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 …

Part-time Entrepreneurs Make Innovative Employees

Study conducted by UM business school team finds that side businesses yield valuable job skills

OXFORD, Miss. – Employees who operate their own businesses on the side often pick up valuable skills that they put to use at their primary jobs, according to a study conducted by three business professors and a former doctoral student at the University of Mississippi. The study concludes that having part-time entrepreneurs as employees benefitsRead the story …

Business School Closes Centennial Celebration at Jackson Event

Mississippi Department of History and Archives hosts alumni at 'History is Lunch'

JACKSON, Miss. – Some of the state’s most celebrated business and civic leaders of the past century took center stage at a recent celebration in Jackson, helping mark the centennial of the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration. Ken Cyree, the school’s dean, was joined by alumni Maj. Gen. Leon Collins, former adjutant generalRead the story …

Jones Creates Scholarships in Wife’s Memory

Endowment will help students earn degrees from School of Business Administration

OXFORD, Miss. – On the first day of every month for 46 years, Ann McCully Jones and her husband, Frank, repeated their wedding vows. After he lost his partner in life, Frank Jones carried out what the couple had spoken of many times: funding University of Mississippi scholarships. Jones, of Richton, has established the MargaretRead the story …

MOST Conference Offers Unique Insight into College Life, Experiences

Nearly 500 high school seniors participated in UM recruiting and empowerment event

OXFORD, Miss. – As the University of Mississippi’s 2018 Mississippi Outreach to Scholastic Talent Conference came to a close Tuesday (July 17), high school seniors in attendance raved about their three days of pre-college experiences. “With 465 prospective students here, this was the largest MOST conference we’ve ever had,” said Alexandria White, assistant director ofRead the story …