From Old School to New School

Rivers gift goes toward state-of-the-art accountancy building

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi left its mark on Dr. Careybeth and Marshall Rivers, so, with a gift of $50,000 to the Patterson School of Accountancy, the couple is returning the favor. The family’s gift will help support construction of the school’s new $70 million building planned for the corner of University AvenueRead the story …

Making an Impact Today and Tomorrow

First MacEachern Scholarship recipients express gratitude for donors' assistance in reaching goals

OXFORD, Miss. – After receiving pharmacy degrees from the University of Mississippi and the University of Tennessee, the late Jane MacEachern devoted much of her 39-year professional career to designing and implementing oncology drug trials – research that made a significant impact in the lives of cancer patients. Now, a scholarship established in her memoryRead the story …

Insurance Industry Partners with University

Firms, industry group and UM commit to expand, diversify talent pipeline

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has launched a new insurance certificate program to provide students from historically Black colleges and universities in Mississippi with training, networks and experience to enter a field ripe with job opportunities. The new initiative, set to kick off in the fall 2023 semester, is fueled by a partnershipRead the story …

Ford Foundation Makes Gift to Accountancy Building

New career center will be named in honor of support

OXFORD, Miss. – The Gertrude C. Ford Foundation, of Jackson, a longtime, generous supporter of the University of Mississippi, has stepped forward with a $200,000 gift commitment for the new Patterson School of Accountancy building. “The Gertrude C. Ford Foundation is proud to support the nationally acclaimed Patterson School of Accountancy,” said John C. Lewis,Read the story …

Scholarship Endowments Honor Longtime Professor

Late Donald Summers helped build resources to support talented students in physics and astronomy

OXFORD, Miss. – The late Donald Summers loved studying the universe and spent his career as a University of Mississippi professor teaching astronomy and conducting physics research. A new gift in his name will enable students to reach for the stars. The $200,000 gift from his brother, Robert Summers, of Palo Alto, California, establishes theRead the story …

Donor Credits Accountancy School for Success

Macione building fund gift demonstrates school's far-reaching impact

OXFORD, Miss. – Joe Macione and his family have prospered because his accounting degree from the University of Mississippi gave him the tools necessary to have a successful career. So the Bristol, Tennessee, resident recently decided it was time to help others have the same opportunity for prosperity. “My wife, Annette, always reminds me thatRead the story …

Scholarships for Chemical Engineering

Reagan estate gift funds assistance for Ole Miss students

OXFORD, Miss. – The late Jim and Norma Reagan held the University of Mississippi close in their hearts, and an estate gift ensures their legacies will live on through scholarships for chemical engineering students. The couple established the Jimmy M. and Norma S. Reagan Engineering Scholarship Endowment in 2016, and the recent estate gift broughtRead the story …

Grishams Commit Estate Gift to Transforming Lives

Bequest to support mission of Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement

OXFORD, Miss. – Vaughn Grisham, professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Mississippi, believes his life’s purpose is to raise the quality of life for others, so much so that he founded an institute focused on that. Recently, the former McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement, housed on the Ole Miss campus,Read the story …

Gift Promises to Ensure Continued Growth of Accountancy Program

Robersons give generously to support new home for Patterson School of Accountancy

OXFORD, Miss. – Brian Roberson, who earned University of Mississippi undergraduate and master’s degrees in accounting nearly three decades ago, wants his alma mater to have the resources to make the dream of building a new home for the Patterson School of Accountancy come true. “As soon as I heard that constructing a new buildingRead the story …

Investment Provides Tools to Help Children Learn to Read

Dorseys make additional gift to North Mississippi Literacy Project

OXFORD, Miss. – A three-year pilot program established in 2021 to improve literacy in the Oxford and Lafayette County school districts is proving so successful that its donors are fueling it with additional support. Last year, a gift of almost $1 million from Bob Dorsey, a former University of Mississippi professor of economics, and hisRead the story …