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Ralph Eubanks

Ralph Eubanks Recognized for Reflecting Mississippi

UM alumnus and visiting professor honored by Mississippi Humanities Council May 3, 2022 By Rebecca Lauck Cleary Ralph Eubanks claims he is a nonfiction writer because he is bad at making things up, but his gentle grace in describing the beauty and pain of the landscape of Mississippi needs no fictionalization. The Mississippi Humanities Council has lauded […]


Rivers Rutherford

Rivers Rutherford Shares Stories Behind His Bestselling Songs

Musician, UM alumnus featured April 29 at The Lyric in Oxford April 25, 2022 By Jonathan Scott Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Rivers Rutherford will share stories and songs during a special evening event Friday (April 29) at The Lyric in Oxford. The stories behind some of Rutherford’s most popular songs will be told by […]


Bradford Cobb to Deliver 2022 Commencement Address

Music industry executive and Ole Miss alumnus to address graduates May 7 in the Grove April 18, 2022 By Emily Hartwell Howorth Bradford Cobb (BA 96), a celebrated music industry executive and Ole Miss alumnus, will deliver the University of Mississippi‘s 2022 Commencement address on May 7. Morning convocation, where Cobb will speak, is scheduled for […]


Dr. David Coon Joins Ole Miss Student Health Services

Popular Oxford physician enhances student care choices April 11, 2022 By Dana Engelbert Dr. David Coon, a veteran Oxford health care provider, joins the Student Health Services staff at the University of Mississippi today (April 11). Coon, who earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Ole Miss, was the owner and a physician at Urgent Care Clinic of Oxford […]


Leading Surgeon Credits University of Mississippi for Success, Gives Back

April 4, 2022 Dr. Marc E. Walker, a plastic surgeon and Mississippi’s only pediatric and congenital hand surgeon, is the founder and clinical director of the Congenital Hand Clinic at Children’s of Mississippi — the pediatric hospital at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Walker’s road to success is impressive: after graduating summa […]


Shelly and Kirk Morgan

Morgan Family Gift Supports Faculty, Students

$100,000 will help retain, recruit top faculty to UM College of Liberal Arts University of Mississippi alumni Kirk and Shelly Morgan, of Lexington, South Carolina, are celebrating the university’s Giving Day with a $100,000 gift to help the College of Liberal Arts recruit and retain top faculty. Of course, the biggest beneficiaries of the Shelly and Kirk Morgan […]


EJ Edney

Edney Works to Widen the Ladder of Opportunity for All

New assistant vice chancellor has helped increase student access to university MARCH 3, 2022 BY JB CLARK Norris Allen “EJ” Edney’s grandfather was a proud Tougaloo College graduate and outsized figure on the Alcorn State University campus, so when Edney enrolled in the University of Mississippi, he knew he was taking a big chance. Now […]


Dr. Howard

Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Barbara L. Howard

Originally from New Albany, alumna Dr. Barbara L. Howard (BA biology 92, MA curriculum and instruction 94) is an associate professor of educational administration, foundations, and research at Jackson State University and the author of two books, Wounded Sheep: How to Calm a Storm (Barnes & Noble Press 2016) and Wounded Sheep: How to Heal […]


Dr. Harriet Hilliard

Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Harriet Hilliard

A recently retired family medicine physician with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic in Houston, Texas, Dr. Harriet Hilliard (BA chemistry 83, MD 87) is originally from Greenville, Mississippi. How did your interest in studying chemistry develop? I always enjoyed my math and science classes in high school. I attended Greenville High School and took chemistry, physics, and calculus […]


Jim Weatherly to Posthumously Receive Inaugural UM Medal for the Arts

Alumnus to be recognized for his songwriting contributions April 21 at Ford Center March 14, 2022 By  Edwin B. Smith OXFORD, Miss. – The late renowned songwriter and University of Mississippi alumnus Jim Weatherly will be honored with the university’s inaugural Medal for the Arts in an April 21 presentation on campus. In partnership with the Department […]