Six UM Students Awarded Fulbright Scholarships

Competitive awards allow students to study and conduct research around the world

OXFORD, Miss. – In a first for the University of Mississippi, six current or former students have been awarded prestigious Fulbright scholarships for the 2022-23 academic year, which will take them to new challenges and opportunities in countries around the world. Established in 1946, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchangeRead the story …

Two Mississippi Students Awarded Truman Scholarships

Jilkiah Bryant and Andy Flores, both UM juniors, chosen for prestigious national honor

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi juniors Jilkiah Bryant and Andy Flores recently got life-changing news: both students in the university’s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College have been awarded prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarships. This is the first time since 2013 that the Truman Foundation has awarded two scholarships to the state of Mississippi andRead the story …

Three UM Students Named Goldwater Scholars

Record-breaking class of honorees awarded for excellence in STEM studies and research

OXFORD, Miss. – For the first time at the University of Mississippi, three students have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships in a single year. Ethan Lambert, of Corinth; Reinhard “Matt” Knerr, of Paducah, Kentucky; and Alexandria “Ally” Watrous, of Lexington, Kentucky, all members of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, have become the university’s 19th, 20th andRead the story …

Three UM Students Named Truman Finalists

Students who raise awareness about mental health issues and educational access among national finalists

OXFORD, Miss. – Three University of Mississippi juniors who have worked to improve access to education and to raise awareness about mental health issues have been named finalists for the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship. National finalists for the honor were announced Friday (Feb. 18). Jilkiah Bryant, a junior public health and health sciences majorRead the story …

Diversity Innovator Award Recipients for 2022 Announced

Faculty given recognition, grant for service to create more equitable campus

OXFORD, Miss. – Three University of Mississippi faculty members are being recognized for their efforts to make diversity, equity and inclusion a part of their work. The recipients of this year’s UM Diversity Innovator Award are Larry Pittman, professor of law and the Leonard B. Melvin Jr. Lecturer in Law; Nikki Reinemann, assistant professor ofRead the story …

Celebrated Primatologist Set for Honors College Spring Convocation

Feb. 7 event also includes poster session and Barksdale Award winners

OXFORD, Miss. – Renowned primatologist and explorer Mireya Mayor is the keynote speaker for the spring convocation of the University of Mississippi‘s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, set for Monday (Feb. 7). The annual event, at 7:30 p.m. in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts, is free and open to the public.Read the story …

UM Student Wins National Collegiate Honors Council Portz Scholarship

Brigitte Lewis' research could stimulate awareness of erased histories

OXFORD, Miss. – A graduate of the University of Mississippi‘s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College has been awarded a prestigious scholarship from the National Collegiate Honors Council. Brigitte A. Lewis, who graduated summa cum laude in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in African American studies and English, and minors in in creative writing andRead the story …

Celebrated Author Caylin Moore Set for Honors Convocation Keynote

Rhodes scholar and inspirational speaker to discuss 'A Dream Too Big'

OXFORD, Miss. – Popular author and Rhodes scholar Caylin Moore is the keynote speaker for the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College‘s fall convocation, set for Thursday (Oct. 14) at the University of Mississippi. The annual event, at 7:30 p.m. in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts, is free and open to theRead the story …

Sullivan-González Passes Baton to Next Generation of Leaders

Ethel Scurlock named interim dean of Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College

OXFORD, Miss. – Douglass Sullivan-González is almost as excited to return to the classroom as he is to see the next generation of leaders at the University of Mississippi‘s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College put their stamp on the prestigious program he’s spent two decades growing. As he leaves his long-held position as dean ofRead the story …

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 …