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 …

Booneville Student Earns University’s Highest Academic Honor

Tishomingo's Hannah Day awarded UM Taylor Medal

OXFORD, Miss. – Hannah Day, a senior education major from Tishomingo at the University of Mississippi at Booneville, recently was selected to receive the university’s top academic honor as a Taylor medalist for the 2017-18 academic year. Day was presented her award during the annual Honors Convocation on the Oxford campus. “I was blown awayRead the story …

UM-Booneville Student Earns University’s Highest Academic Award

Christy Grissom follows winding career path to a Taylor Medal

BOONEVILLE, Miss.­­­ – Growing up, Barbara “Christy” Grissom of Iuka never really thought much about going to college after high school. She went to work at a local restaurant and then a local furniture manufacturing plant before events beyond her control changed the course of her future. Grissom had worked her way up to aRead the story …

Booneville Campus Student Honored with Taylor Medal

Summer Sharplin continues family tradition in education field

OXFORD, Miss. – Summer Sharplin, a senior majoring in elementary education at the University of Mississippi at Booneville, has been awarded the university’s highest academic award, the Taylor Medal, during the annual Honors Convocation, which was April 7 on the Oxford campus. She is the daughter of Tony and Tammy Sharplin of Ripley. Attending theRead the story …