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 …

Two International Studies Students Named Boren Scholars

Arabic and Chinese Flagship students selected for prestigious award

OXFORD, Miss. – Two students in the University of Mississippi‘s Croft Institute for International Studies are among the latest recipients of the prestigious David L. Boren Scholarship from the National Security Exchange Program. Gabe Menchaca, of Huntsville, Alabama, has been accepted into 2020 Fall Chinese Language Flagship Capstone Program in Monterey, California. Caleb Ray, ofRead the story …

UM Students Win Coveted Goldwater Scholarships

Jax Dallas and William Meador awarded one of nation's most prestigious academic honors

OXFORD, Miss. – Two juniors in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi have been awarded coveted Barry S. Goldwater Scholarships. Jax Dallas, a physical chemistry and math major from Caledonia, and William Meador, a chemistry major from Carbondale, Illinois, are the university’s 15th and 16th Goldwater Scholars. The Goldwater is one ofRead the story …

The Road from Self-Doubt to Truman Finalist

UM student leader finds clarity in application process for prestigious national scholarship

OXFORD, Miss. – When Joshua Mannery found out he was named a Truman Scholarship finalist, he was shocked and excited, but the possibility of winning $30,000 in scholarship funding wasn’t what excited him most. Rather, it was the affirmation of all of his community service that confirmed the University of Mississippi junior and member of the SallyRead the story …

UM Student Named Truman Finalist

Jackson native, student leader Joshua Mannery to interview for scholarship in March

OXFORD, Miss. – Joshua Mannery, a junior at the University of Mississippi, has been named a finalist for the Truman Scholarship, a prestigious award that comes with national recognition for potential as a public service leader and up to $30,000 for graduate school. The Jackson native’s selection from a field of more than 800 applicants meansRead the story …

Student to Make His Own ‘Motorcycle Diaries’ During Bolivia Trek

Jess Cooley, 2020 Barksdale Award Winner, plans to document forest fire devastation in Bolivia

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi student Jess Cooley sat in an Oxford coffee shop last August scrolling through Instagram when he saw posts of devastating wildfires in an arid forest that serves as Bolivia’s natural barrier against global warming. The international studies and accounting major from Laurel knew the area that was engulfed veryRead the story …

Author Kiese Laymon to Deliver Honors Convocation Address

Reception and book signing to follow Feb. 4 event at the Ford Center

OXFORD, Miss. – The Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College Spring Convocation, set for Feb. 4, features lauded author and University of Mississippi faculty member Kiese Laymon, whose memoir “Heavy” has garnered international attention and won some of literature’s highest awards. The event, which begins at 7 p.m. in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the PerformingRead the story …

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 …