Enriching Educational Experience

CoStar real estate software gift provides students with professional insights

OXFORD, Miss. – Real estate students at the University of Mississippi have access to information available only to industry professionals, thanks to a gift from the CoStar Group, a leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the technology company has donated 50 licenses to the School ofRead the story …

A Scholar’s Success

Marketing student grateful for UM graduate's support

OXFORD, Miss. – Besides financial support, the Lyttleton T. Harris IV Endowed Scholarship at the University of Mississippi is providing mentoring from a marketing master for its recipient. In February, Lyt Harris, of Houston, Texas, added $100,000 to the scholarship endowment he established in 2016. In addition to this and previous gifts to his endowment,Read the story …

Ole Miss Wins Southeastern Conference MBA Case Competition

Team had 24 hours to formulate an approach to solve a real-world business challenge

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi won first place in the eighth Southeastern Conference MBA Case Competition, conducted virtually for the first time in SEC history and facilitated by the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business at Auburn University. The winning team is Lauren Cherep, of Chicago; Drew Johnson, of Monroe, Louisiana; Andrew Raspo,Read the story …

Rooming App Take First Prize in Business Plan Contest

Froomie, an app to help find the perfect roommate, wins the Gillespie Competition

OXFORD, Miss. – When Brea Givens transferred to the University of Mississippi as a junior in 2019, she had a difficult time finding a compatible roommate, so she began developing her own app to streamline the process and deliver better results. That led to Froomie, which provides roommate and housing solutions for college students, andRead the story …

Training Racially Diverse Business Leaders

Gift funds tuition for two Ole Miss MBA students

OXFORD, Miss. – A $60,000 gift to the University of Mississippi for the Robert C. Pozen Scholarship MBA Diversity Fund will assist two students pursuing master’s degrees in business administration. The award covers $30,000 in tuition for two full-time students from Mississippi who are entering the on-campus MBA program this summer or fall. Bob Pozen,Read the story …

Establishing a Firm Relationship

Young alumnus creates scholarship, excellence fund in Ole Miss business school

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumnus Matthew Murphy, of Nashville, Tennessee, hopes a recent gift to his alma mater will encourage more students to study banking and ultimately bridge a generational gap he has noticed in the mortgage industry. The 2015 graduate’s $100,000 gift will establish the Matthew C. Murphy Scholarship Fund and theRead the story …

Gift Supports Business Students, Student-Athletes

UM alumnus supports budding entrepreneurs, athletics support programs

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi student-athletes and business students will benefit from recent gifts made by alumnus Steve Rowell, of Brandon. Rowell’s gift stemmed from two thoughts: He was concerned about the impact the pandemic has had on Ole Miss athletics programs. Also, he knows firsthand that starting a business can be challenging andRead the story …

Adjunct Professor Supports RMI Program

Gift will help UM business school attract, retain world-class faculty

OXFORD, Miss. – As a freshman, Van Hedges followed in his older brothers’ footsteps by majoring in electrical engineering at the University of Mississippi, but the Water Valley native soon discovered that he should really be majoring in business. After graduating in 1975 with an undergraduate degree in business administration, Hedges earned a Master ofRead the story …

Scholarship Offers Career Opportunities for UM Students

Insurance commissioner, state senator team up to start RMI fund

OXFORD, Miss. – What student wouldn’t want an opportunity to have a rewarding career right out of college? Especially if a job is all but guaranteed. That’s the inspiration behind a University of Mississippi scholarship created with a combined $50,000 gift from Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney, of Vicksburg, and Walter Michel, a state senatorRead the story …

Small Business Development Center Puts Interns to Work

Organization provides experience for students to help local businesses

OXFORD, Miss. – The COVID-19 pandemic has created instability in the business climate. To ensure survival, businesses have changed plans and strategies to adapt to challenging economic times. Budget cuts have been one tool in the arsenal for business survival, and often, that has meant delaying or canceling programs such as internships. Many students atRead the story …