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 …

First-Generation Students to Celebrate Achievements

Events scheduled Nov. 7-10 include kickoff party, coffee and conversation

OXFORD, Miss. – When Julia Peoples enrolled at the University of Mississippi, she was the first in her family to go to college. The Puckett native struggled to find the right fit; that was, until she discovered the First-Generation Student Network as an upperclassman. “The connections were really useful to me as a I workedRead the story …

Juawice McCormick Named Counseling Center Director

Administrator seeks to improve, expand services to Ole Miss students

OXFORD, Miss. – As the new director of the University of Mississippi Counseling Center, Juawice McCormick plans to pursue progressive goals while remaining student-centered and student-focused. “I want the counseling center to be able and ready to meet the mental health needs of the larger incoming freshman class, rising upperclassmen, graduate students and transfer students,”Read the story …

Another Win from Baseball

Omaha business makes donation to Grove Grocery

OXFORD, Miss. – When University of Mississippi baseball players won the College World Series in June, they indirectly scored a gift that will help feed their fellow students. Fans from all eight CWS teams who traveled to Omaha, Nebraska, for the tournament participated in the Jello Shot Challenge, a simultaneous baseball fan competition happening justRead the story …

Family Leadership Council Helps Strengthen Student Experience

Group's annual gifts exceed $1 million to support campus services, projects

OXFORD, Miss. – Support from the Ole Miss Family Leadership Council has exceeded $1 million, with new allocations made for University of Mississippi student services at the council’s spring meeting. For the past eight academic years, the Family Leadership Council has heard requests from the 15 departments within the university’s Division of Student Affairs forRead the story …

Active Minds Exhibit Aims to End the Silence Around Mental Health

Student-led UM group sponsors exhibition promoting the importance of honest conversation, resources

OXFORD, Miss. – A national traveling exhibit designed to help prevent campus suicides is coming to the University of Mississippi on Monday (March 7). The “Send Silence Packing” display containing more than 1,000 backpacks will be in the great room of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The backpacks,Read the story …

Kroger Makes Five-Year Pledge to Reduce Food Insecurity

Grove Grocery provides healthy meals at no charge to campus community

OXFORD, Miss. – A strategic partnership with Kroger helped Grove Grocery provide 9,291 free meals to those in the University of Mississippi community with food insecurity issues during the 2020-21 academic year. To ensure this crucial resource continues, Kroger has committed to maintain its support for the next five years. Since the pandemic began, “theRead the story …

Health Center Pharmacists Keep UM Community Healthy

Pharmacy Health Services provides care and resources during pandemic

OXFORD, Miss. – When COVID-19 became a public health crisis, college campuses across the country shut down. At the University of Mississippi, students didn’t return after an extended spring break, while faculty and staff began working from home. During that time, as well as the return to campus this summer, Ole Miss was fortunate forRead 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 …

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 …