UM Enrolls Next Generation of Future Leaders Across Six Campuses

Oxford campus records its highest retention rate ever

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi enrolled 22,273 students across its six campuses for fall 2019, based on the official census figure captured Nov. 1. UM continues to attract a geographically diverse student body, with students from all 82 counties in Mississippi, all 50 states, the District of Columbia and 88 countries around theRead the story …

UM Student Serves on World Food Security Committee

Rohan Agrawal was one of four U.S. college students selected for meeting in Rome

OXFORD, Miss. – Attending an international summit on world food security proved an unforgettable experience for a University of Mississippi junior who was among an elite group selected to attend the event. “As I stepped foot in the plenary hall on the first day of the conference, I felt myself being surrounded by the world,”Read the story …

Freshman Out to Leave a Legacy at UM

Next-Generation Rebels: With majors in international studies and chemical engineering, Leah Timmons honors father's memory

OXFORD, Miss. – With every step of Leah Timmons’ journey at the University of Mississippi comes a reminder of the words of encouragement her father left her years ago. “Being an only child, I’ve always been extremely close to my parents, especially my dad,” said Timmons, a freshman from Saltillo majoring in international studies andRead the story …

Chucky Mullins Scholarship Winners Embody ‘Never Quit’ Motto

Three students awarded scholarships honoring late Ole Miss football player

OXFORD, Miss. – When Adele Cardwell was a junior in high school, her father, Dennis Cardwell, died unexpectedly. A week later, she made a 34 on her ACT.  The University of Mississippi freshman from Southaven is on scholarship but has been through serious grief over her dad’s death and still needed funds to cover herRead the story …

Southern Studies Student Pursues ‘Outlaws and Armadillos’

Liam Nieman spends summer at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

OXFORD, Miss. – If you want to learn about country music, what better way to do that than to spend the summer in Music City, USA? For Liam Nieman, a University of Mississippi senior who interned at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee, for two months, being immersed in what’sRead the story …

Honors College Welcomes 17 Freshman Scholars

Recipients awarded prestigious scholarships from numerous sources

OXFORD, Miss. – Seventeen freshmen in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi have been awarded a total of $130,750 from four of the university’s most distinguished scholarship programs. Five of the freshmen earned McDonnell Barksdale Scholarships, six were recipients of Doris Raymond Honors Scholarships, three were awarded Harold Parker MemorialRead the story …

Doris Kearns Goodwin to Deliver Keynote at Honors Convocation

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian to discuss 'Leadership in Turbulent Times'

OXFORD, Miss. – Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin is the keynote speaker for the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College‘s fall convocation Thursday (September 12) at the University of Mississippi. The annual event, which begins 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 Senior Wins National Collegiate Honors Council Portz Scholarship

Kennedy Dickson among three selected to present research at annual meeting

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi senior in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College has been awarded a prestigious scholarship from the National Collegiate Honors Council. Kennedy Dickson, a forensic chemistry major from Whittier, California, has been named a 2019 NCHC Portz Scholar. She is one of three recipients nationwide and will present herRead the story …

FedEx Gift Supports University’s STEM Efforts

Donation to UM Science Building Fund honors alumnus Jim Barksdale

OXFORD, Miss. – With a $250,000 gift to the University of Mississippi Science Building Fund, FedEx Corp. has honored Ole Miss alumnus Jim Barksdale upon his retirement as a longtime member of the global shipping company’s leadership team. “Jim was an innovative leader during his tenure at FedEx and went on to serve as anRead the story …

College2Youth Program Offers Health, College Access Outreach in Delta

UM faculty and students organize health and career fairs in Quitman County

OXFORD, Miss. – An interdisciplinary collaboration among three University of Mississippi professors led to the creation of the College2Youth program, an effort to get middle schoolers excited about their educational journey and to teach them healthy lifestyle choices they can share in their community. What was first intended to be a university-led mentorship program developedRead the story …