Cover Your Bases

Recent graduates encouraged to engage and support Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. – As sights and sounds of spring – such as flowers budding and baseball bats cracking – get underway, two University of Mississippi organizations are teaming up to encourage recent graduates to become more engaged with their alma mater. The Cover Your Bases campaign launches Friday (March 5) and offers UM graduates whoRead the story …

Adjunct Professor Supports RMI Program

Gift will help UM business school attract, retain world-class faculty

OXFORD, Miss. – As a freshman, Van Hedges followed in his older brothers’ footsteps by majoring in electrical engineering at the University of Mississippi, but the Water Valley native soon discovered that he should really be majoring in business. After graduating in 1975 with an undergraduate degree in business administration, Hedges earned a Master ofRead the story …

Scholarship Offers Career Opportunities for UM Students

Insurance commissioner, state senator team up to start RMI fund

OXFORD, Miss. – What student wouldn’t want an opportunity to have a rewarding career right out of college? Especially if a job is all but guaranteed. That’s the inspiration behind a University of Mississippi scholarship created with a combined $50,000 gift from Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney, of Vicksburg, and Walter Michel, a state senatorRead the story …

Honoring a Father’s Memory

Waddell gift names mezzanine at The Pavilion at Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. – Former Rebel basketball player Ray Waddell, of Dallas, Texas, has made a gift to the University of Mississippi that honors his late father by naming a mezzanine in The Pavilion at Ole Miss, the Rebels’ state-of-the-art arena. Rayburn Waddell, of Madison, died in August 2020. “I enjoy giving back to the communityRead the story …

Intersection of Science and Spirituality Assists UM Students

God at the Speed of Light endowment helps lift financial burdens

OXFORD, Miss. – Years after earning medical certifications in internal medicine, geriatrics and medical management, Dr. T. Lee Baumann turned his years of quantum physics notes into the bestselling book “God at the Speed of Light,” with profits improving prospects for many University of Mississippi students. Baumann first began researching a connection between quantum physicsRead the story …

Remembering Joey Embry

Rebel’s legacy continues with latest scholar

OXFORD, Miss. – Lillian Lindsey, a University of Mississippi freshman from Water Valley, is the 2020-21 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 theRead the story …

Honoring a Family Lineage

Hendrix gift benefits Ole Miss student-athletes

OXFORD, Miss. – Gate 12 of the University of Mississippi‘s Vaught-Hemingway Stadium will bear a new name – the Bettye and Dick Hendrix Family Gate – and stand as a monument to the lineage of Woodruff and Hendrix family members who graduated from Ole Miss. Bettye W. Hendrix, of Helena, Arkansas, a 1956 graduate ofRead the story …

Donors Respond to O’Ferrall Campaign

Initiative will name suite at Ole Miss' South Campus Recreation Center

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi fundraising campaign will provide crucial funding for the work of the William Magee Center for Wellness Education. Launched during the season of giving to honor a beloved alumnus who has dedicated his life to young people, the Ignite Ole Miss campaign raised more than $125,000 to establish theRead the story …

A Gift that Honors

UM endowment pays tribute to former faculty members

OXFORD, Miss. – A $100,000 gift to the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College pays tribute to two former University of Mississippi faculty members – one for his innovative approach to instruction and the other for his impact on the donor’s education and career path. The gift, made by an Honors Program graduate who preferred toRead the story …

Scholarship Benefits UM Business Students from St. Louis

Riries hope endowment will recruit students and share Ole Miss experience

OXFORD, Miss. – Ask Mike and James Ririe about the University of Mississippi, and a deep affinity for their alma mater will be instantly apparent. The brothers say their student experience at Ole Miss was life-changing, giving them a foundation for long-term professional success. They hope a scholarship their parents established will help recruit otherRead the story …