An Education Beyond Campus

Gift helps students study abroad, supports national, international internships

OXFORD, Miss. – The donor of a major gift to the University of Mississippi hopes to give students increased exposure to different cultures and people as they navigate opportunities to explore new places and professions, thus building a foundation for success and strengthening their empathy for others. UM alumna Diane Triplett Holloway, of Nashville, Tennessee,Read the story …

Scholarship Program Gains New Chair, Member

Thames to lead Ole Miss Women's Council for the next two years

OXFORD, Miss. – The Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy, a scholarship program at the University of Mississippi, has welcomed a new chair and a new member to further its mission to nurture student leadership, philanthropy and mentoring. Suzan Thames, of Ridgeland, is the new chair, and Margaret Khayat, of Oxford, is the latest additionRead the story …

Museum Unveils 2022 Keepsake Ornament

Design features 60th anniversary of university's integration

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Museum and Historic Houses has unveiled its 23rd annual holiday keepsake, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the university’s integration. Each year, the design alternates between subjects in the museum’s permanent collection, at the university and around Oxford. This year’s keepsake was chosen to honor the enrollment of JamesRead the story …

Reese Honored as Emerging Young Philanthropist

Ole Miss Women's Council celebrates 'giving nature' of UM alumna and Olympian

OXFORD, Miss. – One of the greatest long jumpers in history, University of Mississippi alumna Brittney Reese is already recognized as the university’s most celebrated Olympian. However, her quiet efforts to help and serve others are often overlooked. That changed recently when the 36-year-old Reese was honored in Oxford with the Emerging Young Philanthropist AwardRead the story …

From Old School to New School

Rivers gift goes toward state-of-the-art accountancy building

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi left its mark on Dr. Careybeth and Marshall Rivers, so, with a gift of $50,000 to the Patterson School of Accountancy, the couple is returning the favor. The family’s gift will help support construction of the school’s new $70 million building planned for the corner of University AvenueRead the story …

Making an Impact Today and Tomorrow

First MacEachern Scholarship recipients express gratitude for donors' assistance in reaching goals

OXFORD, Miss. – After receiving pharmacy degrees from the University of Mississippi and the University of Tennessee, the late Jane MacEachern devoted much of her 39-year professional career to designing and implementing oncology drug trials – research that made a significant impact in the lives of cancer patients. Now, a scholarship established in her memoryRead the story …

High School Seniors Return for MOST Conference Reunion

Students reflect on summer event, anticipate future enrollment

OXFORD, Miss. – Before Dre Patton earned two degrees from the University of Mississippi and was named to the Ole Miss Hall of Fame, he was an attendee at the 2015 Mississippi Outreach to Scholastic Talent, or MOST, conference and a 2019 MOST mentor. Patton told high school seniors who participated in the 2022 MOSTRead the story …

Insurance Industry Partners with University

Firms, industry group and UM commit to expand, diversify talent pipeline

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has launched a new insurance certificate program to provide students from historically Black colleges and universities in Mississippi with training, networks and experience to enter a field ripe with job opportunities. The new initiative, set to kick off in the fall 2023 semester, is fueled by a partnershipRead the story …

Ford Foundation Makes Gift to Accountancy Building

New career center will be named in honor of support

OXFORD, Miss. – The Gertrude C. Ford Foundation, of Jackson, a longtime, generous supporter of the University of Mississippi, has stepped forward with a $200,000 gift commitment for the new Patterson School of Accountancy building. “The Gertrude C. Ford Foundation is proud to support the nationally acclaimed Patterson School of Accountancy,” said John C. Lewis,Read the story …

Scholarship Endowments Honor Longtime Professor

Late Donald Summers helped build resources to support talented students in physics and astronomy

OXFORD, Miss. – The late Donald Summers loved studying the universe and spent his career as a University of Mississippi professor teaching astronomy and conducting physics research. A new gift in his name will enable students to reach for the stars. The $200,000 gift from his brother, Robert Summers, of Palo Alto, California, establishes theRead the story …