Telehealth Counseling Available for Regional Campus Students, Staff

Katie Harrison looks to help students pave a pathway to success through free counseling

OXFORD, Miss. – Taking care of your mental health has been a major theme surrounding this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. Gymnast Simone Biles struggled with mental health issues that left her feeling overwhelmed and scared for her own safety. “Whenever you get in a high-stress situation, you kind of freak out and don’t reallyRead the story …

Coats Named Interim Executive Director of DeSoto Campus

Rick Gregory retiring after 30-year career in education

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – The University of Mississippi at DeSoto Center campus in Southaven will see a transition in leadership this summer with the retirement of executive director Rick Gregory and the promotion of Patricia “Pat” Coats into this role. Gregory is closing out a career in education that spans more than 30 years and twoRead the story …

UM Teams with Area College to Simplify Degree Completion

Northeast and Ole Miss launch Path4 program to streamline college experience

BOONEVILLE, Miss. – Northeast Mississippi Community College and the University of Mississippi have launched a joint program to provide seamless four-year college experiences for Northeast Mississippi residents looking to complete their college educations and move into rewarding careers, all while staying close to home. The Path4 initiative, announced in May, was developed by UM andRead the story …

Area Colleges Team Up to Simplify Degree Completion

Northwest and Ole Miss launch Path4 program at DeSoto Center campus

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – Northwest Mississippi Community College and the University of Mississippi have shared space at the DeSoto Center campus in Southaven for more than 20 years; before that, both institutions offered classes in what is now the Southaven City Hall building off Stateline Road. This four-decade partnership has helped thousands of DeSoto County residentsRead the story …

Baldwyn Veteran Completes Degree with UM-Booneville

After years with the military and local industries, Witt looks to serve community

BOONEVILLE, Miss. – William Elliott Witt, of Baldwyn, credits his high school teachers, college professors and his mother for their influences in his life that have led him to pursue a career in educating the next generation. “I wouldn’t be as driven or goal-oriented,” Witt said. “I want to invest in the lives of othersRead the story …

UM-Tupelo Students Earn University’s Top Academic Honor

Alexandria Sappington and Madison Hawes named 2019 Taylor Medalists

OXFORD, Miss. – Madison Hawes, of Saltillo, and Alexandria Sappington, of Pontotoc, both students at the University of Mississippi at Tupelo, are among a select group of graduating seniors who have been awarded a 2018-19 Marcus Elvis Taylor Medal, the highest academic award for Ole Miss students. The Taylor Medal was established in 1904 inRead the story …

UM-DeSoto Professor Authors Book on Esteemed Accounting Educator

Howard Lawrence adds first full-length text to list of career accomplishments

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – Howard Lawrence, clinical professor of accountancy at the University of Mississippi at DeSoto Center-Southaven, has led an exciting career. He has taught in Thailand, led a community college and touched the lives of thousands of students along the way. His most recent accomplishment? Finishing his first full-length book. “William A. Paton: ARead the story …

Collaboration Aims to Improve Middle School Writing

College writing center directors visit Hernando students, teachers

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – Writing center directors at Northwest Mississippi Community College and the University of Mississippi at DeSoto Center-Southaven recently collaborated with eighth-grade educators at Hernando Middle School to explore how writing centers can make an impact on students at any grade level. During the last week of November, the directors gave mini-lessons on writingRead the story …

UM-Tupelo Alumni, Executive Director Among Tupelo’s ‘Top 40 Under 40’

Former business students and administrator honored for 2018

TUPELO, Miss.­­­ – Two former University of Mississippi at Tupelo students and the campus’ executive director have been named to northeast Mississippi’s “Top 40 Under 40” list of influential leaders. Business, civic, and community leaders who are 40 years of age and under are nominated by community members and evaluated by an independent panel. HostedRead the story …

DeSoto Campus Student Lands Unique FBI Internship

Madison Cleveland works with forensic accountants and special agents to solve crime

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – It isn’t every day that accountancy students are able to use their expertise to solve crimes. Madison Cleveland was able to do just that while interning with the FBI over the summer. Cleveland, a senior accountancy major, attends classes at the University of Mississippi at DeSoto Center-Southaven. She began her 10-week internshipRead the story …