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Four UM Students Accepted into Rural Physician Scholarship Program

Scholars agree to serve in small Mississippi communities after graduation AUGUST 5, 2018 BY STAFF REPORT University of Mississippi seniors Conner Ball, Megan Buchanan and Steven Smith, and junior Katelynn McGowen, have been selected to participate in the undergraduate portion of the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program. Ball, a general studies major, is the son […]

Ms. Kailtin Coker

Coker Accepted into Rural Dental Scholarship Program

UM student selected for prestigious academic opportunity AUGUST 2, 2018 BY STAFF REPORT Kaitlin Coker, a recent graduate of Northwest Mississippi Community College and a junior biology major at the University of Mississippi, has been selected to participate in the undergraduate portion of the Mississippi Rural Dentists Scholarship Program. She is the daughter of Tray […]

Three recent graduates of the University of Mississippi (from left), Cal Wilkerson, Alison Redding and Kaleb Barnes, have been awarded Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarships.

Three Graduates Receive Rural Physician Scholarships

Funding supports medical training at UM School of Medicine JULY 30, 2018 BY STAFF REPORT Three recent graduates of the University of Mississippi have been awarded Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarships valued at $30,000 per year for their medical training at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson. Cal Wilkerson, Alison Redding and Kaleb Barnes were honored at […]

High school students from the Mississippi Delta visit the UM campus to learn about health professions and health-related research as part of the Tri-County Workforce Alliance partnership with the Center for Population Studies.

Delta Students Learn About Health Professions at UM

Program exposes high schoolers to research options in health professions JULY 21, 2018 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE Students from five Mississippi Delta counties got a firsthand look at health care professions and research during a recent visit to the University of Mississippi. Nearly 50 high school students from Clarksdale and Bolivar, Coahoma, Quitman, Sunflower and Tallahatchie […]

Nurse Educator’s Planned Gift Establishes Scholarship

APRIL 2, 2018 By Bill Dabney A recent $300,000 gift from the estate of Hazel Brister O’Flaherty will establish a scholarship to provide financial assistance to nursing students at the University of Mississippi. “Aunt Hazel knew the value of a good education. When she was a nursing instructor at Contra Costa College in California, she ensured […]

Triplets Katherine, Will and Ann Weston Sistrunk were inducted into Phi Kappa Phi honor society, Sunday, October 29. Submitted photo

Triplets Inducted Into Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Juniors Ann Weston, Katherine and Will Sistrunk each earned the honor NOVEMBER 1, 2017 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE The University of Mississippi chapter of Phi Kappa Phi honor society inducted 270 new members Sunday (Oct. 29), including three juniors from the same family. Ann Weston, Katherine and Will Sistrunk, triplets from Springfield, Missouri, were inducted into […]

Sovent Taylor and Others Receive Outstanding Staff Awards

Personnel recognized for excellence in service categories MAY 23, 2016  |  BY EDWIN SMITH Human Resources employee Andrea Jekabsons was all smiles Friday (May 20) after being named the University of Mississippi’s 2016 Overall Outstanding Staff Member. Chancellor Jeffrey S. Vitter presented the assistant director of employment and training a plaque, $1,000 and two season […]

Dean Rich Forgette (left) with Hugh Bateman (middle).

Hugh Bateman Endowment for Pre-med Students

Alumni are creating an endowment for a rising senior who plans to attend medical school. It will honor Hugh Bateman, premed advisor from 1973–1988. Dr. Bateman is retired and lives in Anniston, Alabama, with his wife, Patsy. MAKE A GIFT: Ron Wilson,, 662-915-1755