Alumnus Gives Gift for Start-up Ventures

Micro-grants established for entrepreneurially minded students

OXFORD, Miss. – Owens Alexander has been involved with the University of Mississippi‘s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship since its inception and, after retiring, wanted to encourage students to think about starting their own businesses. A 1971 Ole Miss alumnus, Alexander also serves as both a mentor for students and a judge at local competitions.Read the story …

Two Faculty Members Appointed as Distinguished Professors

Kenneth J. Sufka and Robert Van Ness honored for their teaching, research and service

OXFORD, Miss. – Two respected University of Mississippi professors with a combined total of 50 years of teaching, research and service have been appointed Distinguished Professors by the university. Kenneth J. Sufka, professor of psychology and pharmacology, and Robert Van Ness, holder of the Bruce Moore Chair in Finance, were appointed the honorific title FridayRead the story …

New Initiatives Help Prepare Business Students for Job Market

First-ever career fairs geared toward marketing and real estate

OXFORD, Miss. – During the spring 2022 semester, the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration hosted two new, career-specific events to help students meet employers and learn about possible job and internship opportunities in their field. The recent Real Estate Career and Internship Fair gave students an opportunity to connect with 13 companies fromRead the story …

Senior Banking Major Selected as Orrin H. Swayze Scholar

Wyatt Gunter chosen from five finalists for statewide honor

JACKSON, Miss. – Wyatt Gunter, a senior at the University of Mississippi, has been selected as the 2022 Orrin H. Swayze Scholar by the Mississippi Bankers Association Education Foundation and the Mississippi Young Bankers section of the association. Gunter was chosen from applicants across Mississippi to receive the $5,000 scholarship, which is given annually toRead the story …

Young Entrepreneurs’ New App Wows Gillespie Judges

Rumie grabs first place in 18th annual business plan competition

OXFORD, Miss. – An easy-to-use mobile device app that allows college students to buy and sell items took first place at the 18th annual Gillespie Business Plan Competition at the University of Mississippi. RUMIE, founded by UM students Tanner McCraney and Patrick Phillips, of Jackson; Sam Pennock, from Madison; and Carson Zylicz, of Houston, Texas,Read the story …

Building a BASE for Success

Ole Miss business school launches initiative to strengthen relationships with industry

OXFORD, Miss. – To prepare University of Mississippi students to succeed and lead in the rapidly changing market, the School of Business Administration has launched a program to connect students and faculty with industry. The Core for Business Analytics, Sales and Supply Chain – referred to as BASE – combines faculty knowledge with industry interestsRead the story …

Alumnus Backs Opportunities for Business Graduates, Student-Athletes

UM graduate's gifts support job placement for students, improved facilities

OXFORD, Miss. – After a career spanning more than 30 years across the telecommunication and information technology industries, including leading four companies as CEO, Dean Douglas is giving back to the university he credits for his success. With gifts totaling $250,000, the 1978 graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration established theRead the story …

Seibels Continue Their Giving Tradition

Family donates $40,000 to scholarships at UM School of Business Administration

OXFORD, Miss. – A family with deep Ole Miss roots and a tradition of giving stretching back decades has joined the Giving Day effort with a $40,000 gift to establish a new scholarship program at the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration. Bob and Cindy Seibels graduated from UM in the late 1960s withRead the story …

Ole Miss 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 today (March 29), place Ole Miss at No. 44 among public universities and in a three-way tie for No. 82 overall. UM is tiedRead the story …

Women Business Owners and University Leaders Address Group

Panel of business women advise a new generation, celebrating Women's History Month

OXFORD, Miss. – Women in Leadership, a new graduate student organization at the University of Mississippi, recently observed Women’s History Month with a panel discussion and luncheon to allow business women to lead and build their reputation as women in their respective fields. The organization strives to inspire women by giving them opportunities to connectRead the story …