Impressive Graduate Sparks Fruitful Relationship

B&R Insurance inspired to hire others, supports RMI program

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi graduate’s resume resulted not only in Brown & Riding Insurance hiring the applicant but also sparked the company’s continuing interest in the university. Learning about the risk management and insurance program and its caliber of students, B&R has been inspired to make a major gift to UM andRead the story …

An Appetite for Excellence

Restaurateur's gift will help ensure longevity of UM Southern Foodways Alliance

OXFORD, Miss. – When restaurateur Steve Palmer overheard one of his servers say she’d like to buy a home if only she had the down payment, he started a companywide home loan program. “We loan our employees their down payment interest-free,” said Palmer, of Charleston, South Carolina, who has 890 people on his payroll. “WeRead the story …

Frious’ Gift Supports Ole Miss Athletics

Stadium gate named for longtime supporters of university programs and students

OXFORD, Miss. – New signage at Gate 14 of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium will serve as a lasting tribute to University of Mississippi alumnus Roger Friou and his wife, Susie, who have made a major gift in support of Ole Miss athletics. “When Billy Brewer was coach here, I was a real insider,” said Roger Friou, whoRead the story …

First Ole Miss Giving Day Coming April 11-12

Online, social media campaign seeks engagement

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi invites all students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends to support higher education April 11-12 – strengthening the university through an online, social media-driven giving campaign. The inaugural Ole Miss Giving Day will launch at 9 a.m. April 11 and last 1 day, 8 hours and 48 minutes, inRead the story …

Mentor to 10 Physicians Honored

Legacy Award to posthumously laud Ruth and Arthur Guyton

OXFORD, Miss. – The late Ruth Weigle Guyton always had time for her 10 children, building a rich legacy of mentoring that will be recognized posthumously April 13 with the 2019 Legacy Award from the Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy. All the Guyton children became physicians like their late father, the renowned Dr. ArthurRead the story …

Suicide Prevention Efforts Gain Support

Anonymous donors provide resources to Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. – “Learning about students who have considered, attempted or committed suicide is just absolutely heartbreaking,” said an anonymous donor. That is why parents of a University of Mississippi student want their financial support to help the university continue to prevent suicide by expanding awareness, outreach and programming. “What drives someone to that pointRead the story …

Longest Scholarship Targets Transfer Students

Longtime biology professor creates endowment to help community college students complete degrees

OXFORD, Miss. – William D. Longest, who taught biology at the University of Mississippi for more than two decades, has established a scholarship endowment to help offset tuition expenses for students who transfer to UM from a community college. Provost Noel Wilkin said gifts like Longest’s are essential to the university’s growth. “We are extremelyRead the story …

Couple’s Gift Highlights Research of Liberal Arts Professors

Sanford and Susan Thomas establish UM award endowment

OXFORD, Miss. – Sanford and Susan Thomas, of Memphis, Tennessee, have made a gift of $50,000 to the University of Mississippi, establishing a faculty research award endowment in the College of Liberal Arts that reflects the value they place on academics. The Sanford and Susan Thomas Senior Professor Research Award Fund will provide annual supportRead the story …

Greg Carter Named UM Engineering Development Officer

Fundraiser brings track record of success to university

OXFORD, Miss. – Making friends and raising funds for institutions of higher learning are two things that Greg Carter believes he was born to do. And as the new associate director of development for the University of Mississippi School of Engineering, Carter said he is truly fulfilling his calling. “I believe in the transformative powersRead the story …

Foundation Gift to Help Students Face Substance Abuse Challenges

Major commitment to benefit Magee Center efforts

OXFORD, Miss. – Alcohol and drug education programs at the University of Mississippi will be expedited with a generous gift to the William Magee Center for Wellness Education Endowment. “We believe there are a lot of students affected by substance abuse, whether that is personal use or suffering with family members’ or friends’ addictions,” saidRead the story …