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Renowned Poet Selected as Jeff Baskin Writers Fellow

October 24, 2017  |  By Nathan Towery for the University of Mississippi Graduate School Molly McCully Brown (M.F.A. English ’17), a former John and Renée Grisham Writer in Residence fellow at the University of Mississippi, has embarked on a new adventure in central Arkansas this fall. She is ...
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Alumna Awarded Postdoctoral Fellowship

October 24, 2017  | By Nathan Towery for the University of Mississippi Graduate School Telisha Dionne Bailey, Ph.D., has begun a postdoctoral research fellowship with the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia. She plans to use the first ...
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University of Mississippi alumnus Jimmy Carr of Oxford, Mississippi, second from left, greets the recipients of two scholarships he and his wife, Amanda, established to help students achieve their educational goals. Tyler Weaver, left, and Xakylan Johnson, right, both of Oxford, are the recipients of the Jimmy Carr State Farm Scholarship while Michelle Terracina of Greenville, Mississippi, received the Judy Carr Scholarship, established in honor of Carr’s mother.

Carr Gives Back

UM Alumnus Awards Scholarships to Appreciate Band, Honor His Mother October 23, 2017 University of Mississippi alumnus Jimmy Carr of Oxford, Mississippi, second from left, greets the recipients of two scholarships he and his wife, Amanda, established to help students achieve their educational. ...
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Former Mississippi Governor William Winter with 2017 Honoree Dr. Robert Khayat. Photo courtesy of MAPE

Khayat Receives Winter-Reed Partnership Award

Former chancellor honored in Jackson OCTOBER 16, 2017 BY STAFF REPORT University of Mississippi Chancellor Emeritus Robert Khayat was honored Tuesday (Oct. 17) in Jackson for his tireless lifelong commitment to improving education. Khayat received the 2017 Mississippi Association of Partners in ...
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Alumni Association to Honor Outstanding Graduates at Homecoming

Recipients will be recognized on the field during Vanderbilt game OCTOBER 9, 2017 BY JIM URBANEK The Ole Miss Alumni Association is awarding seven distinguished University of Mississippi alumni with its highest annual awards as part of Homecoming 2017. Inductees into the Alumni Hall of Fame for ...
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Davenport Gift to Support University’s Seat of Knowledge

UM Alumnus Designates J.D. Williams Library in Estate Plans September 26, 2017 |  By Bill Dabney The University of Mississippi was once known as the campus where everybody speaks. Even today, despite smart phones and ear buds, Ole Miss retains its reputation as a place where professors know ...
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Ole Miss School of Education graduate Emily Ragland has been honored with the 2017 Harriett Ball Excellence in Teaching Award. Ragland won $10,000 for exemplary work in the classroom. Raland teaches kindergarten at KIPP Memphis Collegiate Elementary School in Memphis, Tenn. (Photo/Emily Hoard)

Alumnus Emily Ragland Honored with National Education Award

September 17, 2017 University of Mississippi graduate Emily Ragland (BA English and political science ’09) was one of 11 teachers nationally honored with a 2017 Harriett Ball Excellence in Teaching Award. She was selected from more than 5,000 eligible teachers nationwide to win this year’s ...
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Overstreet Gift to Help Low-Income Students Attend UM

Estate gift supports Ole Miss Opportunity program SEPTEMBER 2, 2017 BY BILL DABNEY An estate gift provided by the late Katie Mae Overstreet, of Oxford, will help give lower-income Mississippians an opportunity to attend the University of Mississippi. Overstreet’s gift was designated by her sons, ...
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Jessica Bryant, Erin Callahan, and Anthony Yuen

Croft Alumni Panel

Last autumn, the Croft Institute for International Studies welcomed back three former students to interact with current students. Jessica Bryant (2007), Anthony Yuen (2008), and Erin Callahan (2010) spoke about their careers and shared insights about realizing their professional goals. They all ...
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The Napiers on their front porch in Laurel, Mississippi. As a way to incorporate their alma mater, season two of Home Town will feature art by UM students. Each piece—whether a mug displayed on a bookcase or a watercolor framed above a mantle—will be sourced and given name recognition on the featured episode.

Alumni Host HGTV Hit

When Erin and Ben Napier aren’t restoring historic homes on HGTV’s hit series Home Town, the couple keeps busy operating a shop that sells heirloom wares and durable goods made in the USA. On the program, the couple helps new residents find and renovate homes in Laurel while showing them the ...
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