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UM, National Guard Launch Tuition Program For Service Members

New partnership aims to reduce financial burden for serving students JUNE 25, 2020 BY JB CLARK The University of Mississippi and Mississippi National Guard are partnering to ensure National Guard service members will have their tuition needs met so they can focus on their service and education. “From being recognized as one of America’s Top […]


Two International Studies Students Named Boren Scholars

Arabic and Chinese Flagship students selected for prestigious award APRIL 29, 2020 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Two students in the University of Mississippi‘s Croft Institute for International Studies are among the latest recipients of the prestigious David L. Boren Scholarship from the National Security Exchange Program. Gabe Menchaca, of Huntsville, Alabama, has been accepted into […]


UM student veterans Winston Taylor (left), Lauren Graham and Jamie King show off an Ole Miss flag with Andrew Newby, UM assistant director for veterans and military services, in front of U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly’s office In Washington, D.C. The flag was originally carried to Iraq by King when he was deployed there with the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division.

UM Students, Staff Lobby for Student Veterans in D.C.

Group met with Veterans Affairs committees to promote ideas for student veteran success APRIL 15, 2020 BY JB CLARK Three University of Mississippi student veterans recently joined Andrew Newby, assistant director for veterans and military services, in Washington, D.C., to meet with the nation’s leaders and participate in a joint hearing before the House of Representatives’ and Senate’s […]


UM alumna Kathryn Black visits with University of Mississippi employees William Kneip (left), special assistant to the chancellor for executive affairs, and Denson Hollis, executive director of development – principal gifts.

Gift to benefit grad-level student veterans in Liberal Arts

Stipends for Students MARCH 3, 2020 BY BILL DABNEY Kathryn Brewer Black’s gift to the University of Mississippi will benefit student veterans pursuing graduate degrees through the College of Liberal Arts. The 1962 UM alumna’s most recent gift establishes the David J. Brewer College of Liberal Arts Graduate Student Stipend Endowment, named in honor of […]


‘Tough as They Come’

Bestselling author and wounded soldier Travis Mills, UM students honored at Veterans Alumni Gala DECEMBER 18, 2019 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM Travis Mills, a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army’s fabled 82nd Airborne, was on patrol in Afghanistan one day in 2012 when he sat his backpack down for a second. The bag landed on a […]


UM alumni and friends can support an Ignite Ole Miss campaign to help with furnishings for the George Street House, the new home of the Office of Veteran and Military Services and the Veterans Resource Center. The historic house is in a premier location but needs furniture, rugs, window treatments, computers, kitchen supplies, new light fixtures and more before it is a real home for veteran students.

UM Veterans Services Seeks Funds for New Home

Student Veterans Need Support for Renovations, Furnishings, Supplies DECEMBER 2, 2019 BY ANGELA ATKINS A new online fundraising campaign launched by the University of Mississippi intends to welcome student veterans to new headquarters in the George Street House in the heart of campus. UM announced in the move to locate both the Office of Veteran […]


University of Mississippi ROTC cadets, midshipmen and Marines present the colors at the pass in review Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 for UM Chancellor Glenn Boyce. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss

ROTC Pass in Review Showcases Future Military Leaders

Cadets, midshipmen and marines from the program gather for review by Chancellor Glenn Boyce NOVEMBER 15, 2019 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM The University of Mississippi‘s ROTC cadets, midshipmen and Marines stood at attention Thursday (Nov. 14) in their crisp uniforms and presented the nation’s colors as part of pass in review, a storied military tradition that […]


Wi-Fi for Warriors: UM Alumni Help Deployed Soldiers Stay in Touch

Nonprofit organization helps fund internet access, provide streaming for members of military NOVEMBER 12, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Members of the military make incredible sacrifices when deployed to serve their country, but a group of University of Mississippi alumni wants to make sure that staying in touch with their families doesn’t have to be […]


The University of Mississippi’s Veterans Resource Center is one of the reasons UM has been named to the Military Times ‘Best for Vets’ ranking of universities for 2020. Photo by Kevin Bain

UM Named Among Military Times’ Best Colleges for Veterans

Ole Miss lauded nationally for efforts to welcome, support former military personnel NOVEMBER 11, 2019 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM The University of Mississippi‘s efforts to support its thriving community of military veteran students has led to the university being ranked among the nation’s best places for vets to pursue a degree. UM is the No. 53-ranked […]


A color guard of the University of Mississippi ROTC programs displays the flags of their respective military units during a Veterans Day celebration at the Inn at Ole Miss. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss

News You Can Use: Support for Veterans Can Extend Beyond V-Day

ROTC officers offer Mississippians ways to continuously recognize, appreciate military NOVEMBER 7, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH With Veterans Day right around the corner, military experts at the University of Mississippi are offering a variety of suggestions for those who want to honor veterans. And many of those gestures, they say, can continue year-round once […]