Awarding Excellence in Arts and Humanities

UM art history professor Nancy Wicker receives first Hensley Award

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi art history professor is the first recipient of a new research award that is already garnering global recognition for the College of Liberal Arts. Nancy Wicker, the inaugural recipient, used the gift in September to offset expenses associated with her participation in the annual meeting of the AssociationRead the story …

Celebrating 20 Exceptional Years

Women's Council hosts Feb.14 dinner, auction of 'experiences' to bolster student programming

OXFORD, Miss. – Twenty years ago, a group of University of Mississippi alumnae leaders set out to use their resources and voices to help change the world – one student at a time. The Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy will celebrate its anniversary Feb. 14 with a dinner-dance and auction of unique experiences toRead the story …

Young Engineers Support UM Engineering Students

Alyssa and Jesse Revis share their success with Ole Miss family

OXFORD, Miss. – Alyssa and Jesse Revis know how scholarships can transform lives. Financial awards gave each of them academic opportunities that led to their successful engineering careers. Alyssa Smith Revis graduated with a degree from the University of Mississippi School of Engineering in 2013. Just six years later, she and husband Jesse have establishedRead the story …

Bogens Provide Hope for Students

Women's Council scholarship honors UM alumna, benefits freshmen

OXFORD, Miss. – “Hope lifts her maiden finger pointing to the eternal Home on whose portals they linger looking back for us to come.” Though that’s the epitaph on a headstone marking the grave of the late Patsy Moore Bogen’s great-great grandfather, friends and family say the sentiment could easily apply to her. “Patsy livedRead the story …

Harvest Supper Enjoys Success at Rowan Oak

Annual event raises support for University Museum

OXFORD, Miss. – The 2019 Harvest Supper, on the grounds of Rowan Oak, raised more than $125,000 to support the University of Mississippi Museum and Historic Houses. The Friends of the Museum’s annual sold-out event connects Ole Miss alumni, local residents and out-of-town guests with artists, writers and musicians for dinner and entertainment at theRead the story …

Paying Support Forward

Daughter establishes Pierce Memorial Scholarship for mom

OXFORD, Miss. – Bettie Pierce often told her daughter Susan that when you are given a gift, you should return the kindness, and the spirit of the gift. University of Mississippi alumna Susan Pierce, of Mandeville, Louisiana, is following that advice by creating the Bettie C. Pierce Memorial Scholarship Endowment at UM. The new scholarshipRead the story …

Connecting History to the Present

Major gift will bolster UM history department research and teaching efforts

OXFORD, Miss. – A $150,000 gift to the University of Mississippi‘s Arch Dalrymple III Department of History has better positioned the department to embrace long-range opportunities, such as supporting faculty with their research and teaching goals. The unrestricted gift, for example, may be used to offset expenses associated with faculty summer writing grants or oralRead the story …

Providing Opportunities for Student-Athletes

RJ Young president supports Ole Miss athletics with major gift

OXFORD, Miss. – Chip Crunk is no stranger to the University of Mississippi. “I’m up here at least once a month trying to give back, trying to do the right things and help young people better themselves,” said Crunk, president and CEO of the RJ Young Co. of Nashville, Tennessee. The 1987 UM graduate andRead the story …

Remembering Hailey

New scholarship memorializes UM student

OXFORD, Miss. – Jonathan Fox wears a locket engraved with his daughter’s left thumbprint; inside are some of her ashes. “I carry her with me everywhere,” said Fox, of Newton. “She always said she wanted to go to work with me, and now she does.” In October 2018, Luckyday Scholar Hailey Fox was killed inRead the story …

Teaching with Cutting-edge Technology

UM real estate students gain experience using Argus software

OXFORD, Miss. – A technology gift from the ARGUS/Altus Group of Houston, Texas, to the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration is providing opportunities for students to experience software they may ultimately use in their careers. The recent gift, valued at more than $330,000, is intended to train Ole Miss real estate students toRead the story …