UM-Tupelo Graduates Honored with Taylor Medals

Pontotoc's Brianna Wallace and Sarah Catherine Ware stand out through service and academics

TUPELO, Miss. – During this weekend’s Commencement ceremonies, University of Mississippi at Tupelo students Brianna Wallace and Sarah Catherine Ware will be recognized among the top of their class as recipients of Marcus Elvis Taylor Memorial Medals, the university’s highest academic honor. Both Wallace and Ware are from Pontotoc, both attended the Ole Miss campusRead the story …

Kritika Gupta Named Graduate School Class Marshal

Doctoral candidate praised for her work in child nutrition and school wellness

OXFORD, Miss. – The Graduate School at the University of Mississippi has named Kritika Gupta as a class marshal for the university’s 2022 Commencement, which runs through Sunday (May 8). Gupta, a native of Kapurthala, India, is graduating with a doctorate in nutrition and hospitality management. Her doctoral research examined the resilience capacity of schoolRead the story …

Sophomore Speech-Language Pathology Major Wins National Scholarship

Amy-Kate Winter selected by National Student Speech Language Hearing Association

OXFORD, Miss – Amy-Kate Winter, a sophomore communication sciences and disorders major at the University of Mississippi, has been selected as a 2022 undergraduate scholarship recipient by the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association. A native of French Camp, Winter is one of four sophomores selected from universities across the country for this highly competitiveRead the story …

Mark Loftin to Deliver Last Lecture Friday

Retiring School of Applied Sciences associate dean to share reflections in Bryant Hall

OXFORD, Miss. – Jasper Mark Loftin, associate dean of the School of Applied Sciences and professor of exercise science at the University of Mississippi, will present the Mortar Board’s Last Lecture on Friday (April 29), during the last class session of the last day of classes for the academic year. The lecture, at 4 p.m.Read the story …

Alumnus Named New Development Associate for Applied Sciences

Tyler McCraw tapped to increase financial support for school

OXFORD, Miss – Tyler McCraw has been named the new development associate for the School of Applied Sciences at the University of Mississippi. McCraw will lead efforts to increase financial support for the school during the Now & Ever comprehensive campaign and beyond. He brings several years of experience in sales and relationship building. MostRead the story …

Public Health Faculty Member Publishes First Book

Victoria Zigmont makes issues of public health accessible to young children

OXFORD, Miss. – Victoria Zigmont, an assistant professor of public health at the University of Mississippi, has published her first book, “The ABC’s of Public Health,” in an effort to make public health issues easier to understand for young children. When Zigmont started brainstorming ideas for her book, she looked at other ABCs books, suchRead the story …

Scientists to Explore Suicidal Behavior for Brain Awareness Week

March 23 discussion on Zoom looks at efforts to understand and treat behaviors

OXFORD, Miss. – Two neuroscientists and an educator will conduct a virtual discussion on suicidal behavior March 23, as part of Brain Awareness Week at the University of Mississippi. The goal of the Brain Awareness Week is to make brain research and its impact in the society accessible to the general public. Aliona Tsypes, KristinRead the story …

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 …