Inspiring Success on the Court

UM graduate's generosity memorializes son at Ole Miss basketball arena

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumnus Craig Geno Sr. hopes his gift to Ole Miss athletics will encourage Rebel basketball players to fight hard for the fans they represent. “I want it to inspire them to realize that they’re playing for more than just a win or a loss or for personal glory,” saidRead the story …

New Grant to Champion Small-Business Development in Mississippi

USDA grant and funding from Regions Foundation will expand center's support of small businesses

OXFORD, Miss. – The Mississippi Small Business Development Center at the University of Mississippi is using a federal grant to expand the center’s support of small businesses and entrepreneurs in rural areas of the state. The $409,112 Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will be used to develop and deployRead the story …

Pharmacy Alumnus Honors Former School Administrators with Scholarship

David Newton's gift will help aspiring pharmacists and teachers

OXFORD, Miss. – Of those who crossed paths with University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy administrators Charles Hartman and Mickey Smith, many will say what a great impact each had on their lives and careers. David Newton is one of those who is quick to note the influence each had on him personally. As aRead the story …

Raising the Bar

Dean Susan Duncan's gift supports School of Law Fund

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi law student Ethan Booker, of Oxford, is spending his summer working with the Queens District Attorney’s Office-Homicide Unit in New York, an opportunity made possible by support from the School of Law‘s faculty, staff and dean. “The best thing the Ole Miss law school provides its students is anRead the story …

Cultivating Knowledge

University of Mississippi Libraries to receive multimillion-dollar gift

OXFORD, Miss. – Ralph Vance tries to talk about the late Bill Morrison’s generosity to the University of Mississippi, but the words catch in his throat. “We’ve all been meeting and putting our heads together about how to do the right thing with this gift, but mostly we just keep saying, ‘Oh my god: theRead the story …

Friou Legacy Expands

Late alumnus directs $1M estate gift to accountancy school

OXFORD, Miss. – One mother’s decision to send her son to the University of Mississippi launched a college experience that continues to transform the lives of students and the Patterson School of Accountancy – and that fruitful legacy is expanding. The late Roger Friou, of Ridgeland, was that son, and his estate has directed aRead the story …

Helping Students Who Learn Differently

Donors' $1 million gift funds program to equip kids to overcome illiteracy

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi, the Shelton School of Dallas, two Mississippi school districts, a former UM professor and an Ole Miss alumnus have joined forces in a fight against illiteracy. For the next three years, the Shelton School will conduct a pilot program designed to improve literacy in the Oxford and LafayetteRead the story …

Helping Produce Winning Teams

Millettes' gift helps build UM athletics program, names tunnel at stadium

OXFORD, Miss. – Sam Millette Jr. understands that, for Ole Miss athletics to be competitive, it must continually improve, especially in the aftermath of a pandemic that left most collegiate sports programs struggling financially. He and his wife, Lynne, also understand those improvements – along with a return to a program’s peak success – canRead the story …

Loree Allen Remembered

Scholarship named for Allen to assist UM pharmacy students committed to service

OXFORD, Miss. – Ask anyone who knew Loree Goheen Allen, of Oxford, to share their memories, and the stories of Allen’s kindness, concern and support of other people start flowing. Likewise, the outpouring of gifts to the Loree Goheen Allen Memorial Scholarship Endowment in the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy total more than $66,000Read the story …

Honoring Linda Spargo

Fund named for Spargo supports the arts, Rowan Oak

OXFORD, Miss. – Navigating a four-year university can be daunting for some students, but University of Mississippi students had a mentor in Linda Spargo, who devoted her career to guiding them and their families. Recently retired, Spargo’s impact is being honored through a support fund. Numerous donors, including former students and parents with whom sheRead the story …