College of Liberal Arts

– University of Mississippi

Accomplished Alumni

    • UM Graduate Wins Elizabeth George Foundation Fellowship

      Rachel Smith plans to use time to complete book of stories about interconnected characters JUNE 16, 2016  |  BY MICHAEL NEWSOM Rachel Smith, a 2012 graduate of the University of Mississippi Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, has received an Elizabeth George Foundation fellowship, which will allow her to move to a mountain cabin to work ...

    • UM Graduate Nina Cole Garguilo Wins Grammy Award

      Performs as part of acclaimed choral ensemble APRIL 18, 2016 | BY MACKENZIE QUICK Nina Cole Garguilo, a 2011 University of Mississippi graduate with a bachelor of music, has added “Grammy winner” to her list of accomplishments. A member of the Phoenix Chorale of Arizona, Garguilo shared in the group’s 2015 Grammy for ...

    • MPB ARTS HOUR INTERVIEW: Alumna Sarah Story, Ogden Museum of Southern Art

      Sarah Story (BFA art '11), deputy director of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, talks about her life growing up in Mississippi and how that influences her work at the museum on the Mississippi Arts Commission Arts Hour on Mississippi Public Broadcasting. LISTEN>>

    • Humanitarians at Heart: Dr. Bob and Mary Ellen Warner

      Warners designate gifts for undergraduate and medical scholarships and Alumni Association  December 11, 2015 Dr. Bob and Mary Ellen Warner always manage to find a way to serve others — even on vacation. “Herb, Dixie, Mary Ellen and I had a little routine,” Bob Warner said, referring to Herb Dewees, former Ole Miss Alumni Association ...

    • Sen. Thad Cochran Receives Geographic Visionary Award

      Honor presented Oct. 15 at annual MGA luncheon in Jackson OCTOBER 13, 2015 | By WILLIAM M. HAMILTON U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (BA ‪psychology‬ '55) received the Mississippi Geographic Alliance Geographic Visionary Award at an Oct. 15 luncheon in Jackson. The Geographic Visionary Award was created to honor a Mississippi business or civic leader ...

    • Alumna Armintie Price Herrington

      June 2, 2015 | By Ole Miss Sports Ole Miss Women's Basketball takes a look at their Ole Miss All-American former player and a current member of the WNBA's Washington Mystics Armintie Price Herrington (BA liberal studies '07). Click here to watch video interview. Most fans remember her as a scrappy player from ...

    • Alumni Association to Honor Distinguished Graduates

      Group to be lauded at Friday reception and on the field at Saturday's Homecoming game OCTOBER 6, 2015 | By STAFF REPORT The University of Mississippi Alumni Association is awarding its highest annual honors to seven distinguished alumni as part of Homecoming 2015 activities. Inductees into the Alumni Hall of Fame for 2015 ...

    • Jimmy Thomas: Influencing Writing Through Southern Culture

      By Ellen Whitaker | Courtesy of The Daily Mississippian Rebel Guide: Orientation 2015 Wander through the maze of Barnard Observatory, past multiple rows of dark wood bookcases, and begin at the base of the curved stairwell, not the main one, but the one off to the right. Climb two sets of ...

    • SouthDocs VIDEO: Lee McCarty, So Wonderfully Connected

      August 19, 2015 The Center for the Study of Southern Culture's Southern Documentary Project presents Ole Miss Alumni Association Hall of Fame inductee Lee McCarty (‪art, chemistry‬, physics) talking McCarty Pottery and the creative life. Lee McCarty is the cofounder of McCarty Pottery. Born in 1923, McCarty grew up in Merigold, and after graduating from ...

    • Alumnus Douglas Odom Using Talents at AmeriCorps VISTA

      His goals revolve around helping improve education, life in Mississippi AUGUST 15, 2015 | By GRACE SCHAPER Students are encouraged to engage in community service as part of the learning experience at the University of Mississippi. Douglas Odom, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English and classics in 2013, took those ...

    • Dr. Alan Partin To Be Inducted in UM Hall of Fame

      He is professor of urology, oncology and pathology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

    • Mary Ann Connell To Be Inducted in UM Hall of Fame

      She served as university attorney for the University of Mississippi from 1982 to 2003.

    • Alumnus Achieves Success on Capitol Hill

      Stephen Worley is deputy communications director for the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee.

    • UM Honors First Doctoral Recipient in English

      Kenneth Holditch presents lecture at annual Faulkner conference

    • VIDEO: Emmy Winning Documentary

      Film examines political life, achievements of former governor.

    • Alumnus Is First Mississippian to Land German Chancellor Fellowship

      Deeneaus Polk plans to to study workforce and vocational educational systems.

    • Top New Business: Cotton’s Café Takes $10K Prize

      Alumna Janet McCarty (BA art '14) won the AdvoCare Entrepreneur Challenge.

    • Alumni Profile: Susan Carter Hall

      The art history major parlayed her passion into a successful career.

    • Moon Landing Scientist Speaks to Students

      Josephine Howard offers problem-solving advice.

    • VIDEO: Opera Theatre's Hamlet World Premiere

      Adaptation is latest work by acclaimed alumna Nancy Van de Vate.

    • The Clarion Ledger: Elise Winter: A Lifetime of Giving

      The alumna (BA history, political science) received the 2015 Governor's Initiative for Volunteer Excellence (GIVE) Lifetime Achievement Award.

    • D.T. Shackelford Wins 2014 Wuerffel Trophy

      Linebacker Honored for Exceptional Community Service.

    • Alumnus Honored by Navy for Science and Technology Achievements

      Kerry Commander receives National Defense Industrial Association Bronze Medal.

    • W. Ralph Eubanks Donates His Papers to UM Library

      Author, editor, publisher adds to resources available in Archives and Special Collections.

    • Greg Iles

      Author of 13 New York Times Best Sellers, his novels have been made into films, translated into 20 languages, and published in 35 countries.

    • Maj. Gen. James E. Donald

      Recipient of the Bronze Star for his bold leadership as a task force commander with the 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles during Gulf War I and the UM Alumni Association Hall of Fame award, the highest annual alumni honor for outstanding contributions through good deeds, services, or contributions.

    • Paul Sabbatini

      The Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Clinical Research and medical oncologist leads a program seeking to improve treatments for ovarian cancer.

    • Brittney Reese

      Winner of the 2012 Olympic gold medal for the long jump, Reese became the first woman to win three straight World Championships in 2013.

    • Thomas K. McCraw: Pulitizer Prize Winning Alumnus

      The late Isidor Straus Professor of Business History at Harvard University won a Pulitzer Prize for his book Prophets of Regulation: Charles Francis Adams, Louis D. Brandeis, James M. Landis, and Alfred E. Kahn.

    • Dr. Hannah Gay

      B.A. biology and chemistry, ’76, University of Mississippi Medical Center associate professor of pediatrics and HIV specialist, named to TIME magazine's 100 most influential people for orchestrating a breakthrough in HIV treatment by treating a newborn with anti-HIV drugs hours after birth.

    • Glen Ballard

      The six-time Grammy® Award winner---one of popular music’s most accomplished producers/songwriters and arrangers---has sold more than 150 million records.

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