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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 2017...
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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 students...
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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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William Winter accepts the National Civil Rights Museum Freedom Award.

VIDEO: Governor’s Freedom Award

William F. Winter, alumnus (BA history and political science ’43, JD law ’49) and editor of the Mississippi Law Journal; army infantry officer; former representative, treasurer, lieutenant governor, and governor of Mississippi; and lifelong champion of all Mississippians, received the prestigious...
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FRESH AIR: MFA Poet Imagines Life Inside A 1910 Institution That Eugenics Built

AUGUST 14, 2017 Alumna Molly McCully Brown (MFA English ’17), the former John And Renée Grisham Fellow in Poetry, on Fresh Air with Terry Gross, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues and one of public radio’s most popular programs. Each week, nearly 5...
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Ralph Eubanks to Serve as Visiting Professor at UM

Alumnus and author will teach courses in English and Southern Studies AUGUST 8, 2017 BY REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY Author and journalist Ralph Eubanks (BA psychology ’78) returns to the University of Mississippi this fall, this time as a visiting professor. The Mount Olive native will teach a Southern...
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Co-directors Otis Pickett (back row, left) and Patrick Alexander (back row, right) with 16 graduates of the summer 2016 Prison-to-College Pipeline course at the Mississippi State Penitentiary. Submitted photo/Mississippi Department of Corrections

Prison-to-College Pipeline Program Helps Participants Build Futures

UM-Mississippi College partnership supports pursuit of college education at correctional facilities JULY 31, 2017 BY EDWIN SMITH A partnership between the University of Mississippi and Mississippi College is promoting higher education in prison and helping incarcerated men and women transform their...
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