Regional Bank Gives Business Students a Behind-the-Scenes Look

Trustmark hosted students from five Mississippi universities for a day of learning

JACKSON, Miss. – University of Mississippi business students gained insights into how banks make money, ensure positive customer experiences and connect with local communities, among other topics, at an inaugural “Behind-the-Scenes” experience hosted by Trustmark National Bank. The event, held Nov. 2 at Trustmark’s Jackson headquarters, included students from five universities: UM, Alcorn State University,Read the story …

Female Entrepreneurs Look to the Future at Inaugural REDe Summit

Panel of Mississippi women advises a new generation of business leaders

OXFORD, Miss. – An estimated 11.6 million women-owned businesses operated in the United States as of January 2017, employing nearly 9 million people and generating more than $1.7 trillion in revenues, an American Express report revealed. And 62 percent of women entrepreneurs say their business is their primary source of income, according to Small BusinessRead the story …

Investment Banking Workshop Prepares Students for Success

Professionals give an experienced perspective to eager upperclassmen

OXFORD, Miss. – Dozens of business students at the University of Mississippi got career advice, interview tips and a crash course in the direction of the financial industry from professionals in the field at the recent Investment Banking Workshop, hosted by the School of Business Administration. The two-day event connected students with professionals, who offeredRead the story …

Family Gift Supports UM Business Students

Ririe family aims to help university recruit in St. Louis area

OXFORD, Miss. – Like so many University of Mississippi students, Mike Ririe fell in love with Ole Miss during a campus visit. As a high school junior in 2004, the St. Louis native and his dad, Scott Ririe, attended their first Rebel football game preceded by festivities in the Grove and a campus tour. “WeRead the story …

UM Kicks Off First REDe Summit with a Powerful Message

Shiza Shahid addressed a packed ballroom on the importance of educating women

OXFORD, Miss. – More than just an engine for economic development, entrepreneurship can be a potent tool for bringing about social change, prominent entrepreneur and women’s rights activist Shiza Shahid told participants at the inaugural REDe Entrepreneurship Summit at the University of Mississippi. “I believe entrepreneurship is one of the most powerful vehicles we have toRead the story …

M Partner Deploying Volunteers Across Mississippi

Charleston, Lexington, New Albany focus of ambitious initiative

OXFORD, Miss. – More than 150 volunteers will work Saturday in Charleston, Lexington and New Albany during M Partner Community Day to tackle some of each city’s major priorities. M Partner is the University of Mississippi’s hands-on new approach to addressing community needs in the state. M Partner, which was unveiled in March, was outlined in the university’sRead the story …

Retired FedEx Vice President Shows Unwavering Support for UM

Mike Glenn continues to mentor and provide opportunities for Ole Miss students

OXFORD, Miss. – Organic chemistry was the game changer for Mike Glenn, retired executive vice president for market development and corporate communications at FedEx Corp. and a committed University of Mississippi alumnus. The Memphis native came to Ole Miss in 1974 as a pharmacy major. He made it through his freshman year, but his attemptRead the story …

McLean Institute Grant Award to Fund Community Engagement

Hearin Foundation provides support for research and service efforts

OXFORD, Miss – A grant from the Robert M. Hearin Support Foundation for the University of Mississippi’s McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement will fund research and service aimed at increasing community and economic development in Mississippi communities. The McLean Institute welcomes a new group of outstanding students from around the globe thisRead the story …

UM Internship and Career Fair Continues to Grow

Almost 300 students make connections at annual event

OXFORD, Miss. – Scores of University of Mississippi business students got a jump start on their careers recently by networking with corporate decision-makers at the third annual Part-time Job and Internship Fair, sponsored by the university’s School of Business Administration and Career Center. The event at The Inn at Ole Miss attracted more than 280Read the story …

University Endowment Builds to All-time High of $715 Million

Strong investment returns, generosity of alumni and friends spurs growth

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi’s permanent endowment grew in its latest fiscal year to an all-time high of $715 million, thanks in part to the seventh consecutive year of new gifts of $100 million or more. Private support totaled more than $115.8 million from 30,332 donors, giving the university essential resources to continueRead the story …