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 …

School of Education Online Programs Rank Among Nation’s Best

U.S. News & World Report recognizes master's programs in education and educational leadership

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Education has been ranked among the nation’s best online master’s programs in education and educational leadership in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of online offerings at more than 360 U.S. schools.  U.S. News & World Report ranked the UM online education master’s program tied at No. 34Read the story …

Gift Honoring Late Professor Supports Special Education

Alumna Luetta Ford pays tribute to mentor James Mann

OXFORD, Miss. – The slow pace of sheltering at home the last two years during a global pandemic gave Luetta Ford, a 1967 University of Mississippi alumna, time to think about the influential people in her life and make decisions about how she wants to be remembered. As a result, the Lady Lake, Florida, residentRead the story …

Creating a Championship Culture

UM education professor, Oxford High football coach author book on building 'thick' organizations

OXFORD, Miss. – As Oxford High School football coach Chris Cutcliffe puts it, it all started with one leader asking another leader for a “set of fresh eyes” on his program. From there, a new book was born. “How to Build a Thick Institution” (BookBaby), by Hunter Taylor, University of Mississippi clinical assistant professor inRead 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 …