News You Can Use: Tax Expert Offers Tips for Filing Forms

UM accountancy professor Cheryl Metrejean shares valuable information

OXFORD, Miss. – Correctly filing state and federal income tax forms can be a daunting challenge, particularly if one is unaware or unfamiliar with changes in tax laws made since last year. For this reason, a University of Mississippi expert is offering some timely tips for do-it-yourself taxpayers. Many tax laws have changed since 2019,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 …

Paying Support Forward

Daughter establishes Pierce Memorial Scholarship for mom

OXFORD, Miss. – Bettie Pierce often told her daughter Susan that when you are given a gift, you should return the kindness, and the spirit of the gift. University of Mississippi alumna Susan Pierce, of Mandeville, Louisiana, is following that advice by creating the Bettie C. Pierce Memorial Scholarship Endowment at UM. The new scholarshipRead the story …

Cofield Remembered with Scholarship

Ole Miss family creates fund to remember generous friend, fraternity brother

OXFORD, Miss. – The late Glenn Cofield, of Memphis, Tennessee, was known for waiting by cash registers at the grocery store, paying bills for large families and then leaving before anyone could thank him. He was a community servant who wanted no accolades. “Everyone should know how giving Glenn Cofield was and how much heRead the story …

Students Examine Nuts, Bolts of Mississippi Manufacturing

Center for Manufacturing Excellence class offers students real factory experience

GREENWOOD, Miss. – The Viking Range plant rumbles on this late summer afternoon with an orchestra of thundering industrial sounds. The clank of punching metal tolls across the airplane hangar-sized space. Forklifts beep as they cruise across the plant’s concrete floor. Voices boom out. Enveloping the dull manufacturing roar is the drone of the massiveRead the story …

Freeman Foundation Grants Send UM Students to Other Side of the Globe

Grant supports 20 student internships in Eastern Asia

OXFORD, Miss. – Stretching from Beijing to Singapore, 20 University of Mississippi students received global work experience this summer while interning in Eastern Asia through a grant from the Freeman Foundation. Their roles this summer varied, from an accounting internship in Bangkok to a medical internship in Shanghai, working for companies from a global truck and busRead the story …

Finding his place at Ole Miss

Journey to Commencement: Carl Upton credits UM for preparing him to take on public accounting career

Carl Upton, a graduating senior in the University of Mississippi’s Patterson School of Accountancy and graduate of Jackson Preparatory School, will receive his Bachelor of Accountancy on May 11, but he said Ole Miss and accounting were not always in his plans. Click the image below to read Upton’s story, which is part of theRead the story …

Frious’ Gift Supports Ole Miss Athletics

Stadium gate named for longtime supporters of university programs and students

OXFORD, Miss. – New signage at Gate 14 of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium will serve as a lasting tribute to University of Mississippi alumnus Roger Friou and his wife, Susie, who have made a major gift in support of Ole Miss athletics. “When Billy Brewer was coach here, I was a real insider,” said Roger Friou, whoRead the story …

UM-DeSoto Professor Authors Book on Esteemed Accounting Educator

Howard Lawrence adds first full-length text to list of career accomplishments

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – Howard Lawrence, clinical professor of accountancy at the University of Mississippi at DeSoto Center-Southaven, has led an exciting career. He has taught in Thailand, led a community college and touched the lives of thousands of students along the way. His most recent accomplishment? Finishing his first full-length book. “William A. Paton: ARead the story …

Accountancy School Team Donates Winnings to Hurricane Relief

Students win accounting competition, contribute $1,000 to relief efforts in Panama City

OXFORD, Miss. – Ben Bradford, a University of Mississippi student from Panama City, Florida, watched from Oxford last fall as Hurricane Michael wrought devastation on his hometown. At the time, Bradford and other students from the Patterson School of Accountancy had entered PwC’s Challenge case competition, which is hosted by the multinational professional services firm. TeamsRead the story …