Willie Morris Awards Move to UM

Generous gift ensures awards to be given in perpetuity

OXFORD, Miss. – A generous New England-based couple with deep roots in the South, aware of the close relationship between a late-great Mississippi author and the Oxford community, is moving the celebrated Willie Morris Awards for Southern Writing from New York City to the University of Mississippi. With their $3 million gift to the UMRead the story …

Engaging Industry with Higher Education

UM seeks to increase partnerships with new council, director

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s new Industry Engagement Council is poised to maximize relationships between the university and private industry, creating strategic alliances that are beneficial to both. “Industry can tap into the knowledge base of our faculty while in turn providing opportunities for our students and graduates, who will ultimately put theirRead the story …

Online Campaign to Improve UM Student Art Gallery

Dozens of student exhibitions each year need better lighting

OXFORD, Miss. – Every student seeking a degree in fine arts from the University of Mississippi Department of Art and Art History is required to exhibit their work in Meek Hall’s Gallery 130 before graduating. For most students, the exhibit is a joyful highlight of their college careers. However, an outdated lighting system makes theRead the story …

A Gift for Future Journalists

New scholarship memorializes UM journalism school graduate

OXFORD, Miss. – Colleagues of the late Trey Jordan, of New Orleans, describe the University of Mississippi alumnus as the consummate professional, an outstanding leader and great motivator who was honest, sincere and compassionate. He was well-rounded, they said, and fun – even at work for Northrup Grumman Corp., where he served as an informationRead the story …

Awarding Excellence in Arts and Humanities

UM art history professor Nancy Wicker receives first Hensley Award

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi art history professor is the first recipient of a new research award that is already garnering global recognition for the College of Liberal Arts. Nancy Wicker, the inaugural recipient, used the gift in September to offset expenses associated with her participation in the annual meeting of the AssociationRead the story …

Celebrating 20 Exceptional Years

Women's Council hosts Feb.14 dinner, auction of 'experiences' to bolster student programming

OXFORD, Miss. – Twenty years ago, a group of University of Mississippi alumnae leaders set out to use their resources and voices to help change the world – one student at a time. The Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy will celebrate its anniversary Feb. 14 with a dinner-dance and auction of unique experiences toRead the story …

Young Engineers Support UM Engineering Students

Alyssa and Jesse Revis share their success with Ole Miss family

OXFORD, Miss. – Alyssa and Jesse Revis know how scholarships can transform lives. Financial awards gave each of them academic opportunities that led to their successful engineering careers. Alyssa Smith Revis graduated with a degree from the University of Mississippi School of Engineering in 2013. Just six years later, she and husband Jesse have establishedRead the story …

Bogens Provide Hope for Students

Women's Council scholarship honors UM alumna, benefits freshmen

OXFORD, Miss. – “Hope lifts her maiden finger pointing to the eternal Home on whose portals they linger looking back for us to come.” Though that’s the epitaph on a headstone marking the grave of the late Patsy Moore Bogen’s great-great grandfather, friends and family say the sentiment could easily apply to her. “Patsy livedRead the story …

Harvest Supper Enjoys Success at Rowan Oak

Annual event raises support for University Museum

OXFORD, Miss. – The 2019 Harvest Supper, on the grounds of Rowan Oak, raised more than $125,000 to support the University of Mississippi Museum and Historic Houses. The Friends of the Museum’s annual sold-out event connects Ole Miss alumni, local residents and out-of-town guests with artists, writers and musicians for dinner and entertainment at theRead the story …

Paying Support Forward

Daughter establishes Pierce Memorial Scholarship for mom

OXFORD, Miss. – Bettie Pierce often told her daughter Susan that when you are given a gift, you should return the kindness, and the spirit of the gift. University of Mississippi alumna Susan Pierce, of Mandeville, Louisiana, is following that advice by creating the Bettie C. Pierce Memorial Scholarship Endowment at UM. The new scholarshipRead the story …