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Hailey Cooper has been awarded the Miracle Dance Network Marathon Distinguished Leadership Award for her work with RebelTHON.

UM Graduate Receives Leadership Award for RebelTHON Efforts

Hailey Cooper devoted three years at Ole Miss to raising funds for children’s hospital JUNE 28, 2018 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE University of Mississippi graduate Hailey Cooper has been named a recipient of the 2018 Miracle Network Dance Marathon Distinguished Leadership Award. Cooper, a Madison ...
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Former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran is donating his papers to the University of Mississippi’s Modern Political Archives. Cochran, an alumnus and supporter of the university, is shown speaking at Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter’s investiture in 2016. Photo by Kevin Bain/Communications

Cochran’s Papers Shine Light on Nation’s Major Issues

Collection includes correspondence, documents, photographs, recordings, scrapbooks and memorabilia JUNE 25, 2018 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM Former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran’s papers will be donated to the University of Mississippi, providing 3,500 linear feet of documents and nearly 6 terabytes of digital ...
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UM College of Liberal Arts Dean Lee Cohen (left) and Ole Miss band director David Willson (right) thank Ed Pegues for his recent major gift in support of band scholarships. Pegues’ gift was announced at the spring concert of the Ole Miss Wind Ensemble on May 1.

Major Gift to Help Support Band Recruitment

JUNE 20, 2018 By BILL DABNEY Recruitment efforts for the “Pride of the South,” the University of Mississippi’s acclaimed marching band, just gained support with a major gift for band scholarships. Former Ole Miss drum major Ed Pegues of Tupelo, Mississippi, recently designated UM as the ...
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Ken and Carol Lackey at home with Hunter

Planned Gift Will Award UM Math and Science Departments Over $2 Million

Alumnus provides STEM support JUNE 15, 2018 By Bill Dabney Having served as a university president among other high-level positions in the state of Oklahoma, University of Mississippi alumnus Ken Lackey of Tulsa knows first-hand the importance of private support to public institutions of higher ...
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The UM Graduate School has honored creative writing director Derrick Harriell with the Excellence in Promoting Inclusiveness in Graduate Education Award. Photo by Kevin Bain/ Communications

Creative Writing Director Honored For Commitment to Inclusivity

Derrick Harriell receives Excellence in Promoting Inclusiveness in Graduate Education Award MAY 14, 2018 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE The University of Mississippi Graduate School has honored Derrick Harriell, assistant professor of English and African American Studies, for his contributions to inclusivity ...
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Former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran is donating his papers to the University of Mississippi’s Modern Political Archives. Cochran, an alumnus and supporter of the university, is shown speaking at Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter’s investiture in 2016. Photo by Kevin Bain/Communications

University Honors Thad Cochran with Mississippi Humanitarian Award

Former senator known as ‘The Quiet Persuader’ helped shape state as well as his alma mater MAY 14, 2018 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM During its 165th Commencement on Saturday, the University of Mississippi honored former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran with its Mississippi Humanitarian Award, which is ...
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Pride of the South drum major Layne McGuire (center), the band's graduate assistant Pam Crump Jackson (left) and band member Angela Davis-Morris pose for a picture in Knoxville, where Ole Miss played the University of Tennessee.

Alumna’s Gift Honors Parents, Supports Ole Miss Pride of the South

May 8, 2018 By J. Dillon Pitts As former drum major for the University of Mississippi Band, Layne McGuire is used to having people follow her lead. In supporting the band with a recent gift, she hopes to inspire others to do the same. “I was approached about making a gift to the university beyond ...
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Go Forth and Prosper: Croft Alumni Take on the World

Six graduates reflect on their experience MAY 8, 2018 BY SHEA STEWART On a Saturday afternoon in May 2001, the first five graduates of the Croft Institute for International Studies at the University of Mississippi received their diplomas. The group included the program’s very first graduate, ...
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Adjacent to Paris-Yates Chapel, the bench-lined terrace, featuring a tiered fountain, stands as a monument to students who lost their lives while enrolled at Ole Miss and welcomes anyone seeking a quiet place to pray, think, meditate or study.

Graduate’s Gift Helps Complete Monument, Honors Mother

UNIVERSITY HOSTS MEMORY GARDEN DEDICATION CEREMONY APRIL 24, 2018  BY BILL DABNEY Family and friends of the late Penn Owen of Como, Mississippi, gathered on the University of Mississippi’s Oxford campus recently to celebrate the dedication of the Ole Miss Memory Garden. At the podium (from left) ...
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Lee Anne (left) and Bill Fry (right) visit with Sandy (holding Collette) and Vaughn Grisham in their Oxford, Mississippi, home.

Sociology Professor, Wife Honored by Former Student’s Gift

Alumnus Supports McLean Institute APRIL 18, 2018  BY BILL DABNEY At her front door, Sandy Grisham embraces Bill and Lee Anne Fry. It’s her standard greeting whenever the Frys visit her and her husband, Vaughn. At the University of Mississippi in the late 1970s, Bill Fry took several classes under ...
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