College of Liberal Arts

- University of Mississippi


Susan Hayman

Susan Sadler Hayman

“I contribute to the Ventress Society to give College of Liberal Arts students extra opportunities to follow their passions and go on to excel in their chosen professions. This contribution assists in attracting outstanding, accomplished professors. Our students deserve the very best.”
—Susan Sadler Hayman, B.A. history and English

Read The New York Times feature about Susan Sadler Hayman’s return to her alma mater.

Elaine Hoffman Scott

Elaine Hoffman Scott

“There have always been exciting things happening on the Ole Miss campus, and I have been lucky to be a part of some of them. It has always been important to me to be able to contribute to education in whatever way I can and to keep learning things myself. Being involved with the University of Mississippi has enabled me to do both those things. I encourage everyone who has enjoyed the benefits of an Ole Miss education, or just a visit to any of the exciting things going on there, to support the College of Liberal Arts.”
—Elaine Hoffman Scott, M.A. English

Scott and her family established the Mark and Elaine Hoffman Memorial Music Scholarship for piano and voice students honoring her parents—Mark, a pianist, professor, and chair of the University of Mississippi Department of Music from 1947 until 1969, and Elaine, an opera singer on the Chataqua circuit and with the New York City Opera. She serves on the Advisory Committee for the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, is a panel moderator for the Oxford Conference for the Book, and has attended the Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference every year since it began.

The College of Liberal Arts is grateful to the following Ventress Order donors:

Names reflect gifts made between January 1, 2012—December 31, 2012

PATRON $25,000+
BENEFACTOR $10,000 – $24,999
EXECUTIVE $5,000 – $9,999

ADVOCATE $2,500 – $4,999
ASSOCIATE $1,000 – $2,499
STEWARD $500 – $999


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Michael L. Baker

Nancy F. and John W. Barrett

Helen G. Brooks

Sara N. and Elvis O. Champion

The Chisholm Foundation

Mary L. and Steve Cockerham

Lucille W. and James H. Creekmore

Andrew K. Howorth

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Lodge Manufacturing Company

Deborah B. and John E. Monroe

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Poole’s Downtown Diner


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City Grocery Restaurant Group

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Jennifer Cole

Consulate General of the Republic of Korea

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Golden Triangle Ole Miss Club

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Anne M. and Jimmy Hagood

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Hugh S. Harris Jr.

Susan S. Hayman

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Harriet N. and Albert L. Hilliard

E. Lee and Daniel J. Hoffheimer

Houston Korean Education Center

John W. Huey Jr.

Susan S. and Robert A. Hume Jr.

Judith W. and William R. Hurt

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Margaret D. and Robert C. Khayat

Richard Koon

Alden L. and Emeril J. Lagasse

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Edward K. Lee

LFMG Licensing Inc.

Robert C. Long

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Linda D. and Alexander MacCormack

Karen T. and Joseph A. McConnell IV

J. Paul McDonald

Cindy and Sam McGann

Diane W. and Steven G. McKinney

Lynn S. and W. Holt McMullan

Ellen B. Meacham and John Winkle

Lynda A. and Richard D. Mitchell

Armin J. Moeller

Kristina and Tom Montague

Karen C. and Robert S. Montjoy

C. Sue Moore

MS Symphony Orchestra Assoc

Heather and Michael R. Nabors

Neel-Schaffer Inc.

Beate B. and Rodney Nolan

Michelle H. Oakes

Jay T. Oglesby

Page, Mannino, Peresich & McDermott

William E. Pegues III

Ramona H. and Ronald G. Peresich

J. Greg Perkins

Terry W. Peterman

Joshua Pokempner

Hilda C. and John K. Povall

Cecilia J. Quinn and Jeffrey J. McCarthy

J. Paul McDonald

Thomas S. Rankin

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Debra M. and Robert C. Robbins

Linda T. and James L. Robertson

Harry Root

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Jewett and Alan F. Rothschild Jr.

Stephen E. Rowell

Mary J. Russell

Rita M. and Max P. Sanders

James L. Seawright Jr.

Richard Sherman

Sara M. and William M. Shoemaker Jr.

Joyce Sidorfsky

Deborah Smith

William L. Spencer

Albert L. Strickland

Kenneth J. Sufka

Superior Plumbing & Heating

Connie L. and Charles E. Sykes

Pamela P. and Hugh E. Tanner

The BGR Foundation Inc.

The Peoples Bank of Biloxi

The Prime Time Agency LLC

Mary M. Thompson

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Julian Van Winkle

Susan M. Marchant and Ronald F. Vernon

Douglas Wagner and Kat Kinsman

Neil Walker

Jane M. and Thomas H. Walman

Yujin Wang

Jenny L. and Dennis E. Watts

Ari Weinzwieg

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Elise V. and William F. Winter

World Presidents Organization


Ann J. and H. Dale Abadie

Nancy H. and Richard B. Akin

Rebecca P. and Carey W. Allen

Lisa M. and William H. Andrews Jr.

Nancy L. Ashley

Arnold and Terri Barefoot

Barksdale Reading Institute, LLC

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Allison P. and William G. Barton

Alon W. Bee Jr.

Gregory L. Best

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Tyler Brown

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Martha B. and B. Grimes Creasy

Elizabeth H. and Terry Creel

Mark S. Crews

Dale And Associates P.A.

Norma E. and Wallace E. Davenport

Nan G. and Thomas R. Davis

Margaret and Scott C. Dozier

Duke Energy Foundation

Rebecca Emerick

Estate of Anne McLean

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Paul Fehribach

Martha and Paul Fogleman

Jane B. and William R. Ford Jr.

Nancy B. and William A. Frohn

Marnie and Peter K. Frost

Stephen Gaddy

Frank Genzer Jr.

Cathryn M. and Peter W. Giroux

Linda F. and Richard S. Glaze

Nancy H. Goldman

Grand Biloxi Casino Hotel Spa

Janice M. and Chellis O. Gregory

Ann H. Gresham

Elizabeth and Pasquale Hamel

Cheryl and Lee Hammond

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi

Dorothy S. and Charles B. Hargrove

Jonathan Harwell

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Nola and Arnold J. Herring

Dan Hodges

Joan and Bennie F. Hollis

Deborah M. and D. Brooks Holstein

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William S. Howard

Stacey S. and Thomas H. Hussey

J&R Properties

Sheryl S. Williams-Jenkins and Charles M. Jenkins

Mary Z. Johnson

Matthew Kelly

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Colby H. Kullman

Eugenia and A. L. Lamar

Robert C. Lea

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J. Bruce Lesley

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Nancie S. McDermott

J. Paul McDonald

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S. Carr McKay

Sally K. McNitt

Mechanics Bank

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Angela D. and Johnny B. Mosier

Randi P. and Thomas H. Mueller

Nancy W. and Paul W. Murrill

Jane Kerr G. and Robert B. Nance III

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June C. and W. L. Overstreet

Ted M. Ownby

Oxford Banking Association

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Ronald G. Peresich Jr.

Les Pinsof

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Judy and Clarke T. Reed

Henry C. Ricks Jr.

William H. Roberson

Craig Rogers

Kelley N. Rusnak

Lynn P. and Dave A. Russell

Mary H. and Lucius F. Sams Jr.

Steven Satterfield

Settebello Restaurant Group

Richard G. Sherman

Lisa and Stephen B. Sherrill

Elizabeth Sims

Margaret A. and John C. Sims

Slaughter & Associates PLLC

Catherine C. and Taylor M. Sledge Jr.

Cecil O. Smith

Square Books

Mary E. and Jefferson B. Stancill

Dale H. Steckler

Jean and Jack Tate

Jane A. and Lee D. Thames Sr.

The Country Vintner

Fred D. Thompson

Julia H. Thornton

Michael C. Torjusen

Uncle Lumpy’s Inc

Patricia and Thomas L. Vinson

Juliet H. and Gerald W. Walton

Elizabeth W. and Charles T. Webb

Wells Fargo Matching Gift Center

Jennifer I. Wilkinson

Billie L. and Madison E. Williams Jr.

Joan H. and David E. Willson

Rhonda H. and James P. Wilson

Ann S. and Joseph C. Wink

Andrea H. and Peter W. Winslett

Zebulon M. Winstead

Martha C. and Frank G. Witherspoon Jr.

W. Swan Yerger