Empowering Students to Change the World

Richardson gift supports first-gen Mississippi Delta students

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumnus William M. Richardson III knows that access to financial support can make all the difference in the lives of first-generation college students. “I recognize there are many students who may not have financial support but could do amazing things in the world if only they are given theRead the story …

Giving Student-Athletes a Competitive Edge

Ririe support to Ole Miss athletics underwrites expanded weight room

OXFORD, Miss. – When University of Mississippi student-athletes gain a competitive edge through improved strength, they’ll have the Ririe family, of St. Louis, to thank. Scott and Shelley Ririe, whose sons are Ole Miss graduates, have given $7.5 million to Champions. Now., an ongoing fundraising campaign designed to support the expansion and renovation of theRead the story …

Professor Studies Effects of Internal Recognition on Promotions

Kristin Cullen-Lester and colleagues receive SIOP Small Grant to fund work

OXFORD, Miss. – How does internal recognition affect promotions and retention of women in the field of academic medicine? That is a question that Kristin Cullen-Lester, an assistant professor of management at the University of Mississippi, hopes to answer. Research shows that women in academic medicine wait longer to receive a promotion and leave theirRead the story …

Resource Center for Delta Entrepreneurs Opens in Greenville

Mississippi Small Business Development Center partners with CompuRecycling Inc.

GREENVILLE, Miss. – The Mississippi Delta Small Business Development Center in Greenville is officially open to assist aspiring business owners throughout the region. The new center is among more than 20 sites and centers of the Mississippi Small Business Development Center, headquartered at the University of Mississippi. Housed within CompuRecycling Center Inc., the Mississippi DeltaRead the story …

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 …