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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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Brian Foster

MOST Conference Provides Resources, Guidance for Potential Students

More than 400 rising high school seniors attended the annual UM recruiting and empowerment event JULY 25, 2017 BY EDWIN SMITH More than 400 students attended the 2017 Mississippi Outreach to Scholastic Talent Conference, a three-day annual event that offers leadership activities, academic and campus...
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Alumni Association Names Top Alumni of 2017

Alumni Association to Honor Seven at Homecoming for Achievement, Service July 11, 2017 The Ole Miss Alumni Association is honoring seven distinguished alumni with its highest annual awards as part of Homecoming 2017. Created in 1974, the Hall of Fame honors select alumni who have made an outstanding...
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