Industry Partnership Benefits Students

Viking Range supplies new test kitchen for students in nutrition and hospitality management

OXFORD, Miss. – Thanks to a continuing partnership with Viking Range, students in the University of Mississippi Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management will enjoy a new test kitchen to perfect their skills, while preparing for careers in one of Mississippi’s leading sectors: the tourism and hospitality industry. Viking Range, manufacturer of professional-grade ranges forRead the story …

Providing a Path to Success

Annexstad Family Foundation, Honors College create supportive communities

OXFORD, Miss. – Ajah Singleton and Elsi Gabriela Muñoz Ramos, two first-generation students at the University of Mississippi, have discovered a community where they can thrive, thanks to scholarships awarded by the Annexstad Family Foundation. The students, both members of the university’s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, are on a transformative path to career opportunitiesRead the story …

Familial Roots in Education

Clarks create OMWC scholarship in memory of their late mothers

OXFORD, Miss. – When giving a speech as a high school student, Ginger Guice Clark was surprised to see her mother standing in the back of the room. “I hadn’t told her I was going to give a speech, but there she was,” said Clark, of Birmingham, Alabama. “Mom always supported us and our education,Read the story …

A Scholar’s Success

Marketing student grateful for UM graduate's support

OXFORD, Miss. – Besides financial support, the Lyttleton T. Harris IV Endowed Scholarship at the University of Mississippi is providing mentoring from a marketing master for its recipient. In February, Lyt Harris, of Houston, Texas, added $100,000 to the scholarship endowment he established in 2016. In addition to this and previous gifts to his endowment,Read the story …

A Fond Farewell

Retiring UM Foundation employees leave strong legacies

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi Foundation employees Ron Guest, executive director of foundation services, and Donna Patton, director of stewardship, retired in March, both leaving a legacy of decades of service. “Their collective years of service to the foundation and, ultimately, to the University of Mississippi have been invaluable,” said Wendell W. Weakley, foundationRead the story …

Computer Science Majors to Benefit from Gift to School of Engineering

Alumnus establishes John F. Stone Engineering Scholarship Endowment

OXFORD, Miss. – In his 94 years, John Stone has witnessed the evolution of modern technology: from a time when families gathered for radio shows to today, when dads, moms, brothers and sisters each stream a different show on their own devices. The 1949 University of Mississippi graduate remembers when documents were drafted on aRead the story …

Generous Donations Smash Record During Ole Miss Giving Day 2021

University family gives $2.485 million to soar past fundraising goals

OXFORD, Miss. – When the last online donation was made this week for Giving Day 2021, University of Mississippi faithful had shattered the fundraising record for the annual event. This year, Ole Miss alumni, students, parents, alumni, friends, faculty and staff contributed 1,575 gifts (1,328 unique donors), totaling more than $2.485 million – gifts dedicatedRead the story …

Endowment Honors Memories of Three Friends

Scholarship recipients carry on legacies of fraternity brothers

OXFORD, Miss. – A scholarship endowment paying tribute to the lives of three University of Mississippi students has grown to more than $468,000, and three new recipients of the scholarship say they feel honored to represent the men for whom the scholarship is named. Continuing gifts from the Kappa Alpha fraternity have expanded the CharlesRead the story …

Giving Day at Ole Miss

Campaign has goal of strengthening programs, unifying community

OXFORD, Miss. – Giving Day 2021 at the University of Mississippi, April 13-14, will bring together students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends to support academic and athletics programs through an online, social media-driven campaign. “We are better together – and together with our generous donors and friends, we can make a positive and powerful impact forRead the story …

Training Racially Diverse Business Leaders

Gift funds tuition for two Ole Miss MBA students

OXFORD, Miss. – A $60,000 gift to the University of Mississippi for the Robert C. Pozen Scholarship MBA Diversity Fund will assist two students pursuing master’s degrees in business administration. The award covers $30,000 in tuition for two full-time students from Mississippi who are entering the on-campus MBA program this summer or fall. Bob Pozen,Read the story …