NFL Legend Patrick Willis to Deliver 2020 Commencement Address

One of the most decorated players in Ole Miss football history to speak May 8 to Class of 2020

OXFORD, Miss. – NFL legend Patrick Willis, who overcame tremendous adversity to become a scholar-athlete and one of the most decorated football players in Ole Miss history, will give the University of Mississippi‘s 2020 Commencement address on May 8. Commencement exercises for the Class of 2020, which were postponed during the COVID-19 pandemic last year,Read the story …

Applied Sciences Launches Online Master’s Degree in Sport Analytics

New graduate program will prepare students for range of careers in sports-related fields

OXFORD, Miss. – The Department of Health, Exercise Science and Recreation Management at the University of Mississippi is rolling out its newest graduate program this fall, a Master of Science in Sport Analytics. The program is a one-year, fully online curriculum with two emphasis areas: sport performance and sport business. The online master’s program isRead the story …

First Graduates of Online Master’s in Hospitality Management Reflect

Program opens new career opportunities for industry professionals

OXFORD, Miss. – In just the first few months since completing the University of Mississippi‘s online Master of Science in Hospitality Management, the program’s first two graduates have seen new career opportunities opening up, and they offered advice and encouragement for others considering enrolling. Emily Styles, of Oxford, and Morgan Sears, of Raleigh, North Carolina,Read the story …

Berezina Earns University’s Top Online Teaching Honor

March 24 event to feature latest Paragon Award winner, showcase innovative online teaching strategies

OXFORD, Miss.­­­ – Last March, when the beginning of the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic hit the state, faculty at the University of Mississippi began swiftly converting live courses to an online format that allowed students to keep learning and progressing toward graduation. As they look back over the past year, faculty and staff in the UMRead the story …

Sport and Recreation Administration Senior Reflects on Time at UM

Michelle Moore plans to use degree in military career

OXFORD, Miss. – Michelle Moore, a University of Mississippi senior, plans to use her sport and recreation administration degree in diverse career paths after graduation, including her military career. Moore is a cadet in the university’s Air Force ROTC program and will commission in May. “My SRA courses have taught me a lot about leadership,Read the story …

Doctoral Student Studies Effects of COVID-19 on School Meal Programs

Kritika Gutpa to present TEDx talk at March 9 event

OXFORD, Miss. – Kritika Gupta first learned about the potential of nutrition when she began studying nutrition and dietetics for her undergraduate degree in Ludhiana, India. A second-year doctoral student in the nutrition and hospitality management program at the University of Mississippi, Gupta is using her knowledge in community nutrition to explore resilience in schoolRead the story …

Alumna Blends Love for Nutrition with Health Care in Fruitful Career

Leslie Berryhill begins new role as a clinical nutrition manager

OXFORD, Miss. – Leslie Berryhill, an alumna of the University of Mississippi School of Applied Sciences, continues to advance in her career in clinical dietetics as she begins a new role as a clinical nutrition manager with Ochsner Health System. Previously, Berryhill was the lead registered dietician for a level four Neonatal Intensive Care UnitRead the story …

Applied Gerontology Students Begin First Internships

Interns get close-up look at how assisted living facilities operate and provide care for residents

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi seniors Brett Bagus and Clark Ross are the first students from the new applied gerontology program to begin their multi-rotation internship with The Blake at Oxford, an assisted living and memory care facility There, they will gain valuable practical experience, develop leadership skills and engage in community-based service activitiesRead the story …

Food and Nutrition Services Master’s Student Brings Home 3MT Win

Ann Irvin Armstrong's work examines ageism in nutrition

OXFORD, Miss. – Ann Irvin Armstrong, a master’s student in food and nutrition services from Jackson, recently took home the gold for the master’s level category in the Three-Minute Thesis competition at the University of Mississippi. This annual competition asks graduate students to present a compelling, pre-recorded explanation of their research thesis topic and itsRead the story …

Nutrition and Hospitality Management Professor Leaves Lasting Legacy

Kathy Knight retiring after 36 years of service

OXFORD, Miss. – Although she grew up less than an hour from the University of Mississippi‘s Oxford campus, Kathy Knight never thought she would teach there, much less end up with the pleasure of teaching nutrition to more than 15,000 students over 36 years before her upcoming retirement in May. Hired in 1985, Knight hasRead the story …