Embry Memorial Scholarship 2019 Recipient Named

Freshman Ethan Edmondson carries on Rebel's legacy

OXFORD, Miss. – Ethan Edmondson, a University of Mississippi freshman from Vardaman, is the 2019 recipient of the Joey Embry Memorial Scholarship, expanding the legacy of a beloved student and football player. Joey Embry was actively involved on the Oxford campus and was dedicated to his academic pursuits. He excelled academically, making both the UMAARead the story …

Walk of Fame to Honor Ford Center Supporters

Generous gift made to UM performing arts center's campaign

OXFORD, Miss. – A new Walk of Fame for supporters of the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts provides a path to the successful conclusion of the Celebrating the Arts campaign, funding a $3 million endowment for the University of Mississippi facility. “The magnificent Ford Center reflects our commitment to the cultural artsRead the story …

Campaign Aims to Give Student Veterans New Campus Home

Ignite Ole Miss effort seeks funds for renovations, furnishings and supplies

OXFORD, Miss. – A new online fundraising campaign launched by the University of Mississippi intends to welcome student veterans to new headquarters in the George Street House in the heart of campus. The university earlier announced that both the Office of Veteran and Military Services and the Veterans Resource Center would move into one buildingRead the story …

Service in Action Benefits Fellow Students

Maddie Marine follows gift with volunteer work at Magee Center

OXFORD, Miss. – With a gift of $25,000 and lots of volunteer effort for the new William Magee Center for Wellness Education, a senior psychology major embodies the citizen-scholar model of service encouraged across the campuses of the University of Mississippi. “I became interested in donating to the Magee Center because my brother has hadRead the story …

Testamentary Gift to Benefit Student-Athletes

Anonymous donors provide support to help Rebels balance academics with demands of training

OXFORD, Miss. – By the time most University of Mississippi students are eating breakfast, many Ole Miss student-athletes have already put in a couple hours of training. “We were required to be up at 5 a.m. for a run or for weight training every day,” said UM alumna Kie Purdom, a former golf team member.Read the story …

Rebirth of Renaissance Music

Anonymous donor funds UM symposium to revive music of earlier era

OXFORD, Miss. – A Renaissance music renaissance is coming to the University of Mississippi. Thanks to a gift provided by an anonymous donor, a symposium in summer 2020 will bring the enchanting, but seldom-performed music of the Renaissance back to life with a four-day series of lectures and free concerts focusing on historical performances ofRead the story …

Couple Provides Support for Student-Teachers

Hunt scholarship helps future educators achieve goals

OXFORD, Miss. – Kayla Denton, a University of Mississippi senior from Calhoun City, is completing the student-teacher requirement of her curriculum, helping educate fifth-graders at Grenada Central Elementary School. A scholarship helps offset her education-related expenses. “I’m so grateful to the Hunts for their generosity,” said Denton, referring to the Burl and Clara Hunt TeacherRead the story …

A Night with Beautiful Minds

MIND Center honors Medical Center physician, supports Alzheimer's research

JACKSON, Miss. – The MIND Center at the University of Mississippi Medical Center recently hosted “A Night with Beautiful Minds” to honor Dr. Tommy Prewitt, a retired UMMC physician who is battling early onset dementia. The Oct. 17 event highlighted Prewitt’s love of art by featuring visual, culinary, musical and performing artists while raising awarenessRead the story …

From Higher Education, Success Stems

Major gift honors faculty, supports excellence in STEM instruction

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi graduate’s major gift will honor two of his favorite professors while also supporting instruction in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. With a gift of $1.5 million, Dr. Rhett Atkinson and his wife, Elaine, established the Doctors Andrew Stefani and Eldon Miller Memorial Chair for STEMRead the story …

Knight Gate Honors Rebel Legend

Couple's gift supports Ole Miss athletics, pays tribute to 'Chucky'

OXFORD, Miss. – A recent $250,000 gift to the University of Mississippi has given Amy and Alex Knight, of Germantown, Tennessee, a lasting family tribute while honoring a beloved fallen Rebel. The Knights’ name adorns Gate 38 of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, representing in perpetuity the family’s desire to help improve athletics facilities and help recruit student-athletesRead the story …