Engaging Industry with Higher Education

UM seeks to increase partnerships with new council, director

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s new Industry Engagement Council is poised to maximize relationships between the university and private industry, creating strategic alliances that are beneficial to both. “Industry can tap into the knowledge base of our faculty while in turn providing opportunities for our students and graduates, who will ultimately put theirRead the story …

Alumnus Charlie Hussey Named SEC Deputy Commissioner

An architect of SEC Network's success appointed to conference's No. 2 post

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumnus Charlie Hussey recently became the Southeastern Conference‘s deputy commissioner after spending the last few years overseeing the overwhelming success of the SEC’s television network. Hussey, who grew up in Oxford, earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Ole Miss in 1999 and went to work for the SECRead 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 …

Online MBA Program Ranks Among Top 5 in Nation

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

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s online Master of Business Administration program has been named as one of the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The rankings, released today (Jan. 14), place Ole Miss in a three-way tie for No. 4 among public universities and No. 6 overall. UM is tiedRead 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 …

Providing Opportunities for Student-Athletes

RJ Young president supports Ole Miss athletics with major gift

OXFORD, Miss. – Chip Crunk is no stranger to the University of Mississippi. “I’m up here at least once a month trying to give back, trying to do the right things and help young people better themselves,” said Crunk, president and CEO of the RJ Young Co. of Nashville, Tennessee. The 1987 UM graduate andRead the story …

Women’s Health Startup Takes First Spot at Business Model Competition

Monarch, aimed at improving information about women's health, will advance to regionals

  OXFORD, Miss. – More than 70 student entrepreneurs drew from their experiences and pitched start-up businesses at the fourth annual Business Model Competition Regional Qualifier hosted by the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a division of the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration. The Dec. 6 event at the university’s Jackson Avenue CenterRead the story …

Teaching with Cutting-edge Technology

UM real estate students gain experience using Argus software

OXFORD, Miss. – A technology gift from the ARGUS/Altus Group of Houston, Texas, to the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration is providing opportunities for students to experience software they may ultimately use in their careers. The recent gift, valued at more than $330,000, is intended to train Ole Miss real estate students toRead the story …

‘Tough as They Come’

Bestselling author and wounded soldier Travis Mills, UM students honored at Veterans Alumni Gala

OXFORD, Miss. – Travis Mills, a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army’s fabled 82nd Airborne, was on patrol in Afghanistan one day in 2012 when he sat his backpack down for a second.  The bag landed on a homemade explosive, and it went off. The next thing Mills knew, he could feel the bare boneRead the story …

Powerful Positivity

Madysen Acey, aided by a service dog and a famous surfer's camp, perseveres after double amputation

OXFORD, Miss. – April 25, 2010 is the date tattooed on the remainder of University of Mississippi student Madysen Acey’s right arm. It’s a somber souvenir of the day she was electrocuted, a day that changed her life forever. On that date nearly 10 years ago, Acey was in her hometown of Tunica, playing outRead the story …