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 …

UM Student Earns Summer Internship at Library of Congress

Brandon native among 40 selected for distinguished program

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi senior has a prestigious internship this summer as a junior fellow at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Accountancy major Daniel Baxter, of Brandon, was among 40 people chosen as junior fellows out of more than 700 applicants. “It’s a very honoring and rewarding experience being chosenRead the story …

UM Graduate Juggles Life as a CPA, Trading Card Artist

Gordon Wills' second set of Marvel trading cards recently released

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumnus Gordon Wills (BAccy 07, MAccy 08) is like a superhero in some ways. By day, he has a desk job, but by night, he finds himself in a world full of characters battling evil for the good of mankind.  He isn’t Superman though. He’s a husband, dad andRead the story …

Bowlin Named Inaugural Ed Krei Chair of Accountancy

Distinction honors professor's excellence in teaching and research

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi’s Patterson School of Accountancy has named Kendall Bowlin as the inaugural holder of its Ed Krei Chair of Accountancy. An associate professor and UM alumnus, Bowlin joined the faculty of the accountancy school in 2008 after earning a doctoral degree at the University of Texas. His primary teachingRead the story …

UM Students to Intern this Summer in Eastern Asia

Placements made possible through Freeman Foundation grant

OXFORD, Miss. – Seventeen University of Mississippi students will be interns in East and Southeast Asia this summer, thanks to a substantial grant from the Freeman Foundation of Stowe, Vermont. The $100,000 program, “UM Experiential Learning in East Asia,” allows selected undergraduates to complete a summer internship of at least eight weeks in summer 2018.Read the story …

Ten Seniors Named UM Hall of Fame Inductees

Recipients honored for service, achievement and potential for success

OXFORD, Miss. – Ten University of Mississippi seniors have been inducted into the university’s 2017-18 Hall of Fame, one of the highest honors afforded students at Ole Miss. The inductees were honored Friday afternoon (April 6) in a ceremony at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. A campus committee chooses Hall ofRead the story …

Accountancy School Readies Master’s Programs Featuring Data Analytics

Both new degrees are the only ones of their kind in Mississippi

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Patterson School of Accountancy will be offering two new graduate degrees incorporating data analytics beginning this fall. The board of trustees of Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning has approved the curricula for the Master of Accountancy and Data Analytics and the Master of Taxation and Data Analytics. Both degreeRead the story …

UM Wraps Up Annual Speaker’s Edge Competition

Winners presented awards at ceremony delayed by inclement weather

OXFORD, Miss. – After a rare snow day pre-empted he final day of the 15th annual Speaker’s Edge competition at the University of Mississippi, the School of Business Administration recently got participants back together to present awards and wrap up the event. Nearly 100 students participated in this year’s edition of Speaker’s Edge, which wasRead the story …

Estate Gift to Benefit UM Patterson School of Accountancy

Major contribution will establish new chair, among other support

OXFORD, Miss. – A recent $6.3 million gift from the estate of alumnus and University of Mississippi supporter Lucian S. Minor will establish a new chair within the Patterson School of Accountancy while also providing scholarships and supporting the school’s academic programs and activities. The Lucian S. Minor Chair of Accountancy Endowment will support theRead the story …