Alumnus Returns to Manage Events at Ole Miss Student Union

Carole Webb brings 14 years in hospitality industry to new campus role

OXFORD, Miss. – After spending 14 years in the hospitality industry, Carole Webb, a 2007 University of Mississippi graduate, has returned to campus to take on the role of assistant director of event management and services in the Gertrude C. Ford Ole Miss Student Union. Webb is responsible for overseeing the events and reservation processRead the story …

Alumna Finds Passion for Audiology from Personal Experience

Abi Voyles pursues Doctor of Audiology degree

OXFORD, Miss – Abi Voyles, a 2020 graduate of the University of Mississippi‘s communication sciences and disorders program, fell in love with the Ole Miss campus after making some trips to the school’s Speech and Hearing Clinic with her sister, who was getting fitted for hearing aids. The Corinth native’s experience inspired her to learnRead the story …

Student Follows Siblings to UM for Double Major

Cesar Hidalgo shares big goals for combining disciplines into one career

OXFORD, Miss – A trip to the chiropractor and a passion to help his mother open her own restaurant prompted Cesar Hidalgo, a University of Mississippi junior from Meridian, to pursue a double major in exercise science and dietetics and nutrition. “I went to the chiropractor, and that got my attention,” Hidalgo said. “I thoughtRead the story …

Athletic Training Program Implements Concussion Education Component

Heather Shirley works to introduce and evaluate a new standard operating process

OXFORD, Miss. – The director of a University of Mississippi program that aims to prepare future health care professionals to serve as athletic trainers is working to assess the knowledge and attitudes of college students on sports concussions in response to concussion education. Heather Shirley, assistant professor and director of the Master of Science inRead the story …

Alumnus Honored by American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Tommie Robinson Jr. recognized for contributions to communication sciences and disorders

OXFORD, Miss. – The Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., is set to honor University of Mississippi alumnus Tommie L. Robinson Jr. on Friday (Nov. 19) with the Honors of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association award. Honors of the Association is the highest award bestowed by the ASHA. Individuals receiving this honor demonstrate distinguished contributions toRead the story …

Graduate Student Shares Her Love of Law Enforcement

Megan Suprenant continues her criminal justice education through the School of Applied Sciences

OXFORD, Miss. – Megan Suprenant, a second-year student in the Master of Criminal Justice Policy and Practice program at the University of Mississippi, is transitioning from practicing law enforcement to studying criminal justice policy and practice from nationally recognized experts. She earned her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with an emphasis in law enforcement andRead the story …

Audiology Awareness Month Spotlights Need to Protect Hearing

UM audiologists advise everyone to avoid loud sounds, get hearing checked if changes are noted

OXFORD, Miss. – Faculty and staff in the University of Mississippi Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders encourage everyone to take steps to ensure their hearing health as part of the observance of National Audiology Awareness Month, which falls in October. Statistics compiled by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Deafness and OtherRead the story …

Family Shows Respect for Faculty Mentors with Major Gift

Vasilyevs establish fund for UM Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management

OXFORD, Miss. – Mention the University of Mississippi‘s hospitality program to Scott and Joey Vasilyev and their faces visibly brighten. The Oxford brothers volley names of their favorite professors as if in a match to determine who had the best experience at Ole Miss. “The reason we light up so much is because the facultyRead the story …

Former Marine Tackles Ways to Improve Juvenile Justice

William Agudelo examines problems of youth detention for graduate degree in criminal justice

OXFORD, Miss. – The rates of juvenile detention across America have dropped dramatically over the past decade, but over-reliance on detention facilities for youth offenders remains a major problem for society, according to data compiled by the National Institute of Justice. Also, racial disparity is a serious concern, with far more Blacks and other nonwhitesRead the story …

Alumnus Named 2021 ‘Seafood King’ in Competition

Austin Sumrall lives out dream of owning his own restaurant

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumnus Austin Sumrall recently won the 2021 Great American Seafood Cook-Off in New Orleans, representing the state of Mississippi in competition against respected chefs from 14 other states. The field included Sumrall’s culinary hero, Tory McPhail, longtime head chef at Commander’s Palace. Sumrall, a 2020 James Beard Award nominee,Read the story …