A March 4 silver gala is planned to continue the 25th anniversary celebration of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. At the fall Honors Convocation, benefactors Jim and Donna Barksdale (second and third from right) visit with Honors College students (from left) DeShauna Lee Vaughn, of McCalla, Alabama; Sepp Cecil, of Olive Branch; and Jorge ‘Andy’ Flores, of Ocean Springs. Photo by Mary Knight/UM Development