A Legacy of Support and Inspiration

UM student Tommy Tosh helping others 20 years after death

OXFORD, Miss. – Family and friends of the late Tommy Tosh in Oxford and throughout the country recently marked the 20th anniversary of the young man’s untimely death. Tosh, a University of Mississippi senior and dedicated Rebel fan, died Sept. 29, 2001, from injuries sustained in a car wreck near Nashville, Tennessee. He and friends were involved in what wasRead the story …

‘Light in the Piazza’ Gives Students ‘Full Professional Experience’

Rehearsals are in full swing and tickets on sale for highly anticipated UM Opera Theatre production

OXFORD, Miss. – The upcoming University of Mississippi Opera Theatre production of “The Light in the Piazza” does not take the stage at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts until mid-November, but it’s already full steam ahead for the cast and production team. “We are right in the middle of the excitement at theRead the story …

Rosenthal to Lead Magee Institute

Interim director to pursue research, solutions for students, families

OXFORD, Miss. – Meagen Rosenthal, an accomplished researcher and leader in community well-being and engagement, has been named the inaugural interim executive director of the William Magee Institute for Student Wellbeing at the University of Mississippi. “We are fortunate to have a leader of Dr. Rosenthal’s caliber on campus to lead us through development ofRead the story …

Dedication Set for O’Ferrall-Alpine Camp Outdoor Suite

Oct. 8 event to pay tribute to Mr. "O" and wife, Alice

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumnus Dick O’Ferrall, of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, will be honored at a ceremony Friday (Oct. 8) dedicating the Dick and Alice O’Ferrall-Alpine Camp Outdoor Recreation Suite at the South Campus Recreation Center. The 10 a.m. event is the culmination of an Ole Miss Ignite Campaign that raised more thanRead the story …

Late Alumnus Awarded 2021 UM Outstanding Internship Experience Partner

Oscar Pope honored for his mentorship of Ole Miss students

OXFORD, Miss. – Being a part of the Ole Miss family can mean many things, but many people say it’s about the network of people who understand how special the University of Mississippi is to those who have experienced it. Countless alumni report traveling to far-flung locales, only to hear a “Hotty Toddy” from someoneRead the story …

Family Shows Respect for Faculty Mentors with Major Gift

Vasilyevs establish fund for UM Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management

OXFORD, Miss. – Mention the University of Mississippi‘s hospitality program to Scott and Joey Vasilyev and their faces visibly brighten. The Oxford brothers volley names of their favorite professors as if in a match to determine who had the best experience at Ole Miss. “The reason we light up so much is because the facultyRead the story …

Gift Honors Family’s Legacy of Practicing Law

UM alumnus Doug Wright gives back to law school, creates scholarship

OXFORD, Miss. – Wanting a way to mark the 30th anniversary of his graduation from the University of Mississippi School of Law, Tupelo resident Doug Wright decided to make a gift that honors his father and grandfather, both Ole Miss law alumni. The Wright Family Scholarship in Law Endowment represents not only Wright, a 1989Read the story …

Supporting Nursing Education

Estate gift from alumna to establish chair in UM School of Nursing

OXFORD, Miss. – A $1 million planned gift from retired nurse Patricia Dyre Kimble, of Friday Harbor, Washington, will benefit the School of Nursing at the University of Mississippi Medical Center while honoring her in perpetuity. The gift will establish the Patricia Dyre Kimble Endowed Chair in Nursing and will supplement the salary of anRead the story …

‘Voices of Mississippi’ Debuts Sept. 14 at Ford Center

World premiere of multimedia event features historian Bill Ferris, area blues and gospel musicians

OXFORD, Miss. – The world premiere of “Voices of Mississippi,” a multimedia production chronicling some of Mississippi’s most iconic people and art, will kick off the 2021-22 performance season at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Mississippi. The multimedia event, set for Sept. 14, celebrates the people andRead the story …

Equity in Action Plans Set Goals, Metrics for Progress

Plans for each campus unit offer transparency, accountability for Pathways to Equity strategic initiative

OXFORD, Miss. – After the University of Mississippi rolled out its Pathways to Equity strategic plan in January, individual campus academic and administrative units got to work building their own Equity in Action plans. With those plans available for everyone to read, the campus community is invited to provide feedback and begin participating at theRead the story …