Education Professor, Ph.D. Student Recognized for Counseling Research

Amanda Winburn, G. Michael Russo win awards from Mississippi Counseling Association

OXFORD, Miss. – Amanda Winburn, associate professor of counselor education at the University of Mississippi, has been awarded the Outstanding Contributor Research Professional Award from the Mississippi Counseling Association. Michael Russo, a doctoral candidate in the counselor education and supervision program, also was awarded the Outstanding Contributor Research Student Award. The Outstanding Contributor Research AwardRead the story …

School of Education Honors 2020 Practitioners of Distinction

Four professionals lauded for career excellence in field

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Education has named four alumni as Practitioners of Distinction. The recipients are early-to-mid-career professionals with a record of excellence and commitment to education. They will be recognized at a ceremony to be planned later. “Our Practitioners of Distinction are currently immersed in their careers in theRead the story …

UM Offers New Degree in Early Childhood Education

School of Education launches undergraduate program in August

OXFORD, Miss. – Beginning in August, the University of Mississippi is offering a new bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. The program will prepare UM School of Education graduates to become professionals in the field of early childhood education, including working in classroom settings and managing child care programs. This program was developed in responseRead the story …

School of Education to Induct Five Alumni into Hall of Fame

Inductees honored for contributions they have made to the field of education

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Education is inducting five honorees into its Alumni Hall of Fame in recognition of the significant contributions they’ve made to the field of education. The group will be recognized at a ceremony at a later date. “The Alumni Hall of Fame awardees are recognized for theirRead the story …

Mississippi Teacher Corps Offers Free Summer School Across State

In response to social distancing, longtime teacher program takes programming online

OXFORD, Miss. – The Mississippi Teacher Corps, an alternate-route teacher preparation program housed at the University of Mississippi, has taken its annual summer school program online and will offer free summer classes to instate students in grades 7-12 and more.  Designed for students in need of credit recovery or enrichment, the program will last fromRead the story …

Education Professor Named Editor-in-Chief of Counseling Journal

Richard Balkin began role with international publication April 1

OXFORD, Miss. – Richard S. Balkin, professor of counselor education at the University of Mississippi, has been named editor-in-chief of the International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling.  The journal is affiliated with the International Association for Counselling and published through Springer Publications. It features conceptual, practical and research contributions that provide an international perspective on theoriesRead the story …

UM Offers Degree in Health and Physical Education

School of Education launching new undergraduate program in August

OXFORD, Miss. – Beginning in August, the University of Mississippi School of Education will offer a new bachelor’s degree in health and physical education. The  program will prepare students to become effective K-12 health and physical education teachers who use collaborative practices that cater to the needs of 21st-century learners. “This new program has been developed withRead the story …

Teacher of the Year Credits Scholarships for Success

Just four years out of Ole Miss, educator is making a difference

OXFORD, Miss. – Years before she was selected as the Mississippi Department of Education’s 2019-20 Mississippi Teacher of the Year, Hannah Gadd Ardrey was a student with a dream of attending college. A 2013 graduate of the University of Mississippi, Gadd Ardrey has been teaching for five years, all at Lafayette High School and LafayetteRead the story …

Breaking the Mental Health Stigma in Minority Communities

UM student draws on personal journey for series of wellness events

OXFORD, Miss. – When Dale Hall was an undergraduate student at the University of Mississippi, he had to grapple firsthand with the stigma surrounding mental health care. Now, he’s working to create a space for other students to learn about mental health and self-care without worry or embarrassment. “I grew up not being able toRead the story …

Early Childhood Education Center Releases Research Briefs

Briefs highlight the benefits of pre-K and other programs in Mississippi

OXFORD, Miss. – The Graduate Center for the Study of Early Learning at the University of Mississippi has released a set of five briefs that integrate compelling research from internationally recognized experts in child development, brain science, medicine, economics, and more. The briefs, co-authored by Cathy Grace and Melody Musgrove, GCSEL co-directors, are designed to enhance the knowledge of MississippiRead the story …