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 …

DeSoto Campus Accountancy Major Receives CMA Scholarship

Alexander Beene plans to become a Certified Management Accountant

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – Alexander Beene, a senior accountancy major at the University of Mississippi at DeSoto Center-Southaven, has accepted a Certified Management Accountant Program Scholarship. The scholarship was awarded last spring by the Institute of Management Accountants. It covers the entrance fee to the CMA program, registration fees for both parts of the CMA examRead the story …

Peeples Receives Outstanding Professional Educator Award

Graduate of Grenada regional campus hopes to set an example for his students

OXFORD, Miss.­­­ – The Mississippi Association of Colleges for Teacher Education has named Vaiden native Terry Peeples as one of Mississippi’s Outstanding Professional Educators of the Year. The annual award is given to one graduate from each of 15 Mississippi colleges and universities. Peeples, who graduated from the University of Mississippi’s Grenada regional campus inRead the story …

Grenada Graduate Earns UM Student Teacher of the Year Award

School of Education recognizes Mary Courtney Self for outstanding work

GRENADA, Miss. – Mary Courtney Self, of Grenada, was caught off-guard when her name was called for a special award during the University of Mississippi at Grenada’s annual graduation celebration earlier this spring. “I was shocked,” Self said. “I had no idea I was being considered for this honor.” During the evening’s program, Karen Davidson-Smith,Read the story …

UM-DeSoto Alumna Prepares Students for Dream Careers

Alice Robeson uses personal experience to assist nontraditional students

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – In her role as a graduate services specialist at Concorde Career College, Alice Robeson does anything and everything she can do to help students land the perfect job. “I teach them how to dress for success, how to write a resume and how to interview,” Robeson said. “I encourage them to takeRead the story …