby Center presentation last year at the University of Mississippi, she mentioned that the company was interested in interviewing more students from the School of Journalism and New Media. Flanik brought Olivia Dames, vice president and director of agency marketingRead the story …

Pharmacy Professor Working to Bring Needed Care to LGBTQ+ Patients

UMMC Center for Gender and Sexual Minority Health receives recognition for its lifesaving work

JACKSON, Miss. – For many LGBTQ+ patients, finding proper health care can be difficult. A lack of expertise about issues they face, in addition to discrimination, means that many can go without treatment. At the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, faculty are working to buck that trend and provide those needed services toRead the story …

Three Professors Land Fulbright Awards

Faculty members will travel to Spain, Morocco, Romania and Israel for innovative research

OXFORD, Miss. – Three University of Mississippi professors will take their research abroad after receiving 2022-23 Fulbright Scholar awards. Stephen Fafulas, associate professor of modern languages; Kristin Hickman, Croft assistant professor of anthropology and international studies; and Corina L. Petrescu, professor of modern languages, will conduct and share their research abroad through the U.S. FulbrightRead the story …

Haleys Support Accountancy’s New Home

Naming of terrace at school's planned building will honor couple

OXFORD, Miss. – “Connective tissue” is one of the reasons Colleen and Chris Haley, of Jacksonville, Florida, have made a major gift to the new home of the Patterson School of Accountancy at the University of Mississippi. Many of Chris Haley’s family members graduated from Ole Miss, where he also earned Bachelor of Accountancy andRead the story …

Pharmacy Graduate Programs Aim to Increase Diverse Workforce

UM outreach efforts look to expand knowledge about pharmaceutical sciences

OXFORD, Miss. – To raise awareness about the field of pharmaceutical sciences and career pathways among potential students across the region, the Office of Research and Graduate Programs at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy is investing in increased outreach and recruitment efforts. The school’s efforts focus on diverse undergraduate student populations throughout theRead the story …

Exploring Biology Beyond the Classroom

Off-campus courses give students hands-on opportunities in biodiversity locations

OXFORD, Miss. – Biological science students at the University of Mississippi are broadening their horizons by taking classes in the Caribbean, Hawaii and Arizona, taught by professors Brice Noonan, Erik Hom and Jason Hoeksema. “The Department of Biology is fortunate to have a number of off-campus opportunities that allow students to explore such varied topicsRead the story …

Law School Recognized for Student Wellness Program

Judges cite school multidimensional wellness efforts that span 'bodies, minds and souls'

OXFORD, Miss. – It’s no secret that the study and practice of law is difficult and stressful. In a 2021 study, 69% of responding students from 39 law schools reported needing help for emotional or mental health problems within the last year. The same study indicated that a third of students had been diagnosed withRead the story …

Pharmacology Graduate Student Building a Legacy Through Research

Cellas Hayes is first Ole Miss student in 35 years to receive NIH fellowship

OXFORD, Miss. – Cellas Hayes’ journey in science and research began as a college sophomore. “I was simply searching for an on-campus job and research experience to strengthen my medical school application,” said Hayes, a graduate student at the University of Mississippi. It was through this job search that he met Nicole Ashpole, associate professorRead the story …