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Scholarship Initiative: Alumnus Honored for Public Service

The Brad Dye Public Service Scholarship Program will provide financial support for University of Mississippi students to engage in service-learning opportunities and public service. Duncan-Williams Inc., an investment banking firm in Memphis, has committed the first contribution toward the...
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Brooks Family Endowment Supports Modern Languages Faculty

Virginia Brooks would like to see all students become bilingual because of the personal and professional benefits of studying other languages and cultures. To help with that dream, she and her husband, James, have created the Brooks Family Endowment in Modern Languages for Faculty Support with an...
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Couple’s $100,000 Gift Helps Students

Johnny and Renee McRight remember their undergraduate and graduate school years at The University of Mississippi as some of the best of their lives. They also recognize the fellowships, grants and other opportunities they were afforded made their graduate degrees and professional careers possible...
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Attorney John W. Barrett Donates to the Civil War Library

John W. “Don” Barrett graduated from The University of Mississippi with a great appreciation of history and the ability to write well – both of which have figured prominently into his successful legal career. Now he’s saluting a professor who influenced him with a $100,000 gift. The Lexington...
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Alumni Board Expresses Support for Faculty with $130,000 Gift

When an enlightened group of University of Mississippi alumni leaders partner to improve faculty support in the College of Liberal Arts, great needs are met...
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Retired Physician, ‘Patron of Archaeology’ Provides $100,000 Gift for Three Programs

Retired physician Dr. Van Robinson Burnham of Clarksdale passed on his love of archaeology and history to his family, as well as ensuring that others have the resources to explore and learn from these fields. “I’ve been planning to provide a gift to Ole Miss for some time now,”...
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Renowned Philanthropist Creates Gilder-Jordan Speaker Series at UM

Thanks to a $200,000 gift from a National Humanities Medal winner, the names of two visionaries in the study, teaching and preservation of American history grace a new University of Mississippi lecture series. With an extraordinary record of supporting the humanities, New York philanthropist and...
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Funds Enhance Napier Scholarship

No disrespect to Thomas Wolfe, but John H. Napier III, a 1949 University of Mississippi history graduate, has irrefutable evidence that you can, in fact, go home again...
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Patricia and former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott

Scholarship Honoring Patricia Lott to Nurture Leaders

APRIL 26, 2010 BY ADMIN “We are grateful to Senator Lott for his continued support of Ole Miss and are thankful to those friends who created this scholarship,” said UM Chancellor Robert Khayat. “The Patricia Lott Scholarship helps ensure that Ole Miss will continue its long...
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Grammy Winner Glen Ballard Inducted into UM Hall of Fame

Multiple Grammy award-winning songwriter Glen Ballard (BA 75) has been influenced by just about every form of music he has been exposed to. That likely explains how Ballard is able to move seamlessly from genre to genre, working with an eclectic mix of the biggest names in music...
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