Support for the Arts

Gift establishes film production studio fund

OXFORD, Miss. – A love for the arts since childhood led Nancye Starnes, of Charleston, South Carolina, to support a new film production program at the University of Mississippi that will offer professional training and a new production facility for students. The alumna’s gift of $200,000 establishes the Nancye Starnes Film Production Studio Fund inRead the story …

Alumnus Helps Fund Space for Accountancy Honors Students

Nance gift will help construct new conference room

OXFORD, Miss. – A major gift to the University of Mississippi from alumnus Bob Nance will provide a new meeting space for Beta Alpha Psi students in the Patterson School of Accountancy. Beta Alpha Psi is an international honor society for accounting, finance and information systems students. The 1978 UM graduate’s $50,000 gift established theRead the story …

A Gift for the Future

Former alumni director includes university in estate plans

OXFORD, Miss. – In his 25 years with the Ole Miss Alumni Association, Tim Walsh became acutely aware of the importance of building private support in the form of endowed funds for the University of Mississippi. Having witnessed the impact of these gifts supporting scholarships, faculty programs, expansion projects and more, Walsh said making aRead the story …

Coming Full Circle

New Women's Council scholarship benefits UM nursing students

OXFORD, Miss. – In a way, Stephanie Barrett’s life has come full circle. Raised in Starkville by her widowed mother, with help from her maternal uncle and both grandmothers – strong and dedicated family members who became role models while supporting her financially – Barrett is helping shape the lives and future career paths ofRead the story …

UM Continues Commitment to Making Courses Accessible to All

Global Accessibility Day online lunch-and-learn offered May 21 for faculty and staff

OXFORD, Miss. – Imagine opening an assignment for a college course to find a video that has not been properly captioned, and you are deaf. Accessibility specialists at the University of Mississippi are working to eradicate this barrier and others like this by connecting Ole Miss faculty and staff members with tools and resources thatRead the story …

Supporting Research

College of Liberal Arts receives boost to research

OXFORD, Miss. – A recent major gift to the University of Mississippi will help the College of Liberal Arts continue to attract and retain top faculty. The stock-transfer gift of $250,000 from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous supplements a faculty research grant endowment that was established in 2014. A portion of the giftRead the story …

Senior Class Gift Will Aid Fellow Students

UM Class of 2020 responds to COVID-19 by supporting Student Emergency Fund

OXFORD, Miss. – Every year, members of the University of Mississippi senior class raise funds to leave a gift behind that represents their legacy. This year, the tradition continues. By requesting contributions to the Student Emergency Fund, the Class of 2020 hopes to help fellow Ole Miss students struggling with pandemic-related challenges. Class of 2020Read the story …

Support for STEM Students

Named endowment memorializes couple, benefits UM freshmen

OXFORD, Miss. – A gift to the University of Mississippi will provide scholarships for mathematics and chemistry majors while memorializing the 55-year marriage of a couple who met over breakfast on the Oxford campus. Established with a gift of $250,000, the Millie Nichols and Orga V. Craig Memorial Scholarship Endowment will benefit freshmen seeking degreesRead the story …

Cathead Makes Major Gift to Southern Foodways Alliance

Gift honors SFA's efforts on behalf of restaurant industry during pandemic and beyond

OXFORD, Miss. – The Southern Foodways Alliance at the University of Mississippi has received a major gift from the founders of Mississippi-based Cathead Distillery, whose efforts during the COVID-19 crisis are making statewide impact. The $75,000 gift from Cathead owners Austin Evans and Richard Patrick will support the writing, editing and sharing of 15 essaysRead the story …

Fulfilling Dreams for Legal Education

Medgar Evers Scholarship Endowment continues to build

OXFORD, Miss. – When law professor John Robin Bradley established the Medgar Evers Scholarship Endowment at the University of Mississippi a decade ago, his goal was to help future Mississippi leaders in justice find more open doors than Evers did. Bradley and his wife, Laura, recently committed another $100,000 to continue building the endowment forRead the story …