David Magee Launches Book, Charles Kelley Performs Nov. 2

Special event at Ole Miss to fuel discussion on addiction, recovery

OXFORD, Miss. – A family discussion about substance misuse and Grammy Award-winning music will celebrate the national launch of the book “Dear William” by David Magee on Nov. 2 at the University of Mississippi, with an acoustic performance by Charles Kelley, of the popular country music trio Lady A. The 7 p.m. event in theRead the story …

Helping a Proven Program Get Even Better

Gift will expand Ole Miss faculty support, grow RMI program

OXFORD, Miss. – A major new commitment from Brown & Riding Insurance Co. will further expand faculty support for the University of Mississippi‘s nationally recognized risk management and insurance program, helping ensure professors have the resources needed to effectively teach and prepare students. B&R is increasing an initial gift to the RMI program establishing theRead the story …

A Legacy of Support and Inspiration

UM student Tommy Tosh helping others 20 years after death

OXFORD, Miss. – Family and friends of the late Tommy Tosh in Oxford and throughout the country recently marked the 20th anniversary of the young man’s untimely death. Tosh, a University of Mississippi senior and dedicated Rebel fan, died Sept. 29, 2001, from injuries sustained in a car wreck near Nashville, Tennessee. He and friends were involved in what wasRead the story …

Rosenthal to Lead Magee Institute

Interim director to pursue research, solutions for students, families

OXFORD, Miss. – Meagen Rosenthal, an accomplished researcher and leader in community well-being and engagement, has been named the inaugural interim executive director of the William Magee Institute for Student Wellbeing at the University of Mississippi. “We are fortunate to have a leader of Dr. Rosenthal’s caliber on campus to lead us through development ofRead the story …

Dedication Set for O’Ferrall-Alpine Camp Outdoor Suite

Oct. 8 event to pay tribute to Mr. "O" and wife, Alice

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumnus Dick O’Ferrall, of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, will be honored at a ceremony Friday (Oct. 8) dedicating the Dick and Alice O’Ferrall-Alpine Camp Outdoor Recreation Suite at the South Campus Recreation Center. The 10 a.m. event is the culmination of an Ole Miss Ignite Campaign that raised more thanRead the story …

Family Shows Respect for Faculty Mentors with Major Gift

Vasilyevs establish fund for UM Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management

OXFORD, Miss. – Mention the University of Mississippi‘s hospitality program to Scott and Joey Vasilyev and their faces visibly brighten. The Oxford brothers volley names of their favorite professors as if in a match to determine who had the best experience at Ole Miss. “The reason we light up so much is because the facultyRead the story …

Gift Honors Family’s Legacy of Practicing Law

UM alumnus Doug Wright gives back to law school, creates scholarship

OXFORD, Miss. – Wanting a way to mark the 30th anniversary of his graduation from the University of Mississippi School of Law, Tupelo resident Doug Wright decided to make a gift that honors his father and grandfather, both Ole Miss law alumni. The Wright Family Scholarship in Law Endowment represents not only Wright, a 1989Read the story …

Supporting Nursing Education

Estate gift from alumna to establish chair in UM School of Nursing

OXFORD, Miss. – A $1 million planned gift from retired nurse Patricia Dyre Kimble, of Friday Harbor, Washington, will benefit the School of Nursing at the University of Mississippi Medical Center while honoring her in perpetuity. The gift will establish the Patricia Dyre Kimble Endowed Chair in Nursing and will supplement the salary of anRead the story …

Helping to Set the Stage

Gift creates space at the South Oxford Campus for new costume design shop

OXFORD, Miss. – In the hands of a costume designer, reams of fabric can be used to transport a theater patron to another time or even another world. A $650,000 gift establishing the Nancye Starnes Theatre and Film Fund at the University of Mississippi celebrates those transformations and expands the educational experiences of students whoRead the story …

Ole Miss Women’s Council Reschedules Legacy Award to April 10

Popular entertainer Dolly Parton to visit UM next spring

OXFORD, Miss. – Legendary performer and philanthropist Dolly Parton is scheduled to visit the University of Mississippi and Oxford to accept the prestigious Legacy Award from the Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy next spring. Parton was previously scheduled to be honored locally this fall by the OMWC. The Women’s Council, founded more than twoRead the story …