Ole Miss Softball Star Hits Home Runs on the Field, in the Classroom

Kylan Becker pursues path to become orthopedic physician's assistant

University of Mississippi softball player Kylan Becker, along with her teammates, just returned home from the NCAA Super Regionals in Tucson, Arizona, concluding the Rebels’ 2019 season with the second-most wins in program history, and is off to play for the Houston Scrap Yard Dawgs for the remainder of the summer. With only a singleRead the story …

School of Applied Sciences Honors Students of the Month

Kymberle Gordon and Shanda Martin recognized for academic excellence

OXFORD, Miss. – The School of Applied Sciences at the University of Mississippi has named Shanda Martin, of Tupelo, as its Undergraduate Student of the Month and Kymberle Gordon, of Canandaigua, New York, as Graduate Student of the Month for May. Martin is an Itawamba Community College transfer who graduated May 11 with a bachelor’sRead the story …

Hearing Loss Common in School-Age Children

Parents encouraged to seek help for kids during Better Hearing and Speech Month

OXFORD, Miss. – With close to 15 percent of American children ages 6-19 experiencing hearing loss, parents are urged to learn more about the sometimes-subtle signs of hearing loss, ways it can affect school-age children and where to find help during Better Hearing and Speech Month. “Some children are born with hearing loss, but itRead the story …

First 3+3 Accelerated Law Student Begins UM School of Law

Jessica Simon begins her journey to a Juris Doctor this summer

OXFORD, Miss. – Jessica Simon always wanted to be an advocate for people in need. To fulfill that lifelong mission, Simon will begin her studies at the University of Mississippi School of Law this summer while finishing her last year of the undergraduate 3+3 Accelerated Law program in the Department of Legal Studies. The native of Nashville,Read the story …

Graduating Senior Lends Social Work Skills to Local Treatment Facility

Mikala Turner helps Mississippians battling drug, alcohol addiction

OXFORD, Miss. – According to recent data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, almost 20 million American adults battle a substance use disorder each year. In the months leading up to graduation at the University of Mississippi, senior social work major Mikala Turner, of Bruce, has spent eight hours a day working to decreaseRead the story …

Digging Deep for Success

Journey to Commencement: UM volleyball star Caroline Adams to pursue audiology clinical specialty

You might know Caroline Adams as the University of Mississippi women’s volleyball star who broke the single-season digs record at the National Invitational Volleyball Championship last year. Or perhaps you recognize this young libero as one of six students from the School of Applied Sciences who recently was honored with a Taylor Medal, the university’sRead the story …

Communication Disorders among Most Common Childhood Disabilities

Parents encouraged to learn warning signs, seek help early during Better Hearing and Speech Month

OXFORD, Miss – With 11 percent of children ages 3-6 having a speech, language, voice or swallowing disorder and almost 15 percent of school-age children experiencing some degree of hearing loss, communication disorders are among the most common disabilities in children nationwide. During May, which is Better Hearing and Speech Month, Vishakha Rawool, chair of the Department ofRead the story …

Graduating Senior Lands Coveted Internship in Luxury Hotel Market

UM hospitality management student Victor Moreno joins Four Seasons Dallas

OXFORD, Miss. – Two weeks after Victor Muñagorri Moreno crosses the graduation stage May 11 at the University of Mississippi, he heads off for the summer to fulfill the final requirements for his bachelor’s degree in hospitality management through an internship at one of the world’s premier brands in luxury travel. Muñagorri has accepted aRead the story …

Nutrition and Hospitality Management Graduates Win Statewide Awards

Mississippi Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recognizes UM alumnae

OXFORD, Miss. – Two graduates of the University of Mississippi Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management were honored at the 2019 Mississippi Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Conference for their leadership and excellence in the field. This annual conference, held by the state affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, provides continuing education to registered dietitians, registered dietetic technicians and studentsRead the story …

Cohen-Winans Selected as Jackson Heart Study Scholar

New program will provide intense research training and mentoring

JACKSON, Miss. – Samantha Cohen-Winans, a doctoral student in health and kinesiology at the University of Mississippi, has been selected as a member of the inaugural cohort of the Robert Smith, M.D. Graduate Scholars Program as part of the Jackson Heart Study’s new Graduate Training and Education Center at the UM Medical Center in Jackson.Read the story …