Social Networking Concept Named Gillespie Winner

DaisNotes takes top spot in 16th annual business plan competition awards

OXFORD, Miss. – An academic social network that allows students to connect with other students in their classes took first place at the recent Gillespie Business Plan Competition at the University of Mississippi. DaisNotes LLC – co-founded by Kyle Herbert, from Metairie, Louisiana, and Nicholas Neilson-Slabach, of Fort Worth, Texas – targets students for note-sharingRead the story …

UM Family Mourns Hugh Johnston Sloan III, Beloved Professor

Associate professor emeritus of marketing once directed the Small Business Institute

OXFORD, Miss. – Hugh Johnston Sloan III, associate professor emeritus of marketing at the University of Mississippi, died Sunday (April 19) at his home in Oxford. He was 78. Sloan died following an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced when shelter-in-place orders have been lifted. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is inRead the story …

University’s 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 March 17, place Ole Miss in a three-way tie for No. 50 among public universities and No. 92 overall. UM is tied with OklahomaRead the story …

What’s Your Big Idea?

Venture Launch Weekend seeks business plans for entrepreneurial competition

Editor’s note: In response to the rapidly evolving situation with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), all university-sponsored events have been canceled or postponed until further notice. Please visit communications.olemiss.edu/coronavirus for continued updates from the university. OXFORD, Miss. – An idea is all that is needed for Venture Launch Weekend, a two-day business plan development competition hosted byRead the story …

Enabling Great Teachers

Planned gift to establish chair in School of Business Administration

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumnus Bill Fry believes great teachers help nurture and develop great students and leaders. Fry, who earned his bachelor’s degree in public administration from UM in 1980, and his wife, Lee Anne, have designated $1.5 million of their estate as a planned gift that will seed the Bill andRead the story …

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 …