skip to main content
College of Liberal Arts
University of Mississippi

Alumni News & Share Your Story

Former civil rights activist, educator and politician Leslie-Burl McLemore speaks to students

Veteran Journalist Leads Exploration of University and State

Honors College class focuses on issues and progress 60 years after Meredith enrollment DECEMBER 4, 2022 BY LAREECA RUCKER University of Mississippi students are being challenged to delve deeper into complex issues about the university and state, thanks to a special honors class designed to explore ...
>> Read more
alumna Karrye Tynes, MOST Conference coordinator,

High School Seniors Return for MOST Conference Reunion

Students reflect on summer event, anticipate future enrollment NOVEMBER 17, 2022 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Before Dre Patton earned two degrees from the University of Mississippi and was named to the Ole Miss Hall of Fame, he was an attendee at the 2015 Mississippi Outreach to Scholastic Talent, or MOST, ...
>> Read more
Savannah Whittemore

Student Learns Law, Language During Summer Internship

Savannah Whittemore is first UM student to participate in German American Exchange program NOVEMBER 11, 2022 BY SYDNEY PENDER Savannah Whittemore spent her summer like many other law school students across the country: interning for a law firm. But Whittemore’s internship was different, perhaps even ...
>> Read more
Pilkos

Creating Leaders at UM

Pilkos provide scholarship gift, service to Honors College NOVEMBER 11, 2022 BY TINA H. HAHN/UM DEVELOPMENT Inspired by opportunities she received as a college student, Janet Jones Pilko of Houston, Texas, and Park City, Utah, takes her role seriously as a University of Mississippi alumni leader and ...
>> Read more
Brittney Reese

Reese Honored as Emerging Young Philanthropist

Ole Miss Women’s Council Celebrates ‘Giving Nature’ of UM Alum, Olympian NOVEMBER 9, 2022 BY JONATHAN SCOTT/UNIVERSITY DEVELOPMENT As one of the greatest long jumpers in history, University of Mississippi alumna Brittney Reese (BA English 11) is already recognized as Ole Miss’ most celebrated ...
>> Read more

Supporting Reading Experiences for Children

Scotts Provide Gifts to Book Festival to Pay Tribute to Mother OCTOBER 31, 2022 BY TINA H. HAHN Elementary school students will be encouraged to love reading thanks to a University of Mississippi endowment paying tribute to the late Elaine Hoffman Scott of Little Rock, Arkansas, remembered for her ...
>> Read more

Speaker Series Spotlights Leadership

Lott Institute, Army ROTC organize lecture series OCTOBER 28, 2022 BY CLARA TURNAGE Experts in the field of leadership in civilian and military life will speak next month at the University of Mississippi as the first of a collaborative speaker series created by the Trent Lott Leadership Institute ...
>> Read more

Civil Rights Hero Tells Students ‘We Were Your Age’

David Dennis Sr. and David Dennis Jr. lead discussion about their book OCTOBER 27, 2022 BY ERIN GARRETT David Dennis Sr., a civil rights activist and original Freedom Rider, looked out at a crowd of University of Mississippi students and had a realization. “We were your age,” Dennis Sr. said. “When ...
>> Read more
James Meredith

Letter-writing Campaign Honors James Meredith

Second book in the works; committee still accepting submissions OCTOBER 24, 2022 BY CLARA TURNAGE During the signature event of the University of Mississippi‘s celebration of the 60th anniversary of integration, campus representatives presented the university’s first African American student with a ...
>> Read more
Towery Scholarship

Final Mile Scholarship

Col. Bobby Towery Memorialized with Fund for Army ROTC Cadets OCTOBER 25, 2022 BY TINA H. HAHN, UM DEVELOPMENT The late Col. (Ret.) Bobby Towery, 59, ran his final mile Oct. 26, 2019, like he lived his life: supporting and encouraging others. Towery of Oxford, Mississippi, died of a heart attack ...
>> Read more