Meredith Scholarship Established on 60th Anniversary of UM Integration

Alumnus creates award to honor civil rights leader, help new generations of students

OXFORD, Miss. – A new scholarship fund honors civil rights hero James Meredith just in time to celebrate the 60th anniversary of his 1962 integration of the University of Mississippi, a historic achievement that opened the door for thousands of other students. The James H. Meredith Legacy Scholarship Fund was established by UM alumnus Dr.Read the story …

Beating Brain Drain

Gift to CME aims to keep graduates in Mississippi

OXFORD, Miss. – With a gift of $62,500 to the University of Mississippi‘s Haley Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence, the family of Charles Holder Jr. hopes to keep graduates in the state while also honoring their father. The gift establishes the Charles B. Holder Jr. Scholarship Endowment in honor of Holder, who served as anRead the story …

Bancroft Fund Commits $1 Million to Accountancy Building

Gift continues foundation's support of university, names classroom in new facility

OXFORD, Miss. – A $1 million gift from the Joseph C. Bancroft Charitable & Educational Fund will name a large first-floor classroom in the Patterson School of Accountancy‘s new building at the University of Mississippi. “The Bancroft Charitable Fund has been a longtime supporter of the Patterson School, and I’m a 1969 accountancy graduate,” saidRead the story …

Recruiting Future Economists

Alumni couple's gift benefits UM Department of Economics

OXFORD, Miss. – LeaAnne and Al Williams, of Knoxville, Tennessee, who met at the University of Mississippi, committed to growing an endowment that will help their alma mater recruit students interested in economics. “Our family started at Ole Miss, and we love it,” LeaAnne Williams said. “We want to see it continue to be theRead the story …

Pittman Gift Boosts Grove Scholars

Alumnus helps build program to support underserved students

OXFORD, Miss. – A $1 million private gift to the University of Mississippi is the catalyst that has brought significant changes to Ole Miss Grove Scholars, enabling the program to provide a higher level of service to its students. The Grove Scholars program facilitates academic success and job placement among Mississippi residents seeking degrees relatedRead the story …

Fleshers Support New Accountancy Home

Longtime UM professors give back to construction project

OXFORD, Miss. – Tonya and Dale Flesher have each devoted 45-year careers to the Patterson School of Accountancy at the University of Mississippi and now they are supporting construction of the school’s new home. The award-winning researchers and teachers have committed $300,000 to the renowned program they helped build. The executive boardroom in the 100,000-square-footRead the story …

He Lifted as He Climbed

UM community remembers professor emeritus Colby H. Kullman

OXFORD, Miss. – To friends and family, University of Mississippi professor emeritus Colby H. Kullman, who died Aug. 9, was a one-of-a-kind human being who touched the lives of thousands of students during his tenure in the Department of English. “He was like Halley’s Comet – he shined like it – and was unique andRead the story …

Henderson’s Estate Expands Legacy at Ole Miss

Major gift endows UM Foundation operations

OXFORD, Miss. – For 37 years, the late Alice Henderson, of Jackson, supported the University of Mississippi with funds for scholarships. Now her $3.1 million estate gift further illustrates her devotion to strengthening her alma mater. The gift is directed to the John P. and Wanda Alice McKee Henderson Endowment, an unrestricted endowed fund forRead the story …

UM to Dedicate Ole Miss Student Union Name, Present Concerto Award

Both events pay tribute to late Gertrude C. Ford and her foundation

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi will formally dedicate the new name of the Ole Miss Student Union on Friday (Aug. 26), paying tribute to late Gertrude C. Ford and her foundation that continues to have a transformative impact on the Oxford and Medical Center campuses. The public is invited to the 10 a.m.Read the story …

Alumnus Repays Career Guidance with Major Gift

Brent Wood's contribution to help build accountancy school of tomorrow

OXFORD, Miss. – Brent Wood’s recent gift to the University of Mississippi will help shape new construction for the institution that launched his successful 26-year career in accounting. “I went to Ole Miss without a specific major in mind,” said Wood, chief financial officer with EastGroup Properties who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accountancyRead the story …