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 …

Benefiting Ole Miss Baseball

Tracy family gift enriches Ole Miss athletics, names baseball performance center

OXFORD, Miss. – A $3 million gift from the parents of a University of Mississippi student will bolster the Ole Miss baseball program. Amanda and Todd Tracy, of Dallas, parents of freshman business major Grayson, made the gift, the first of many the family intends to make to Ole Miss. “Amanda and I believe it’sRead the story …

Courtyard to be Named for Burns Family

Major support provided to School of Accountancy’s new home

OXFORD, Miss. – The courtyard of the University of Mississippi‘s new Patterson School of Accountancy home is to be named for the Burns family to honor the longtime donors’ $1 million gift toward building construction. Sheryl and Roland Burns, of Frisco, Texas, made the gift to recognize Roland, a 1982 graduate of the school, andRead the story …

Deloitte, Foundation Endow $1.5M UM Accountancy Chair

Gift helps attract, retain top faculty to renowned program

OXFORD, Miss. – Professional services firm Deloitte and its foundation are expanding support of the University of Mississippi Patterson School of Accountancy with a gift of $1.5 million to establish the Deloitte Foundation Chair of Accountancy. The new chair is funded by contributions from Deloitte partners, principals, managing directors and employees who are UM graduates,Read the story …

Peacock Remembered with Recovery Support Fund

Funds to help students with outpatient treatment for addictions

OXFORD, Miss. – The late Edward Peacock IV was known for his amazing personality, caring spirit and bright intellect. He also was known to have an ongoing struggle with alcohol addiction. To help other University of Mississippi students overcome drug or alcohol addiction and to honor the memory of their son, Ann and Ed PeacockRead the story …

Rivers Rutherford Shares Stories Behind His Bestselling Songs

Musician, UM alumnus featured April 29 at The Lyric in Oxford

OXFORD, Miss. – Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Rivers Rutherford will share stories and songs during a special evening event Friday (April 29) at The Lyric in Oxford. The stories behind some of Rutherford’s most popular songs will be told by the acclaimed musician at the 7 p.m. event hosted by the Ole MissRead the story …

Establishing a Path to Recovery

Riser Family Wellness Fund benefits Magee Center with focus on eating disorders

OXFORD, Miss. – An unlikely friendship, formed more than 30 years ago, has resulted in a recent major gift being doubled to help University of Mississippi students struggling with eating disorders. When Paul Riser, of Little Rock, Arkansas, was in law school at Ole Miss, he met Ed Meek, then a UM administrator. In theRead the story …

Endowment Honors Memories of Three Friends

Scholarship recipients carry on fraternity brothers’ legacies

OXFORD, Miss. – A scholarship endowment paying tribute to the lives of three University of Mississippi students has grown to more than $540,000, and three new recipients say they feel honored to represent the men for whom the scholarship is named. Continuing gifts from the Kappa Alpha fraternity have expanded the Charles Walker Kelly, SamuelRead the story …

Building a BASE for Success

Ole Miss business school launches initiative to strengthen relationships with industry

OXFORD, Miss. – To prepare University of Mississippi students to succeed and lead in the rapidly changing market, the School of Business Administration has launched a program to connect students and faculty with industry. The Core for Business Analytics, Sales and Supply Chain – referred to as BASE – combines faculty knowledge with industry interestsRead the story …

Alumnus Backs Opportunities for Business Graduates, Student-Athletes

UM graduate's gifts support job placement for students, improved facilities

OXFORD, Miss. – After a career spanning more than 30 years across the telecommunication and information technology industries, including leading four companies as CEO, Dean Douglas is giving back to the university he credits for his success. With gifts totaling $250,000, the 1978 graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration established theRead the story …