Funding to Support New Accountancy Students

$1.4 million grant to assist first-generation and minority students

OXFORD, Miss. – The Patterson School of Accountancy at the University of Mississippi has received a $1.4 million funding initiative from the U.S. Department of Education that will help as many as 40 minority and first-generation college students earn degrees in the field over the next three years. The Minority and First-Generation Educational Initiative ScholarshipRead the story …

Insurance Industry Partners with University

Firms, industry group and UM commit to expand, diversify talent pipeline

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has launched a new insurance certificate program to provide students from historically Black colleges and universities in Mississippi with training, networks and experience to enter a field ripe with job opportunities. The new initiative, set to kick off in the fall 2023 semester, is fueled by a partnershipRead the story …

Luncheon Speakers Encourage Women to Aim for Leadership

Successful executives join UM event to share experiences, insights

OXFORD, Miss – Women’s ability to take employees’ feelings into account gives them an edge in corporate leadership that should not be discounted, a marketing executive for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital told participants at a recent luncheon hosted by the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration. “A good leader is empathetic,” said JessicaRead the story …

Ford Foundation Makes Gift to Accountancy Building

New career center will be named in honor of support

OXFORD, Miss. – The Gertrude C. Ford Foundation, of Jackson, a longtime, generous supporter of the University of Mississippi, has stepped forward with a $200,000 gift commitment for the new Patterson School of Accountancy building. “The Gertrude C. Ford Foundation is proud to support the nationally acclaimed Patterson School of Accountancy,” said John C. Lewis,Read the story …

Student Learns Law, Language During Summer Internship

Savannah Whitmore is first Ole Miss student to participate in German American Exchange program

OXFORD, Miss. – Savannah Whittemore spent her summer like many other law school students across the country: interning for a law firm. But Whittemore’s internship was different, perhaps even life-changing, because of its location. The third-year law student at the University of Mississippi spent her summer in Germany working for Meissner Bolte, an intellectual propertyRead the story …

Petal School Teacher Honored for Passion in the Classroom

UM alumnus Tyler Shows was surprised by gift from Milken Family Foundation

OXFORD, Miss. – For Tyler Shows, teaching fifth grade math students at Petal Upper Elementary School is its own reward. “Teaching has completely transformed my life in every way,” said Shows, a Petal native and University of Mississippi business school graduate. “It gives my days purpose and meaning. “I’ve said it before, but I’ll sayRead the story …

Researcher Leads Study of How Leaders Respond to Crises

Gregory Love receives federal grant for collaborative project

OXFORD, Miss. – Understanding how elected leaders respond to crisis situations, and how voters judge them for their responses, can provide clues to a nation’s political stability and the accountability of its leaders. That’s the goal of a study headed by a University of Mississippi researcher, with support from the National Science Foundation. UM politicalRead the story …

Serial Numbers

UMMC enrollment pattern is unbroken, thanks to another bounce

JACKSON, Miss. – For the fourth consecutive year, campus schools at the University of Mississippi Medical Center are marking a jump in overall enrollment. At 3,098, the figure for fall 2022 surged 1.4% over the record-breaking year of 2021. Released by the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning, the numbers capture six Medical Center schools – allRead the story …

Alumnus Lands Prestigious Teaching Fellowship

Austyn Jones recognized by Knowles Teacher Initiative for passion and leadership in classroom

OXFORD, Miss. – From a young age, Austyn Jones knew he wanted to be a teacher. The Knowles Teacher Initiative has recognized that passion for the profession in naming Jones a 2022 Knowles Fellow. The 2022 University of Mississippi secondary education graduate joins a national network of STEM teachers aimed at improving education for allRead the story …

Professor Granted Visual Artist Fellowship

Mississippi Arts Commission recognizes creative contributions to state

OXFORD, Miss. – Kariann Fuqua, instructional assistant professor of art and director of museum studies at the University of Mississippi, has been awarded a highly competitive artist fellowship from the Mississippi Arts Commission, the state’s official grants-making and service agency for the arts. Fuqua received one of just five MAC Visual and Design Artists FellowshipsRead the story …