Strengthening Science Education in Mississippi

Gift creates new School of Education position

OXFORD, Miss. – A support fund aimed at helping improve science education statewide has been established at the University of Mississippi by the Mississippi Public School Consortium for Educational Access, represented by the Scott County School District. With a gift of $85,000, the consortium created the Advanced STEM Access Program Support Fund. With these resources,Read the story …

Professor Named American Council on Education Fellow

Phillis George among 52 higher education leaders included in prestigious national program

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi professor has been named a 2021 fellow of the American Council on Education. Phillis George, assistant chair and associate professor of higher education, is among 52 college and university leaders inducted into the 2021-22 class of the national academy. Launched in 1965, the ACE fellows program is consideredRead the story …

Faculty, Staff Lauded for Innovation in Inclusion

Diversity Innovator Award given to those who prioritize equity

OXFORD, Miss. – The Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at the University of Mississippi is recognizing four faculty and staff members who are leaders in making campus a more equitable environment for all. The 2021 recipients of the Diversity Innovator Award are Laura Antonow, George Dor, Katie McClendon and Arthur Doctor, who also receivedRead the story …

Keeping Ole Miss Basketball Moving Forward

Cantrell gift names Pavilion entrance for alumni and longtime fans

OXFORD, Miss. – To say Tricia Cantrell is passionate about Ole Miss basketball is an understatement at best. The Memphis, Tennessee, native and Oxford resident grew up a Rebel fan inspired by her father, Ralph Ross, who played center for Ole Miss in the Old Gym, now Martindale-Cole Student Services Center. Visit her home andRead the story …

Lucky Day Scholarship Provides a Sweet Deal

UM alumnus Chadrick Franks graduated debt-free and works in family bakery business

OXFORD, Miss. – As a high school student, Chadrick Franks dreamed of one day attending college and becoming a teacher. Thanks to a Lucky Day Community College Transfer Scholarship, the University of Mississippi alumnus has been able to fulfill that dream ­– and more. The scholarship, which provides $6,000 per year for two years, isRead the story …

New 2+2 Program Aims to Graduate Teachers in Jackson Area

Students at Hinds Community College can pursue UM education degree

OXFORD, Miss. – Every semester, community college students across the state transfer into programs at the University of Mississippi, but this fall is the first time a cohort has continued into their junior year at Hinds Community College‘s Rankin Campus in Pearl while attending courses taught by UM instructors. These 10 UM juniors are theRead the story …

Scholarship Honors Lifetime Educators

Church group gift establishes fund for Ole Miss doctoral students

OXFORD, Miss. – The contributions of lifelong educators are being honored by their church group with a scholarship to assist doctoral students in the University of Mississippi School of Education. With a gift of $30,000, the Pamela P. and Jerome W. Smith Excellence in Education Leadership Scholarship Fund honors the Smiths, both of whom haveRead the story …

Degrees in Hand

UM staff members earn degrees as Red and Blue Graduates

OXFORD, Miss. – As operations coordinator for the University of Mississippi‘s Haley Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence, Ronica Turner works hard to ensure the success of the center’s students, faculty and staff. And over the past few semesters, outside of her work duties making sure the center runs smoothly, she also pursued her bachelor’s degreeRead the story …

New Special Education Degree Focuses on Applied Behavior Analysis

Graduates will be equipped to help children with autism and other disorders

OXFORD, Miss. – Amid a growing demand for applied behavior analysis practitioners and teachers in Mississippi, the University of Mississippi School of Education is launching a new master’s degree program to help fill the need. “Development of the new program is critical for the children of Mississippi,” said David Rock, UM education dean. “This programRead the story …

University Reopening Student-Led Mental Health Services Program

Clinic for Outreach and Personal Excellence to provide virtual counseling starting Aug. 24

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s counselor education program is reopening its Clinic for Outreach and Personal Enrichment to the public Aug. 24, following a brief closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The clinic, in the South Oxford Center at 2301 South Lamar Blvd., is open Monday through Thursday afternoons by appointment only. AllRead the story …