Coming Full Circle

New Women's Council scholarship benefits UM nursing students

OXFORD, Miss. – In a way, Stephanie Barrett’s life has come full circle. Raised in Starkville by her widowed mother, with help from her maternal uncle and both grandmothers – strong and dedicated family members who became role models while supporting her financially – Barrett is helping shape the lives and future career paths ofRead the story …

Supporting Research

College of Liberal Arts receives boost to research

OXFORD, Miss. – A recent major gift to the University of Mississippi will help the College of Liberal Arts continue to attract and retain top faculty. The stock-transfer gift of $250,000 from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous supplements a faculty research grant endowment that was established in 2014. A portion of the giftRead the story …

Senior Class Gift Will Aid Fellow Students

UM Class of 2020 responds to COVID-19 by supporting Student Emergency Fund

OXFORD, Miss. – Every year, members of the University of Mississippi senior class raise funds to leave a gift behind that represents their legacy. This year, the tradition continues. By requesting contributions to the Student Emergency Fund, the Class of 2020 hopes to help fellow Ole Miss students struggling with pandemic-related challenges. Class of 2020Read the story …

Support for STEM Students

Named endowment memorializes couple, benefits UM freshmen

OXFORD, Miss. – A gift to the University of Mississippi will provide scholarships for mathematics and chemistry majors while memorializing the 55-year marriage of a couple who met over breakfast on the Oxford campus. Established with a gift of $250,000, the Millie Nichols and Orga V. Craig Memorial Scholarship Endowment will benefit freshmen seeking degreesRead the story …

Cathead Makes Major Gift to Southern Foodways Alliance

Gift honors SFA's efforts on behalf of restaurant industry during pandemic and beyond

OXFORD, Miss. – The Southern Foodways Alliance at the University of Mississippi has received a major gift from the founders of Mississippi-based Cathead Distillery, whose efforts during the COVID-19 crisis are making statewide impact. The $75,000 gift from Cathead owners Austin Evans and Richard Patrick will support the writing, editing and sharing of 15 essaysRead the story …

Fulfilling Dreams for Legal Education

Medgar Evers Scholarship Endowment continues to build

OXFORD, Miss. – When law professor John Robin Bradley established the Medgar Evers Scholarship Endowment at the University of Mississippi a decade ago, his goal was to help future Mississippi leaders in justice find more open doors than Evers did. Bradley and his wife, Laura, recently committed another $100,000 to continue building the endowment forRead the story …

Planned Gift Supports STEM Education

Reese Chancellor's Trust contribution to support new UM facility

OXFORD, Miss. – An $83,000 gift from the estate of University of Mississippi alumnus and supporter Doug P. Reese is being directed toward the construction of the Jim and Thomas Duff Center for Science and Technology Innovation on the Oxford campus. While it’s common for alumni and friends to include Ole Miss in their estates,Read the story …

Rebel Aid Secures $176,000 for Student Needs

Overwhelming response to Ole Miss campaign to help students

OXFORD, Miss. – Rebel Aid – the 48-hour grassroots social media campaign to help University of Mississippi students who have been hit hard by COVID-19-related circumstances – generated a swift and generous response from alumni, friends, student organizations and athletics leaders who gave 855 gifts totaling $176,671 The campaign was extended by 14 hours dueRead the story …

A Mother Memorialized

Scruggs couple establishes Ruby Simpson Shelton Scholarship

OXFORD, Miss. – Jody and Pick Scruggs’ gift to the University of Mississippi will help students seeking degrees from departments within the College of Liberal Arts. The 1966 UM graduates’ $50,000 gift established the Ruby Simpson Shelton Scholarship Endowment in memory of Jody Scruggs’ mother, who died from breast cancer in 1970. The Scruggses firstRead the story …

Online Campaign Launched to Help UM Community Amid COVID-19

New Ignite campaign will assist University Health Services, Ole Miss Food Bank and others

OXFORD, Miss. – Hundreds of alumni and friends have reached out to help members of the University of Mississippi community amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which has resulted in students returning to their homes to promote social distancing and courses transitioning to online delivery for the duration of the semester and summer. They’re helping via aRead the story …