First 3+3 Graduate Moves on to Law School

Participant in academic joint venture receives her business degree

OXFORD, Miss. – Mariel Spencer, of Seattle, Washington, recently made history when she completed her bachelor’s degree in general business at the University of Mississippi. What made her degree unique is that it included coursework in torts, civil procedure, legal research and writing, and constitutional law. Spencer is the first Ole Miss student to receiveRead the story …

Students Help Grow University’s Commercialization Efforts

Student workers gain valuable experience while helping advance technology transfer goals

OXFORD, Miss. – The Office of Technology Commercialization at the University of Mississippi is a small staff covering a lot of ground. The office, part of the university’s Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, is responsible for stimulating, protecting, managing and transferring intellectual property created by Ole Miss employees from campus to the private sector for commercialization. TheRead the story …

Kevin Moore Scholarship Endowment Honors His Legacy

Scholarship aids UM business students on their paths toward success

OXFORD, Miss. – An endowment has been established in memory of Kevin Moore, a 1982 graduate of the University of Mississippi, to support selected students at the School of Business Administration. “The Kevin Phelps Moore Memorial Scholarship Endowment honors in perpetuity the memory of Kevin Phelps Moore,” said Angela Brown, UM senior director of development.Read the story …

Discovering a Second Family Halfway Around the World

Journey to Commencement: Daria Herasymova turns foreign exchange trip into everlasting Ole Miss experience

When Daria Herasymova was a high school sophomore, she left Dripro, Ukraine, as a foreign- exchange student to spend her junior year 5,575 miles away at Oxford High School. She had been selected as a finalist for the Future Leaders Exchange Program administered by the U.S. Department of State, but little did she know thisRead the story …

New Exercise Invention Seals the Deal for First Place

15th annual Gillespie Business Plan Competition awards Move Fitness top spot

OXFORD, Miss. – A lightweight, portable exercise device that targets the gluteal muscles took first place at the recent Gillespie Business Plan Competition at the University of Mississippi. Move Fitness LLC, co-founded by Tyler Moore and Jake Harrison, designed the GluteMove device for exercise, targeting primarily college-aged women. Both from Corinth, Moore is majoring inRead the story …

Major Gift Benefits Banking Program

Estate of late alumnus bolsters endowment for faculty and program support

OXFORD, Miss. – Banking and finance students in the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration will benefit from strengthened faculty and program support, thanks to an estate gift from the late Ted Cunningham, a longtime banking professional. A frequent supporter of the school’s banking and finance program throughout his lifetime, the Phoenix resident bequeathedRead the story …

Impressive Graduate Sparks Fruitful Relationship

B&R Insurance inspired to hire others, supports RMI program

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi graduate’s resume resulted not only in Brown & Riding Insurance hiring the applicant but also sparked the company’s continuing interest in the university. Learning about the risk management and insurance program and its caliber of students, B&R has been inspired to make a major gift to UM andRead the story …

Ten Seniors Inducted into UM Hall of Fame

Recipients honored for service, achievement and potential for success

OXFORD, Miss. – Ten University of Mississippi seniors have been inducted into the university’s 2018-19 Hall of Fame, one of the highest honors afforded students at UM. The inductees were honored Friday (April 5) in a ceremony at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Chosen by a committee in accordance with policyRead the story …

Bloomberg Terminal Offers Hands-on Experience for UM Business Majors

Resource helps students learn real-time data and trading skills

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Business Administration is providing its students access to the Bloomberg Terminal to better prepare them for the workplace. The Bloomberg Terminal is a global financial services database that offers information and research to financial professionals. However, it supplies several key benefits for students, including professional networkingRead the story …

Venturing for Success

UM Venture Launch Weekend educates new, future business owners

OXFORD, Miss. – Venture Launch Weekend landed with success recently at the University of Mississippi, as more than two dozen people competed in the entrepreneurial development program. Held at various sites on the Ole Miss campus Feb. 8-10, the event featured 27 participants from the UM and local community forming development teams and pitching business ideas. TheRead the story …