Croft Student Lands Study Abroad Experience at Oxford University

Ole Miss senior among 10 visiting students at Blackfriars Hall for 2022-23 academic year

OXFORD, Miss. – As a student at the University of Mississippi, Brandon Kriplean has traveled the world seeking new experiences and learning along the way. This fall, his studies will take him from Oxford, Mississippi, to Oxford University in England. Kriplean, a rising senior in the Croft Institute for International Studies, was selected as oneRead the story …

Gift Provides UM Honors Scholarships

Leading surgeon credits university for success and hopes to help others succeed

OXFORD, Miss. – Dr. Marc E. Walker, a plastic surgeon and Mississippi’s only pediatric and congenital hand surgeon, is the founder and clinical director of the Congenital Hand Clinic at Children’s of Mississippi, the pediatric hospital at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Walker’s road to success is impressive: after graduating summa cumRead the story …

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 …