Doctoral Student Receives Prominent Future Leaders Award

Ashleen Williams recognized for showing exemplary promise as higher education leader

OXFORD, Miss. – A doctoral student in history at the University of Mississippi has been awarded a prestigious honor for future leaders in higher education. Ashleen Williams, who also teaches in the university’s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, is among nine recipients of the Association of American Colleges and Universities‘ annual K. Patricia Cross FutureRead the story …

Vivian Ibrahim to Direct Office of National Scholarship Advisement

Former interim director encourages students to 'develop a sense of how they want to impact the world'

OXFORD, Miss. – After serving almost a year as interim director, Vivian Ibrahim has officially become director of the University of Mississippi‘s Office of National Scholarship Advisement. Ibrahim, who is also Croft Associate Professor of History and International Studies, has worked with the office since 2012. Debra Young, former associate dean of the Sally McDonnellRead the story …

Senior Named UM’s First Rangel Fellow

Charlotte Armistead awarded State Department fellowship to prepare students for foreign service

OXFORD, Miss. – A senior in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College and Croft Institute for International Studies is the University of Mississippi’s first recipient of a prestigious Rangel Graduate Fellowship. Charlotte Armistead, of Mooreville, is double majoring in international studies and Arabic with a minor in intelligence and security studies. The Rangel Graduate FellowshipRead the story …

UM Releases Enrollment for Fall 2020

Graduate and professional enrollment experience increased demand

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi enrolled 21,676 students across its seven campuses for fall 2020. UM’s enrollment reflects a geographically diverse student body, with students from all 82 counties in Mississippi, 49 states, the District of Columbia and 86 countries around the world. The university’s fall 2020 enrollment figure represents a 2.7 percent decline whenRead the story …

Honors College Student Thankful for ‘Stamp’ of Approval

Stamps Scholarship recipient Tatiana Davis continues mission to be exceptional

OXFORD, Miss. – Although Tatiana Davis already had a proven record of successes before coming to the University of Mississippi, the Stamps Scholar and Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College freshman is out to become an even better version of herself. “My biggest goal is to have an impact on others and leave this campus havingRead the story …

Honors College Alumni Take on Fundraising Challenge

Clash of the Classes to raise money for student needs in friendly competition

OXFORD, Miss. – A new online fundraising challenge aims to help students in the University of Mississippi‘s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College by encouraging its alumni to do battle. Of course, the battle is lighthearted, good-natured, totally virtual and all for a good cause – helping Ole Miss honors students who have technological, economic andRead the story …

Honors College Scholarship Recipients Continue Legacy of Excellence

2020 freshman class defined by COVID-19 embodies passion, determination

OXFORD, Miss. – The Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi has awarded more than $500,000 in scholarship money to an incoming freshman class that its leaders said have been more prepared to face adversity in their lifetimes than any other previous class. This sense of challenge is primarily due to challengesRead the story …

Honors College Freshman Awarded Six Academic Scholarships

Brandon native Nicholas Dean also admitted to the early-entry pharmacy program

OXFORD, Miss. – With an array of scholarship offers under his belt, freshman Nicholas Dean is eager to get involved on campus as he begins his journey at the University of Mississippi. The Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College student from Brandon was awarded the Sis and Buddy Manning Ole Miss First, 1848, Academic Merit, Residential,Read the story …

Honors College Triplets Treasuring Their UM Experience

Alexandra, Amelia and Juliana Ladner are 1848, Merit and Herb Dewees Alumni scholars

OXFORD, Miss. – For Alexandra, Amelia and Juliana Ladner, love for the University of Mississippi has always been a family affair. “We grew up loving Ole Miss from the cradle,” said Alexandra Ladner, the youngest of the triplets who are all freshmen in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. “Our parents used Ole Miss bootiesRead the story …

The COVID-19 Cohort

Recent UM graduates enter medical school during a global pandemic

OXFORD, Miss. – This summer, 104 members of the University of Mississippi class of 2020 are entering medical school during a historic time, a global pandemic of COVID-19. Because of safety protocols, they’re missing out on milestone events, such as the traditional white coat ceremony, when new medical students get a white coat and reciteRead the story …