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 …

University Wraps Up 15th Speaker’s Edge Competition

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

OXFORD, Miss. – More than 100 business and accountancy students tackled ethical issues ranging from gender discrimination to embezzlement and pitched ideas for boosting the workplace at the University of Mississippi’s annual Speaker’s Edge competition. They were joined by 69 judges and 17 coaches for this year’s speaking competition, a partnership between the university’s SchoolRead the story …

UM External Research Funding Surpasses $134 Million in 2017-18

Money funds projects that assist state, country and world

OXFORD, Miss. and JACKSON, Miss. – External funding for research at the University of Mississippi reached its highest level in four years in 2017-18, with more than $134 million in funding awarded. A total of $134,735,332 in external funding was awarded to the Oxford campus and the University of Mississippi Medical Center, with research dollars being used toRead the story …

DeSoto Campus Student Lands Unique FBI Internship

Madison Cleveland works with forensic accountants and special agents to solve crime

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – It isn’t every day that accountancy students are able to use their expertise to solve crimes. Madison Cleveland was able to do just that while interning with the FBI over the summer. Cleveland, a senior accountancy major, attends classes at the University of Mississippi at DeSoto Center-Southaven. She began her 10-week internshipRead the story …

Retired FedEx Vice President Shows Unwavering Support for UM

Mike Glenn continues to mentor and provide opportunities for Ole Miss students

OXFORD, Miss. – Organic chemistry was the game changer for Mike Glenn, retired executive vice president for market development and corporate communications at FedEx Corp. and a committed University of Mississippi alumnus. The Memphis native came to Ole Miss in 1974 as a pharmacy major. He made it through his freshman year, but his attemptRead the story …

McLean Institute Grant Award to Fund Community Engagement

Hearin Foundation provides support for research and service efforts

OXFORD, Miss – A grant from the Robert M. Hearin Support Foundation for the University of Mississippi’s McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement will fund research and service aimed at increasing community and economic development in Mississippi communities. The McLean Institute welcomes a new group of outstanding students from around the globe thisRead the story …

Accountancy Programs Maintain Top 10 Standing

School's degree programs continue string of elite rankings

OXFORD, Miss. – All three degree programs at the University of Mississippi’s Patterson School of Accountancy are among the top 10 in the 2018 annual national rankings of accounting programs published by the Public Accounting Report. The undergraduate and doctoral programs are No. 7, while the master’s program is No. 9. The undergraduate program andRead the story …

DeSoto Campus Accountancy Major Receives CMA Scholarship

Alexander Beene plans to become a Certified Management Accountant

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – Alexander Beene, a senior accountancy major at the University of Mississippi at DeSoto Center-Southaven, has accepted a Certified Management Accountant Program Scholarship. The scholarship was awarded last spring by the Institute of Management Accountants. It covers the entrance fee to the CMA program, registration fees for both parts of the CMA examRead the story …

University Endowment Builds to All-time High of $715 Million

Strong investment returns, generosity of alumni and friends spurs growth

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi’s permanent endowment grew in its latest fiscal year to an all-time high of $715 million, thanks in part to the seventh consecutive year of new gifts of $100 million or more. Private support totaled more than $115.8 million from 30,332 donors, giving the university essential resources to continueRead the story …

Gift Provides New Endowed Chair, New Programs for Accountancy School

KPMG endows second Ole Miss faculty position

OXFORD, Miss. – A $1.5 million gift and two new master’s degree programs are expected to increase both the prestige and enrollment of the University of Mississippi’s Patterson School of Accountancy by appealing to top students interested in a master’s degree that adds an emphasis in data analytics to their traditional course of study. ScholarshipsRead the story …