Faculty Chair Pays Tribute to UM Alumnus Don Jones

Brockman Foundation endows accountancy position, honors longtime friend

OXFORD, Miss. – Family and friends say the late Don Jones loved the University of Mississippi from the moment he stepped on campus in the early 1960s. “He just immediately embraced Ole Miss, became a part of it and was a leader on behalf of the university in so many ways,” said James W. Davis,Read the story …

UM Accountancy Programs Maintain Top 10 Standing

Undergraduate, master's and doctoral 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 2016 annual national rankings of accounting programs published by the journal Public Accounting Report. The undergraduate program is ranked No. 7, the master’s program is No. 8 and the doctoral program is No.Read the story …

UM Administrators Say Thank You to Donors

More than 480 alumni and friends receive calls of gratitude

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi Chancellor Jeffrey S. Vitter surprised a number of alumni and friends recently, when he called to personally thank them for their financial support. Vitter participated in UM’s fourth annual “Thank You Power Hour” along with academic deans, faculty and staff members who volunteered to spend an hour calling moreRead the story …

Baileys Honor Loved Ones through Giving

Gift to UM accountancy school honors father while supporting students

OXFORD, Miss. – David Bailey and his wife, Julie, believe one of the best ways to honor those who have worked to achieve their dreams is by helping others achieve dreams of their own. The Baileys most recently made a $25,000 gift to the University of Mississippi’s Patterson School of Accountancy in honor of David’sRead the story …

Ignite Ole Miss Campaign to Expand Kottkamp Memorial Scholarship

Students will hand out #lovefenton stickers Saturday in the Grove to support effort

OXFORD, Miss. – Fenton Kottkamp of Louisville, Kentucky, would have turned 23 next Tuesday (Sept. 29), but a tragic accident earlier this year took his life. Several well-known friends are promoting a scholarship in his name to expand his legacy at the University of Mississippi. The crowdfunding initiative https://ignite.olemiss.edu/lovefenton launched Friday (Sept. 25) to buildRead the story …

Keeping the Flame

Oklahoma City alumni help UM accounting school continue to excel

OXFORD, Miss. – For Ed and Barbara Krei, the University of Mississippi is the place where it all came together – friendship, networking, young love and, most importantly, lasting and valuable educations. Longtime UM supporters, the couple established the Edward Krei Lectureship in Accountancy in 2009. This year, they have generously elevated their endowment toRead the story …

Memorial Scholarship Created by Papa John’s CEO and Archie Manning

Fund memorializes late UM student Fenton Kottkamp

OXFORD, Miss. – “In honor of Fenton, please love one another,” read the last line of the obituary for University of Mississippi senior John Fenton Kottkamp, a request added by his dad, Stephen Kottkamp of Louisville, Kentucky. “Fenton would want everyone to love one another, and he would want all of us to go forwardRead the story …

UM Enrollment Tops 23,000 Students for Fall Semester

State's flagship university sees improvement in freshman ACT scores, GPAs

OXFORD, Miss. – Enrollment at the University of Mississippi surged this fall for the 20th consecutive year, making history with more than 23,000 students across all its campuses for the first time. Preliminary enrollment figures show a total unduplicated headcount of 23,096, largest in the state. That’s up 805 students from last fall, or 3.6Read the story …

KPMG Establishes Chair of Accountancy at UM

Big Four firm commits to top level of faculty support

OXFORD, Miss. – Big Four accounting firm KPMG LLP, through the KPMG Foundation, has elevated the KPMG Professorship in Accountancy at the University of Mississippi to the prestigious chair level that carries a $1.5 million commitment. The new chair is the first established by an accounting firm at the nationally ranked Patterson School of AccountancyRead the story …

Avent Legacy Honored at Ole Miss

Sons create scholarship endowment for first female accountancy grad

OXFORD, Miss – Louise Avent was known by many descriptions: first female accountancy graduate of the University of Mississippi, successful leader of a family business, dedicated champion of the Oxford-University community and for Mississippi, and spirited ambassador for all aspects of Ole Miss. The 1947 graduate also became the first woman inducted into the HallRead the story …