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University Named Gold-Level Military Friendly Institution

Achievement marks second consecutive year of UM reaching gold MAY 2, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE For the second year in a row, the University of Mississippi has been named a gold-ranked 2023-24 military friendly institution by the Military Friendly Advisory Council. Military Friendly ranks schools, employers, spouse employers and others based on how well that […]

Student Veterans

Veteran and Military Services Honors Student Veterans, Alumni at Gala

Mike Durant, veteran and inspiration for movie ‘Black Hawk Down,’ set for keynote address MARCH 16, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE University of Mississippi student veterans will hear from an American hero whose story inspired a blockbuster movie this month at the third annual Veteran’s Alumni Gala. On March 31, the Office of Veteran and Military […]

Lt. Gen. Maria R. Gervais

Speaker Series to Spotlight Diversity, Inclusion in Leadership

Lott Institute, Army ROTC collaborate to bring civilian and military leaders for campus chat JANUARY 31, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE Three female leaders of the Army, Navy and Air Force will visit the University of Mississippi next month to lead a discussion on diversity and inclusion in the armed services. Lt. Gen. Maria R. Gervais, […]

Members of the Magnolia Battalion deliver the game ball for this year's Egg Bowl game to campus on Monday evening. Ole Miss and Mississippi State cadets ferried the ball nearly 100 miles for the 10th annual Egg Bowl Run, with proceeds benefiting the Mississippi Food Network. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

UM, MSU Cadets Leg 100 Miles for Egg Bowl Run

ROTC students relayed from Starkville to Oxford to deliver game ball NOVEMBER 22, 2022 BY CLARA TURNAGE ROTC cadets from the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University relayed the Egg Bowl game ball nearly 100 miles across the northern Mississippi gridiron Monday (Nov. 21) for the 10th annual Egg Bowl Run. The Bulldogs met […]

Speaker Series Spotlights Leadership

Lott Institute, Army ROTC organize lecture series OCTOBER 28, 2022 BY CLARA TURNAGE Experts in the field of leadership in civilian and military life will speak next month at the University of Mississippi as the first of a collaborative speaker series created by the Trent Lott Leadership Institute and the Army ROTC program. Maj. Gen. […]

Towery Scholarship

Final Mile Scholarship

Col. Bobby Towery Memorialized with Fund for Army ROTC Cadets OCTOBER 25, 2022 BY TINA H. HAHN, UM DEVELOPMENT The late Col. (Ret.) Bobby Towery, 59, ran his final mile Oct. 26, 2019, like he lived his life: supporting and encouraging others. Towery of Oxford, Mississippi, died of a heart attack hours after finishing the […]

Molly Pasco-Pranger (left), professor and chair of the Department of Classics, and Andrew Newby (right), assistant director of veteran and military services, co-taught a new course on Humanities and the Experience of War this spring at the university. Participants include (from left) Beau Roddy, Julian Spain-Ledezma, Jake Riffe and Nolan Oglesby. Submitted photo

New Course Brings a Deeper Look into War

Two professors join forces to co-teach class rooted in literature and veterans’ reintegration into society May 4, 2021 by Kathryn Albritton Is war an aberration or an integral part of the human experience? That question lies at the center of LIBA 305: Humanities and the Experience of War, a new class that debuted this spring […]

Nine Speakers Slated for 2021 TEDxUniversityOfMississippi Event

Presenters will address theme of ‘Resilience’ during in-person forum at Ford Center February 22, 2021 by Edwin B. Smith Nine speakers will be presenters for the sixth annual TEDxUniversityofMississippi event March 9 at the University of Mississippi. The in-person event begins at 7 p.m. in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets […]

Andrew Newby (center left), assistant director for the Office of Veteran and Military Services, and Natasha Jeter (center right), vice chancellor for student affairs, cut the ribbon to the newly renovated VMS offices in George Street House. They are joined by (from left) Perry Sansing, Jamie King, Will Mobley, Stelenna Lloyd, Kyle Ellis, Provost Noel Wilkin and Cathy Baker. Photo by Logan Kirkland/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Student Veterans Celebrate New One-Stop Shop for Resources

Office of Veteran and Military Services cuts ribbon on renovated space in George Street House January 29, 2021 by JB Clark University of Mississippi student veterans and military-connected students have better access to the specialized services they require than ever before with the opening of the new Veteran and Military Services office in the George […]

Betsy Nelson pins an Air Force retirement pin to her husband’s flight suit. Col. Paul ‘Voodoo’ Nelson held his retirement ceremony at the Walk of Champions, the same place he was commissioned more than three decades earlier. Photo by Logan Kirkland/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Ole Miss Alumnus Celebrates 31 Years of Military Service in the Grove

Col. Paul ‘Voodoo’ Nelson hopes to pass on legacy of service in return home January 13, 2021 by JB Clark On a sunny October afternoon, retiring Air Force flight surgeon Col. Dr. Paul Nelson (BA physics 89) and wife Betsy Moore Nelson (BS 89) welcomed friends and family to the University of Mississippi to mark […]