Generosity, Faith and Service

Capertons support UM with Ole Miss Women's Council scholarship

OXFORD, Miss. – Winston “Cape” and Barbara Caperton of Warrenton, Va., attended a recent Ole Miss football game as guests of Chancellor Dan Jones, in gratitude for their longtime support and for the establishment of the Barbara Caperton Ole Miss Women’s Council Scholarship Endowment. A native of Noxapater, Cape Caperton is a University of MississippiRead the story …

Anonymous Gift Provides Competitive Edge for Recruiting Brass Players

New scholarship will help deserving students participate in band and earn their UM degree

OXFORD, Miss. – An anonymous gift of $100,000 has been presented to the University of Mississippi Pride of the South Marching Band in honor of Chris Presley, the band’s drum major in 2010-2012. A Batesville native, Presley graduated in 2012. Besides his leadership and service through music, Presley was an Ole Miss Women’s Council Scholar, aRead the story …

UM Grad Leads Pisgah High to 98% Pass Rate on State English Exam

School of Education graduate Jay Levy didn’t let obstacles in his life keep him or his students down. The 2009 UM grad led his English I & II students to success by hard work, perseverance and belief that anyone can accomplish a goal. Video by Mary Stanton.

Biloxi Teacher, UM Alum Named Teacher of the Year at Gulf Coast School

OXFORD, Miss. – Amber Watkins, a 2009 elementary education graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Education, seems to be a natural teacher. In fact, only a year-and-a-half into her teaching career, she’s been honored as Teacher of the Year for Woolmarket Elementary School in Biloxi. “There are so many reasons I love whatRead the story …