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 …

Finance, Marketing Professors Share Business School Teaching Honor

Sam Cousley and Arup Ganguly lauded for dedication to providing opportunities for students

OXFORD, Miss. – A longtime marketing professor and a junior faculty member in finance have been named winners of the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration’s Outstanding Teacher of the Year award for the 2019-20 academic year. The honorees are Sam Cousley, instructional associate professor of marketing, and Arup Ganguly, assistant professor of finance.Read the story …

Social Networking Concept Named Gillespie Winner

DaisNotes takes top spot in 16th annual business plan competition awards

OXFORD, Miss. – An academic social network that allows students to connect with other students in their classes took first place at the recent Gillespie Business Plan Competition at the University of Mississippi. DaisNotes LLC – co-founded by Kyle Herbert, from Metairie, Louisiana, and Nicholas Neilson-Slabach, of Fort Worth, Texas – targets students for note-sharingRead the story …

UM Family Mourns Hugh Johnston Sloan III, Beloved Professor

Associate professor emeritus of marketing once directed the Small Business Institute

OXFORD, Miss. – Hugh Johnston Sloan III, associate professor emeritus of marketing at the University of Mississippi, died Sunday (April 19) at his home in Oxford. He was 78. Sloan died following an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced when shelter-in-place orders have been lifted. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is inRead the story …

University’s MBA Program Ranks Among Top 50 in Nation

School's campus degree earns national recognition from U.S. News

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s Master of Business Administration program has been recognized as one of the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The rankings, released March 17, place Ole Miss in a three-way tie for No. 50 among public universities and No. 92 overall. UM is tied with OklahomaRead the story …

What’s Your Big Idea?

Venture Launch Weekend seeks business plans for entrepreneurial competition

Editor’s note: In response to the rapidly evolving situation with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), all university-sponsored events have been canceled or postponed until further notice. Please visit communications.olemiss.edu/coronavirus for continued updates from the university. OXFORD, Miss. – An idea is all that is needed for Venture Launch Weekend, a two-day business plan development competition hosted byRead the story …

Enabling Great Teachers

Planned gift to establish chair in School of Business Administration

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumnus Bill Fry believes great teachers help nurture and develop great students and leaders. Fry, who earned his bachelor’s degree in public administration from UM in 1980, and his wife, Lee Anne, have designated $1.5 million of their estate as a planned gift that will seed the Bill andRead the story …