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James Meredith speaks Wednesday (Sept. 28) at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts during ‘The Mission Continues: Building Upon the Legacy,’ a signature event honoring the 60th anniversary of Meredith’s enrollment at the university. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

UM Honors James Meredith and Commemorates 60 Years of Integration

Signature event features recognitions and awards for first African American to enroll at the university SEPTEMBER 29, 2022 BY CLARA TURNAGE Culminating nearly a year’s worth of planning, University of Mississippi representatives, alongside city, state and national officials, said thank you Wednesday night (Sept. 28) to the man who moved history forward 60 years ago. […]


Kaylee Hillhouse

Student Pursues Passion in Critical Care Nursing

Kaylee Hillhouse completes degrees in allied health studies and nursing to follow her dreams SEPTEMBER 16, 2022 BY PAM STARLING Kaylee Hillhouse, of Pontotoc knew that she wanted her career to make a difference in the lives of others. She also really likes puzzles. “I like working the steps and figuring out how each piece […]


J. Steven Blake & James Meredith

Meredith Legacy Scholarship Established on 60th Anniversary of UM’s Integration

Blake creates award to honor civil rights leader, help new generations of students SEPTEMBER 23, 2022 BY TINA H. HAHN A new scholarship fund honors civil rights hero James Meredith just in time to celebrate the 60th anniversary of his 1962 integration of the University of Mississippi, a historic achievement that opened the door for […]


Robert F. Kennedy

Law School to Host Screening of ‘You Asked for the Facts’

Documentary examines Robert F. Kennedy’s visit to the university SEPTEMBER 22, 2022 In conjunction with the week of events marking 60 years of integration at the University of Mississippi, the School of Law will host a screening of the PBS syndicated documentary film “You Asked for the Facts: Robert Kennedy at the University of Mississippi” […]


Students prepare to show off their steps during filming for the university’s new national commercial, which debuts Sept. 17 during the Ole Miss-Georgia Tech football game. The spot features several Ole Miss students, faculty and alumni, who share their perspectives on how the university has inspired them to build their legacies. Submitted photo

Ole Miss Asks ‘Where Are You Going?’ in Latest TV Commercial

New national spot debuts during halftime of Georgia Tech game SEPTEMBER 17, 2022 BY STAFF REPORT The University of Mississippi debuts its new television commercial Saturday (Sept. 17) during the football game between Ole Miss and Georgia Tech on ABC. The 30-second commercial, titled “Where are You Going,” features Ole Miss students describing their personal […]


UM alumni and faculty receiving 2022 awards from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters are (top, from left) Scott Barretta, William Dunlap and Bill Ellison, and (bottom) Ralph Eubanks, Kenneth Holditch and Joshua Nguyen.

Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Honors UM Alumni, Faculty

Six with UM ties among 2022 award winners JUNE 9, 2022 BY STAFF REPORT The Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters is honoring several University of Mississippi alumni and faculty members as part of its annual awards to accomplished individuals in various creative fields. UM alumni and faculty receiving 2022 awards from the MIAL are […]


University Announces Plans for 60th Anniversary of Integration

Events, activities this fall and yearlong to honor distinguished alumnus James Meredith AUGUST 23, 2022 BY LISA STONE On Oct. 1, 1962, James Meredith became the first African American to enroll at the University of Mississippi. The events surrounding integration have been among the most significant in the institution’s history, and this year marks 60 […]


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Ole Miss Alumni Association Names Distinguished Alumni for 2022

Honored for achievement, leadership and service AUGUST 19, 2022 BY JIM URBANEK The Ole Miss Alumni Association will recognize 10 distinguished alumni with its highest annual awards as part of Homecoming 2022. Inductees to the University of Mississippi Alumni Hall of Fame for 2022 are: Teri G. Fontenot (BBA 79), of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Dr. […]


Nick Judin

Alumnus Recognized for Outstanding Reporting

UM graduate earns award for reporting in the Mississippi Free Press AUGUST 22, 2022 BY STAFF REPORT University of Mississippi alumnus Nick Judin has been recognized at the 2022 Diamond Journalism Awards for reporting published by the Mississippi Free Press. The awards, sponsored by the Arkansas Pro Chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists, honor […]


A Long, Generous Life Well Lived

McMullan Foundation gifts make UM students’ college dreams a reality AUGUST 13, 2022 BY JONATHAN SCOTT In her lifetime, the late Madeleine McMullan‘s philanthropy and service improved the lives of countless people. Now, her family’s foundation continues her legacy with recent gifts totaling $500,000 to the University of Mississippi‘s Foundations for Academic Success Track program. […]