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Manuel Campbell

UM Students Win Boren Awards

Awardees to study critical languages overseas for one year JUNE 1, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT The National Security Education Program has offered five University of Mississippi students coveted David L. Boren Scholarships. Manuel Campbell, of Jackson; Samantha Fabian, of Omaha, Nebraska; Sarah Hall, of Madison; and Susan Soh, of Houston, Texas, have been named Boren […]

NSF fellows

Record Number of UM Students Land NSF Research Fellowships

Prestigious awards provide three years of support for graduate studies MAY 31, 2023 BY DEBBIE NELSON A record five University of Mississippi students have been selected for awards in the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program. The 2023 fellows include three graduating seniors – Ethan C. Lambert, of Kossuth; Mary Beth Vanlandingham, from Florence; […]

Chloe King moments before tapping off the Grove Show performance for the Ole Miss v. Troy football game. Submitted photo

Making Music

Chloe King combines the expression of music and the passion for helping others through healthcare MAY 23, 2023 BY LEXI DOUGLAS Between writing musical pieces for performance and preparing for medical school, Chloe King has had her hands full throughout her time at the University of Mississippi. A music major and a double minor in […]


Journey to Commencement—The Value of Mentorship and More

Ember Suh discovers passion and path to STEM career MAY 12, 2023 BY ABIGAIL MARTIN Taylor Medalist Ember Suh is a first-generation college student hoping to become a toxicologist, but it didn’t start out that way. Suh, a Southaven native, started at the University of Mississippi as a premed student before taking an interest in […]


Chemistry Professor Receives National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Eden Tanner awarded early-career honor to continue work with ionic salts as drug delivery agents MAY 10, 2023 BY DEBBIE NELSON The National Science Foundation has awarded Eden Tanner, an assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Mississippi, an $850,000 CAREER award to further her study of salts called ionic liquids and […]

Matt Knerr

Journey to Commencement—Ready for the World

Matt Knerr excelled in every aspect of university life and beyond. MAY 5, 2023  BY EDWIN B. SMITH Matt Knerr was already an accomplished student before enrolling at the University of Mississippi in 2019. To say he built on those accomplishments during his four years at UM would be an understatement. A member of the […]

2022-23 inductees to the university’s student Hall of Fame

Get to Know the 2022-23 Hall of Fame Inductees

Honorees lauded for leadership, service and academic achievement APRIL 18, 2023 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Ten University of Mississippi seniors have been inducted into the university’s 2022-23 Hall of Fame, one of the highest honors given to UM students. Inductees were selected by a committee in accordance with policy developed by the Associated Student Body. […]

WHO'S WHO 2023

UM Honors 2022-23 Hall of Fame, Who’s Who

Students honored for service, achievement and potential for success APRIL 14, 2023 BY EDWIN SMITH The University of Mississippi honored students for their leadership, academic achievements, service and potential on Friday (April 14) as they announced this year’s Hall of Fame class and Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. Each of the […]

Jason Ritchie

Chemistry Professor Honored as UM Teacher of Year

Jason Ritchie receives Elsie M. Hood Award at annual Honors Convocation APRIL 14, 2023 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Jason Ritchie has received many awards and honors in his 23 years of teaching at the University of Mississippi. But the 2023 recipient of the Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher Award says the latest ranks as his […]

Alyssa Stoner

Three UM Students Win Goldwater Scholarships

Prestigious STEM scholarships awarded to Mississippi natives APRIL 3, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT For the second year in a row, three University of Mississippi students have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships in a single year. All native Mississippians, Christian Boudreaux, of Oxford; Noah Garrett, of Madison; and Alyssa Stoner, of Gulfport are the university’s 22nd, 23rd […]