Peacock Remembered with Recovery Support Fund

Funds to help students with outpatient treatment for addictions

OXFORD, Miss. – The late Edward Peacock IV was known for his amazing personality, caring spirit and bright intellect. He also was known to have an ongoing struggle with alcohol addiction. To help other University of Mississippi students overcome drug or alcohol addiction and to honor the memory of their son, Ann and Ed PeacockRead the story …

Rivers Rutherford Shares Stories Behind His Bestselling Songs

Musician, UM alumnus featured April 29 at The Lyric in Oxford

OXFORD, Miss. – Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Rivers Rutherford will share stories and songs during a special evening event Friday (April 29) at The Lyric in Oxford. The stories behind some of Rutherford’s most popular songs will be told by the acclaimed musician at the 7 p.m. event hosted by the Ole MissRead the story …

Establishing a Path to Recovery

Riser Family Wellness Fund benefits Magee Center with focus on eating disorders

OXFORD, Miss. – An unlikely friendship, formed more than 30 years ago, has resulted in a recent major gift being doubled to help University of Mississippi students struggling with eating disorders. When Paul Riser, of Little Rock, Arkansas, was in law school at Ole Miss, he met Ed Meek, then a UM administrator. In theRead the story …

Endowment Honors Memories of Three Friends

Scholarship recipients carry on fraternity brothers’ legacies

OXFORD, Miss. – A scholarship endowment paying tribute to the lives of three University of Mississippi students has grown to more than $540,000, and three new recipients say they feel honored to represent the men for whom the scholarship is named. Continuing gifts from the Kappa Alpha fraternity have expanded the Charles Walker Kelly, SamuelRead the story …

Building a BASE for Success

Ole Miss business school launches initiative to strengthen relationships with industry

OXFORD, Miss. – To prepare University of Mississippi students to succeed and lead in the rapidly changing market, the School of Business Administration has launched a program to connect students and faculty with industry. The Core for Business Analytics, Sales and Supply Chain – referred to as BASE – combines faculty knowledge with industry interestsRead the story …

Alumnus Backs Opportunities for Business Graduates, Student-Athletes

UM graduate's gifts support job placement for students, improved facilities

OXFORD, Miss. – After a career spanning more than 30 years across the telecommunication and information technology industries, including leading four companies as CEO, Dean Douglas is giving back to the university he credits for his success. With gifts totaling $250,000, the 1978 graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration established theRead the story …

Giving Day 2022 a Success

Alumni and friends step up with $2.541 million

OXFORD, Miss – When the last online donation was made Wednesday (April 6) for Giving Day 2022, the University of Mississippi‘s loyal donors had united to set unprecedented fundraising records for academics. This year, 1,491 Ole Miss students, parents, alumni, friends, faculty and staff members contributed 1,854 gifts totaling more than $2.541 million – theRead the story …

Alumnus Pledges $250K to New Accountancy Building

Doug Self's gift will 'create opportunities for others' at the school

OXFORD, Miss. – A Giving Day pledge of $250,000 brings the University of Mississippi‘s Patterson School of Accountancy one step closer to construction of its planned 110,000-square-foot building overlooking the Grove in heart of campus. Doug Self, a 1985 UM accountancy graduate, made the gift as part of Giving Day, a social media-heavy fundraising eventRead the story …

$1 Million Anonymous Gift Supercharges Giving Day

UM receives generous donation to support the Chancellor's Trust

OXFORD, Miss. – An anonymous pledge from a family to the University of Mississippi puts $1 million into the Chancellor’s Trust today as part of Giving Day. The anonymous gift is part of Giving Day, a social media-heavy fundraising event that began Tuesday and concludes at 5:48 p.m. today. When it ends, Giving Day willRead the story …

Morgan Family Gift Supports Faculty, Students

$100,000 will help retain, recruit top faculty to UM College of Liberal Arts

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumni Kirk and Shelly Morgan, of Lexington, South Carolina, are celebrating the university’s Giving Day with a $100,000 gift to help the College of Liberal Arts recruit and retain top faculty. Of course, the biggest beneficiaries of the Shelly and Kirk Morgan Fund for Faculty Excellence are Ole MissRead the story …