Business School Hosts SEC Development Officers

Conference allows participants to share insights and best practices

OXFORD, Miss. – Professionals from across the region gathered recently at the University of Mississippi for the 11th annual Southeastern Conference Business Schools Development Officers Conference. This marked the university’s first time to host the two-day conference, which included multiple sessions that addressed a wide range of donor and fundraising topics. “We were extremely pleasedRead the story …

Alumnus Expands Legacy at UM Business School

Lyt Harris designates estate gift to support student scholarships

OXFORD, Miss. – A longtime mentor to students of all ages, Lyt Harris has expanded his legacy by committing a major estate gift to support University of Mississippi students in the School of Business Administration. The estimated $2.5 million planned gift will be added to the existing Lyttleton T. Harris IV Scholarship Endowment after hisRead the story …

Scholarship Aids Graduate Students

Father's major gift memorializes son; supports MBA students

OXFORD, Miss. – A father’s major gift to the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration provides scholarships for students pursuing master’s degrees while honoring the life of his beloved son. After contributions from friends and family, Charles Imbler Sr., of Tupelo, completed a $100,000 gift for the Charles V. Imbler Jr. Memorial Scholarship inRead the story …

Career Preparation Starts Early, Continues throughout Business School

UM team shares in their students' journey from freshman year

OXFORD, Miss. – When students enroll in the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration, the school’s career prep team begins preparing them as freshman to become part of the working world. Meg Barnes, director of undergraduate career preparation, manages every entering student’s introduction into career planning. Barnes oversees the core curriculum for 20 sectionsRead the story …

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 …