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Alumni Spotlight—Meet Dr. Emmitt Riley III

UM Doctoral Alumni Are Leaders August 10, 2021 Courtesy of the University of Mississippi Graduate School Newsletter Dr. Emmitt Riley III is a down-to-earth Mississippi Delta man who shares insightful information on American Politics today. Riley hails from Itta Bena, Mississippi, and he attended ...
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Alumni Spotlight: Mary B. Sellers

These days, I’m working on a novel, teaching, and getting ready to apply to PhD Creative Writing programs. Without the absolutely fantastic English department (and its professors) at Ole Miss, I wouldn’t have been able to achieve what I have in the past decade. I owe so much of who I am and what I ...
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Brittney Reese Concludes Olympic Career, Takes Silver in Long Jump

Reese One of Three Women in World History to Earn Three Olympic Long Jump Medals August 3, 2021 By Ole Miss Sports Track and Field Alumna Brittney Reese (BA English 11), four-time Olympian and two-time NCAA Champion during her brief but superb career at Ole Miss, cemented herself as one of the ...
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Gov. William Winter, a pillar of racial reconciliation and champion for Mississippi, died Friday (Dec. 18). Winter’s career in public service started while a University of Mississippi student. Photo by Nathan Latil/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

VIDEO: The Toughest Job

Film examines political life and achievements of former Governor William Winter JUNE 3, 2015 | By STAFF REPORT A University of Mississippi film that chronicles former Gov. William Winter’s role as a leader in education reform, economic development and racial reconciliation has won an Emmy for best ...
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Daniel Roberts (BA public policy leadership 14) aims at top-notch, varied career opportunities and has already gained experience at the White House, Capitol Hill, Lyft, and now Facebook. Photo by Reese Bland

Aiming for the Moon: Daniel Roberts

Young Alumnus Finds Success in Pursuit of Big Dreams By Annie Rhoades for the Ole Miss Alumni Review, Winter 2021 Welcoming Queen Latifah to the White House, working on Capitol Hill as a legislative correspondent and interning in the social office of former first lady Michelle Obama are just a few ...
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Conner Ball nabs the iconic Golden Ticket after an audition last fall on "American Idol." He had pinned his hopes on "Falling," the Harry Styles song, that is.

No ‘Idol’ boast—medical student wins Golden Ticket to Hollywood

March 19, 2021 By Gary Pettus for the University of Mississippi Medical Center As Dr. Lyssa Weatherly recalls, when Conner Ball (BA biological sciences 18) was a first-year medical student, he recorded a song that made the rounds among faculty and staff at the University of Mississippi Medical ...
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Sullivan-González Passes Baton to Next Generation of Leaders

Ethel Scurlock named interim dean of Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College July 20, 2021 By JB Clark Douglass Sullivan-González is almost as excited to return to the classroom as he is to see the next generation of leaders at the University of Mississippi‘s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors ...
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A voracious reader, Bill Morrison’s lifetime of learning would not have been complete without a trip to Stratford-upon-Avon, England, the birthplace of one his favorite writers, William Shakespeare.

Cultivating Knowledge

University Libraries to Receive Multimillion-Dollar Gift June 21, 2021 By Bill Dabney Ralph Vance tries to talk about the late Bill Morrison’s generosity to the University of Mississippi, but the words catch in his throat. “We’ve all been meeting and putting our heads together about how to do the ...
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Music Memories Inspire Podcast by UM Professor, Alumnus

Podcast uses conversations around music to build common ground June 16, 2021 By JB Clark Hunter Taylor and Ryan Miller built a friendship around shared musical memories and experiences – now they hope to do the same for others with their new podcast. Episodes of the podcast, which is called “Same ...
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The new Linda Spargo Art and Rowan Oak Fund will contribute financially to academic research within the College of Liberal Arts – such as the work examining the history of author William Faulkner’s former home, known as Rowan Oak – and to the work of the Department of Art and Art History.

Support Fund Named for Spargo Supports Arts, Rowan Oak

Honoring Linda Spargo June 11, 2021 By Mary Stanton Knight Navigating a four-year university can be daunting for some, but University of Mississippi students had a mentor in Linda Spargo, who devoted her career to guiding them and their families. Recently retired, Spargo’s impact is being honored ...
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