Mentor, Supporter and Red-and-Blue Through and Through

Lila Neely retires, leaving a legacy of MBA graduates and success stories

OXFORD, Miss. – Lila Neely believes she was diapered in red and blue, and her deep-seeded love for the University of Mississippi was with her at birth. Neely comes from a devout Ole Miss family – her mother was Miss Ole Miss in 1946 and also was a cheerleader with Neely’s two aunts. Her fatherRead the story …

From Crafting Cardboard to Creating a Company

CME student, Ole Miss business major starts company creating 'man cave must-have'

OXFORD, Miss. – Ryan Lubker spotted some empty cardboard beer boxes and saw an opportunity. Knowing that alcohol-themed home decorations are big among college students and younger adults, the University of Mississippi senior from Charlotte, North Carolina, with a knack for DIY projects had already created a silhouette of his home state out of beerRead the story …

Banking Symposium Explores Use of Technology in Post-COVID Marketplace

20th annual event draws one of the largest crowds ever

OXFORD, Miss. – Officials from regional banks and other financial industry firms explored the impact of technology on the banking and finance industry, particularly in the wake of COVID, at the University of Mississippi‘s 20th annual Banking and Finance Symposium. The annual conference, held Nov. 12 at the Oxford Conference Center, was open to OleRead the story …

App Founder Discusses Resiliency at REDe Entrepreneurship Summit

Former inmate tells students that business ideas can have profound impact

OXFORD, Miss. – “The entrepreneurial spirit is like the Ole Miss spirit; it demands a commitment to excellence and signifies a passion for one’s pursuit,” University of Mississippi Chancellor Glenn Boyce told a packed room of students at the annual REDe Entrepreneurship Summit. Boyce opened the fourth annual summit, which featured entrepreneur Marcus Bullock asRead the story …

Innovation Center to Host Fourth REDe Entrepreneurship Summit

Founder and CEO of Flikshop Inc. hopes to inspire start-ups and promote community impact

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship will present its fourth annual REDe Entrepreneurship Summit on Nov. 11. The event, set for 10-11:30 a.m. in the Jackson Avenue Center’s Main Event Center, features keynote speaker Marcus Bullock, founder and CEO of Flikshop Inc. “We are excited to welcome Marcus BullockRead the story …

Business Professor to Lead National Marrow Donor Program

Be The Match names Brian Reithel as 2022 chair-elect

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi business professor has been elected as chairman for the National Marrow Donor Program. Brian Reithel, professor of management information systems, will begin his service at Be The Match as chair-elect for the 2022 fiscal year before stepping into the board chairman role for the following two years. “ThisRead the story …

Gift Honors a Father’s Memory While Supporting Students

Brandon resident Alyssa Moncrief is latest beneficiary of Muller scholarship endowment

OXFORD, Miss. – Ted Muller’s recent gift to the University of Mississippi supplements an endowment that honors his father while providing financial assistance to Ole Miss students. The Savannah, Georgia, resident made a $60,000 gift to the Brick Muller Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund, which was established in 1987 by family and friends of the lateRead the story …

An Institution Within an Institution

Del Hawley: the 'Man Behind the Curtain' for 35 Years

OXFORD, Miss. – When Del Hawley arrived at the University of Mississippi, Ronald Reagan was president, gasoline cost 86 cents a gallon and the Dow Jones Industrial Average was 1,793. No one could have imagined – least of all, Hawley – what the next 35 years would bring. In August 1986, he left East Lansing,Read the story …

Business School Gearing Up for 20th Annual Banking Symposium

Organizers looking forward to one of the largest crowds ever

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Business Administration and its Banking and Finance Advisory Board are gearing up for the 20th annual Banking and Finance Symposium, set for Nov. 12 at the Oxford Conference Center. This year’s symposium kicks off at 8 a.m. with the first “Women in Finance” breakfast. The speakerRead the story …

Helping a Proven Program Get Even Better

Gift will expand Ole Miss faculty support, grow RMI program

OXFORD, Miss. – A major new commitment from Brown & Riding Insurance Co. will further expand faculty support for the University of Mississippi‘s nationally recognized risk management and insurance program, helping ensure professors have the resources needed to effectively teach and prepare students. B&R is increasing an initial gift to the RMI program establishing theRead the story …