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The Triplett siblings, from left, are Lou Ann Woidtke, Liz Walker, Suzy Fuller, Diane Holloway and Chip Triplett.

Improving Student Wellness

Gift establishes Institute for Student Well-Being August 10, 2021 By Bill Dabney The Triplett family is making a big dream to help others come true. The family’s $500,000 gift, from the Dr. and Mrs. R. Faser Triplett Foundation, provides the seed money needed to establish the William Magee Institute for Student Wellbeing at the University […]


Kristin Gee Hickman, an assistant professor of anthropology and international studies in the University of Mississippi’s Croft Institute for International Studies, will spend two months next summer in France conducting archival research, thanks to a Summer Stipends grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Submitted photo

Anthropology Professor Gets Humanities Grant to Research Book Project

Kristin Gee Hickman receives National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends grant June 30, 2021 by Shea Stewart A University of Mississippi professor has received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to fund preliminary research for a new book project she’s developing. Kristin Gee Hickman, an assistant professor of anthropology and international studies in the […]


Music Memories Inspire Podcast by UM Professor, Alumnus

Podcast uses conversations around music to build common ground June 16, 2021 By JB Clark Hunter Taylor and Ryan Miller built a friendship around shared musical memories and experiences – now they hope to do the same for others with their new podcast. Episodes of the podcast, which is called “Same Side of the Tracks,” feature […]


Several members of the Ole Miss First Scholarship program visit the Emmett Till Interpretive Center in Sumner, Mississippi. Among those participating in the field trip are (from left) Daniel Reed, OMF graduate assistant, Benjamin Saulsberry, museum director of the Interpretive Center, six OMF scholars – Edward Puckett, Haley Morgan, John Michael Walker, Katie Davis, Sarah Amitin and Francesca Patawaran – and Patrick Weems, executive director of the Emmett Till Interpretive Center.

Ole Miss First—It’s a Family Matter

Program Aims to Provide Scholarships for Deserving Students May 12, 2021 By Jonathan Scott Family. It’s the one word that best describes the Ole Miss First Scholarship (OMF) program. That was also the word that kept returning to the mind of Chancellor Emeritus Robert Khayat 20 years ago when he proposed establishing a new scholarship […]


Seven UM International Studies Students Named Boren Scholars

Arabic and Chinese Language Flagship students among those selected for prestigious award April 22, 2021 by Edwin B. Smith For the second time in three years, seven accomplished students at the University of Mississippi have been named as recipients of the prestigious David L. Boren Scholarship from the National Security Exchange Program. All either are […]


This year’s Hall of Fame members are Shelby D’Amico, Harrison McKinnis and Robert Wasson, all of Madison; Victoria Green, of Canton; Asia Harden, of Greenville; Swetha Manivannan, of Collierville, Tennessee; Joshua Mannery, of Jackson; Gianna Schuetz, of Huntsville, Alabama; and Robert “Cade” Slaughter and Madison Thornton, both of Hattiesburg.

Ten Seniors Named 2021 UM Hall of Fame Inductees

Students honored for service, achievement and leadership April 9, 2021 by Edwin B. Smith Ten University of Mississippi seniors have been inducted into the university’s 2020-21 Hall of Fame, one of the highest honors afforded to students at UM. The inductees were selected by a committee in accordance with policy developed by the Associated Student […]


Annexstad Honors College scholars Ajah Singleton and Elsi Muñoz Ramos (second and third from left) are pictured with Rachel Coleman (left), Minority Engagement Council advisor, and Ashleen Williams, faculty mentor for the First-Generation Student Network.

Providing a Path to Success

Annexstad Family Foundation, Honors College Create Supportive Communities April 9, 2021 By Jonathan Scott Ajah Singleton and Elsi Gabriela Muñoz Ramos, two first-generation students at the University of Mississippi, have discovered a community where they can thrive, thanks to scholarships awarded by the Annexstad Family Foundation. The students, both members of the university’s Sally McDonnell […]


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Two Years in Beijing: UM Students Earn Yenching Fellowships

Senior international studies and Chinese majors headed to Beijing for two years March 29, 2021 by Michael Newsom Two University of Mississippi seniors are headed to China in September with an opportunity to spend two years studying in Beijing with scholars from around the world after being named UM’s first-ever Yenching fellows. Lennis Barlow, from […]


Vivian Ibrahim to Direct Office of National Scholarship Advisement

Former interim director encourages students to ‘develop a sense of how they want to impact the world’ January 13, 2021 by Edwin B. Smith After serving almost a year as interim director, Vivian Ibrahim has officially become director of the University of Mississippi‘s Office of National Scholarship Advisement. Ibrahim, who is also Croft Associate Professor […]


Charlotte Armistead, the University of Mississippi’s first recipient of a prestigious Rangel Graduate Fellowship, has studied in the Middle East and has held several internships in the region. Submitted photo

Senior Named UM’s First Rangel Fellow

Charlotte Armistead awarded State Department fellowship to prepare students for foreign service DECEMBER 14, 2020 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A senior in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College is the University of Mississippi‘s first recipient of a prestigious Rangel Graduate Fellowship. Charlotte Armistead, of Mooreville, is double majoring in international studies and Arabic with a […]