Education Students Plan Week of Service Sept. 26-30

Seniors to read 'Pass It On' to Lafayette elementary school students

OXFORD, Miss. – Senior education majors at the University of Mississippi will read a book to area elementary school students as part of their Week of Service in conjunction with the 60th anniversary of the university’s integration. The UM School of Education is partnering with the Lafayette County school district Sept. 26-30. Seniors majoring inRead the story …

Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program Turns 10

Thriving UM-MSU collaboration continues to produce dedicated future educators for state's schools

OXFORD, Miss. – Nine years ago, the Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program was created to address the severe teacher shortage in Mississippi public schools. Approaching its 10th anniversary, METP has become an honors college-style program within the University of Mississippi School of Education, producing a steady stream of high-performing teachers committed to serving K-12 studentsRead the story …

Alumna Named Marshall-Motley Scholar

Arielle Hudson part of the next generation of civil rights litigators in the South

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumna Arielle Hudson, the university’s first female African American Rhodes Scholar, plans to draw upon her experience in an inequitable primary education system as a Marshall-Motley Scholar. The Marshall-Motley Scholars Program, named for NAACP Legal Defense Fund founder and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and civil rights litigatorRead the story …

After Life-Threatening Accident, Mother of Five Pursues Dream

UM-Rankin student Holly Thrailkill selected for SOE's Sylvia Foran Curriculum Planning Award

PEARL, Miss. – Holly Thrailkill has a mantra: one step at a time. She first used it when she was learning to walk again. She uses it now as motivation to finish her degree. Thrailkill is a rising senior elementary education major at the University of Mississippi on the Hinds Community College-Rankin campus. She hasRead the story …

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 …

Graduate Student Earns Summer Internship at Library of Congress

Roger Davis Jr. is among 42 selected for distinguished program

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi doctoral student has been awarded a prestigious internship this summer as a junior fellow at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Roger Davis Jr., a first-year Ph.D. student in higher education, was among 42 people chosen as junior fellows from more than 700 applicants. “When notified aboutRead the story …

Sharing Their Vision for the Future

Webbs’ estate gift will support students in law, education, medicine

OXFORD, Miss. – An estate gift to the University of Mississippi will ultimately provide scholarships for students in the schools of Law, Education and Medicine. The gift’s benefactors are the late Taylor Webb, a 1950 graduate of the Ole Miss School of Law, and his wife Sue Webb, of Leland. “My husband and I neverRead the story …

Essential Education Kits Providing Support for Student Teachers

Donations fund school supplies, gas cards for future educators

OXFORD, Miss. – The student teaching experience for University of Mississippi education majors has become a little easier, thanks to a new support program and its generous benefactors. Every education major getting ready to begin their student teaching gets an Essential Education Kit, which was created to provide student teachers with school supplies and gasRead the story …

Supporting Future Mississippi Teachers

Baileys create scholarship in Ole Miss School of Education

OXFORD, Miss – A thank you note from a scholarship recipient inspired University of Mississippi alumni Phil and Emily Bailey to create a second scholarship – this time to support future teachers. The Phillip J. and Emily G. Bailey Education Scholarship will support entering freshmen in the School of Education who intend to teach inRead the story …

Eight Speakers Slated for 2022 TEDxUniversityofMississippi Event

Presenters will address theme of 'New Avenues' during in-person forum at Ford Center

OXFORD, Miss. – Eight exciting speakers will explore ‘New Avenues’ in the arts and sciences for the seventh annual TEDxUniversityofMississippi, set for Feb. 22 at the University of Mississippi. The in-person event begins at 7 p.m. in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are free but must be reserved through theRead the story …