Bancroft Fund Commits $1 Million to Accountancy Building

Gift continues foundation's support of university, names classroom in new facility

OXFORD, Miss. – A $1 million gift from the Joseph C. Bancroft Charitable & Educational Fund will name a large first-floor classroom in the Patterson School of Accountancy‘s new building at the University of Mississippi. “The Bancroft Charitable Fund has been a longtime supporter of the Patterson School, and I’m a 1969 accountancy graduate,” saidRead the story …

UM Ranked in Top 100 by U.S. News & World Report

Ole Miss also recognized for best value, programs for veterans

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi remains one of the top public universities in the nation, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report. The university was listed at No. 72 among public universities in the U.S. News “Best Colleges” for 2022-23 report, which was released Monday (Sept. 12). This makes Ole Miss theRead the story …

Fleshers Support New Accountancy Home

Longtime UM professors give back to construction project

OXFORD, Miss. – Tonya and Dale Flesher have each devoted 45-year careers to the Patterson School of Accountancy at the University of Mississippi and now they are supporting construction of the school’s new home. The award-winning researchers and teachers have committed $300,000 to the renowned program they helped build. The executive boardroom in the 100,000-square-footRead the story …

Alumnus Repays Career Guidance with Major Gift

Brent Wood's contribution to help build accountancy school of tomorrow

OXFORD, Miss. – Brent Wood’s recent gift to the University of Mississippi will help shape new construction for the institution that launched his successful 26-year career in accounting. “I went to Ole Miss without a specific major in mind,” said Wood, chief financial officer with EastGroup Properties who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accountancyRead the story …

Morris Stocks Named Best College Professor in 2022 Best of Oxford

Professor and administrator recognized as caring educator and mentor

OXFORD, Miss. – Morris Stocks has been named Best College Professor in The Oxford Eagle’s 2022 Best of Oxford, as determined by a vote of the newspaper’s readers. Stocks is a longtime professor and Don Jones Chair of Accountancy in the University of Mississippi‘s Patterson School of Accountancy. Noel Wilkin, UM vice chancellor and executiveRead 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 …

A Vision for the Future of Accountancy

Giving vehicle helps alumnus support school building fund

OXFORD, Miss. – Olen and Janet Akers, of Dunwoody, Georgia, are supporting the Patterson School of Accountancy at the University of Mississippi while enjoying income from their investment. With the residual of a Charitable Remainder Unitrust, the donors are establishing the Olen S. and Janet T. Akers Patterson School of Accountancy Endowment. The CRUT wasRead the story …

Helping Build the Accountancy School of Tomorrow

Hardy gift honors educational foundation donor received at UM

OXFORD, Miss. – When Larry Hardy graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1969 with a master’s degree in accountancy, he knew he wanted to provide a similarly excellent education for others by making a positive impact on his alma mater. With $50,000 to the Patterson School of Accountancy Building Fund, his most recent of many giftsRead the story …

Accounting for the Future

Wade gift helps build accountancy school of tomorrow

OXFORD, Miss. – Lifelong Disney World fan Donna Dukes Wade knows the amusement park considers itself the happiest place on Earth, but don’t tell Mickey that the University of Mississippi makes her a little bit happier. Wade, of Oxford and part-time resident of Naples, Florida, was a die-hard Rebel fan long before she graduated inRead the story …

Courtyard to be Named for Burns Family

Major support provided to School of Accountancy’s new home

OXFORD, Miss. – The courtyard of the University of Mississippi‘s new Patterson School of Accountancy home is to be named for the Burns family to honor the longtime donors’ $1 million gift toward building construction. Sheryl and Roland Burns, of Frisco, Texas, made the gift to recognize Roland, a 1982 graduate of the school, andRead the story …