Friou Legacy Expands

Late alumnus directs $1M estate gift to accountancy school

OXFORD, Miss. – One mother’s decision to send her son to the University of Mississippi launched a college experience that continues to transform the lives of students and the Patterson School of Accountancy – and that fruitful legacy is expanding. The late Roger Friou, of Ridgeland, was that son, and his estate has directed aRead the story …

UM Completes 17th Annual Speaker’s Edge Competition

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

OXFORD, Miss. – COVID-19 protocols, mask wearing, Zoom etiquette, abuses of remote working and the effects of the global pandemic dominated the 17th annual UM Speaker’s Edge competition held remotely for the first time, Jan. 14-15 at the University of Mississippi. More than 100 graduate students in business, accountancy and law tackled issues ranging fromRead the story …

Young Alumnus Establishes Accountancy Scholarship

Mitchell gift benefits transfer students from community colleges

OXFORD, Miss. – After taking his last exam in 2016 at the University of Mississippi‘s Patterson School of Accountancy, Greg Mitchell stopped by the dean’s office to find out how to give back to a program that transformed his life. Just four years later, the young alumnus has established the Greg Mitchell Community College AccountancyRead the story …

Choose Your Own Adventure with a Degree in Theatre Arts

Department of Theatre and Film alumni employ training in many fields

OXFORD, Miss. – What do an HR director at a New York City startup, a senior tax accountant for one of the world’s largest companies, and a personal assistant-cum-film producer and actor have in common? This isn’t a riddle; it’s a story about the diverse ways graduates of the University of Mississippi Department of TheatreRead the story …

School of Accountancy Achieves Historic CPA Exam Award Results

Ole Miss ranks No. 2 nationally and No. 1 in the SEC

OXFORD, Miss. – Six students from the Patterson School of Accountancy at the University of Mississippi have received the 2019 Elijah Watt Sells Award, the most prestigious certified public accountant exam award in the world. Nearly 75,000 individuals sat for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination in 2019, with only 137 candidates meeting the criteriaRead the story …

Alumnus Helps Fund Space for Accountancy Honors Students

Nance gift will help construct new conference room

OXFORD, Miss. – A major gift to the University of Mississippi from alumnus Bob Nance will provide a new meeting space for Beta Alpha Psi students in the Patterson School of Accountancy. Beta Alpha Psi is an international honor society for accounting, finance and information systems students. The 1978 UM graduate’s $50,000 gift established theRead the story …

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 …