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Gift Provides UM Honors Scholarships

Leading surgeon credits university for success and hopes to help others succeed

OXFORD, Miss. – Dr. Marc E. Walker, a plastic surgeon and Mississippi’s only pediatric and congenital hand surgeon, is the founder and clinical director of the Congenital Hand Clinic at Children’s of Mississippi, the pediatric hospital at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Walker’s road to success is impressive: after graduating summa cumRead the story …

‘Distinguished Statesman’ William Winter Recalled as Tireless Advocate

Former governor, Ole Miss alumnus amassed remarkable 75 years of public service

OXFORD, Miss. – A former governor and champion of education and racial reconciliation initiatives whose public service career started while a University of Mississippi student, William Winter died this weekend, leaving behind a lasting legacy throughout the Magnolia State and beyond. Winter, who was known broadly as “Mississippi’s education governor” and accounted for nearly 75Read the story …

University Names Top Alumni of 2019

Alumni Association to honor eight at Homecoming for achievement, service

OXFORD, Miss. – The Ole Miss Alumni Association is honoring eight recipients for its Distinguished Alumni Awards in 2019 in recognition of their service and accomplishments. Inductees into the Alumni Hall of Fame are: Kimsey O’Neal Bailey (BSPh 94), of Aberdeen; Donald R. Cole (PhD 85), of Oxford; Jake Gibbs (BSPHE 61), of Oxford; DuncanRead the story …

Talented Seniors Elevate Work of the McLean Institute

Three Hall of Fame students work to better communities across Mississippi

OXFORD, Miss. – As undergraduates at the University of Mississippi, Jarvis Benson, Levi Bevis and Blair Wortsmith have helped advance the work of the McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement through the M Partner initiative, North Mississippi VISTA Project and LOU Saves. Recently, each of these graduating seniors was inducted into the UMRead the story …

Jon Meacham, MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe Live’ Coming to Ford Center

Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski join author at 5 p.m. Friday

OXFORD, Miss. – Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski wake up the nation each weekday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” Experience the Joe and Mika dynamic, called “revolutionary” by Time magazine, live at 5 p.m. Friday (Sept. 14) at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Presented by Mississippi Today and the Overby Center forRead the story …

Larry Grantham Memorialized on Highway 27

Late Ole Miss, New York Jets football great was Super Bowl III champ with Joe Namath

OXFORD, Miss. – Before Eli, even before Archie, there was Larry Grantham. The Manning family’s two-generational association with Ole Miss Rebel football, the NFL and Super Bowl championships is legendary. Yet the late Crystal Springs native’s track record was no less stellar. And as Manning Way honors their family’s legacy on the University of Mississippi’sRead the story …

Business School Closes Centennial Celebration at Jackson Event

Mississippi Department of History and Archives hosts alumni at 'History is Lunch'

JACKSON, Miss. – Some of the state’s most celebrated business and civic leaders of the past century took center stage at a recent celebration in Jackson, helping mark the centennial of the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration. Ken Cyree, the school’s dean, was joined by alumni Maj. Gen. Leon Collins, former adjutant generalRead the story …

UM Graduate Earns Top Recognition for Editorial Cartoons

Jake Thrasher won first place in SPJ's Mark of Excellence Competition

OXFORD, Miss. – Many people have diverse interests, but to be highly skilled in several areas is a rarer quality. Jake Thrasher, of Birmingham, Alabama, graduated from the University of Mississippi in May with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, but he recently earned national honors in an entirely different field: editorial cartooning. He won firstRead the story …

University Announces 2018 Distinguished Alumni Awards

Alumni Association will honor recipients at Homecoming for achievement, service

OXFORD, Miss. – The Ole Miss Alumni Association is honoring seven distinguished University of Mississippi alumni with its highest annual awards as part of Homecoming 2018. Inductees into the Alumni Hall of Fame for 2018 are: Thad Cochran (BA 59, JD 65) of Oxford; Howard L. Gerlach (BBA 66, MBA 77) of Fairfax, Virginia; MacRead the story …

Bowlin Named Inaugural Ed Krei Chair of Accountancy

Distinction honors professor's excellence in teaching and research

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi’s Patterson School of Accountancy has named Kendall Bowlin as the inaugural holder of its Ed Krei Chair of Accountancy. An associate professor and UM alumnus, Bowlin joined the faculty of the accountancy school in 2008 after earning a doctoral degree at the University of Texas. His primary teachingRead the story …