Ole Miss Rugby Club Helps Develop Business Majors

UM players use classroom skills to help organization on and off the field

OXFORD, Miss. – Since 1974, the Ole Miss Rugby Club has provided University of Mississippi students with a competitive sport they can play with absolutely no experience. The majority of members do not know how to play initially, but through hard work and determination, they become assets to their team. Hudson Smith, a junior marketingRead the story …

Financiers Club Takes Second in TVA Investment Challenge

Business students achieved university's highest finish to date in financial competition

OXFORD, Miss. – Eleven sectors of students from the Financiers Club at the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration brought new ideas and insights to the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Investment Challenge, making history in the rankings. The Financiers Club placed second out of 24 schools for the first time since the inception of thisRead the story …

Roommate-Finding App Wins Mid-South Business Model Competition

'Froomie' is a one-stop shop for college housing solutions

OXFORD, Miss. – A housing app developed by a University of Mississippi senior majoring in managerial finance has won first place in the 2020 Mid-South Business Model Competition. Froomie allows future and current students to find a place to live and match up with a roommate or roommates who meet their requirements. It was developedRead the story …

Shirley Crawford Remembered as Adored and Respected Ole Miss Alumna

Longtime staff member leaves her stamp on beloved university

OXFORD, Miss. – In the summer of 1953, Shirley Wagner left Grenada and headed 45 miles northeast to Oxford to enroll as a freshman student at the University of Mississippi. Along with her suitcase, she brought her skills in women’s basketball, the pep she exuded in cheerleading and her “joie de vivre,” as the FrenchRead the story …

Ole Miss Hockey Helps Business Students Gain Experience

Team prepares members to succeed in their respective career fields

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s club hockey team made history earlier this year by winning its first South Eastern Collegiate Hockey Conference championship. And although the 2020-21 season has been postponed by COVID-19, the team continues to provide opportunities beyond the ice for its members. Like other club sports, the Ole Miss HockeyRead the story …

One-Stop Drone Shop Takes First Place in Landshark Tank Competition

Third-year UM law student aspires to solve complex problems with drone usage

OXFORD, Miss. – Nestor Delgado, a third-year student at the University of Mississippi School of Law, took first place in the sixth annual Landshark Tank Competition, which was, for the first time, held virtually, on Friday (Oct. 30). The competition is sponsored by the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Ole Miss. Delgado, a PascagoulaRead the story …

Alumnus, Wife Launch Nonprofit to Aid Mississippi Small Businesses

Brian and Marie Sanderson create Mississippi 30 Fund to assist companies affected by COVID-19

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi alumnus and his wife – who met during Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts – are continuing to help the state’s small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Brian and Marie Sanderson, of Ocean Springs, have launched the Mississippi 30 Day Fund. Small businesses in Mississippi can apply for as muchRead the story …

Gift Honors UM Professor, Benefits Students

Michels create scholarship celebrating faculty mentor, real estate program

OXFORD, Miss. – Beth and J. Walter Michel’s gift to the University of Mississippi benefits students and recognizes two key factors responsible for J. Walter Michel’s successful career: the School of Business Administration’s real estate program and its founding professor, Dennis Tosh. The Michels, of Ridgeland, created the J. Walter Michel and Dennis S. ToshRead the story …

Hall of Fame Inductee Makes Transition from Nepal to Mississippi

Navodit Paudel travels 8,000 miles for 'a little peace and a quality education'

OXFORD, Miss. – In Navodit Paudel’s four years at the University of Mississippi, he has become a leader among international and minority students by getting involved in as many organizations as possible. His efforts, both in and outside the classroom, led to the managerial finance major’s induction into the UM Hall of Fame for theRead the story …

University Helping Small Businesses During COVID-19 Pandemic

Small Business Development Center assisting with federal business stimulus programs

OXFORD, Miss. – Following recent announcements that federal funds are available for economic recovery efforts, the Mississippi Small Business Development Center, housed at the University of Mississippi, is offering counseling and guidance to those interested in applying. The center is involved in the federal and state business stimulus programs, said Michelle Thompson, SBDC communications specialist.Read the story …