OMWC scholars kick-off the fall semester


The Ole Miss Women’s Council kicked off the fall semester by holding its annual scholar retreat on Sunday, August 30, 2015, at The Depot. Mrs. Bonnie Brown, Mentor Coordinator for the scholarship program, unveiled a new feature for this year’s program. For the first time, the scholarship program will be centered around a “theme,” with this year as the Year of thankfulness, focusing on an attitude of gratitude.

The keynote speaker, Rose Flenorl, FedEx Manager of Social Responsibility is not only an Ole Miss alum, but also an OMWC member.  Her speech, “The Road that Lies Ahead” was centered on giving advice about preparing for college and beyond.  Flenorl emphasized the importance of networking, and gave students guidance about preparing for a successful career.

OMWC Chair, Karen Moore, gave her best wishes to all the scholars to have a great year and to enjoy the program and the opportunities they are presented.


Red Plate Supper

The first OMWC Red Plate Supper was held on Thursday, September 10 with Dr. Morris Stocks, the Ole Miss Interim Chancellor.  Dr. Stocks shared his life and career path story with the scholars, as well as encouraged the students to be open to possibilities and work on becoming their very best selves.

The next Red Plate Supper is Tuesday, October 6th, featuring speaker Tim Potts, the new UPD chief.