An Education Beyond Campus

Gift helps students study abroad, supports national, international internships

OXFORD, Miss. – The donor of a major gift to the University of Mississippi hopes to give students increased exposure to different cultures and people as they navigate opportunities to explore new places and professions, thus building a foundation for success and strengthening their empathy for others. UM alumna Diane Triplett Holloway, of Nashville, Tennessee,Read the story …

Alumnus Lands Prestigious Teaching Fellowship

Austyn Jones recognized by Knowles Teacher Initiative for passion and leadership in classroom

OXFORD, Miss. – From a young age, Austyn Jones knew he wanted to be a teacher. The Knowles Teacher Initiative has recognized that passion for the profession in naming Jones a 2022 Knowles Fellow. The 2022 University of Mississippi secondary education graduate joins a national network of STEM teachers aimed at improving education for allRead the story …

Education Majors Captivate Local Students with Storytelling

Students read to fourth-graders for Week of Service, 60th anniversary of integration celebration

OXFORD, Miss. – Fourth-grade students at Lafayette Upper Elementary School listened attentively Tuesday (Sept. 27) as Jessica Crocker read a picture book about a janitor who became a college graduate. The University of Mississippi senior read from “Pass It On!” (Two Sylvias Press, 2017) by Gloria J. McEwen Burgess as part of a Week ofRead the story …

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 …