UM Student Selected as National Lambda Sigma Representative

Margaret Walker served as president of campus chapter of national honorary society

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi junior has been selected to serve as a national student representative for Lambda Sigma, a national honor society for sophomores. Margaret “Maggie” Walker, a dual public policy leadership and integrated marketing communications major from Suwanee, Georgia, was chosen to be the primary liaison between the national board andRead the story …

University Honors Two Beloved Employees with Frist Awards

JoAnn Edwards and Jacqueline Certion recognized for passion for serving students

OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi employees – the university’s head debater and a late administrator fondly remembered as “one of the brightest lights on our campus” – have been honored with a prestigious campuswide award for student service. JoAnn Edwards, speech instructor and director of forensics in the Trent Lott Leadership Institute, andRead the story …

Trent Lott Leadership Institute Works to Prepare Future Leaders

Application for rising juniors and seniors open for the 2021 Pathways to Leadership Workshop

OXFORD, Miss.­­­ – The University of Mississippi‘s Trent Lott Leadership Institute is accepting applications for a two-day workshop from rising 11th and 12th graders who attend high school in south Mississippi and want to enhance their leadership abilities and make a difference in their schools and communities. The 2021 Pathways to Leadership Workshop will takeRead the story …

Helping Students Learn to Lead

Greens' gift supports UM public policy leadership majors in Lott Institute

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumni Kate and John Green, who’ve worked in some of the nation’s highest political offices, hope a scholarship they established will give Mississippi students a similar experience. The Kate and John Green Scholarship Endowment will support students majoring in public policy leadership through the Trent Lott Leadership Institute atRead the story …

UM Completes 17th Annual Speaker’s Edge Competition

More than 100 students show off public speaking skills in yearly contest

OXFORD, Miss. – COVID-19 protocols, mask wearing, Zoom etiquette, abuses of remote working and the effects of the global pandemic dominated the 17th annual UM Speaker’s Edge competition held remotely for the first time, Jan. 14-15 at the University of Mississippi. More than 100 graduate students in business, accountancy and law tackled issues ranging fromRead the story …

Six Freshmen Receive ODK Leadership Awards

Prestigious honor recognizes outstanding skills and community involvement

OXFORD, Miss. – Six University of Mississippi students are recipients of the annual Omicron Delta Kappa Freshman Leadership Awards. The honors were created in 2010 to identify and recognize outstanding freshman leaders and community servants. Although the society was unable to present this year’s awards in person, each recipient was personally congratulated and featured onRead 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 …

Following in Their Footsteps

Sistrunk triplets discover paths to health care careers through Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. – Ann Weston, Katherine and Will Sistrunk have gone their separate ways for the first time ever. The Springfield, Missouri, triplets and University of Mississippi graduates have been attached at the hip their whole lives, including their time at Ole Miss. Despite three different paths forward, the trio remain connected through their individualRead the story …

Talented Seniors Elevate Work of the McLean Institute

Three Hall of Fame students work to better communities across Mississippi

OXFORD, Miss. – As undergraduates at the University of Mississippi, Jarvis Benson, Levi Bevis and Blair Wortsmith have helped advance the work of the McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement through the M Partner initiative, North Mississippi VISTA Project and LOU Saves. Recently, each of these graduating seniors was inducted into the UMRead 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 …