Faculty Member Wins Regional Honor for Advising Excellence

Georgianna Mann lauded for pushing students to excel beyond comfort zones

OXFORD, Miss – Georgianna Mann, an assistant professor of nutrition and hospitality management at the University of Mississippi, has been awarded the Certificate of Merit of Region 4 Excellence in Advising award from National Academic Advising Association, known as NACADA. UM officials nominated Mann, winner of the university’s 2020-21 Excellence in Advising Award, for theRead the story …

Graduate Student to Represent State in Athletic Trainers Association

Former Rebels pitcher Myers serves on SEATA Student Leadership Committee

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi alumnus and graduate student has been elected to represent Mississippi in the Southeastern Athletic Trainers’ Association‘s Student Leadership Committee. Tyler Myers said he is honored to represent the state for SEATA. He is excited about meeting aspiring and professional athletic trainers in Mississippi to grow his network. “BeingRead the story …

Student-Athlete Finds that Academics Aid Her On-field Performance

Makayla Fick chose UM exercise science program because of the range of opportunities it offers

OXFORD, Miss. – Makayla Fick, a sophomore in the University of Mississippi‘s exercise science program and a student-athlete with the Ole Miss women’s nationally ranked cross country and track teams, discovered early in her college career that her major and her sport have a lot in common. The information Fick has learned as an exerciseRead the story …

Alumni Open First Selfie Museum in Tupelo

Walker sisters use lessons from McLean Institute initiative to craft a winning business plan

OXFORD, Miss. – Three sisters from Tupelo are using skills they learned from a University of Mississippi community engagement initiative to build a thriving business in their hometown. Camille (Walker) McCallum, Kendall Walker and Chloe Walker opened the city’s first selfie museum, Love Your Selfie, late last July. Featuring 20 “Instagram worthy” sets, the businessRead the story …

Senior Leads Ambassador Program for School of Applied Sciences

Kaleigh Watkins takes on new leadership role

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Applied Sciences has named Kaleigh Watkins, a senior applied gerontology major from Dallas, as the new president of its ambassador program. The school’s ambassador program allows students to participate in recruiting events and postcard-writing campaigns for prospective students. Kelley Jenkins, founder of the program and assistantRead the story …

Improving the Well-Being of Mississippi Children

University receives grant to expand preschool curriculum

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has received more than $1 million to further fund an initiative in Mississippi preschool programs that promotes social and emotional learning in children and could boost their overall well-being. The $1,025,492 grant is from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, an independent, private foundation that works with communities to createRead the story …

Alumna Returns as New Director of Dietetics Program

Ellen Ossorio brings energy, experience to help guide students to their career paths

OXFORD, Miss. – Ellen Ossorio, an alumna of both the undergraduate and graduate programs in dietetics and nutrition at the University of Mississippi, is back on campus to lead the didactic program in dietetics, where students learn the knowledge and skills needed to get into a coordinated program in dietetics and ultimately become registered dietitians.Read the story …

Alumna 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 …