Supporting Future Mississippi Teachers

Baileys create scholarship in Ole Miss School of Education

OXFORD, Miss – A thank you note from a scholarship recipient inspired University of Mississippi alumni Phil and Emily Bailey to create a second scholarship – this time to support future teachers. The Phillip J. and Emily G. Bailey Education Scholarship will support entering freshmen in the School of Education who intend to teach inRead the story …

Jim Weatherly to Posthumously Receive Inaugural UM Medal for the Arts

Alumnus to be recognized for his songwriting contributions April 21 at Ford Center

OXFORD, Miss. – The late renowned songwriter and University of Mississippi alumnus Jim Weatherly will be honored with the university’s inaugural Medal for the Arts in an April 21 presentation on campus. In partnership with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and the College of Liberal Arts, the UM Department of Music will recognize Weatherly’s legacyRead the story …

Alumnus Finds ‘Win-Win’ to Support University Libraries

Wayne Drinkwater follows examples of former professors and mentors

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumnus Wayne Drinkwater is eager to see his alma mater attract the nation’s top educators to its faculty, a goal he believes begins with enhancing the university’s libraries. “To attract faculty members and graduate students who are ambitious in their fields, we need to show them we have strongRead the story …

Scholarship Recipients Carry on Late MBA Student’s Legacy

Endowment honoring Zach McClendon has served students, young alumni well

OXFORD, Miss. – Zach McClendon had just completed his first semester as a Master of Business Administration student at the University of Mississippi in fall 2013 when he was killed during a robbery at his home. In 2016, the university’s MBA board of directors worked with the UM Foundation to establish the Zach McClendon MemorialRead the story …

Gift to Law School Expands Family Legacy

Alumnus Helene Thompson hopes donation can help enhance classes and bring in experts

OXFORD, Miss. – For Helene Thompson and those close to her, the University of Mississippi‘s School of Law has become something of a familial rite of passage. Thompson, a 1968 graduate of the school, has established the Thompson Family Law Endowment, with an initial gift of $100,000. She and her late husband, Luther Thompson, metRead the story …

Accomplished Alumna Edith Kelly-Green Boosts Accountancy Scholarship

Women's Council founding chair hopes to give recipients head start to success

OXFORD, Miss. – Edith Kelly-Green, a 2011 inductee of the University of Mississippi Patterson School of Accountancy Hall of Fame and first African American woman to become a FedEx vice president, credits her accountancy education for much of her stellar success. “I stumbled into the accountancy field as I knew nothing about the profession priorRead the story …

Krucks Family Gift Funds Scholarships for Law Students

Gift reflects late graduate's love for school

OXFORD, Miss. – A new scholarship in the University of Mississippi School of Law stands as a testament to the experiences its namesake enjoyed at Ole Miss. Established with a gift of $150,000, the William N. Krucks and Family Law Scholarship Fund will help support selected UM students seeking their Juris Doctor degrees. “What IRead the story …

Daniell Mattern Named Inaugural Stefani-Miller Chair

Chemistry professor recognized for excellence in teaching students, STEM research

OXFORD, Miss. – Daniell Mattern, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Mississippi, has been named to a new endowed chair established to bolster teaching and research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. With a gift of $1.5 million, Dr. Rhett Atkinson and his wife, Elaine, established the Doctors Andrew Stefani andRead the story …

Honoring a Grandfather and Rebel Fan

Gate naming reflects Peck family's support of Ole Miss student-athletes

OXFORD, Miss. – A $250,000 gift to the University of Mississippi from Betty Peck, the grandmother of an Ole Miss Rebel, memorializes her late husband, honors her extended family and supports student-athletes. The Ole Miss Athletics Foundation recognized Peck’s gift by placing the family name on entrance Gate 37 of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. “Seeing that wouldRead the story …

Gift to Southern Studies Benefits Graduate Students

One trip to Oxford led donor Marc Rosen to a mutually enriching relationship with UM center

OXFORD, Miss. – A trip to the University of Mississippi to learn more about the Center for the Study of Southern Culture gave tax attorney Marc Rosen an opportunity to continue his education in Southern literature, build relationships and affect the lives of Southern studies students. With a $55,000 gift, the Los Angeles native establishedRead the story …